Northumberland v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueNorthumberland Club Ground, Heaton on 15th, 16th July 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthumberland 0; Durham 0
Close of play day 1Northumberland (1) 80/2 (Simpson 47*, Marshall 7*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
F Butlerc Lambert b Gregory18  3- 
G Simpsonb WF Whitwell49  5- 
J Hansellc Lee b Clarke8  1- 
J Marshallc Lee b Gregory17  2- 
*EWR Waltersnot out102  14- 
RGE Mortimerc Lambert b Clarke25  3- 
RF Cumberlegenot out31  4- 
H Shottondid not bat      
W Milnedid not bat      
G Elseydid not bat      
+J Murphydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(5 wickets, declared, 93 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-70, 3-83, 4-94, 5-158
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gregory31   8592--
Nichol15   3570--
WF Whitwell24   3501--
Clarke11   2242--
Lee7   1310--
Simpson5   0290--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Whitwellb Elsey1  -- 
CY Adamsonb Simpson0  -- 
J Youngc Marshall b Walters24  4- 
J Dowsonb Elsey2  -- 
F Simpsonc Butler b Mortimer56  11- 
J Leeb Elsey26  6- 
*WF Whitwellc Milne b Mortimer0  -- 
R Clarkeb Shotton39  5- 
J Gregoryc Murphy b Elsey12  2- 
+T Lambertlbw b Shotton19  2- 
D Nicholnot out4  1- 
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(all out, 64 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-3, 3-19, 4-45, 5-91, 6-91, 7-121, 8-147, 9-184, 10-193 (64 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Simpson14   4531--
Elsey22   8374--
Walters11   6251--
Marshall6   1220--
Mortimer2   1162--
Shotton9   2302--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Shottonc Gregory b WF Whitwell0  -- 
W Milneb Gregory7  1- 
G Elseylbw b Gregory5  1- 
+J Murphyc Simpson b Gregory16  1- 
G Simpsonnot out19  2- 
J Hansellnot out16  3- 
F Butlerdid not bat      
J Marshalldid not bat      
*EWR Waltersdid not bat      
RGE Mortimerdid not bat      
RF Cumberlegedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(4 wickets, 25 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Shotton), 2-9, 3-18, 4-33
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WF Whitwell11   2211--
Gregory11   2323--
Nichol2   030--
Clarke1   070--

--> RF Cumberlege made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Dowson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Shotton made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EWR Walters (1) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EWR Walters (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RGE Mortimer (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Lee (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Gregory reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northumberland first innings
--> G Elsey achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Durham first innings (previous best was 3-83)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
Only 65 minutes play possible on the first day owing to rain
This match counted for Northumberland in Championship - but not Durham who did not qualify (individual records count)
This rain-affected return match was drawn. Durham had won when the teams met at Burnmoor in May. Rain delayed play until 4.00 pm on the first day. A shower then stopped play at 4.10 until 5.35 pm when a further 55 minutes play was possible. Walters 102 for the home side contained 14 fours, 2 threes and 5 twos. In the Northumberland first innings, Walters and Cumberlege put on an unbroken partner of 93 runs for the sixth wicket. It was a new record for the sixth wicket for the competition, but was to be surpassed by H Pigg and White for Hertfordshire v Norfolk at Norwich in August. For Durham, F Simpson's 56 included 11 fours.
[Missing: Umpires; in Northumberland 1st inns duration of Walters's 102 not out.]
Sources: Durham Scorebook; Newcastle Daily Journal 16,17 July.





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