Northamptonshire v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 29th, 30th May 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by an innings and 204 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 1; Staffordshire -1
UmpiresD Bookless, J Gregory
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 310/8 (Thompson 164*, Smith 4*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonb Brown0     
GK Papillonb Grimshaw2     
GJ Thompsonnot out164     
WH Kingstonc Brown b Grimshaw30     
HS Hallb Grimshaw8     
W Eastb Grimshaw6     
GH Colsonb Booth1     
CR Wetherallb Grimshaw40     
RF Knightb Grimshaw44     
+BC Smithnot out4     
G Panterdid 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 bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown18   5541--
Grimshaw37   8796--
Clapham23   6610--
Booth6   1221--
Cattell13   1530--
Hassall3   0130--
Ellams2   0170--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hollowoodst Smith b East15     
W Brownc Smith b East2     
F Ellamsb Thompson2     
T Grimshawc and b Thompson3     
FH Hassallb East5     
JF Fernieb Thompson0     
BH Cattellb Thompson0     
JR Claphamb Thompson1     
*PE Mainwaringc Horton b Thompson1     
G Boothc East b Thompson0     
+G McHargnot out0     
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)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
East10   3173--

Staffordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*PE Mainwaringc Thompson b East10     
A Hollowoodc and b East21     
W Brownc Horton b East0     
F Ellamsc Kingston b Thompson0     
T Grimshawb Panter11     
FH Hassallc Colson b Thompson0     
JF Fernielbw b Panter4     
BH Cattelllbw b Thompson6     
G Boothb Panter2     
JR Claphamnot out6     
+G McHargb Panter7     
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)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson14   4293--
East7   2243--

--> 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
--> 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
--> 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.
[Missing: Complete.]
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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