Cambridgeshire v Suffolk
Minor Counties Championship 1908 (East Division)
VenueR Cotton's Ground, Newmarket on 17th, 18th August 1908 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSuffolk won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsCambridgeshire 0; Suffolk 3
UmpiresGJ Rye, J Stevens
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (1) 103/1 (Swann-Mason 35*, Roberson 37*)

Suffolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Bassettrun out54     
W Quaifec Watts b Tebbutt9     
FTD Wilsonc Pigg b LJ Reid30     
JF Irelandrun out221 16035- 
HL Wilsonc Watts b Swann-Mason48     
*FH Mustardc Gray b Bocock100     
+AH Langnot out24     
F Hollingsnot out4     
JH Creaddid not bat      
E Mortimerdid not bat      
EG Neavedid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 6 nb, 0 w)26
Total(6 wickets, declared, 84 overs)516
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-94, 3-120, 4-268, 5-461, 6-498
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coulson20   2650--
Tebbutt21   41211-6
Gray14   0810--
LJ Reid7   0731--
Bocock10   1601--
Roberson4   0270--
Swann-Mason8   1631--

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RS Swann-Masonst Lang b FTD Wilson127     
LJ Reidc Mustard b Cread18     
F Robersonc Ireland b Bassett50     
KG Reidb Cread23     
HC Tebbuttc FTD Wilson b Bassett9     
+GH Wattsc Mustard b FTD Wilson2     
B Grayc Cread b FTD Wilson19     
OW Bocockc Mustard b Bassett16     
H Hayhoeb Bassett15     
H Coulsonc and b FTD Wilson5     
*C Piggnot out10     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 3 w)65
Total(all out, 140.2 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-130, 3-221, 4-248, 5-256, 6-302, 7-303, 8-334, 9-341, 10-359 (140.2 ov)
Suffolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cread24   65122-
Mustard18   2480--
Ireland7   02001-
Bassett41   16694--
FTD Wilson45.212884--
Neave3   070--
Mortimer2   1110--

Cambridgeshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*C Piggc FTD Wilson b Cread0     
F Robersonb Mustard0     
+GH Wattsc Mustard b Cread10     
H Hayhoeb FTD Wilson52     
LJ Reidnot out50     
HC Tebbuttc Mortimer b FTD Wilson11     
KG Reidnot out11     
RS Swann-Masondid not bat      
B Graydid not bat      
OW Bocockdid not bat      
H Coulsondid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)9
Total(5 wickets, 40 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-11, 4-106, 5-?
Suffolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mustard9   1281--
Cread10   3402-1
Ireland10   2340--
Neave4   1100--
FTD Wilson7   2222--

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Drawn return match with Suffolk winning on first innings. Cambridgeshire had followed on 157 runs behind on first innings. The match between the two sides at Bury St Edmunds earlier in the month had been won by Suffolk. For the visitors, there were 35 fours, 3 threes and 16 twos in Ireland's 221, scored in 160 minutes, and 16 fours in Mustard's 100, an innings of 80 minutes. Ireland's 221was the second highest individual score of the season. Bassett scored 54. Suffolk's 516-6 declared was the second highest score of the season. In the Suffolk innings, Ireland and H L Wilson added 148 runs for the fourth wicket and Ireland and Mustard 193 for the fifth. For the home side, Swann-Mason's 127 contained 10 fours, 6 threes and 16 twos and his innings lasted 4 hours. There were 7 fours in Roberson's 50, Hayhoe scored 52 and L J Reid 50 not out. The 65 extras conceded in the Cambridgeshire first innings were the highest of the season. In the home side's first innings, the 16 maidens bowled by Bassett was equal highest of the season, while the 45.2 overs bowled by F T D Wilson was the most in an innings. 619 runs were scored on the first day and 1,018 in the match, the second highest match aggregate of the season. The match was set aside for Watts's benefit. This was the first time the ground had been used as a venue for a championship match.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; in Suffolk innings, boundaries in Bassett's 54; in Cambridgeshire second innings boundaries in Hayhoe's 52 and L J Reid's 50 not out and fall of fifth wicket.]
Sources: Cambridge Daily News 17,18 August; Cambridge Express 21 August; Cambridge Independent Press 21 August; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 21 August; East Anglian Daily Times 18,19 August; The Sportsman 18,19 August; Cricket 27 August, p 380.





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