Staffordshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueCounty Ground, Stoke-on-Trent on 5th, 6th June 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultStaffordshire won by 7 wickets
PointsStaffordshire 1; Bedfordshire -1
UmpiresW Copeland, WT Westell
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (2) 64/4 (Taylor 2*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HR Orrc Fernie b Brown2     
G Pollittb Grimshaw0     
EB Winchb Grimshaw9     
F Taylorb Grimshaw3     
EBW Gregoryb Grimshaw0     
TA Brownc Poole b Grimshaw15     
L Parburyb Grimshaw30     
FJ Rainsfordc Poole b White14     
H Moorerun out7     
+RE Wedgwoodb Briggs13     
WF Brownnot out4     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 38.3 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-9, 4-9, 5-18, 6-47, 7-78, 8-78, 9-93, 10-104 (38.3 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown10   4291--
White7   1311--
Briggs2   081--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hollowoodb WF Brown4     
T Grimshawc and b TA Brown5     
W Brownb Moore51     
P Briggsst Wedgwood b Parbury41     
JA Bournerun out33     
HD Strattonst Wedgwood b Parbury6     
FH Hassallb Moore1     
JF Fernielbw b Parbury4     
*PE Mainwaringnot out15     
WS Whiteb Parbury0     
+J Poolec Moore b Parbury9     
Extras(7 b, 6 lb)13
Total(all out, 44.5 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-10, 3-95, 4-115, 5-125, 6-126, 7-141, 8-170, 9-170, 10-182 (44.5 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WF Brown11   1231--
TA Brown8   1301--
Rainsford3   0140--
Moore11   1472--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HR Orrst Poole b White27     
L Parburyb Grimshaw30     
EB Winchb White2     
F Taylorb Grimshaw5     
EBW Gregoryc Poole b White0     
TA Brownst Poole b White9     
G Pollittb Grimshaw16     
FJ Rainsfordb White6     
H Mooreb Grimshaw4     
+RE Wedgwoodnot out10     
WF Brownb Grimshaw0     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 38.5 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-52, 3-63, 4-64, 5-72, 6-84, 7-92, 8-100, 9-112, 10-112 (38.5 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown5   1130--
White14   2445--
Briggs6   1160--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PE Mainwaringc Orr b Parbury2     
JA Bournenot out12     
JF Fernie hit wkt b Parbury1     
P Briggsst Wedgwood b TA Brown0     
W Brownnot out13     
A Hollowooddid not bat      
T Grimshawdid not bat      
HD Strattondid not bat      
FH Hassalldid not bat      
WS Whitedid not bat      
+J Pooledid not bat      
Extras(10 b)10
Total(3 wickets, 9 overs)38
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-6, 3-7
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parbury5   1192--
TA Brown4   191--

--> EB Winch made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EBW Gregory made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> L Parbury made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FJ Rainsford made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Moore made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RE Wedgwood made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P Briggs (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WS White made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Grimshaw achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire first innings (previous best was 6-79)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Staffordshire won by seven wickets shortly before 1 pm on the second day.
For the winners, Grimshaw took 11 wickets in the match for 65 runs.
W Brown top-scored with 51.
[Missing: In Staffordshire 1s inns boundaries in W Brown's 51.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Staffordshire Advertiser 8 June; Bedfordshire Times 7 June; The Sportsman 5,6,7 June.





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