Cambridgeshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1903
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 12th, 13th August 1903 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridgeshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCambridgeshire won by 50 runs
PointsCambridgeshire 3; Bedfordshire 0
UmpiresJ Ford, GJ Rye
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (2) 2/0 (ED Gilbert 2*, LA Gilbert 0*)

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RS Swann-Masonc Peel b Moss25     
JC Falknerb Moss5     
TSW Thomasb Moss3     
+GH Wattsc Parbury b Brown17     
DM Haywardb Peel53     
ED Gilbertc Anderson b Moss20     
HC Tebbuttc Wharmby b Moss14     
*H Grayb Peel0     
LA Gilbertnot out26     
E Briggsc Parbury b Pepper24     
FE Morganb Wharmby0     
Total(all out, 80.2 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-17, 3-44, 4-71, 5-115, 6-141, 7-141, 8-145, 9-191, 10-191 (80.2 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown10   1351--
Moss35   11735--
Peel10   2342--
Pepper1   021--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BL Peelb Gray13     
NDT Oliverc Swann-Mason b Hayward18     
GE Wharmbyb Hayward42     
*HR Orrb Gray0     
LCR Thringlbw b Gray40     
G Pollittb Gray0     
C Peppernot out21     
L Parburylbw b Hayward6     
RH Mossrun out2     
+REH Andersonc Gray b Hayward0     
TA Brownb Hayward1     
Total(all out, 42.1 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-31, 3-33, 4-112, 5-113, 6-118, 7-139, 8-141, 9-143, 10-147 (42.1 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray16   0484--
Falkner2   0150--
Briggs5   1160--

Cambridgeshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ED Gilbertc and b Brown25     
LA Gilbertb Moss12     
E Briggsb Brown30     
RS Swann-Masonb Brown2     
+GH Wattsc Wharmby b Moss5     
DM Haywardc Pollitt b Moss2     
FE Morgannot out39     
TSW Thomasc Moss b Brown0     
HC Tebbuttb Peel16     
JC Falknerc Oliver b Pepper1     
*H Graylbw b Pepper1     
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-38, 3-?, 4-?, 5-57, 6-87, 7-91, 8-125, 9-134, 10-141 (60.2 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss26   10453--
Wharmby4   0220--
Brown22   3514--
Peel4   151--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BL Peelc Falkner b Hayward5     
NDT Oliverb Gray14     
GE Wharmbyb Gray0     
LCR Thringb Hayward15     
*HR Orrb Gray8     
G Pollittb Hayward0     
TA Brownnot out47     
C Pepperb Hayward3     
L Parburyc Swann-Mason b Briggs16     
RH Mossb Gray0     
+REH Andersonc and b Hayward6     
Total(all out, 52.5 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-18, 3-18, 4-51, 5-51, 6-51, 7-54, 8-106, 9-108, 10-135 (52.5 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray23   5524--
Briggs6   0181--

--> LA Gilbert (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> C Pepper (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FE Morgan (2) passed his previous highest score of 31 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.
Cambridgeshire won this return game by 50 runs at 5.00 pm on the second day. Bedfordshire had been set a victory target of 186 runs in 3 hours. The match between the two sides at Dunstable in July had been won by Bedfordshire. For the winners, Hayward took 10 wickets in the match for 108 runs. Hayward's 53 included 3 fours. For Bedfordshire, in their second innings, Brown and Parbury added 52 runs for the eighth wicket. Brown batted last in the Bedfordshire first innings as he was feeling unwell. The 61 overs bowled by Moss during the match were the second highest during the season. The match was for the benefit of the Cambridgeshire professional Bryan, who was reported as having been dropped from the team.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; in Cambridgeshire second innings fall of third and fourth wickets.]
Sources: Cambridge Independent Press 14 August; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 14 August; Bedford Record 18 August; Bedfordshire Mercury 14 August; Bedfordshire Standard 14 August; Bedfordshire Times 14 August; Leighton Buzzard Reporter 15 August; Luton News 20 August; The Sportsman 13,14 August.





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