|Venue||Bedford School Ground, Bedford on 1st, 2nd July 1901 (2-day match)|
|Balls per over||6|
|Toss||Bedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat|
|Points||Bedfordshire 0; Cambridgeshire 0|
|Close of play day 1||Cambridgeshire (1) 0/0 (Scott 0*, Horne 0*)|
|Bedfordshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|FG Brooks||run out||133|
|G Pollitt||c Watts b Hayward||78|
|BL Peel||c Watts b Hayward||40|
|*HR Orr||c WR Thomas b Hayward||25|
|TA Brown||c TSW Thomas b Bryan||9|
|FB Brooks||run out||3|
|LG Stileman-Gibbard||st Watts b Hayward||18|
|+HA Fulton||b Hayward||4|
|JF Morris||not out||5|
|RH Moss||st Watts b Bryan||1|
|L Parbury||run out||3|
|Extras||(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)||5|
|Total||(all out, 100 overs)||324|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-186, 2-228, 3-273, 4-282, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-324 (100 ov)|
|Cambridgeshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|CT Scott||c Fulton b Brown||15|
|JW Horne||b Brown||11|
|WR Thomas||b Moss||7|
|E Briggs||c Morris b Moss||0|
|TSW Thomas||c Brown b Parbury||12|
|+GH Watts||c and b Brown||39|
|EB Darby||b Brown||0|
|DM Hayward||c FG Brooks b Parbury||8|
|MC Fison||not out||7|
|W Bryan||not out||5|
|*JH Widdicombe||did not bat|
|Total||(8 wickets, 64 overs)||113|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-20, 2-39, 3-39, 4-41, 5-88, 6-90, 7-?, 8-106|
--> LG Stileman-Gibbard made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HA Fulton made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CT Scott made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Horne made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> MC Fison made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HA Fulton made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Horne made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FG Brooks (1) passed his previous highest score of 43 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FG Brooks (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Pollitt (1) passed his previous highest score of 77 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Pollitt (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 36
--> BL Peel (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in Minor Counties Championship matches
This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This rain-interrupted match was drawn, with two hours lost on the first day and no play possible after lunch on the second as heavy rain set in.
F G Brooks scored 133 with 14 fours, 9 threes and 12 twos, an innings of 210 minutes.
It was the first century by a Bedfordshire player in the Championship.
Pollitt's 78 included 8 fours.
The two put on 186 runs for the Bedfordshire first wicket, which was the second highest partnership for that wicket during the season.
There were 3 'run outs' in the home-team's innings.
For Cambridgeshire, Watts top-scored with 39, an innings containing 6 fours.
Briggs kept wicket for Cambridgeshire when Watts bowled.
[Missing: Umpires: extras breakdown; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Bedfordshire Standard 5 July; Bedfordshire Times 5 July; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 5 July; The Sportsman 2,3 July.
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