Devon v Durham
Minor Counties Championship 1978 (Challenge Match)
VenueThe County Cricket Ground, Exeter on 16th, 17th, 18th September 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Devon won on better record in qualifying)
UmpiresPJ Eele, RG Evans
ScorersB Hunt (Durham), BPJ Moylan-Jones (Devon)
Close of play day 1Devon (1) 10/0 (Matthews 9*, Tolliday 0*; 11 overs)
Close of play day 2Devon (1) 167/5 (Tolchard 73*, Goulding 21*; 132 overs)

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SR Atkinsonlbw b Yeabsley2245551- 
PW Romaineslbw b Yeabsley39781055- 
S Greenswordc Harriott b Goulding1555692- 
NA Riddellnot out686910973 
PJ Kippaxnot out12415020916- 
PC Birtwislec Roberts b Benton1852572- 
C Thomasc Wallen b Benton43128-- 
+RAD Mercerc Evans b Benton24437-- 
*BR Landerdid not bat      
IA Wishartdid not bat      
JS Wilkinsondid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)9
Total(6 wickets, declared, 335 minutes, 87.1 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-78, 3-84, 4-147, 5-164, 6-190
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Yeabsley26   6632--
Roberts23   3860--
Benton18   2563--

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BL Matthewsc Birtwisle b Wilkinson271661641- 
JR Tollidaylbw b Wilkinson1159781- 
G Wallenlbw b Kippax7104120-- 
RC Tolchardc Birtwisle b Wilkinson1003564099- 
RF Harriottc Mercer b Birtwisle969671- 
EP Pictonlbw b Greensword756571- 
MJ Gouldingb Wishart211101183- 
RK Bentonlbw b Wishart011-- 
IC Robertslbw b Kippax426381- 
DI Yeabsleyb Lander54933-- 
+GR Evansnot out543421- 
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 5 nb, 4 w)16
Total(all out, 574 minutes, 172.2 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-44, 3-56, 4-91, 5-120, 6-171, 7-171, 8-181, 9-203, 10-212 (172.2 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wishart24   14272--
Kippax41   2741232
Greensword43   21521--
Lander18   6221--
Birtwisle3   301--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PW Romainesb Yeabsley2738514- 
SR Atkinsonnot out2737694- 
NA Riddellnot out1215171- 
S Greensworddid not bat      
PJ Kippaxdid not bat      
PC Birtwisledid not bat      
C Thomasdid not bat      
+RAD Mercerdid not bat      
*BR Landerdid not bat      
IA Wishartdid not bat      
JS Wilkinsondid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(1 wicket, declared, 69 minutes, 15 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-53 (Romaines)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goulding8   0440--
Yeabsley7   1221--

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BL Matthewsc Atkinson b Kippax678991- 
JR Tollidaylbw b Wishart2417304- 
G Wallenc Birtwisle b Wishart099-- 
RC Tolchardb Wilkinson388-- 
RF Harriottb Wilkinson21114-- 
EP Pictonlbw b Greensword431321- 
MJ Gouldingnot out42529-- 
RK Bentonnot out13226-- 
IC Robertsdid not bat      
DI Yeabsleydid not bat      
+GR Evansdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(6 wickets, 129 minutes, 35 overs)51
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-31, 3-34, 4-38, 5-44, 6-44
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilkinson11   6212--
Wishart9   5182-1
Kippax8   721--
Greensword7   531--

--> PJ Kippax (1) passed his previous highest score of 78 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PJ Kippax (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PJ Kippax (1) 100 in 130 balls, 185 minutes with 12 fours
--> RC Tolchard (1) 100 in 325 balls, 377 minutes with 9 fours
--> MJ Goulding (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RK Benton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Durham first innings (previous best was 3-60)
--> NA Riddell retired hurt in the Durham first innings having scored 4 (team score 98/3) - he returned when the score was 190/6

Devon won on better record in qualifying
Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt





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