Cambridgeshire v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1906
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 28th, 29th August 1906 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridgeshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultStaffordshire won by an innings and 56 runs
PointsCambridgeshire 0; Staffordshire 3
UmpiresTH Holton, GJ Rye
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (2) 11/1 (Hayward 9*, Coulson 1*)

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
F Haywardc L Meakin b Barnes7     
OW Bocockc Bourne b Barnes9     
+TSW Thomasc and b Barnes32     
GH Wattsb Mee1     
A Stubbsc Brown b Barnes1     
H Coulsonb Barnes5     
BW Piggst Poole b Barnes5     
*H Grayc Poole b Barnes0     
CM Pearsonrun out0     
AE Bellarsb Barnes8     
G Divernot out0     
Extras(3 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 32.2 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-26, 3-35, 4-38, 5-49, 6-63, 7-63, 8-64, 9-68, 10-73 (32.2 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mee16   8191-2

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Pagec Thomas b Diver0     
W Brownc Pigg b Thomas86     
SF Barnesrun out6     
EH Bournec Coulson b Bellars26     
A Hollowoodst +Watts b Thomas60     
*HD Strattonb Coulson12     
B Meakinb Thomas0     
L Meakinst +Watts b Thomas5     
G Meakinb Gray18     
RJ Meenot out16     
+J Pooleb Gray5     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(all out, 70.2 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-40, 3-83, 4-160, 5-190, 6-195, 7-204, 8-209, 9-229, 10-243 (70.2 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coulson25   10401--
Diver14   2641--
Bellars8   1241--
Thomas13   0684--

Cambridgeshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
F Haywardb Barnes37     
CM Pearsonb Mee0     
H Coulsonb Mee10     
BW Piggc and b Barnes6     
+TSW Thomasnot out46     
GH Wattsc Hollowood b Barnes1     
OW Bocockb Barnes1     
A Stubbsc B Meakin b Barnes5     
AE Bellarsc Brown b Barnes6     
*H Grayc Hollowood b Barnes0     
G Diverc B Meakin b Mee1     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 41.2 overs)114
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-31, 3-48, 4-57, 5-71, 6-77, 7-95, 8-113, 9-113, 10-114 (41.2 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barnes21   3587-1

--> A Stubbs made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> L Meakin made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Stubbs made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Gray made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CM Pearson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Diver made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TSW Thomas (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 21
--> TSW Thomas achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Staffordshire first innings (previous best was 4-80)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Staffordshire won this return match by an innings at 1.05 pm on the second day. Staffordshire had also won the game between the two sides at Stoke-in-Trent in July. Staffordshire had already won the Championship before this match was played. For the winners, Barnes and Mee bowled unchanged through both Cambridgeshire innings. Barnes took 15 wickets in the game for 107 runs, with 8 wickets for 49 runs in the first innings and 7 wickets for 58 wickets in the second. It was statistically the second best match bowling performance of the season. Brown scored 86 which included 12 fours and Hollowood 60. Thomas kept wicket for Cambridgeshire at the start of the Staffordshire innings, with Watts taking over the gloves later.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Cambridge Express 31 August; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 31; Staffordshire Advertiser 1 September; Staffordshire Sentinel 28,29 August; Birmingham Daily Post 29,30 August; The Sportsman 29,30 August.





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