Durham v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1955
VenueWood Terrace, South Shields on 22nd, 23rd June 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsDurham 1; Staffordshire 3
UmpiresHC Turner, J Waddington
ScorersCLW Cooper, AC Lowerson
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (1) 53/5 (Haynes 19*, Shardlow 7*)

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Keelerc H Boon b Hayward34      
HD Bellb W Boon63      
JM Camburnb Norcup6      
*DW Hardyrun out0      
GM Crawfordb Hayward42      
ME Scottc Haynes b Shardlow1      
K Landb Hayward17      
NW Owenb W Boon15      
JG Williamsonc J Bailey b Norcup6      
+JG Foxc Crump b Shardlow4      
J Brownnot out1      
Extras(8 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 91.3 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-90, 3-90, 4-127, 5-134, 6-169, 7-172, 8-181, 9-196, 10-198 (91.3 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
W Boon23.34452--
Norcup21   5612--
Shardlow23   10352--
Hayward19   5293--
Crump5   0190--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FR Baileyc Hardy b Brown6      
AG Leakelbw b Williamson3      
JF Butlerc Fox b Williamson12      
*DM Haynesrun out81      
H Boonst Fox b Scott3      
BS Crumpc Keeler b Owen0      
B Shardlownot out91      
CB Haywardlbw b Williamson2      
W Boonnot out2      
+J Baileydid not bat      
JC Norcupdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(7 wickets, 99 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-22, 3-25, 4-35, 5-38, 6-180, 7-196
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown22   5621--
Williamson19   6303--
Owen20   8291--
Scott30   11661--
Hardy8   3130--

--> GM Crawford (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Brown made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DM Haynes (1) passed his previous highest score of 77 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> B Shardlow (1) passed his previous highest score of 79 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JG Williamson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Staffordshire first innings (previous best was 2-29)

Rain stopped play from 1.52pm - 3.40pm on the second day. Rain at 4.10pm caused the match to be abandoned
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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