Northumberland v Cheshire
Minor Counties Championship 1955
VenueOsborne Avenue, Jesmond on 20th, 21st July 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultNorthumberland won by 8 wickets
PointsNorthumberland 10; Cheshire 0
UmpiresJH Elliss, GWF Reeves
Close of play day 1Northumberland (1) 51/0 (Walton 37*, Davidson 14*)

Cheshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FW Millettc Oakes b McKendrick12     
JRL Daviesb Hall3     
JR Cookc Shaw b McKendrick18     
*BM Lowelbw b Smith75     
KE Youngc Henderson b Watson18     
BH Williamsc Henderson b McKendrick9     
+GH Wigglesworthc Smith b Watson94     
DJ Smithb Watson7     
BE Jonesc Shaw b Hall27     
RJ Digmanb McKendrick1     
SG Shepherdnot out14     
Extras(15 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)20
Total(all out, 102.1 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-31, 3-58, 4-92, 5-203, 6-235, 7-256, 8-261, 9-275, 10-298 (102.1 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKendrick24   6624  
Watson31   7903  
Norton12   5280  
Oakes8   0290  
Smith5   2121  

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonst Wigglesworth b Young119 170141 
KG Davidsonc Williams b Smith126  133 
KD Smithc Wigglesworth b Smith1     
PH Shawnot out31     
JY Oakeslbw b Smith0     
*LE Liddellc Lowe b Digman1     
JM Watsonc Wigglesworth b Digman8     
M McKendrickb Digman0     
+HB Hendersonb Digman10     
K Nortonnot out3     
D Halldid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(8 wickets, declared, 89.3 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-230, 2-235, 3-248, 4-248, 5-255, 6-268, 7-268, 8-287
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shepherd19   2630--
Digman23   7704--
Jones4   1190--
Young14   2641--

Cheshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BM Lowec Shaw b McKendrick12     
JRL Daviesc Liddell b Hall16     
JR Cookc and b Norton32     
KE Youngb Hall1     
+GH Wigglesworthc Smith b Norton35     
BH Williamsb Norton37     
BE Jonesnot out5     
DJ Smithnot out4     
FW Millettdid not bat      
RJ Digmandid not bat      
SG Shepherddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 nb)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 34 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-56, 3-61, 4-73, 5-131, 6-144
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKendrick5   1231- 
Watson6   1220- 
Hall8   0402- 
Norton11   1313- 
Smith4   0260- 

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KG Davidsonb Digman8     
G Waltonnot out102 51141 
KD Smithc Lowe b Smith32     
JY Oakesnot out3     
PH Shawdid not bat      
*LE Liddelldid not bat      
JM Watsondid not bat      
M McKendrickdid not bat      
+HB Hendersondid not bat      
K Nortondid not bat      
D Halldid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(2 wickets, 17.2 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-116
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith9   0651--
Digman4   0321--
Shepherd3   0260--

--> G Walton scored 1 five in the Northumberland first innings
--> D Hall made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GH Wigglesworth (1) passed his previous highest score of 57 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Walton (1) passed his previous highest score of 116 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> KG Davidson (1) passed his previous highest score of 100 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> M McKendrick achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Cheshire first innings (previous best was 3-20)
--> RJ Digman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland first innings (previous best was 2-118)
--> FW Millett retired hurt in the Cheshire first innings having scored 5 - he returned when the score was 275/9

Millett had a badly bruised hand and batted one-handed when he returned.





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