Cambridgeshire v Dorset
Minor Counties Championship 1906
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 24th, 25th August 1906 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDorset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCambridgeshire won by 2 wickets
PointsCambridgeshire 3; Dorset 0
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (1) 97 all out

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Budgeb Diver8     
WH Arundellc Watts b Diver5     
P Crimminsb Bellars62     
FAS Sewellb Diver0     
CD Disney-Roebuckc Coulson b Bellars28     
*PFC Williamsc Bellars b Diver21     
G Battrickb Bellars16     
A Zealleyc Watts b Bellars6     
HM Greenhillb Bellars4     
+OF Huyshenot out1     
CF Staceyc Hattersley-Smith b Diver10     
Total(all out, 73 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-23, 3-27, 4-58, 5-97, 6-138, 7-153, 8-160, 9-161, 10-172 (73 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Diver26   11635--
Coulson22   14280--
Bellars14   3255--
Thomas5   1240--
BW Pigg6   0210--

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*C Piggc Huyshe b Stacey1     
FPC Pembertonb Stacey6     
TSW Thomasst Huyshe b Zealley9     
+GH Wattsb Stacey22     
P Hattersley-Smithlbw b Zealley14     
H Coulsonb Stacey7     
BW Piggb Stacey1     
CM Pearsonb Stacey3     
CDF Watersnot out3     
AE Bellarsb Stacey15     
G Diverc Sewell b Stacey5     
Total(all out, 40.2 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-15, 3-21, 4-57, 5-69, 6-69, 7-71, 8-73, 9-89, 10-97 (40.2 ov)
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Zealley17   1422--
Greenhill3   120--

Dorset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Arundelllbw b Diver18     
WH Budgec Coulson b Diver1     
P Crimminsb Diver10     
CD Disney-Roebuckc BW Pigg b Bellars8     
*PFC Williamsc Thomas b Diver33     
G Battrickc Thomas b Bellars11     
FAS Sewellc Bellars b BW Pigg13     
HM Greenhillnot out85     
A Zealleyc and b Diver6     
+OF Huyshec Diver b BW Pigg0     
CF Staceyc C Pigg b Bellars10     
Total(all out, 57.4 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-23, 3-36, 4-50, 5-69, 6-97, 7-97, 8-128, 9-143, 10-200 (57.4 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coulson16   8190--
Diver23   5875--
BW Pigg9   0622--

Cambridgeshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CDF Watersc Greenhill b Sewell34     
P Hattersley-Smithc and b Zealley36     
TSW Thomaslbw b Stacey0     
*C Piggst Huyshe b Sewell33     
+GH Wattsc Battrick b Disney-Roebuck72     
AE Bellarsc Crimmins b Sewell14     
FPC Pembertonc Huyshe b Stacey0     
BW Piggb Stacey28     
H Coulsonnot out31     
CM Pearsonnot out1     
G Diverdid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 3 w)27
Total(8 wickets, 70.5 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-53, 3-118, 4-149, 5-177, 6-177, 7-240, 8-269
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crimmins9   2280--
Zealley7   0321--
Disney-Roebuck10   22711-
Greenhill8   12902-
Sewell11   0553--

--> CD Disney-Roebuck made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P Hattersley-Smith made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HM Greenhill (2) passed his previous highest score of 40 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CDF Waters (2) equalled his previous highest score of 34 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AE Bellars achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Dorset first innings (previous best was 3-15)
--> AE Bellars achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Dorset first innings
--> CF Stacey reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Cambridgeshire second innings
--> CF Stacey reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Cambridgeshire 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 this return match by two wickets with two minutes to spare at 5.58 pm on the second day, having been set a victory target in their second innings of 276 runs in 3 hours. Play on the first day ended half an hour early due to bad light. The match between the two teams at Poole at the beginning of the month had been won by Dorset. For the winners, Diver took 10 wickets in the match for 150 runs. Watts scored a match-winning 72. For the losers, Stacey took 11 wickets in the match for 120 runs, including 8 for 42 in the Cambridgeshire first innings. Greenhill's 85 not out was scored out of 103 in just 40 minutes and contained 1 six and 12 fours. In the Dorset second innings, he and Stacey added 57 runs for the last wicket. There were 5 fours in Crimmins's 62. With six wickets down in their second innings for 177 runs, a Cambridgeshire win seemed unlikely, but Watts and B W Pigg put on 63 runs for the seventh wicket. Match reports indicate that the winning runs were scored amid scenes of excitement with a snick for 4 by Coulson. Thomas kept wicket for Cambridgeshire in the Dorset second innings.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; in Cambridgeshire second innings boundaries in Watts's 72.]
Sources: Cambridge Express 31 August; Cambridge Independent News 31 August; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 31 August; Dorset County Chronicle 30 August; Poole Herald 30 August; The Sportsman 25,27 August; Cricketer and Football Player 30 August, p 8; Cricket 30 August, p 382.





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