Northamptonshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1903
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 1st, 2nd June 1903 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by an innings and 6 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 3; Bedfordshire 0
UmpiresD Bookless, JT Parnham
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (2) 55/5 (Oclee 33*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
F Taylorc Mold b Thompson1      
G Pollittc Mold b East1      
GE Wharmbyb East11      
*HR Orrb Thompson8      
TA Brownc Cockerill b Thompson5      
LG Stileman-Gibbardb Thompson0      
RH Mossc Kingston b Thompson4      
AE Holmes-Brownc Smith b East0      
+EF Roweb Thompson4      
HW Ocleenot out7      
FJ Rainsfordb Thompson7      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(all out, 25 overs)56
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-20, 4-26, 5-30, 6-30, 7-34, 8-34, 9-42, 10-56 (25 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson13   2367--
East12   6123--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GK Papillonb Moss15      
HE Kingstonb Wharmby49      
M Coxlbw b Wharmby9      
CJT Poolc Rowe b Moss1      
*T Hortonc and b Wharmby1      
GJ Thompsonc Wharmby b Brown20      
W Eastlbw b Wharmby7      
FC Cockerillb Wharmby6      
+BC Smithc Rainsford b Brown10      
H Hawkinsc Oclee b Wharmby12      
AW Moldnot out10      
Extras(24 b, 4 lb)28
Total(all out, 79.5 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-61, 3-68, 4-92, 5-92, 6-114, 7-125, 8-132, 9-141, 10-168 (79.5 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown23   5482--
Moss17   6432--
Oclee4   150--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Pollittb Thompson7      
F Taylorb Thompson4      
HW Ocleeb Thompson34      
*HR Orrc Pool b Kingston3      
TA Brownc Smith b Thompson2      
GE Wharmbyc Pool b Kingston3      
AE Holmes-Brownc Smith b Kingston2      
RH Mossc Cox b Hawkins18      
LG Stileman-Gibbardc Cox b Kingston4      
+EF Rowec Papillon b Hawkins16      
FJ Rainsfordnot out4      
Extras(7 b, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 37.3 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-30, 3-39, 4-44, 5-55, 6-56, 7-60, 8-64, 9-97, 10-106 (37.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson17   5394-2
Mold7   1170--
Kingston8   1264--
East2   050--

--> AE Holmes-Brown made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HE Kingston (1) passed 1500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 4
--> AW Mold made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Northamptonshire won by an innings and 6 runs at 12.10 pm on the second day. For the winners, Thompson took 11 wickets in the match for 75 runs. Kingston top scored in the match with 49.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Northampton Herald 6 June; Northampton Mercury 5 June; Northampton Daily Chronicle 2 June; Northampton Daily Reporter 2 June; Bedford Record 2 June; Bedfordshire Mercury 5 June; Bedfordshire Standard 5 June; Bedfordshire Times 5 June; Leighton Buzzard Reporter 6 June; The Sportsman 2,3 June.





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