Northumberland v Staffordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1978
VenueOsborne Avenue, Jesmond on 31st July, 1st August 1978 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossStaffordshire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthumberland 2; Staffordshire 2
UmpiresDB Harrison, S Levison
Close of play day 1Staffordshire (1) 107/3 (Hancock 66*, Moore 0*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*M Youlllbw b Nasim-ul-Ghani27     
K Pearsonb Gessner0     
ME Youngerc Green b James16     
JD Woodfordc Moore b Nasim-ul-Ghani31     
NCD Craigc Lowe b Brewer70  83 
T Waitonlbw b James21     
+WG Robsonb James8     
PC Grahamnot out3     
PH Twizellb James12     
JW Wardnot out1     
K Nortondid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 4 nb)12
Total(8 wickets, declared, 55 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-29, 3-77, 4-78, 5-168, 6-176, 7-183, 8-199
Staffordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gessner10   3231- 
James18   1764- 
Nasim-ul-Ghani11   3442- 
Lowe1   090- 
Brewer15   4371- 

Staffordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DA Hancocknot out66     
GRS Hallc Waiton b Woodford21     
SJ Dawsonb Norton12     
Nasim-ul-Ghanic Robson b Woodford6     
JD Moorenot out0     
SA Nealdid not bat      
L Lowedid not bat      
+MR Greendid not bat      
MWD Brewerdid not bat      
BD Gessnerdid not bat      
RI Jamesdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(3 wickets, 41 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-87, 3-106
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham8   0220--
Twizell4   1100--
Woodford16   4392--
Norton13   5341--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> JW Ward made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GRS Hall made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NCD Craig (1) passed his previous highest score of 44 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RI James achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland first innings (previous best was 3-16)

The start of play was delayed by more than an hour due to overnight rain and then bad light ended play 15 minutes early





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