Durham v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueRopery Lane, Chester-le-Street on 3rd, 4th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthumberland won by 31 runs
PointsDurham 0; Northumberland 10
UmpiresGWF Reeves, HC Turner
ScorersAE Jackson, AC Lowerson
Close of play day 1Northumberland (2) 50/1 (Walton 20*, Smith 7*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KG Davidsonc Williamson b Aspinall3      
G Waltonc Owen b Hall14      
KD Smithc Owen b Aspinall21      
R Cherryc Keeler b Aspinall0      
CRM Atkinsonst Fox b Clode50      
*LE Liddellc Clode b Aspinall23      
JM Watsonc Proud b Aspinall0      
NG Lorainec Sanders b Hall7      
+HB Hendersonc Aspinall b Clode8      
KJ Earlc Williamson b Aspinall5      
H Elsdonnot out6      
Extras(3 b, 10 nb)13
Total(all out, 47 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-20, 3-21, 4-41, 5-76, 6-85, 7-108, 8-135, 9-140, 10-150 (47 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Aspinall23   8666--
Hall10   3282--
Owen10   1350--
Clode4   282--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Keelerc Smith b Earl0      
AW Sandersb Watson24      
BW Taylorc Smith b Watson27      
F Robsonb Watson3      
K Williamsonc Atkinson b Watson10      
*RB Proudc Liddell b Earl14      
R Aspinalllbw b Watson35      
DW Hallb Watson4      
NW Owenc Loraine b Watson0      
+JG Foxnot out5      
HP Clodelbw b Watson0      
Extras(12 b, 3 lb)15
Total(all out, 55 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-42, 3-51, 4-64, 5-81, 6-99, 7-118, 8-118, 9-137, 10-137 (55 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl18   4402--
Elsdon6   0160--
Watson23   9428--
Loraine8   0240--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KG Davidsonc Aspinall b Hall7      
G Waltonb Owen23      
KD Smithlbw b Clode17      
R Cherryst Fox b Owen4      
CRM Atkinsonb Owen11      
*LE Liddellb Owen13      
JM Watsonc Keeler b Aspinall38      
NG Lorainenot out3      
+HB Hendersonc Keeler b Owen1      
KJ Earllbw b Aspinall1      
H Elsdonb Aspinall0      
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)19
Total(all out, 38.4 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-56, 3-66, 4-70, 5-84, 6-115, 7-135, 8-136, 9-137, 10-137 (38.4 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall4   171--
Williamson3   1100--
Owen14   0525--
Clode7   2161--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Keelerlbw b Watson8      
AW Sandersc Smith b Earl21      
BW Taylorb Watson0      
F Robsonb Watson2      
K Williamsonb Watson5      
*RB Proudc Smith b Watson37      
R Aspinallc Davidson b Watson12      
DW Hallc Cherry b Elsdon2      
NW Owenlbw b Watson4      
+JG Foxnot out17      
HP Cloderun out4      
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 40.5 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-13, 3-19, 4-26, 5-48, 6-88, 7-90, 8-95, 9-99, 10-119 (40.5 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl15   3551--
Elsdon8   2161--

--> AW Sanders made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Cherry made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JM Watson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Durham first innings (previous best was 7-60)

K Williamson replaced J G Fox (injured) as wicket-keeper after 4 balls of the first innings until after lunch. J Iley (sub)
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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