Cheshire v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueTownfield Lane, Oxton on 13th, 14th July 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsCheshire 1; Northumberland 3
UmpiresJW Ashley, JH Elliss
Close of play day 1Northumberland (1) 150/5 (Atkinson 34*, Watson 17*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KG Davidsonrun out12      
G Waltonb Vickery6      
KD Smithc Allen b Vickery51 100    
R Jowseyb Hart4      
CRM Atkinsonb Blunt75      
*LE Liddelllbw b Vickery17      
JM Watsonc Allen b Hart48      
+HB Hendersonb Blunt20      
KJ Earlb Blunt17      
H Elsdonnot out6      
L McGibbondid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 9 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 294 minutes, 102.3 overs)269
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-46, 3-65, 4-89, 5-112, 6-209, 7-230, 8-245, 9-269 (102.3 ov)
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nicholls15   6240- 
Vickery41   121333- 
Hart20   5432- 

Cheshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRL Davieslbw b McGibbon23      
FW Millettb McGibbon1      
*WHR Jonesb McGibbon0      
LBP Adamsb Earl20      
BM Loweb Earl7      
A Vickeryc Henderson b McGibbon2      
BH Williamsnot out51      
+WG Allenb Earl8      
EC Nichollsb Earl1      
L Bluntc Henderson b Earl7      
R Hartb Watson16      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 43.2 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-14, 3-47, 4-47, 5-49, 6-63, 7-71, 8-81, 9-95, 10-147 (43.2 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elsdon10   1260- 
Earl15   3345- 
McGibbon16   2634- 
Atkinson2   0130- 

Cheshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JRL Daviesnot out54      
BH Williamsst Henderson b Smith36      
*WHR Jonesnot out9      
FW Millettdid not bat      
LBP Adamsdid not bat      
BM Lowedid not bat      
A Vickerydid not bat      
+WG Allendid not bat      
EC Nichollsdid not bat      
L Bluntdid not bat      
R Hartdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(1 wicket, 40 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-80 (Williams)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl8   2170- 
Elsdon6   1140- 
McGibbon3   120- 
Atkinson5   1170- 
Watson11   5230- 
Smith4   1111- 
Jowsey3   0150- 

--> BH Williams (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Hart made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Hart made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches

Rain delayed the start of the match by three hours





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