Northumberland v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueOsborne Avenue, Jesmond on 7th, 8th June 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDurham won by 6 wickets
PointsNorthumberland -1; Durham 1
Close of play day 1Northumberland (2) 94/6 (Thompson 13*, Mortimer 8*)

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RH Mallettc Hansell b Brutton29  4- 
CY Adamsonc Murphy b Brutton17  3- 
F Simpsonc Simpson b Brutton0  -- 
JF Whitwellb Elsey4  1- 
EW Elliotb Brutton8  -- 
G Middlemissrun out2  -- 
J Leec Thompson b Brutton25  31 
WF Whitwellnot out50  71 
J Gregoryc Hansell b Brutton27  41 
+T Lambertc Murphy b Brutton4  1- 
J Taylorc Simpson b Brutton0  -- 
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 56.2 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-50, 3-51, 4-55, 5-57, 6-92, 7-97, 8-139, 9-158, 10-174 (56.2 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elsey21   66811-
Simpson14   4430--
Walters1   040--

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Simpsonc Elliot b Gregory9  1- 
FGH Claytonb WF Whitwell17  2- 
*EWR Waltersc JF Whitwell b WF Whitwell13  2- 
J Hansellc JF Whitwell b Gregory22  2- 
RB Hoareb Gregory1  -- 
S Bruttonc Simpson b WF Whitwell3  -- 
V Thompsonb Gregory4  -- 
RGE Mortimerb Gregory3  -- 
AHJ Cochraneb WF Whitwell0  -- 
G Elseynot out4  -- 
+J Murphyc and b WF Whitwell7  1- 
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 40.2 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-29, 3-52, 4-59, 5-68, 6-71, 7-80, 8-81, 9-81, 10-92 (40.2 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WF Whitwell20.24445--
Gregory20   6395--

Northumberland second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
FGH Claytonb WF Whitwell12  2- 
*EWR Waltersc Lambert b WF Whitwell9  1- 
S Bruttonc Gregory b WF Whitwell7  1- 
J Hansellb WF Whitwell9  -- 
G Simpsonlbw b WF Whitwell25  5- 
V Thompsonb WF Whitwell16  1- 
RB Hoarec Elliot b Middlemiss9  1- 
RGE Mortimerb Middlemiss24  2- 
AHJ Cochraneb WF Whitwell10  2- 
G Elseyb Gregory42  6- 
+J Murphynot out3  -- 
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-25, 3-32, 4-55, 5-68, 6-79, 7-97, 8-107, 9-160, 10-168 (70.3 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WF Whitwell31   6957--
Middlemiss5   0202--
Taylor4   0130--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CY Adamsonrun out18  2- 
JF Whitwellc Hoare b Elsey13  2- 
WF Whitwellnot out5  -- 
EW Elliotb Walters21  4- 
F Simpsonc Walters b Simpson9  -- 
*RH Mallettnot out19  3- 
G Middlemissdid not bat      
J Leedid not bat      
J Gregorydid not bat      
+T Lambertdid not bat      
J Taylordid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(4 wickets, 38.2 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-32, 3-61, 4-67
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elsey15   6261--
Brutton11   4250-1
Walters3   0161-1

--> EW Elliot made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Taylor made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AHJ Cochrane made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Taylor made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Elsey (2) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> S Brutton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Durham first innings (previous best was 5-46)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
This was the first county match played on the new County Ground in Jesmond
This was the inaugural Championship match at the new Northumberland County Ground. The visitors won shortly before 3.30 pm on the second day by 6 wickets, after Northumberland failed by 3 runs to save the follow-on. For the winners, W F Whitwell took 12 wickets in the match for 139 runs, and there were 7 fours in his innings of 50 not out. For the home team, Brutton took 8 for 51 in the Durham first innings, and Mortimer and Elsey put on 53 runs for the ninth wicket in the Northumberland second innings.
[Missing: Umpires.]
Sources: Durham Scorebook; Newcastle Daily Journal 8,9 June; Sporting Chronicle 11 June.





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