|Venue||Osborne Street, Wolverton on 29th, 30th July 1904 (2-day match)|
|Balls per over||6|
|Toss||Bedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat|
|Result||Bedfordshire won by an innings and 61 runs|
|Points||Buckinghamshire 0; Bedfordshire 3|
|Close of play day 1||Buckinghamshire (1) 4/0 (Gresson 0*, Hobbs 4*)|
|Bedfordshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|BL Peel||c Hobbs b Wright||31|
|TA Brown||c Bull b Wright||12|
|RH Moss||b Watson||59|
|*HR Orr||c Perry b Wright||0|
|GE Wharmby||c and b Watson||19|
|HJJ Hodgkins||c Faulkner b Wright||66|
|RW Rice||b Wright||20|
|G Pollitt||b Faulkner||6|
|AF Morcom||b Wright||13|
|CLK Peel||c and b Jones||21|
|+CJ Gooding||not out||5|
|Extras||(14 b, 1 lb)||15|
|Total||(all out, 90.1 overs)||267|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-18, 2-97, 3-105, 4-109, 5-140, 6-181, 7-187, 8-235, 9-242, 10-267 (90.1 ov)|
|Buckinghamshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*CRH Gresson||c Hodgkins b Brown||3|
|EC Hobbs||b Wharmby||9|
|MW Wright||st Gooding b Orr||20|
|CC Edmunds||b Brown||0|
|+HE Bull||b Brown||0|
|SAB Perry||b Brown||1|
|GM Faulkner||c BL Peel b Brown||0|
|F Langley||c Brown b Moss||31|
|H Jones||run out||21|
|WJ Brown||not out||5|
|A Watson||c Gooding b Morcom||2|
|Total||(all out, 59.3 overs)||108|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-12, 2-12, 3-?, 4-?, 5-22, 6-36, 7-59, 8-93, 9-97, 10-108 (59.3 ov)|
|Buckinghamshire second innings (following on)||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*CRH Gresson||c Rice b Wharmby||6|
|EC Hobbs||c BL Peel b Orr||35|
|MW Wright||c Gooding b Orr||24|
|CC Edmunds||c Morcom b Orr||0|
|WJ Brown||b BL Peel||0|
|SAB Perry||st Gooding b Orr||6|
|F Langley||b BL Peel||1|
|GM Faulkner||b BL Peel||4|
|H Jones||c Morcom b Orr||6|
|+HE Bull||not out||5|
|A Watson||c Rice b BL Peel||4|
|Total||(all out, 45.1 overs)||98|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-15, 2-66, 3-66, 4-66, 5-66, 6-76, 7-82, 8-94, 9-94, 10-98 (45.1 ov)|
--> RH Moss (1) passed his previous highest score of 57 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RW Rice made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CJ Gooding made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> MW Wright (1) passed 2500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 10
--> WJ Brown made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Watson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HR Orr achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire second innings (previous best was 3-26)
This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Bedfordshire won by an innings and 61 runs at 5.25 pm on the second day.
Rain had prevented play after 5.30 pm on the first day and between 1.00 and 3.40 pm on the second.
For the victors, Hodgkins scored 66 and Moss 59.
In the Buckinghamshire first innings the first 20 overs bowled by T A Brown included 17 maidens and 5 wickets were taken.
In the Buckinghamshire second innings four wickets fell at the total of 66.
Watson, the former Lancashire professional, was making his debut for Buckinghamshire at the age of 59 years.
He did not play again.
[Missing: Umpires; in Bedfordshire innings boundaries in Hodgkins's 66 and Moss's 59; in Buckinghamshire first innings fall of third and fourth wickets; (recheck Langley initials -- assumed F.)]
Sources: Bucks Herald 6 August; Slough Observer 6 August; South Bucks Free Press 5 August; Wolverton Express 5 August; Bedfordshire Standard 5 August; Leighton Buzzard Reporter 6 August; The Sportsman 1 August.
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