Staffordshire v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1979
VenueSandwell Park, West Bromwich on 15th, 16th August 1979 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsStaffordshire 1; Durham 3
UmpiresAG Dixon, PSG Stevens
ScorersM Orton (Staffordshire), AD Reed (Durham)
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (2) 6/0 (Hancock 0*, Gill 2*; 3 overs)

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PW Romainesc Gill b Timmis46617962 
SR Atkinsonc Marshall b Brookes133545-- 
S Greenswordc Flower b Timmis2237353- 
Wasim Rajab Timmis2321284- 
*NA Riddellc Warner b Marshall034-- 
PJ Kippaxc Griffiths b Timmis0810-- 
C Thomasc Brookes b Marshall2913-- 
PJ Craneb Brookes3283942- 
BL Cairnslbw b Timmis69698083 
+RAD Mercernot out0612-- 
SAB Danielsnot out042-- 
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 6 nb, 3 w)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 206 minutes, 55 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-93, 3-93, 4-94, 5-101, 6-119, 7-119, 8-221, 9-225
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Timmis20   4825-2
Brookes17   559224
Marshall18   36621-

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DA Hancockc Greensword b Cairns628261- 
PN Gillrun out1839493- 
GS Warnerc Mercer b Cairns166-- 
JD Mooreb Cairns32218-- 
PA Marshallst Mercer b Greensword84462-- 
MJ Ikinb Cairns031-- 
NJ Archerlbw b Greensword36554941 
+A Griffithsc Thomas b Kippax1853482- 
S Brookesrun out81717-- 
RW Flowernot out22227-- 
PJ Timmisc Cairns b Greensword263-- 
Extras(2 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 157 minutes, 48 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-22, 3-30, 4-31, 5-31, 6-79, 7-80, 8-90, 9-109, 10-111 (48 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniels13   4430-1
Cairns17   538416
Greensword15   8143--
Kippax3   071--

Staffordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*DA Hancockc Mercer b Greensword4391994- 
PN Gillb Cairns2271782- 
GS Warnerlbw b Cairns41091- 
JD Mooreb Daniels49120999- 
PA Marshallb Kippax561471357- 
MJ Ikinc Mercer b Cairns044-- 
NJ Archerlbw b Kippax1454542- 
+A Griffithsnot out01516-- 
S Brookesnot out4131- 
RW Flowerdid not bat      
PJ Timmisdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 16 nb)23
Total(7 wickets, 252 minutes, 82.5 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-80, 3-84, 4-167, 5-169, 6-206, 7-211
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniels14   4411-9
Cairns21   7503-7
Greensword21   11271--
Wasim Raja9   3300--

--> A Griffiths (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PA Marshall (2) passed his previous highest score of 42 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
Start delayed on the first day until 11.20am owing to a wet ground, and rain stopped play at 3.45pm on the second day - no further play, abandoned at 5.00pm.





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