|Venue||Osborne Avenue, Jesmond on 31st July, 1st August 1901 (2-day match)|
|Balls per over||6|
|Toss||Northumberland won the toss and decided to bat|
|Points||Northumberland 0; Staffordshire 0|
|Umpires||W Copeland, J Rogers|
|Close of play day 1||Staffordshire (1) 94/2 (Brown 21*, Stratton 32*)|
|Northumberland first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*FGH Clayton||lbw b Clapham||16|
|RGE Mortimer||c McHarg b Grimshaw||7|
|J Hansell||run out||45|
|S Brutton||b Grimshaw||1|
|V Thompson||b Stratton||118|
|J Marshall||b Grimshaw||0|
|FW Gillespie||b Grimshaw||8|
|+C Page||b Cummins||84|
|G Elsey||not out||13|
|E Tomlin||b Cummins||0|
|A Lowings||b Cummins||0|
|Extras||(5 b, 9 lb)||14|
|Total||(all out, 87.4 overs)||306|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-24, 2-24, 3-25, 4-137, 5-141, 6-149, 7-238, 8-302, 9-302, 10-306 (87.4 ov)|
|Staffordshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|FH Wynne||b Tomlin||21|
|A Hollowood||b Tomlin||15|
|W Brown||lbw b Tomlin||79|
|*HD Stratton||b Lowings||76|
|T Hedges||c Hansell b Marshall||39|
|GW Crane||c Mortimer b Marshall||38|
|HCB Cummins||c Thompson b Marshall||2|
|FH Hassall||not out||28|
|T Grimshaw||b Clayton||3|
|JR Clapham||c Hansell b Clayton||3|
|+G McHarg||b Clayton||8|
|Extras||(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)||6|
|Total||(all out, 90.1 overs)||318|
|Fall of wickets:|
|1-25, 2-39, 3-187, 4-209, 5-265, 6-274, 7-283, 8-294, 9-302, 10-318 (90.1 ov)|
|Northumberland second innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|*FGH Clayton||b Grimshaw||10|
|S Brutton||not out||106|
|J Hansell||c Hedges b Crane||58|
|V Thompson||not out||24|
|RGE Mortimer||did not bat|
|J Marshall||did not bat|
|FW Gillespie||did not bat|
|+C Page||did not bat|
|G Elsey||did not bat|
|E Tomlin||did not bat|
|A Lowings||did not bat|
|Extras||(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)||8|
|Total||(2 wickets, declared, 50 overs)||206|
|Fall of wickets:|
|Staffordshire second innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|FH Hassall||not out||61|
|A Hollowood||c Marshall b Tomlin||17|
|*HD Stratton||not out||46|
|FH Wynne||did not bat|
|W Brown||did not bat|
|T Hedges||did not bat|
|GW Crane||did not bat|
|HCB Cummins||did not bat|
|T Grimshaw||did not bat|
|JR Clapham||did not bat|
|+G McHarg||did not bat|
|Extras||(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)||3|
|Total||(1 wicket, 24 overs)||127|
|Fall of wickets:|
--> V Thompson (1) passed his previous highest score of 112 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> C Page (1) passed his previous highest score of 60 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FH Wynne (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HD Stratton (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 39
--> T Hedges (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> S Brutton (2) passed his previous highest score of 38 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FH Hassall (2) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 16
--> T Grimshaw reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Northumberland second innings
This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
In this drawn match, the Northumberland declaration set Staffordshire a victory target of 195 runs in 65 minutes.
The match aggregate of 957 runs was the second highest of the season.
There were two individual centuries and three century-partnerships.
For the home team, there were 1 seven, 11 fours, 3 threes and 11 twos in Thompson's 118, scored in 175 minutes, and 1 seven, 1 six, 13 fours, 1 three and 2 twos in Brutton's 106 not out, an innings of 145 minutes.
Page's 84 contained 12 fours and Hansell's 58 included 8 fours.
In the home team's first innings, Hansell and Thompson put on 112 runs for the fourth wicket, Thompson and Page 89 runs for the seventh, and Page and Elsey 64 for the eighth wicket.
In the second innings Brutton and Hansell 101 for the second wicket.
In the Staffordshire first innings Brown and Stratton added 148 for the third wicket, which was the second highest partnership for that wicket during the season.
For the visitors, Brown's 79 included 9 fours Stratton's 76 contained 1 five and 7 fours.
15 players bowled in the match.
There were a number of differences in the runs conceded by bowlers between the newspaper sources of both counties and the Staffordshire scorebook.
Preference has been given to versions supported by the published averages of both counties.
In the newspaper sources for the Northumberland first innings, the runs conceded by Grimshaw, Clapham, Cummins and Crane are given as 88,73,52 and 27 respectively, and the overs bowled by Cummins 14.3.
In the Northumberland second innings, the runs conceded by Grimshaw, Cummins,Crane and Hollowood are 62,44,22 and 18 respectively, and the overs bowled by Clapham 7.
In the Staffordshire first innings the Staffordshire scorebook gives overs bowled by Clayton as 15.1 and maidens bowled by Tomlin 6.
In the Staffordshire second innings, the Staffordshire scorebook gives the runs conceded by Elsey and Marshall as 17 and 11, and overs bowled by Clayton 7.
[Note to be deleted -- these figures need to be checked.]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook; Newcastle Daily Journal 1,2 August; Staffordshire Advertiser 3 August; Staffordshire Sentinel 31 July, 1,3 August; Yorkshire Post 1,2 August; The Sportsman 1,2 August.
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