Buckinghamshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1904
VenueOsborne Street, Wolverton on 29th, 30th July 1904 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBedfordshire won by an innings and 61 runs
PointsBuckinghamshire 0; Bedfordshire 3
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) 4/0 (Gresson 0*, Hobbs 4*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BL Peelc Hobbs b Wright31      
TA Brownc Bull b Wright12      
RH Mossb Watson59      
*HR Orrc Perry b Wright0      
GE Wharmbyc and b Watson19      
HJJ Hodgkinsc Faulkner b Wright66      
RW Riceb Wright20      
G Pollittb Faulkner6      
AF Morcomb Wright13      
CLK Peelc and b Jones21      
+CJ Goodingnot out5      
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 bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright45   101076--
Watson35   71042--
Faulkner9   1311--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CRH Gressonc Hodgkins b Brown3      
EC Hobbsb Wharmby9      
MW Wrightst Gooding b Orr20      
CC Edmundsb Brown0      
+HE Bullb Brown0      
SAB Perryb Brown1      
GM Faulknerc BL Peel b Brown0      
F Langleyc Brown b Moss31      
H Jonesrun out21      
WJ Brownnot out5      
A Watsonc Gooding b Morcom2      
Extras(16 b)16
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)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown27   17265--
Wharmby16   9191--
Moss8   2211--
Orr6   0221--

Buckinghamshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*CRH Gressonc Rice b Wharmby6      
EC Hobbsc BL Peel b Orr35      
MW Wrightc Gooding b Orr24      
CC Edmundsc Morcom b Orr0      
WJ Brownb BL Peel0      
SAB Perryst Gooding b Orr6      
F Langleyb BL Peel1      
GM Faulknerb BL Peel4      
H Jonesc Morcom b Orr6      
+HE Bullnot out5      
A Watsonc Rice b BL Peel4      
Extras(7 b)7
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)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown8   4120--
Wharmby10   4311--
Moss5   260--
Morcom2   0110--
BL Peel10.14214--
Orr10   3105--

--> 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
--> A Watson made his last appearance 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)
--> HR Orr achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire second innings

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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