Staffordshire v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueLichfield Road, Stone on 17th, 18th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultStaffordshire won by 6 wickets
PointsStaffordshire 10; Northumberland 3
UmpiresJ Buckingham, HC Turner
Close of play day 1Northumberland (2) 13/0 (Walton 8*, Davidson 5*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonc Boon b Norcup4      
KG Davidsonb Jolley11      
KD Smithb Jolley3      
R Jowseyb Shardlow11      
CRM Atkinsonlbw b Raine14      
*LE Liddellc Butler b Shardlow44      
JM Watsonrun out23      
+HB Hendersonb Norcup0      
KJ Earlc Boon b Norcup0      
H Elsdonnot out22      
L McGibbonb Butler14      
Extras(12 b, 2 lb)14
Total(all out, 53.5 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-18, 3-25, 4-43, 5-45, 6-92, 7-92, 8-92, 9-124, 10-160 (53.5 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jolley19   5452--
Norcup12   7503--
Shardlow15   3352--
Raine7   2121--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GN Thorntonc Davidson b Earl0      
JF Butlerc Henderson b Earl20      
*DM Haynesrun out1      
JC Ashwellc Henderson b Earl0      
H Boonlbw b Watson10      
+DSG Swiftc Henderson b Watson20      
WT Jolleylbw b Watson0      
SJ Norcupb Watson0      
FR Baileyb Watson13      
B Shardlowb Earl16      
JW Rainenot out7      
Extras(11 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(all out, 35 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-6, 3-6, 4-35, 5-41, 6-41, 7-41, 8-73, 9-86, 10-102 (35 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl10   2234- 
McGibbon3   1120- 
Watson14   5375- 
Elsdon8   1150- 

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonc Ashwell b Butler19      
KG Davidsonc Jolley b Shardlow6      
KD Smithc Boon b Norcup39      
R Jowseyb Butler18      
CRM Atkinsonb Shardlow12      
*LE Liddellc Ashwell b Shardlow0      
JM Watsonlbw b Shardlow16      
+HB Hendersonc Haynes b Shardlow15      
KJ Earlb Norcup0      
H Elsdonc and b Norcup0      
L McGibbonnot out3      
Extras(10 b, 1 lb)11
Total(all out, 38.1 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-29, 3-64, 4-89, 5-89, 6-119, 7-119, 8-119, 9-125, 10-139 (38.1 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jolley2   140--
Norcup10   3213--
Butler9   2442--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FR Baileyb Earl22      
GN Thorntonc Davidson b McGibbon48      
JF Butlerb Earl50      
JC Ashwellb Elsdon0      
*DM Haynesnot out31      
H Boonnot out23      
+DSG Swiftdid not bat      
WT Jolleydid not bat      
SJ Norcupdid not bat      
B Shardlowdid not bat      
JW Rainedid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 8 lb)25
Total(4 wickets, 74 overs)199
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-115, 3-118, 4-145
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl16   5312--
Elsdon11   1321--
Watson27   7540--
Atkinson4   0200--
Smith4   1140--
McGibbon12   5231--

--> L McGibbon (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JC Ashwell made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Raine made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches





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