|Venue||County Ground, Stoke-on-Trent on 10th, 11th July 1895 (2-day match)|
|Balls per over||5|
|Toss||Durham won the toss and decided to bat|
|Points||Staffordshire 0; Durham 0|
|Umpires||[unknown], T Hutton|
|Close of play day 1||Durham (1) 425/6 (JF Whitwell 61*, Welch 9*)|
|Durham first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|RH Mallett||b Briscoe||70||11||-|
|JW Welford||c Copestake b W Brown||153||23||1|
|J Young||run out||27||2||-|
|CY Adamson||b Darlow||18||2||-|
|JF Whitwell||not out||61||6||-|
|WH Wilson||b Harrison||69||6||-|
|*WF Whitwell||b Harrison||6||1||-|
|AW Welch||not out||9||1||-|
|J Gregory||did not bat|
|+T Lambert||did not bat|
|D Nichol||did not bat|
|Extras||(10 b, 1 lb, 1 w)||12|
|Total||(6 wickets, declared, 125 overs)||425|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-165, 2-252, 3-266, 4-282, 5-397, 6-403|
|Staffordshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*CC Mott||st Lambert b Welch||15||1||-|
|W Brown||b WF Whitwell||0||-||-|
|J King||b Gregory||12||-||-|
|WE Harrison||b Nichol||73||6||-|
|JH Copestake||c Adamson b Nichol||5||-||-|
|J Brown||c Mallett b WF Whitwell||24||4||-|
|CAW Gilbert||c Adamson b WF Whitwell||29||4||-|
|PE Mainwaring||c Adamson b Gregory||35||5||-|
|H Briscoe||c Nichol b Gregory||6||-||-|
|+CE Booth||not out||5||-||-|
|JF Darlow||st Lambert b Nichol||0||-||-|
|Extras||(3 b, 2 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)||8|
|Total||(all out, 97.1 overs)||212|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-0, 2-22, 3-39, 4-44, 5-94, 6-146, 7-191, 8-206, 9-212, 10-212 (97.1 ov)|
|Staffordshire second innings (following on)||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*CC Mott||c Lambert b Nichol||14||1||-|
|CAW Gilbert||b Gregory||18||2||-|
|J King||not out||48||3||-|
|W Brown||not out||90||14||-|
|WE Harrison||did not bat|
|JH Copestake||did not bat|
|J Brown||did not bat|
|PE Mainwaring||did not bat|
|H Briscoe||did not bat|
|+CE Booth||did not bat|
|JF Darlow||did not bat|
|Total||(2 wickets, 70 overs)||173|
|Fall of wickets:|
--> RH Mallett (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Welford (1) passed his previous highest score of 64 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Welford (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JF Whitwell (1) passed his previous highest score of 45 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WH Wilson (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WE Harrison (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CAW Gilbert (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Brown (2) passed his previous highest score of 41 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CE Booth made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Gregory achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Staffordshire first innings (previous best was 2-21)
This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
Drawn return match, with Staffordshire saving the game after having followed on 213 runs behind.
The game between the two sides in June at Sunderland had also been drawn.
Durham's 425-6 declared was the highest team score of the season.
Welford's 153 was the highest individual innings of the year and included 1 six, 23 fours, 5 threes and 12 twos.
There were 11 fours in Mallett's 70, and 6 fours in both Wilson's 69 and J F Whitwell's 61 not out.
In the Durham innings, Mallett and Welford put on 165 for the first wicket and J F Whitwell and Wilson 115 for the fifth.
For Staffordshire, W Brown's 90 not out contained 14 fours and Harrison's 73 6 fours.
In the Staffordshire second innings, King and W Brown added an undefeated 134 for the third wicket.
The match aggregate of 810 runs was the highest of the season.
In all, 18 players bowled in this game, nine from each side.
[Missing: One umpire; in Durham inns duration of Welford's innings of 153.]
Sources: Durham Scorebook; Staffordshire Advertiser 13 July; Staffordshire Post 10,11 July; Staffordshire Sentinel 10,11 July; Newcastle Daily Chronicle 11,12 July; Newcastle Daily Journal 11,12 July; Sporting Chronicle 11,12 July; The Sportsman 11,12 July.
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