Durham v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1979
VenueGrangefield Road, Stockton-on-Tees on 30th, 31st July 1979 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossStaffordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDurham won by 4 wickets
PointsDurham 10; Staffordshire 3
UmpiresWD Thompson, TG Wilson
ScorersLW Hancock (Staffordshire), AD Reed (Durham)
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (2) 3/0 (Hancock 0*, Gill 2*; 2 overs)

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DA Hancockc Riddell b Cairns931341- 
PN Gilllbw b Wilkinson1937523- 
GS Warnerc Mercer b Cairns515121- 
JD Moorec Lander b Cairns1542502- 
MJ Ikinc Cairns b Wasim Raja581601578- 
NJ Archerc Mercer b Cairns2529293- 
DG Nichollsb Wilkinson2844444- 
+BR Mellornot out62843-- 
RW Flowerc Riddell b Wasim Raja242-- 
RP Archerc and b Wilkinson7331- 
PJ Timmisdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 5 nb)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 217 minutes, 64.4 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-33, 3-33, 4-67, 5-107, 6-156, 7-181, 8-183, 9-193 (64.4 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns31   11914-5
Lander8   1180--
Wasim Raja8   3192--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PW Romainesrun out551161178- 
SR Atkinsonc Mellor b Nicholls01426-- 
S Greenswordc Mellor b RP Archer3680795- 
Wasim Rajab Flower51723-- 
NA Riddellc Warner b Flower234-- 
PC Birtwislec RP Archer b Flower18363221 
C Thomasc Warner b Ikin1137311- 
BL Cairnsc Gill b Ikin810101- 
+RAD Mercerc Mellor b Flower139-- 
*BR Landernot out378-- 
JS Wilkinsonc NJ Archer b Ikin6441- 
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 177 minutes, 54.2 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-85, 3-97, 4-99, 5-101, 6-131, 7-131, 8-140, 9-140, 10-149 (54.2 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Timmis8   1290--
Nicholls6   0191--
Flower21   6484--
RP Archer10   4241--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DA Hancockb Lander2887993- 
PN Gillc Mercer b Cairns21923-- 
GS Warnerc Lander b Greensword211201171- 
JD Moorec Lander b Wasim Raja13432-- 
MJ Ikinb Wasim Raja01110-- 
NJ Archerc Cairns b Wilkinson52685581 
DG Nichollsc Wasim Raja b Greensword387-- 
+BR Mellorb Greensword21214-- 
RW Flowerb Cairns84453-- 
RP Archerc Mercer b Wilkinson22325-- 
PJ Timmisnot out001-- 
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)19
Total(all out, 225 minutes, 70.3 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-48, 3-58, 4-60, 5-63, 6-69, 7-84, 8-128, 9-138, 10-138 (70.3 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns13   7122-1
Greensword22   13343--
Lander4   261--
Wasim Raja13   5342-2

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SR Atkinsonc Timmis b Flower5612411551 
PW Romaineslbw b Nicholls714141- 
S Greenswordc Timmis b Nicholls6915-- 
Wasim Rajac Flower b Nicholls035-- 
NA Riddellnot out75135158121 
PC Birtwislec Mellor b Timmis1328351- 
BL Cairnsrun out3814-- 
C Thomasnot out716261- 
+RAD Mercerdid not bat      
*BR Landerdid not bat      
JS Wilkinsondid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)16
Total(6 wickets, 195 minutes, 55.2 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-34, 3-40, 4-99, 5-142, 6-153
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Timmis11   255111
RP Archer6   2110--
Flower15   6381--
Ikin11   2270--

--> Staffordshire score at 55 overs in the first innings was 158-6
--> BR Mellor made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RP Archer made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NJ Archer (1) equalled his previous highest score of 25 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NJ Archer (2) passed his previous highest score of 25 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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