Durham v Norfolk
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenuePrince Consort Road, Gateshead on 19th, 20th July 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorfolk won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsDurham 0; Norfolk 0
Close of play day 1Norfolk (2) 55/0 (GB Raikes 11*, Page 33*)

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GB Raikesb Gregory2  -- 
T Morleyc Lambert b Middlemiss20  2- 
F Daviesc Gibbon b Lee40  6- 
*WFG Sandwithc Gibbon b Gregory16  2- 
L Barrattb Gregory49  9- 
BK Wilsonb Simpson3  -- 
SD Pagerun out8  1- 
+GF Blakec Gregory b Crichton27  4- 
SRB Cowlesnot out1  -- 
EB Raikesb Crichton0  -- 
C Shoreb Crichton0  -- 
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 60 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-46, 3-67, 4-113, 5-122, 6-133, 7-164, 8-176, 9-176, 10-176 (60 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gregory19   9403--
Middlemiss10   2331--
Gowland6   3110--
Lee11   3371--
Simpson11   3331--
Crichton3   1123--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Youngc and b Morley0  -- 
+T Lambertc and b Shore20  3- 
*EW Elliotc Morley b Shore10  2- 
F Simpsonc Davies b Shore6  1- 
J Bewickb Morley12  11 
AW Gowlandb Morley2  -- 
DG Crichtonc Sandwith b Shore0  -- 
J Gregoryb GB Raikes71  74 
JW Gibbonb Shore18  2- 
G Middlemissnot out12  1- 
J Lee hit wkt b Shore7  -1 
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 55 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-15, 3-29, 4-48, 5-48, 6-48, 7-69, 8-136, 9-150, 10-164 (55 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore15   4686--
Morley23   9433--
GB Raikes8   2221--
EB Raikes4   1150--
Cowles5   4100--

Norfolk second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GB Raikesnot out11  -- 
SD Pagenot out33  5- 
T Morleydid not bat      
F Daviesdid not bat      
*WFG Sandwithdid not bat      
L Barrattdid not bat      
BK Wilsondid not bat      
+GF Blakedid not bat      
SRB Cowlesdid not bat      
EB Raikesdid not bat      
C Shoredid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 1 lb)11
Total(no wicket, 19 overs)55
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crichton8   0190--
Gregory7   2190--
Simpson2   110--
Lee2   050--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> L Barratt (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BK Wilson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DG Crichton made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Gregory (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Gibbon made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DG Crichton completed a hat-trick in the Norfolk first innings (Blake, Raikes, Shore)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
This match was drawn, with play on the second day lost through rain. Gregory's 71 contained 4 sixes and 7 fours. In the Durham innings Gregory and Gibbon added 67 runs for the eighth wicket. In the absence of Mallett and Adamson, Elliot captained Durham.
[Missing: Umpires.]
Sources: Durham Scorebook; Newcastle Daily Journal 20,21 July; Northern Echo 20,21 July; Norfolk Cricket Annual 1898, p 22-23; Eastern Daily Press 20,21 July; Norwich Mercury 24 July; The Sportsman 21 July.





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