Bedfordshire v Lincolnshire
Minor Counties Championship 1910 (North and East Division)
VenueWardown Park, Luton on 3rd, 4th August 1910 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLincolnshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBedfordshire 0; Lincolnshire 3
UmpiresA Rudd, GJ Rye
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (1) 162/9 (Morcom 38*, Pilgrim 1*)

Lincolnshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TD Edwardsc and b Grierson29     
*WE Thompsonnot out68     
CL Priorrun out0     
WR Rosec Orr b Grierson12     
CC Harrissonc Morcom b Orr6     
EE Rileyc Apthorp b Morcom13     
JW Dayb Grierson3     
F Geesonc Apthorp b Wharmby42     
JN Wormanrun out20     
NW Wells-Colec Apthorp b Grierson4     
+GJ Allenb Grierson2     
Total(all out, 81.1 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-43, 3-66, 4-73, 5-?, 6-97, 7-152, 8-178, 9-191, 10-201 (81.1 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morcom22   4611--
Wharmby16   6381--
Orr14   1511--
Pilgrim8   3170--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BL Peelb Wells-Cole20     
HF Holdstocklbw b Day47     
GE Wharmbyc Worman b Day15     
*HR Orrc Allen b Riley0     
+EE Apthorpb Day11     
H Willettb Day2     
GS Leventhorpec and b Day7     
TW Saundersc and b Day2     
AF Morcomnot out44     
H Griersonb Worman17     
GA Pilgrimc Worman b Day14     
Total(all out, 54 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-82, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-108, 9-144, 10-182 (54 ov)
Lincolnshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Worman14   1511--
Wells-Cole8   0281--
Day16   5467--
Riley16   2541--

Lincolnshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TD Edwardsc Apthorp b Morcom0     
*WE Thompsonrun out28     
CL Priorc Apthorp b Morcom4     
WR Roseb Morcom0     
CC Harrissonb Morcom0     
EE Rileyb Pilgrim34     
JW Daynot out86     
F Geesonlbw b Wharmby11     
JN Wormanb Morcom31     
NW Wells-Colerun out5     
+GJ Allennot out0     
Total(9 wickets, declared, 80 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morcom28   10655--
Grierson16   4320--
Orr11   0460--
Wharmby15   4241--
Pilgrim5   0201--
Peel5   1120--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BL Peelc Geeson b Riley0     
*HR Orrc Worman b Day21     
GS Leventhorpec Riley b Day4     
H Griersonb Riley22     
+EE Apthorpnot out35     
GE Wharmbyb Riley6     
HF Holdstocknot out28     
H Willettdid not bat      
TW Saundersdid not bat      
AF Morcomdid not bat      
GA Pilgrimdid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, 30 overs)118
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-62
Lincolnshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Riley11   0433--
Day10   1362--
Worman4   1200--
Wells-Cole4   0170--
Geeson1   100--

--> TD Edwards (1) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WE Thompson (1) passed his previous highest score of 66 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CC Harrisson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Day (2) passed his previous highest score of 53 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Grierson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Lincolnshire first innings (previous best was 4-34)
--> H Grierson achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Lincolnshire first innings
--> AF Morcom completed a hat-trick in the Lincolnshire second innings (Prior, Rose, Harrisson)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This match was drawn after rain on the second day stopped play at around 4.00 pm and it was abandoned. The Lincolnshire declaration had set Bedfordshire a victory chase of 230 runs in just under 2 hours. For Lincolnshire, Thompson carried his bat through the first innings for 68 runs, which included 1 five and 7 fours. Day scored 86 not out. In the Lincolnshire first innings Thompson and Geeson added 55 runs for seventh wicket. In the Bedfordshire first innings Day took 7 wickets for 46 runs. For Bedfordshire, Holdstock top-scored with 47 that contained 7 fours. The three catches held by Apthorp in the Lincolnshire first innings were the joint highest of the season by a wicket-keeper with five others, including himself., and the five catches he held in the match were the most by a wicket-keeper during the season.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; in Lincolnshire second innings boundaries in Day's 86 not out.]
Sources: Bedford and County Record 9 August; Bedfordshire Advertiser 5 August; Bedfordshire Mercury 12 August; Leighton Buzzard 6 August; Luton News 4,11 August; Luton Reporter 5 August; Grantham Journal 5 August; Grimsby News 5 August; Lincoln Gazette 6 August; Lincolnshire Echo 3,4 August; Yorkshire Post 5 August; The Sportsman 4,5 August; Cricket 16 August, p 350.





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