Bedfordshire v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueBedford County School Ground, Bedford on 11th, 12th July 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBedfordshire 0; Staffordshire 0
UmpiresR Barber, Rogers
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (1) 166/5 (Stratton 62*, Grimshaw 9*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FG Brooksb Brown110     
G Pollittb Grimshaw4     
BL Peelc Poole b Cattell28     
*HR Orrb Grimshaw43     
TA Brownlbw b Grimshaw44     
LCR Thringc Brown b Cattell36     
LG Stileman-Gibbardb Brown22     
L Parburyc Cattell b Grimshaw16     
JF Morrisb Cattell11     
RH Mossb Grimshaw4     
+WR Jeakingsnot out7     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(all out, 75 overs)330
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-110, 3-189, 4-220, 5-237, 6-276, 7-298, 8-319, 9-321, 10-330 (75 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grimshaw27   31025--
Brown21   2792--
Cummins12   0800--
Cattell12   4463--
Mainwaring3   0180--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hollowoodst Jeakings b Parbury18     
FH Hassallb Parbury4     
W Brownc Brown b Parbury41     
HD Strattonnot out96     
HCB Cumminsc and b Brown15     
T Hedgesb Brown7     
T Grimshawc Jeakings b Brown22     
WH Steelec Jeakings b Parbury8     
BH Cattellc Peel b Parbury13     
*PE Mainwaringb Parbury17     
+J Pooleb Parbury0     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 4 w)10
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-42, 3-81, 4-130, 5-146, 6-183, 7-196, 8-218, 9-249, 10-251 (68.4 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown27   21033--
Moss7   290--
Thring4   0150--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FG Brooksc Poole b Grimshaw0     
G Pollittc Mainwaring b Cattell22     
BL Peelb Grimshaw12     
*HR Orrc Poole b Cattell26     
TA Brownnot out52     
LCR Thringb Cattell50     
LG Stileman-Gibbardc Grimshaw b Cattell4     
JF Morrisc Mainwaring b Cattell0     
RH Mossnot out11     
L Parburydid not bat      
+WR Jeakingsdid not bat      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(7 wickets, declared, 43 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-21, 3-57, 4-70, 5-152, 6-156, 7-166
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grimshaw17   2652--
Brown8   0320--
Cattell10   1325--
Cummins8   0480--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hollowoodst Jeakings b Parbury14     
W Brownst Jeakings b Parbury3     
HD Strattonc and b Moss7     
*PE Mainwaringb Parbury30     
HCB Cumminsnot out43     
T Grimshawst Jeakings b Parbury11     
FH Hassallnot out12     
T Hedgesdid not bat      
WH Steeledid not bat      
BH Cattelldid not bat      
+J Pooledid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(5 wickets, 49 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-21, 3-39, 4-84, 5-108
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parbury21   5554--
Brown9   0150--
Moss11   1311--
Stileman-Gibbard4   060--
Thring3   160--
Orr1   070--

--> LCR Thring (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 17
--> LG Stileman-Gibbard (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HD Stratton (1) passed his previous highest score of 83 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WH Steele made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BH Cattell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire second innings (previous best was 3-43)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This match was drawn, after Staffordshire were set a victory target of 262 runs in two and a half hours.
For Bedfordshire, Parbury took 11 wickets in the match for 169 runs.
Brooks's 110 included 1 five, 17 fours, 4 threes and 5 twos.
There were 7 fours in T A Brown's 52 not out and 1 five and 6 fours in Thring's 50.
In the Bedfordshire first innings, Brooks and Peel put on 102 runs for the second wicket.
Stratton's 96 for Staffordshire contained 2 fives and 6 fours.
This was the first time a championship match had been played at the County School ground.
The 3 stumpings by Jeakings in the Staffordshire second innings equalled the Championship record, a feat achieved on 9 previous occasions.
[Missing: In Bedfordshire 1st inns duration of Brooks's 110; in Staffordshire 1st innings who bowled 4 wides.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Bedfordshire Standard 19 July; Staffordshire Sentinel 11,12,13 July; The Sportsman 11,12,13 July.





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