Cheshire v Durham
Other matches in England 1951
VenueThe Oval, Wallasey on 25th, 26th July 1951 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCheshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDurham won by 9 wickets
UmpiresH Hughes, Lawrence
ScorersAC Lowerson, ESS Medlicott
Close of play day 1Durham (1) 137/4 (Carey 8*, Proud 2*)

Cheshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WHR Joneslbw b Laidlaw13      
AG Ligginsc Bell b Owen67      
FW Millettc Austin b Laidlaw17      
JRG Sewardlbw b Coxon4      
A Mutchst Austin b Laidlaw1      
BE Jonesb Aspinall42      
L Bluntc Clarke b Laidlaw16      
+DE Wattsc Coxon b Aspinall17      
AD Lordnot out0      
AB Woottonc Austin b Aspinall2      
HC Rigbydid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 6 lb, 8 nb)28
Total(9 wickets, declared, 58.5 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-96, 3-110, 4-112, 5-113, 6-161, 7-200, 8-205, 9-207 (58.5 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coxon18   2331--
Owen10   2321--
Laidlaw20   3894--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HD Bellc Watts b BE Jones5      
JH Clarkec Mutch b Blunt31      
JG Keelerc Watts b Wootton50      
TK Jacksonc Mutch b Lord35      
PAH Careyc Wootton b Liggins38      
*RB Proudst Watts b Liggins25      
A Coxonnot out17      
R Aspinallnot out9      
NW Owendid not bat      
+AW Austindid not bat      
WK Laidlawdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(6 wickets, declared, 71 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-88, 3-105, 4-135, 5-177, 6-206
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blunt20   4351--
BE Jones9   0331--
Wootton7   0301--
Lord20   5381--
Millett8   2120--
WHR Jones4   0390--
Liggins3   0232--

Cheshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WHR Jonesst Austin b Laidlaw45      
JRG Sewardb Laidlaw40      
AG Ligginsc Laidlaw b Coxon40      
FW Millettb Laidlaw0      
HC Rigbyc Austin b Laidlaw3      
A Mutchb Laidlaw1      
BE Jonesc Carey b Laidlaw3      
L Bluntc Owen b Laidlaw0      
+DE Wattsnot out16      
AD Lord hit wkt b Laidlaw6      
AB Woottonnot out4      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(9 wickets, declared, 51 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-83, 2-106, 3-114, 4-118, 5-134, 6-138, 7-138, 8-146, 9-161
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coxon17   3541--
Aspinall7   1190--
Laidlaw18   2458--
Owen9   0400--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HD Bellnot out104      
JH Clarkec and b Lord33      
TK Jacksonnot out17      
JG Keelerdid not bat      
PAH Careydid not bat      
*RB Prouddid not bat      
A Coxondid not bat      
R Aspinalldid not bat      
NW Owendid not bat      
+AW Austindid not bat      
WK Laidlawdid not bat      
Extras(9 b)9
Total(1 wicket, 29 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-87 (Clarke)
Cheshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blunt10   1520--
BE Jones4   0310--
Wootton7   0280--
Lord6   1311--
Millett2   0120--

--> Durham batted on after winning

This friendly was arranged in conjunction with Wallasey Corporation as part of their 'Festival of Britain' celebrations
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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