Staffordshire v Surrey Second XI
Minor Counties Championship 1913
VenueGorway, Walsall on 18th, 19th August 1913 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey Second XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultStaffordshire won by 8 wickets
PointsStaffordshire 5; Surrey Second XI 0
UmpiresWH Harden, M Myers
Close of play day 1Surrey Second XI (2) 87/9 (Blacklidge 33*, Freeman 2*)

Surrey Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Howellc Nichols b Barnes16     
J Howellb Deyes44     
A Sandhamb Barnes0     
WJ Abelb Deyes5     
CTA Wilkinsonc Russell b Deyes29     
HA Peachc Taylor b Deyes1     
HG Blacklidgec Twigg b Deyes10     
TE Abelc Taylor b Barnes1     
*AWF Ruttyc Nichols b Deyes0     
+D Sullivanb Deyes0     
AJ Freemannot out0     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 36.2 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-27, 3-40, 4-94, 5-95, 6-105, 7-112, 8-112, 9-112, 10-112 (36.2 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Deyes13   2397-1
Nichols4   1120--
Bucknell4   1180--

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*P Briggsb Peach33     
SF Barnesb Blacklidge4     
LF Taylorc Sullivan b WJ Abel15     
JE Nicholslbw b WJ Abel2     
FW Twiggc Sullivan b WJ Abel17     
CR Ridgwaynot out32     
CH Campbellb Freeman14     
NP Hewsonb Wilkinson0     
+JB Russellrun out1     
A Bucknellb Freeman1     
G Deyesc and b Freeman6     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 37.3 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-43, 3-45, 4-71, 5-76, 6-113, 7-114, 8-120, 9-124, 10-132 (37.3 ov)
Surrey Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blacklidge9   03311-
WJ Abel9   0323--
Peach6   1191--
Wilkinson4   0141--

Surrey Second XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Howellc Campbell b Barnes10     
J Howellb Deyes3     
A Sandhamc Campbell b Barnes1     
WJ Abelc Russell b Deyes7     
CTA Wilkinsonb Barnes13     
HA Peachc Deyes b Barnes3     
HG Blacklidgenot out33     
TE Abelc and b Barnes1     
*AWF Ruttyb Deyes0     
+D Sullivanc Hewson b Deyes2     
AJ Freemanb Barnes2     
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(all out, 26.2 overs)88
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-13, 3-25, 4-35, 5-40, 6-47, 7-55, 8-60, 9-68, 10-88 (26.2 ov)
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Deyes13   1454--

Staffordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*P Briggsc Rutty b Wilkinson9     
SF Barnesnot out39     
LF Taylorb Blacklidge10     
JE Nicholsnot out10     
FW Twiggdid not bat      
CR Ridgwaydid not bat      
CH Campbelldid not bat      
NP Hewsondid not bat      
+JB Russelldid not bat      
A Bucknelldid not bat      
G Deyesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(2 wickets, 17.5 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-52
Surrey Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Freeman4   0170--
Wilkinson6   1141--
WJ Abel5   1280--

--> M Howell made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Howell made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CR Ridgway made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NP Hewson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Howell made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CTA Wilkinson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P Briggs made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FW Twigg made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FW Twigg (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Staffordshire won this match by 8 wickets at 12.05pm on the second day after less than an hour's play. Surrey's second innings closed after two balls in the morning and Staffordshire hit off the required runs for the loss of two wickets. The match earlier in the season at The Oval had been won by Surrey 2nd XI.
Deyes took 7 for 39 in Surrey's first innings and 4 for 45 in the second giving him match figures of 11 for 84. Barnes took 6 for 30 in the second innings. Ridgway and Briggs were chiefly responsible for giving Staffordshire a lead of 20 runs.
For the losers the debutant J Howell made the top score in the match, 44, in the first innings of his side.
[Missing: None]
Sources: Staffordshire Scorebook;
Staffordshire Annual Report;
Surrey Yearbook 1913; Staffordshire Advertiser 23 August; Staffordshire Sentinel 18, 19 August; Walsall Advertiser 23 August; Walsall Observer 23 August; The Sportsman 19, 20 August; Cricket 30 August p572.





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