Durham v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1926 (Challenge Match)
VenueAshbrooke, Sunderland on 6th, 7th September 1926 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDurham won by 10 wickets
UmpiresG Beet, S Doughty
Close of play day 1Durham (1) 191/4 (Brooks 25*, Dobson 53*)

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Walkerb Dobson9      
G Sturgesb Howell35      
+G Coppock hit wkt b Dobson1      
NN Nethersolelbw b Carr13      
BL Rogersrun out18      
C Waltersc and b Cook43      
EJ Cottonb Dobson18      
RP Thomasb Carr25      
JA Howellsnot out3      
BJ Henryb Cook2      
*AR Alingtonc Ferens b Cook3      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(all out, 79.4 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-16, 3-32, 4-63, 5-122, 6-147, 7-176, 8-176, 9-178, 10-184 (79.4 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Howell14   4441--
Dobson23   8643--
Carr13   3392--
Weight3   160--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LH Weightc Henry b Walters13      
+HC Ferenslbw b Howells2      
M Nicholc Cotton b Howells58      
J Kelsalllbw b Thomas34      
*H Brooksb Cotton72      
TK Dobsonc Coppock b Walters82      
J Carrb Walters24      
CL Adamsonc Walker b Howells25      
H Gibbonc and b Howells9      
AL Howellc Walker b Howells6      
J Cooknot out3      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 99 overs)334
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-38, 3-95, 4-109, 5-240, 6-270, 7-314, 8-324, 9-325, 10-334 (99 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Howells26   6775--
Nethersole7   2200--
Thomas21   4821--
Walters24   5693--
Cotton10   0391--
Alington7   1260--
Rogers4   0150--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Walkerc Cook b Carr24      
G Sturgesc Cook b Dobson19      
BL Rogersb Carr29      
NN Nethersolec Nichol b Carr1      
+G Coppockb Carr0      
C Waltersb Cook13      
EJ Cottonb Carr0      
RP Thomasc Carr b Dobson44      
JA Howellsc Nichol b Dobson6      
BJ Henryc Carr b Dobson16      
*AR Alingtonnot out2      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(all out, 56.1 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-67, 3-81, 4-81, 5-86, 6-86, 7-141, 8-144, 9-165, 10-168 (56.1 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Howell11   4200--
Cook16   3431--
Carr12   0435--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LH Weightnot out9      
+HC Ferensnot out10      
M Nicholdid not bat      
J Kelsalldid not bat      
*H Brooksdid not bat      
TK Dobsondid not bat      
J Carrdid not bat      
CL Adamsondid not bat      
H Gibbondid not bat      
AL Howelldid not bat      
J Cookdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(no wicket, 8.2 overs)21
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Walters4   270--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> J Kelsall (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TK Dobson (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Sturges made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NN Nethersole made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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