Durham v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1970
VenueRopery Lane, Chester-le-Street on 24th, 25th May 1970 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsDurham 1; Northumberland 3
UmpiresA Gaskell, J O'Neill
ScorersA Coulthard (Durham), T Ward (Northumberland)
Close of play day 1Northumberland (1) 97/1 (Youll 31*, Smalley 6*)

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Inglisb van Geloven24 452- 
JG Marchc Youll b van Geloven8 281- 
FE Allenc Johnson b van Geloven59 16642 
S Greenswordc Youll b Bradford12 461- 
AJ Burridgec Crawhall b Latham46 507- 
PC Birtwislec Bradford b Norton18 473- 
*HJ Baileylbw b Johnson0 9-- 
CJ Storeyb van Geloven4 17-- 
SH Youngc Thewlis b van Geloven4 31- 
NM Nicholsonrun out8 171- 
+R Colenot out4 9-- 
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 223 minutes, 61.2 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-33, 3-59, 4-124, 5-169, 6-170, 7-171, 8-176, 9-185, 10-194 (61.2 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
van Geloven19   6365-3
Bradford8   2291--
Norton9   3211--
Latham7   1381--

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Youllc March b Nicholson73 17510- 
R Balsillieb Nicholson49 738- 
WJ Smalleylbw b Storey9 511- 
*JM Crawhallnot out53 1139- 
J Thewlisretired hurt19 363- 
J van Gelovennot out1 11-- 
ME Lathamdid not bat      
J Bradforddid not bat      
AA Johnsondid not bat      
+HB Hendersondid not bat      
K Nortondid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 13 nb)20
Total(3 wickets, declared, 242 minutes, 71 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-119, 3-180
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Young19   6470-1
Nicholson16   5402-7
Storey16   2521--
Greensword13   4340-5
Allen5   1170--
Bailey2   0140--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Inglisb van Geloven26 421- 
JG Marchb van Geloven9 46-- 
FE Allenb Bradford44 774- 
S Greenswordnot out75 1489- 
AJ Burridgeb Johnson24 324- 
PC Birtwislenot out8 31-- 
*HJ Baileydid not bat      
CJ Storeydid not bat      
SH Youngdid not bat      
NM Nicholsondid not bat      
+R Coledid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 6 nb)9
Total(4 wickets, declared, 185 minutes, 50 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-41, 3-124, 4-158
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Johnson21   4661-1
van Geloven13   2432-5
Bradford14   4571--
Latham2   0200--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Youllnot out23 931- 
R Balsillieb Nicholson21 432- 
WJ Smalleyc Allen b Storey9 231- 
*JM Crawhallc Cole b Storey0 8-- 
ME Lathamnot out3 16-- 
J Thewlisdid not bat      
J van Gelovendid not bat      
J Bradforddid not bat      
AA Johnsondid not bat      
+HB Hendersondid not bat      
K Nortondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 nb)9
Total(3 wickets, 93 minutes, 27 overs)65
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-54, 3-57
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Young6   1100--
Nicholson9   2241-2
Storey10   4222-1
Allen2   200--

--> R Balsillie (1) passed his previous highest score of 46 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WJ Smalley made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> S Greensword made his debut for Durham in Minor Counties Championship matches

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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