Bedfordshire v Suffolk
Minor Counties Championship 1909 (East Division)
VenueBedford Modern School Ground, Bedford on 30th June, 1st July 1909 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBedfordshire 3; Suffolk 0
Close of play day 1Suffolk (1) 113/6 (Quaife 8*, Cobbold 26*)

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HF Holdstockrun out4      
WE Kingb Cobbold0      
GE Wharmbyb Cobbold29      
H Willettrun out3      
N Keenanc CL Alexander b Cobbold6      
*HR Orrb Trudgett136      
+EE Apthorpc Walters b Wilson47      
PA Foyb Trudgett11      
L Clarklbw b Cobbold6      
RO Wevernot out6      
H Griersonc CW Alexander b Trudgett0      
Total(all out, 96 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-19, 3-32, 4-37, 5-46, 6-183, 7-215, 8-236, 9-254, 10-254 (96 ov)
Suffolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cobbold44   14844--
Trudgett28   5863--
Waters10   4150--
CL Alexander3   0140--
Wilson11   0491--

Suffolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OHA Waltersc Clark b Wharmby23      
SH Woodb Wharmby9      
W Quaifenot out58      
CL Alexanderb Grierson0      
FTD Wilsonb Foy7      
CW Alexanderb Grierson14      
JTC Murrayc Apthorp b Wharmby5      
*PW Cobboldb Grierson53      
SG Bennettlbw b Clark10      
FG Trudgettb Wharmby11      
F Watersc Apthorp b Wharmby3      
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-36, 3-36, 4-64, 5-?, 6-77, 7-151, 8-186, 9-205, 10-217 (84.4 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grierson19   4493--
Clark19   3431--
Foy6   261--
Wever2   080--
Orr2   0210--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HF Holdstockb Cobbold0      
WE Kingc Bennett b Trudgett22      
GE Wharmbyb Trudgett20      
H Willettc Walters b Cobbold61      
N Keenanb Cobbold5      
*HR Orrc CW Alexander b Wilson49      
+EE Apthorpb Trudgett27      
PA Foyc and b Cobbold2      
L Clarkb Cobbold3      
RO Weverb Trudgett2      
H Griersonnot out8      
Total(all out, 65.1 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-34, 3-47, 4-52, 5-121, 6-181, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-203 (65.1 ov)
Suffolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cobbold30   11775--
Wilson8   0361--
Waters3   040--

Suffolk second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OHA Waltersb Foy21      
SH Woodc Clark b Wharmby2      
W Quaifeb Wharmby14      
CL Alexanderb Foy4      
FTD Wilsonb Holdstock15      
CW Alexandernot out18      
JTC Murraynot out5      
*PW Cobbolddid not bat      
SG Bennettdid not bat      
FG Trudgettdid not bat      
F Watersdid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, 38 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wharmby17   5302--
Grierson6   2100--
Foy8   2122--
Clark5   1180--
Holdstock2   091--

--> HR Orr (1) passed his previous highest score of 126 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RO Wever made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PW Cobbold (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SG Bennett made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Grierson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Suffolk first innings (previous best was 3-82)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Match drawn with Bedfordshire winning on first innings. Suffolk required 241 runs to win with just over an hour and a half left to play. For the home team, Orr's 136 contained 13 fours, 2 threes and 21 twos. Willett scored 61. In the Bedfordshire first innings, Orr and Apthorp put on 137 runs for the sixth wicket. For Suffolk, Quaife scores 58 not out, and Cobbold 53. In the Suffolk first innings Quaife and Cobbld added 74 runs for the seventh wicket. The 74 overs bowled by Cobbold in the match were the most during the season, and the 25 maidens in the match the equal highest.
[Missing: Umpires; Suffolk wicket-keeper; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; in Bedfordshire first innings duration of Orr's 136; in Bedfordshire second innings boundaries in Willett's 61; in Suffolk first innings boundaries in Quaife's 58 not out and in Cobbold's 53.]
Sources: Bedfordshire Mercury 2 July; Bedfordshire Standard 2 July; East Anglian Daily Times 1,2 July; The Sportsman 1,2 July; Cricket 29 July, p 301.





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