1896 Minor Counties Championship

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1896 Minor Counties Championship
Cricket format 2 days
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Worcestershire (1st title)
Participants 13
Matches played 37
Most runs Harry Foster
(550 for Worcestershire)
Most wickets George Nash
(65 for Buckinghamshire)
1895
1897

The 1896 Minor Counties Championship was the second running of the Minor Counties Cricket Championship, and ran from 25 May to 29 August 1896. Worcestershire won their first outright title,[1] having shared the previous year's championship.[2] Buckinghamshire were runners-up and were the only other team to win more games than they lost.[1] Thirteen teams competed in the championship, down one from the previous year. Bedfordshire, Cheshire and Lincolnshire were absent, while Glamorgan and Northumberland made their Minor Counties Championship debuts.

The leading run-scorer, Harry Foster, who played for Worcestershire,[3] was the only batsman to score more than one century over the course of the season.[4] The leading wicket-taker, Buckinghamshire's George Nash,[5] took the two largest match wicket hauls of the season: 14/100 and 12/102 against Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, respectively.[6]

Table[edit]

  • One point was awarded for a win, and one point was taken away for each loss. Final placings were decided by dividing the number of points earned by the number of completed matches (i.e. those that ended in a win or a loss), and multiplying by 100.
Team Pld W L D A Pts Fin %Fin
Worcestershire 9 6 1 2 0 5 7 71.43
Buckinghamshire 8 4 1 3 0 3 5 60.00
Durham double-dagger 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 0.00
Hertfordshire 8 2 2 4 0 0 4 0.00
Northamptonshire 8 2 2 4 0 0 4 0.00
Northumberland 8 2 2 4 0 0 4 0.00
Wiltshire double-dagger 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 0.00
Berkshire 8 1 2 5 0 –1 3 –33.33
Oxfordshire 8 1 3 3 1 –2 4 –50.00
Glamorgan double-dagger 1 0 1 0 0 –1 1 –100.00
Norfolk double-dagger 4 0 3 1 0 –3 3 –100.00
Staffordshire double-dagger 2 0 1 1 0 –1 1 –100.00
Cambridgeshire double-dagger 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Source:[1]
Notes
  •      denotes the Champion team(s).
  •  ‡  denotes a team that failed to play the minimum of eight matches. These teams are sometimes omitted from the table altogether.

Averages[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
550 45.83 Harry Foster Worcestershire
450 32.14 George Colson Northamptonshire
365 33.18 Jack Saunders Buckinghamshire
343 28.58 Charles Nepean Berkshire
336 25.84 George Thompson Northamptonshire
Source:[3]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
65 11.01 George Nash Buckinghamshire
53 9.18 Ted Arnold Worcestershire
47 15.78 George Thompson Northamptonshire
45 10.42 Billie Barker Berkshire
43 13.34 Brusher Rogers Oxfordshire
Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Counties Championship 1896 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship 1895 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ a b "Batting and Fielding in Minor Counties Championship 1896 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship 1896 - Centuries". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ a b "Bowling in Minor Counties Championship 1896 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Minor Counties Championship 1896 - Ten Wickets in a Match". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)).

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