Northumberland v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1954
VenueOsborne Avenue, Jesmond on 2nd, 3rd August 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthumberland won by 9 wickets
PointsNorthumberland 10; Durham 3
UmpiresGE Hart, WF Simpson
ScorersAE Jackson, AC Lowerson
Close of play day 1Durham (2) 52/3 (Bell 24*, Scott 0*)

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HD Bellc Earl b McGibbon4      
JG Keelerc Henderson b Earl4      
A Coxonc McGibbon b Oakes23      
F Robsonc Earl b Watson36      
DW Hardyc Oakes b Earl0      
*RB Proudc Earl b Oakes12      
WE Woodc Watson b Oakes20      
R Aspinallc Oakes b Earl24      
NW Owenlbw b Oakes23      
ME Scottnot out5      
+JG Foxc McGibbon b Oakes0      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 55.1 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-9, 3-59, 4-69, 5-71, 6-87, 7-126, 8-126, 9-159, 10-159 (55.1 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl21   8643--
McGibbon10   4171--
Watson7   3111--

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonlbw b Coxon8      
KG Davidsonb Aspinall29      
KD Smithc Keeler b Coxon0      
CRM Atkinsonb Coxon1      
JY Oakesc Fox b Aspinall25      
RW Smithsonc Aspinall b Coxon7      
*LE Liddellc Hardy b Coxon4      
JM Watsonc Coxon b Aspinall3      
+HB Hendersonb Coxon4      
KJ Earlc and b Coxon28      
L McGibbonnot out9      
Extras(2 b, 16 lb, 2 nb)20
Total(all out, 52.5 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-16, 3-32, 4-56, 5-79, 6-83, 7-93, 8-98, 9-98, 10-138 (52.5 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Aspinall17   6323--
Hardy4   380--
Owen4   0320--
Scott1   040--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Keelerc Watson b Earl2      
HD Bellc Earl b McGibbon32      
F Robsonb McGibbon6      
DW Hardyb Earl16      
ME Scottc Henderson b Earl5      
A Coxonlbw b Watson0      
WE Woodb Watson10      
R Aspinallc Walton b McGibbon28      
NW Owenc Henderson b Earl0      
*RB Proudc Liddell b Watson22      
+JG Foxnot out2      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 3 w)12
Total(all out, 49.2 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-27, 3-51, 4-62, 5-63, 6-72, 7-104, 8-106, 9-122, 10-135 (49.2 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Earl17   4384--
McGibbon16   7523--
Atkinson3   1150--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonnot out76      
KG Davidsonb Coxon24      
KD Smithnot out53      
CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
JY Oakesdid not bat      
RW Smithsondid not bat      
*LE Liddelldid not bat      
JM Watsondid not bat      
+HB Hendersondid not bat      
KJ Earldid not bat      
L McGibbondid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(1 wicket, 54.4 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-43 (Davidson)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coxon21   2621--
Aspinall11   5220--
Hardy6   0210--

--> WE Wood (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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