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Derek Scott

The Scotland match was followed by a tour to England. This involved three games against Yorkshire, the Craven Gentleman and Derbyshire. A panel of 15 players was chosen for the tour. In fact, three of those chosen cried off. These were J Bowden, WH Haughton and FM Quinn. They were replaced in the touring party by PH Waldron, CE Posnett and KC Dempsey. Two of the nominated substitutes, S Jameson and SF Bergin, were unable to accept invitations when vacancies in the party arose.

Rain delayed play until after tea on the first day, but in the remaining one and three-quarter hours Yorkshire lost five wickets for 74 runs. Clever disguise of change of pace, guile in varying flight and occasional turn made Ingram deadly to the Yorkshire batsmen. The fifth wicket fell at 48, but Halliday stopped the rot. On the second day the pitch continued to help the bowlers but Halliday and Coxon carry the score to 135 before Coxon fell to Hill who also dismissed Halliday at 144. One feels Hill was under-used bowling only eight overs for 16 runs and three wickets. Ingram was splendid as witness his analysis 29-15-43-4.

Ireland's later batsmen collapsed very badly before off-spinner Robinson and left-hander Wardle. Waldron and Ingram added 50 for the fourth wicket which fell when the score was 81 yet the entire team were out for 92.

In Yorkshire's second innings Watson was brilliantly run out by Pollock before a run was scored and at the close the score was 78-3, Walker 34 not out. On the third day Walker and Wardle carried the score to 161 before Frank Smailes, Yorkshire's professional captain, declared. Both batsmen batted well and scored at a rapid pace.

Ireland required 234 to win in 270 minutes. Five wickets fell for 50. Then a spirited stand by Ingram and Barnes doubled the score but the innings closed at 112. Robinson, Wardle and Smailes again exploited the crumbling wicket to bring about the downfall of the slow footed Irish batsmen. Ingram was the exception. He hit five fours in scoring 41 out of 63 in 45 minutes.