Cambridgeshire v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1903
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 7th, 8th August 1903 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridgeshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCambridgeshire won by 95 runs
PointsCambridgeshire 3; Staffordshire 0
UmpiresH Mycroft, JT Parnham
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (2) 91/6 (Pigg 22*, Gray 8*)

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RS Swann-Masonb Page30      
TSW Thomasc Beddows b Moore1      
HC Tebbuttc Stratton b Moore0      
+GH Wattsb Page7      
DM Haywardc Beddows b Moore18      
ED Gilbertrun out4      
C Piggc Briggs b Moore26      
JC Falknerc Beddows b Page0      
FE Morganst Poole b Moore6      
LA Gilbertc Hollowood b Moore4      
*H Graynot out11      
Extras(10 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 47.1 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-4, 3-21, 4-64, 5-69, 6-75, 7-77, 8-86, 9-97, 10-119 (47.1 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown4   090--
Page14   6263--
Stratton2   030--
Clapham2   070--
Grose1   010--
Crane1   040--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Briggsb Gray4      
W Brownb Gray0      
*HD Strattonb Gray6      
RC Pageb Gray0      
A Hollowoodlbw b Hayward22      
GW Cranec Hayward b Gray0      
WJ Beddowsb Hayward0      
+J Poolec Pigg b Gray0      
TA Grosenot out8      
E Mooreb Gray7      
JR Claphamc Swann-Mason b Gray2      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 19.5 overs)53
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-9, 3-10, 4-32, 5-34, 6-34, 7-34, 8-36, 9-51, 10-53 (19.5 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayward10   3102--

Cambridgeshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TSW Thomasb Moore10      
JC Falknerc Poole b Moore14      
RS Swann-Masonc Briggs b Hollowood10      
+GH Wattsc Poole b Hollowood5      
DM Haywardb Moore19      
C Piggrun out24      
ED Gilbertb Grose0      
*H Grayb Hollowood31      
LA Gilbertb Hollowood4      
FE Morganb Moore1      
HC Tebbuttnot out4      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-26, 3-32, 4-61, 5-62, 6-63, 7-113, 8-120, 9-124, 10-128 (50.4 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Page6   1250--
Hollowood12   5234--
Crane4   310--
Stratton2   040--
Grose5   1151--
Brown1   100--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Briggsb Gray0      
W Brownc Morgan b Hayward0      
*HD Strattonb Hayward2      
RC Pagelbw b Hayward45      
A Hollowoodc LA Gilbert b Hayward1      
GW Cranec and b Hayward2      
WJ Beddowsb Hayward31      
TA Groselbw b Hayward0      
+J Pooleb Hayward0      
E Moorenot out2      
JR Claphamc Tebbutt b Hayward6      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(all out, 60.1 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-9, 4-11, 5-13, 6-84, 7-84, 8-86, 9-93, 10-99 (60.1 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray27   11411--
Thomas3   1120--
Falkner3   130--

--> RC Page (2) passed his previous highest score of 34 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WJ Beddows (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Moore made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JR Clapham made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Moore achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Cambridgeshire first innings (previous best was 5-72)
--> A Hollowood achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Cambridgeshire second innings (previous best was 1-10)
--> DM Hayward reached 250 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 4th 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.
Cambridgeshire won by 95 runs at around 3.00 pm on the second day. For the winners, Hayward took 11 wickets in the match for 43 runs, including 9 for 33 in the second innings, which was statistically the best innings bowling performance of the season. Gray took 9 for 80, including 8 for 39 in the first innings. In the Cambridgeshire second innings, Pigg and Gray put on 50 runs for the seventh wicket. For Staffordshire, Moore took 10 wickets in the match for 111 runs. Page top-scored with 45. In the Staffordshire second innings, Page and Beddows added 71 runs for the sixth wicket, which was the second highest partnership for that wicket during the season.
[Missing: In Cambridgeshire first innings who bowled no ball; precise time completed.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Cambridge Chronicle 14 August; Cambridge Independent Press 14 August; Staffordshire Advertiser 15 August; Staffordshire Sentinel 4 August; Birmingham Daily Post 8,10 August; The Sportsman 8,10 August.





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