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Staffordshire v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1907 (North Division)
VenueCounty Ground, Stoke-on-Trent on 12th August 1907 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultStaffordshire won by 10 wickets
PointsStaffordshire 5; Durham 0
UmpiresH Baldwin, CE Brown

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Brooksb Mee16  1- 
G Turnbullb Barnes5  1- 
AH Stonerlbw b Barnes0  -- 
AL Scott Owenb Barnes0  -- 
*T Coulsonb Barnes0  -- 
RC Harrisonb Barnes3  -- 
J Thackerayc Barnes b Mee9  1- 
+J Kirtleyc Barnes b Mee0  -- 
CH Parkinb Mee5  -- 
RY Brydonnot out1  -- 
A Morrisc Hollowood b Barnes5  1- 
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(all out, 14.5 overs)47
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-17, 6-29, 7-29, 8-38, 9-42, 10-47 (14.5 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mee7   1214--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Brownb Morris6  -- 
A Hollowoodc Brooks b Brydon19  -- 
+CL Winserb Morris7  1- 
SF Barnesb Brydon14  -- 
*HD Strattonb Stoner0  -- 
EH Bourneb Morris2  -- 
S Pikec Coulson b Morris0  -- 
JW Johnsonb Morris8  1- 
P Briggsnot out1  -- 
RJ Meeb Morris1  -- 
D Housemanb Morris2  -- 
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-25, 3-41, 4-41, 5-45, 6-45, 7-61, 8-61, 9-62, 10-66 (35.4 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turnbull4   0120--
Brydon14   5152--
Stoner4   1111--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Brooksc Houseman b Barnes1  -- 
G Turnbullc Johnson b Mee1  -- 
AH Stonerb Barnes1  -- 
AL Scott Owenb Mee5  -- 
*T Coulsonb Barnes0  -- 
RC Harrisonb Barnes0  -- 
J Thackerayb Barnes2  -- 
+J Kirtleyb Mee0  -- 
CH Parkinc Houseman b Mee4  1- 
RY Brydonlbw b Barnes2  -- 
A Morrisnot out1  -- 
Extras(1 b, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 11 overs)20
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-4, 3-10, 4-10, 5-10, 6-11, 7-12, 8-12, 9-18, 10-20 (11 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barnes6   276-1
Mee5   1104-1

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Johnsonnot out3  -- 
D Housemannot out0  -- 
W Browndid not bat      
A Hollowooddid not bat      
+CL Winserdid not bat      
SF Barnesdid not bat      
*HD Strattondid not bat      
EH Bournedid not bat      
S Pikedid not bat      
P Briggsdid not bat      
RJ Meedid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 0.4 overs)3
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

--> The match was scheduled for two days but completed in one.
--> D Houseman made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> S Pike made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Houseman made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SF Barnes reached 300 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Durham first innings
--> SF Barnes completed a hat-trick in the Durham first innings
--> A Morris reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Staffordshire first innings

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
This return match was won by Staffordshire by 10 wickets at 4.30 pm on the first day, with just 3 hours play needed to complete the match. For Staffordshire, Barnes and Mee bowled unchanged throughout both Durham innings, Barnes taking 12 wickets for 30 runs and Mee 8 for 31. In the Durham first innings, Barnes in his second over took four wickets with his first four balls. His victims were Turnbull, Stoner, Scott Owen and Coulson. Hollowood top-scored in the match with 19. For Durham, Morris took 7 wickets for 22 runs in the Staffordshire first innings. The match aggregate of 136 runs was the lowest in the Championship during the season for a completed match. Similarly, the Durham second innings total of 20 was the lowest of the season. Newspaper reports describe the drying pitch as being 'treacherous' and 'difficult'.
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Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Durham Scorebook; Staffordshire Advertiser 17 August; Staffordshire Sentinel 12,17 August; Newcastle Daily Journal 13 August; Birmingham Daily Post 13 August; The Sportsman 13 August.


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