Durham v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1956
VenueBlackfyne, Blackhill, Consett on 21st, 22nd May 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsDurham 3; Northumberland 1
UmpiresAH Barrett, GWF Reeves
ScorersAE Jackson, AC Lowerson
Close of play day 1Durham (1) 190/4 (Scott 24*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonb Williamson7      
KG Davidsonb Watson43      
KD Smithc Keeler b Williamson4      
RG Cloughlbw b Williamson4      
R Jowseyc Sanders b Williamson6      
JY Oakesb Aspinall13      
*LE Liddellc Fox b Hardy24      
+HB Hendersonb Aspinall9      
JB Rowellc Bell b Hardy1      
L McGibbonnot out1      
K Nortonc Bitting b Hardy7      
Extras(21 b, 4 lb)25
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-52, 3-68, 4-68, 5-75, 6-103, 7-127, 8-133, 9-136, 10-144 (60.4 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williamson24   11464--
Aspinall22   11372--
Watson8   2251--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Keelerlbw b McGibbon10      
HD Bellb Rowell10      
AW Sandersc Liddell b McGibbon100      
GC Lambc Jowsey b Oakes11      
ME Scottnot out98      
*DW Hardyc Clough b McGibbon0      
JM Watsonb McGibbon0      
R Aspinallc Rowell b McGibbon0      
H Bittinglbw b McGibbon0      
JG Williamsonb Norton28      
+JG Foxc Davidson b McGibbon4      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 103 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-31, 3-63, 4-190, 5-192, 6-201, 7-203, 8-203, 9-260, 10-271 (103 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGibbon43   15937--
Rowell23   3661--
Oakes19   3511--
Smith6   1240--
Norton12   1271--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Waltonc Fox b Aspinall71      
KG Davidsonb Aspinall61      
KD Smithb Williamson28      
RG Cloughlbw b Scott1      
R Jowseyc Hardy b Watson15      
JY Oakesc and b Scott31      
*LE Liddellb Williamson45      
+HB Hendersonb Williamson5      
JB Rowellnot out0      
L McGibbondid not bat      
K Nortondid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(8 wickets, 95.1 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-132, 2-139, 3-140, 4-166, 5-206, 6-222, 7-244, 8-261 (95.1 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Aspinall23   4602--
Watson23   8451--
Hardy8   3150--
Bitting7   0300--
Scott13   3382--

--> JB Rowell made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AW Sanders (1) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AW Sanders (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ME Scott (1) passed his previous highest score of 50 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Bitting made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Bitting made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> L McGibbon achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Durham first innings (previous best was 6-48)

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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