Northumberland v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1910 (North and East Division)
VenueOsborne Avenue, Jesmond on 22nd, 23rd June 1910 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthumberland 3; Staffordshire 0
UmpiresW Copeland, M Myers
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (1) 41/3 (Stratton 12*, Vost 8*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CF Stanger-Leathesc Stratton b Barnes3     
WG Davisc Nichols b Barnes13     
DV Norburyb Barnes42     
*FW Gillespieb Gill67     
SP Bellc Barnes b Deyes37     
O Richardsonc Briggs b Gill31     
JS Nesbitc Bucknell b Gill14     
GT Milnec Vost b Gill13     
CM Skinnerb Gill0     
+T Ullathornerun out14     
G Elseynot out1     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)4
Total(all out, 79 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-53, 3-58, 4-145, 5-185, 6-198, 7-214, 8-215, 9-237, 10-239 (79 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barnes28   7873--
Deyes21   4571--
Gill20   2545-1
Bucknell8   0290--
Nichols2   080--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Briggsc Milne b Skinner8     
JB Feredayc Elsey b Milne8     
SF Barnesc Ullathorne b Skinner0     
*HD Strattonb Norbury51     
E Vostb Norbury52     
JE Nicholsc Nesbit b Milne11     
JW Johnsonc Milne b Norbury0     
A Bucknellb Milne0     
GC Gillnot out7     
G Deyesc Nesbit b Norbury1     
+J Pooleb Milne4     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 58.2 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-17, 3-17, 4-122, 5-139, 6-141, 7-142, 8-143, 9-144, 10-155 (58.2 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skinner15   2492--
Norbury17   24441-
Elsey9   3230--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Davisc Nichols b Barnes11     
CF Stanger-Leathesb Gill21     
DV Norburyb Gill42     
*FW Gillespiec Briggs b Deyes7     
SP Bellb Gill5     
O Richardsonc Briggs b Deyes4     
JS Nesbitb Bucknell17     
GT Milneb Deyes10     
CM Skinnernot out31     
+T Ullathornenot out22     
G Elseydid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)2
Total(8 wickets, declared, 47 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-74, 3-81, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-102, 8-143
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barnes10   2251--
Deyes21   3463-1
Gill10   0543--
Bucknell3   0201--
Fereday2   090--
Stratton1   0160--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Johnsonb Milne15     
P Briggsc Richardson b Norbury14     
A Bucknellb Norbury30     
GC Gillb Milne14     
*HD Strattonb Norbury3     
JB Feredaynot out9     
SF Barnesdid not bat      
E Vostdid not bat      
JE Nicholsdid not bat      
G Deyesdid not bat      
+J Pooledid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, 28 overs)100
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skinner7   1190--
Milne11   1372--
Norbury8   0233--
Elsey2   060--

--> E Vost (1) equalled his previous highest score of 52 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GC Gill achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland first innings (previous best was 3-37)
--> GC Gill achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland first innings
--> DV Norbury achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Staffordshire first innings (previous best was 4-84)

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 the Northumberland declaration left Staffordshire a victory target of 256 runs in 90 minutes. The crowd barracked Gillespie, the Northumberland captain, for not declaring earlier. The Northern Echo reported "The crowd were insistent in their demands for a declaration, but it was not until Stratton had made a farce of the game by placing his men all in the long field, taking about a hundred yards run and bowling underhand lobs, that the desired result was effected." For Northumberland, there were 9 fours in Gillespie's 67. For Staffordshire, Vost's 52 contained 4 fours and Stratton's 51 lasted 90 minutes and included 4 fours. In the Staffordshire first innings, these two batsmen added 105 runs for the fourth wicket. On the second day O Richardson kept wicket for Northumberland as Ullathorne injured his hand. Attendance was given as well over 3,000 on the first day and nearly 3,000 on the second day.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: North Mail 23,24 June; Northern Echo 23,24 June; Staffordshire Annual Report; Staffordshire Sentinel 23,24,25 June; Yorkshire Post 23,24 June; The Sportsman 23,24 June; Cricket 30 June, p 230.





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