Buckinghamshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1931
VenueBletchley Park on 15th, 16th July 1931 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBuckinghamshire 3; Bedfordshire 1
UmpiresR Munds, GH Watts
Close of play day 1No play

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AB Poolec and b Lund0      
ES Valzc James b Lund1      
JG Cookst Franklin b Lund5      
HA Southgatec Baker b Edwards0      
H Davidsonb Lund0      
*F Rawlinsc and b Lund0      
C Rawlinsb Edwards10      
WL Davisnot out12      
CW Rawlinsc Lund b Edwards1      
RV Wardlbw b Edwards4      
+E Pageb Edwards5      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-2, 3-7, 4-7, 5-7, 6-13, 7-23, 8-27, 9-31, 10-45 (46.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rutter4   400--
Lund23   10235--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+WB Franklinc Davis b Ward4      
CF Powellc Poole b Cook14      
JWA Stephensonlbw b CW Rawlins0      
AG Skinnerc Davis b Ward45      
RHJ Brookerun out25      
RH Rutterb Ward15      
LG Bakerb CW Rawlins22      
AJS Jamesnot out22      
BHS Davisdid not bat      
EV Lunddid not bat      
F Edwardsdid not bat      
Total(7 wickets, declared, 41.5 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-8, 3-30, 4-79, 5-103, 6-103, 7-147 (41.5 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward15   5363--
CW Rawlins13.53472--
C Rawlins4   0180--
Cook6   1211--
Poole3   0250--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AB Poolerun out0      
ES Valzb Lund3      
JG Cookc James b Rutter28      
HA Southgatenot out39      
H Davidsonb Skinner5      
*F Rawlinsc Franklin b Edwards13      
C Rawlinsb Stephenson2      
WL Davisb Stephenson0      
CW Rawlinsb Edwards5      
RV Wardb Edwards7      
+E Pagenot out0      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(9 wickets, 58 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-5, 3-49, 4-51, 5-73, 6-76, 7-76, 8-81, 9-103
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rutter11   6151--
Lund12   5171--
Edwards22   10393--
Brooke4   0120--
Skinner4   091--
Stephenson5   1102--

--> H Davidson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EV Lund achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire first innings (previous best was 0-6)
--> EV Lund achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire first innings

Sources: Bucks Free Press 24 July; Bucks Herald 24 July; AJW sheet
Report indicates that Rutter was promoted to number 6 although the card shows him as 8.
The match ended just before 7.00





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