Bedfordshire v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1906
VenueBedford Modern School Ground, Bedford on 4th, 5th July 1906 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBedfordshire won by 31 runs
PointsBedfordshire 3; Staffordshire 0
UmpiresR Rogers, GJ Rye
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (2) 138/1 (Hodgkins 33*, Rice 2*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJJ Hodgkinsb Barnes4     
G Pollittb Barnes0     
RW Ricec Brown b Barnes5     
TA Brownb Barnes1     
WE Kingc Stratton b Barnes0     
*HR Orrrun out1     
GE Wharmbyc Bucknell b Barnes1     
CB Atkinsonc Bourne b Mee0     
F Taylornot out4     
+EE Apthorpc and b Barnes3     
DH Peelb Barnes2     
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(all out, 16.1 overs)24
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-9, 3-12, 4-12, 5-13, 6-13, 7-15, 8-17, 9-20, 10-24 (16.1 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mee8   3111--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Brownc Rice b Brown31     
J Pigottc Rice b Peel7     
*HD Strattonb Brown23     
SF Barnesc Atkinson b Orr18     
A Hollowoodc and b Wharmby1     
+CL Winserc Peel b Wharmby12     
EH Bourneb Orr15     
A Bucknellc Rice b Wharmby3     
L Meakinnot out20     
A Tinsleyc Hodgkins b Wharmby32     
RJ Meelbw b Wharmby4     
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-58, 3-74, 4-75, 5-91, 6-110, 7-117, 8-119, 9-160, 10-174 (68.4 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peel15   3331--
Brown19   4432--
Orr7   1292--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJJ Hodgkinsb Mee42     
G Pollittc Mee b Barnes76     
RW Ricerun out40     
F Taylorb Mee5     
WE Kingb Mee29     
TA Brownb Mee6     
*HR Orrst Winser b Bourne35     
GE Wharmbyb Mee40     
CB Atkinsonc Barnes b Bourne0     
+EE Apthorpb Bourne0     
DH Peelnot out10     
Extras(12 b, 10 lb, 13 nb)35
Total(all out, 109.2 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-134, 2-148, 3-162, 4-212, 5-232, 6-233, 7-300, 8-300, 9-306, 10-318 (109.2 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barnes34   8931-13
Bucknell9   3270--
Bourne14   2493--
Brown6   1190--
Pigott2   060--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Brownb Brown26     
A Hollowoodc Wharmby b Peel0     
*HD Strattonb Wharmby13     
SF Barnesc Apthorp b Wharmby3     
J Pigottlbw b Orr13     
L Meakinrun out5     
+CL Winserc Rice b Brown30     
EH Bournec Rice b Peel3     
A Tinsleyc Apthorp b Peel4     
A Bucknellc Atkinson b Orr20     
RJ Meenot out12     
Extras(8 b)8
Total(all out, 55.1 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-26, 3-36, 4-57, 5-59, 6-84, 7-93, 8-97, 9-107, 10-137 (55.1 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wharmby14   4352--
Peel21   7313--
Brown14   3342--

--> DH Peel made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Pigott made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RW Rice (2) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 21
--> CL Winser (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Bucknell (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SF Barnes achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire first innings (previous best was 7-18)
--> RJ Mee reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Bedfordshire second innings
--> EH Bourne achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire second innings (previous best was 2-68)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Bedfordshire won this match by 31 runs on the second day with 35 minutes remaining for play. This result seemed unlikely when Bedfordshire were bowled out for 24 in their first innings, the lowest score of the season, on a pitch with heavy dew. For the winners, there were 12 fours in Pollitt's 76. In the Bedfordshire second innings, Hodgkins and Pollitt put on 134 runs for the first wicket, and Orr and Wharmby added 67 for the seventh wicket. For the losers, Barnes took 9 wickets in the match for 103 runs, including 8 for 10 in the Bedfordshire first innings, which was statistically the third best innings bowling performance of the season. Mee's 44.2 overs in the Bedfordshire second innings were the third most bowled in an innings during the season.
[Missing: Precise time completed.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Bedford Record 10 July; Bedfordshire Standard 6 July; Staffordshire Advertiser 7 July; Staffordshire Sentinel 4,5,7 July; Birmingham Daily Post 5,6 July; The Sportsman 5,6 July.