|Venue||County Ground, Northampton on 29th, 30th May 1901 (2-day match)|
|Balls per over||6|
|Toss||Northamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat|
|Result||Northamptonshire won by an innings and 204 runs|
|Points||Northamptonshire 1; Staffordshire -1|
|Umpires||D Bookless, J Gregory|
|Close of play day 1||Northamptonshire (1) 310/8 (Thompson 164*, Smith 4*)|
|Northamptonshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*T Horton||b Brown||0|
|GK Papillon||b Grimshaw||2|
|GJ Thompson||not out||164|
|WH Kingston||c Brown b Grimshaw||30|
|HS Hall||b Grimshaw||8|
|W East||b Grimshaw||6|
|GH Colson||b Booth||1|
|CR Wetherall||b Grimshaw||40|
|RF Knight||b Grimshaw||44|
|+BC Smith||not out||4|
|G Panter||did not bat|
|Extras||(10 b, 1 lb)||11|
|Total||(8 wickets, declared, 102 overs)||310|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-0, 2-2, 3-52, 4-64, 5-80, 6-81, 7-178, 8-296|
|Staffordshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|A Hollowood||st Smith b East||15|
|W Brown||c Smith b East||2|
|F Ellams||b Thompson||2|
|T Grimshaw||c and b Thompson||3|
|FH Hassall||b East||5|
|JF Fernie||b Thompson||0|
|BH Cattell||b Thompson||0|
|JR Clapham||b Thompson||1|
|*PE Mainwaring||c Horton b Thompson||1|
|G Booth||c East b Thompson||0|
|+G McHarg||not out||0|
|Extras||(1 b, 2 lb)||3|
|Total||(all out, 20.3 overs)||32|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-6, 2-9, 3-21, 4-25, 5-26, 6-26, 7-28, 8-32, 9-32, 10-32 (20.3 ov)|
|Staffordshire second innings (following on)||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*PE Mainwaring||c Thompson b East||10|
|A Hollowood||c and b East||21|
|W Brown||c Horton b East||0|
|F Ellams||c Kingston b Thompson||0|
|T Grimshaw||b Panter||11|
|FH Hassall||c Colson b Thompson||0|
|JF Fernie||lbw b Panter||4|
|BH Cattell||lbw b Thompson||6|
|G Booth||b Panter||2|
|JR Clapham||not out||6|
|+G McHarg||b Panter||7|
|Extras||(6 b, 1 lb)||7|
|Total||(all out, 27.1 overs)||74|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-26, 2-26, 3-31, 4-31, 5-35, 6-39, 7-48, 8-56, 9-74, 10-74 (27.1 ov)|
--> GJ Thompson (1) passed his previous highest score of 134 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WH Kingston (1) passed 1500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 7
--> CR Wetherall (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Panter made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JF Fernie made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JR Clapham made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Booth made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Grimshaw reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> T Grimshaw achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 6-105)
This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Northamptonshire won by an innings and 204 runs at 2.10 pm on the second day after enforcing the follow on.
The visitors were bowled out twice on the second day in two hours and 45 minutes.
Staffordshire's first innings total of 32 was the third lowest of the season.
For the winners Thompson scored 164 not out with 2 fives, 12 fours, 11 threes and 11 twos, an innings of 4 hours and forty minutes.
It was the third highest innings of the season.
He also took 10 wickets in the match for 41 runs.
He was on the field for all but two minutes of the game, and his all-round performance wa the second best of the season on the basis used in the statistical survey.
Thompson and Wetherall added 97 runs for the seventh wicket, and Thompson and Knight put on 118 runs for the eighth wicket, which was the second highest partnership for that wicket during the season.
The match started late at 1.15 pm on the first day as the Staffordshire team's train had failed, through a misunderstanding, to stop at Northampton and carried on to Bletchley.
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Northampton Daily Chronicle 29 May; Northampton Daily Reporter 29,30 May; Northampton Herald 1 June; Northampton Mercury 31 May; Staffordshire Advertiser 1 June; The Sportsman 30,31 May.)
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