Cheshire v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1910 (North and East Division)
VenueSouth Downs Road, Bowdon on 8th, 9th August 1910 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCheshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDurham won by 9 wickets
PointsCheshire 0; Durham 5
UmpiresS Atkinson, CE Brown
Close of play day 1Cheshire (2) 39/4 (Moorhouse 20*, Voss 2*)

Cheshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Wildc and b Thackeray41  8- 
FS Churchb Morris11  -- 
G Potterb Morris8  1- 
TW Blundellb Morris1  -- 
RZH Vossb Thackeray3  -- 
*FCL Hamiltonb Morris7  -- 
+FA Jonesc and b Morris11  -- 
F Moorhousenot out26  5- 
FC Hunterb Morris5  -- 
HG Smokerb Morris4  1- 
F Barkerb Morris0  -- 
Extras(7 b, 7 lb)14
Total(all out, 140 minutes, 42.2 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-49, 3-63, 4-69, 5-70, 6-84, 7-106, 8-119, 9-127, 10-131 (42.2 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thackeray16   2402--
Harrison5   0150--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Brooksc and b Barker15  -- 
D Hendrenc Jones b Smoker16  1- 
C Pickersgillb Hunter12  2- 
R Harrisonst Jones b Hunter13  1- 
AP Ashleyc Wild b Smoker43  3- 
AE Walkerc Blundell b Hunter6  1- 
J Bewickb Smoker27  11 
*T Coulsonb Moorhouse0  -- 
+JW Moleb Smoker15  2- 
A Morrisnot out27  21 
J Thackerayb Smoker8  -- 
Extras(15 b, 1 lb)16
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-39, 3-63, 4-72, 5-80, 6-121, 7-131, 8-149, 9-166, 10-198 (50.4 ov)
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker8   0311--
Hunter9   0473--
Moorhouse9   1331--
Potter3   150--

Cheshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Wildb Morris0  -- 
FS Churchc Ashley b Thackeray0  -- 
F Moorhousenot out66  7- 
G Potterb Morris11  2- 
TW Blundellb Morris4  -- 
RZH Vossc +Pickersgill b Thackeray7  -- 
*FCL Hamiltonb Thackeray0  -- 
+FA Jonesb Bewick4  1- 
FC Hunterc Bewick b Thackeray1  -- 
HG Smokerb Bewick19  3- 
F Barkerc and b Thackeray1  -- 
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 155 minutes, 43.4 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-2, 3-13, 4-35, 5-56, 6-60, 7-66, 8-101, 9-111, 10-116 (43.4 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morris17   4433--
Hendren1   020--
Bewick5   162--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Brooksb Barker2  -- 
D Hendrennot out35  3- 
C Pickersgillnot out9  1- 
R Harrisondid not bat      
AP Ashleydid not bat      
AE Walkerdid not bat      
J Bewickdid not bat      
*T Coulsondid not bat      
+JW Moledid not bat      
A Morrisdid not bat      
J Thackeraydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(1 wicket, 10.4 overs)50
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Brooks)
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker3   0231--
Moorhouse2   080--

--> G Potter made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TW Blundell made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FCL Hamilton made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Mole (1) equalled his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> F Moorhouse (2) passed his previous highest score of 50 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
Durham won this return match by nine wickets on the second day, the morning session being extended for five minutes to allow the match to be completed before lunch. The match between the two sides at Darlington in June had also been won by Durham. For Durham, Morris took 11 wickets in the match for 105 runs, including 8 for 62 in the Cheshire first innings. All but one of his victims was clean bowled. Ashley top-scored with 43, which contained 3 fours. For Cheshire, there were 7 fours in Moorhouse's 66 not out and 8 fours in Wild's 41. In the Cheshire second innings on the second day, Pickersgill kept wicket for Durham in place of J W Mole who was injured. Rev F C L Hamilton had been appointed the Cheshire captain for the season, but this was the only match he played. This was the first use of the ground for a Championship match.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Durham Scorebook; Chester Chronicle 13 August; Chester Guardian 12 August; Northern Echo 9,10 August; Newcastle Daily Chronicle 9,10 August; Newcastle Daily Journal 9,10 August; Yorkshire Post 10 August; The Sportsman 9,10 August; Cricket 25 August, p 367.





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