Northumberland v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueOsborne Avenue, Jesmond on 31st July, 1st August 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthumberland 0; Staffordshire 0
UmpiresW Copeland, J Rogers
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (1) 94/2 (Brown 21*, Stratton 32*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*FGH Claytonlbw b Clapham16     
RGE Mortimerc McHarg b Grimshaw7     
J Hansellrun out45     
S Bruttonb Grimshaw1     
V Thompsonb Stratton118     
J Marshallb Grimshaw0     
FW Gillespieb Grimshaw8     
+C Pageb Cummins84     
G Elseynot out13     
E Tomlinb Cummins0     
A Lowingsb Cummins0     
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 bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grimshaw33   8844--
Brown1   010--
Clapham23   2721--
Crane7   0280--
Stratton7   0391--
Hollowood4   2120--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FH Wynneb Tomlin21     
A Hollowoodb Tomlin15     
W Brownlbw b Tomlin79     
*HD Strattonb Lowings76     
T Hedgesc Hansell b Marshall39     
GW Cranec Mortimer b Marshall38     
HCB Cumminsc Thompson b Marshall2     
FH Hassallnot out28     
T Grimshawb Clayton3     
JR Claphamc Hansell b Clayton3     
+G McHargb Clayton8     
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 bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tomlin23   5853--
Elsey11   3250-1
Marshall19   4653--
Mortimer3   150--
Lowings9   2431--
Hansell9   1340--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*FGH Claytonb Grimshaw10     
S Bruttonnot out106     
J Hansellc Hedges b Crane58     
V Thompsonnot out24     
RGE Mortimerdid not bat      
J Marshalldid not bat      
FW Gillespiedid not bat      
+C Pagedid not bat      
G Elseydid not bat      
E Tomlindid not bat      
A Lowingsdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(2 wickets, declared, 50 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-113
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grimshaw20   2661--
Cummins13   3430--
Clapham7   0260-1
Hassall2   0150--
Crane4   0211--
Stratton1   0110--
Hollowood3   0160--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FH Hassallnot out61     
A Hollowoodc Marshall b Tomlin17     
*HD Strattonnot out46     
FH Wynnedid not bat      
W Browndid not bat      
T Hedgesdid not bat      
GW Cranedid not bat      
HCB Cumminsdid not bat      
T Grimshawdid not bat      
JR Claphamdid not bat      
+G McHargdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(1 wicket, 24 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Hollowood)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clayton6   1320--
Tomlin6   1261--
Lowings4   1170--
Marshall3   0120--
Elsey3   0160-1
Hansell2   0210--

--> 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
--> S Brutton (2) made his first century 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.]
[Missing Complete.]
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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