Staffordshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1904
VenueDanescourt, Wolverhampton on 12th, 13th August 1904 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBedfordshire won by 8 wickets
PointsStaffordshire 0; Bedfordshire 3
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (1) 68/8 (Clegg 19*, Goodall 4*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJJ Hodgkinsc Williamson b Manton51     
TA Brownc Clegg b Goodall0     
G Pollittc Hollowood b Manton175     
RW Riceb Goodall1     
GE Wharmbyb Goodall57     
*HR Orrc Crane b Stratton23     
RH Mossrun out0     
HW Ocleeb Crane0     
CLK Peelb Goodall4     
AF Morcomnot out10     
+HM Cantrellc Hollowood b Manton6     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-113, 3-118, 4-233, 5-297, 6-301, 7-301, 8-308, 9-332, 10-338 (86.5 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodall31   21294--
Twigg8   13502-
Bourne3   0200--
Hollowood9   2200--
Alban12   4450--
Crane6   0281--
Stratton3   1101--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Craneb Brown0     
A Hollowoodb Brown6     
*HD Strattonb Wharmby9     
WJ Beddowsb Brown5     
EH Bournec and b Brown2     
J Mantonb Brown14     
H Cleggb Morcom35     
WH Twiggc Pollitt b Wharmby3     
J Albannot out13     
CJ Goodallc Peel b Brown9     
+H Williamsonc Rice b Wharmby1     
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-17, 4-27, 5-27, 6-51, 7-58, 8-60, 9-76, 10-107 (46.4 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wharmby22   7503--
Brown23   6386--

Staffordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
J Albanb Brown0     
A Hollowoodc Hodgkins b Morcom29     
H Cleggrun out10     
GW Cranec Moss b Brown6     
*HD Strattonc Cantrell b Moss64     
WJ Beddowsc Morcom b Orr92     
EH Bournec Wharmby b Moss7     
J Mantonc Cantrell b Wharmby6     
WH Twigglbw b Brown27     
CJ Goodallnot out13     
+H Williamsonc Morcom b Orr28     
Extras(19 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)26
Total(all out, 93.3 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-38, 3-40, 4-47, 5-174, 6-196, 7-207, 8-253, 9-282, 10-308 (93.3 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morcom10   0361--
Brown20   4493--
Wharmby18   2431--
Moss32   10752--
Oclee5   0190-1

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HR Orrb Twigg28     
GE Wharmbyc Hollowood b Stratton31     
AF Morcomnot out11     
CLK Peelnot out9     
HJJ Hodgkinsdid not bat      
TA Browndid not bat      
G Pollittdid not bat      
RW Ricedid not bat      
RH Mossdid not bat      
HW Ocleedid not bat      
+HM Cantrelldid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 15.4 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-59
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Manton4   0220--
Goodall5   0280--
Twigg3   0181--

--> H Clegg made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GW Crane made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Manton made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Alban made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Pollitt (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WJ Beddows (2) passed his previous highest score of 58 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WH Twigg (2) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Williamson (2) passed his previous highest score of 25 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GE Wharmby (2) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 12
--> TA Brown reached 300 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Staffordshire 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 this return match by 8 wickets at 5.25 pm on the second day, after enforcing the follow-on. The game at Bedford between the two sides the previous week had been drawn. For the winners, Pollitt's 175, scored in four hours, contained 27 fours, 2 threes, and 16 twos. Wharmby's 57 included 8 fours and Hodgkins's 51 contained 3 fours. In the Bedfordshire first innings, Hodgkins and Pollitt put on 112 runs for the second wicket, and Pollitt and Wharmby 115 for the fourth wicket. Brown took 9 wickets in the match for 87 runs. For Staffordshire, there were 12 fours in Beddows's 92 and 9 fours in Stratton's 64. In the Staffordshire second innings these two added 127 for the fifth wicket, which was the second highest partnership for that wicket during the season. When he had scored 12 in the Bedfordshire second innings, Wharmby reached the career milestone of one thousand runs in championship matches.
[Missing; Umpires.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Staffordshire Advertiser 20 August; Staffordshire Sentinel 12 August; Bedfordshire Standard 19 August; Bedfordshire Times 19 August; The Sportsman 16 August.





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