CHIRNSIDE, JAMES (JIM)  (East End 1st Team Friendly - Guest App: Nov.1886) 
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ROLE: GOALKEEPER (Association Football), BACK & HALF BACK (Rugby Football)
DOB: SEP. Q.1858, BYKER, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
DIED: AUG.24th.1921 (Aged 62), 22 HARRIOT STREET, BYKER, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
(Internment- Heaton Cemetery  AUG.27th.1921) 
 
CAREER
 
(FOOTBALL)
EAST END FC (1st Team Friendly Guest App- NOV.1886)
 
(RUGBY)
PERCY PARK (NOV.1876),
SOUTH SHIELDS (NOV.1876).
ELSWICK RC (DEC.1876)
NEWCASTLE RFC (1876-78)
PERCY PARK (NOV.1878)
JESMOND RFC (1879 To 1881)
 
(CRICKET)
NEWCASTLE CC (1875 To 1878).
JESMOND CC (1876- No Apps Found)
RYTON CC (1878-79). HEATON CC (1879)
BRUNSWICK CC (1879-80).
NEWCASTLE POLICE (GUEST APP- 1879)
NORTH DURHAM CC (GUEST APP: JUN.1880)
TRINITY CC (GUEST APP: JUL.1880)
F.CARR’S XI (GUEST APP: AUG.1880 + SEP.1882).
FRIENDSW CC (JUN/SEP.1880)
WALLSEND CC (1880-82).
NEWCASTLE WANDERERS (AUG.1880, JUL.1881, MAY 1885).
BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE CC (JUL.1881 & JUN.1882).
CITY OF NEWCASTLE CC (JUL.1882 To 1884, Then 1886).
TRINITY ASSOCIATION (JUL.1882 & MAY 1883)
NORTH EASTERN CC (1883 To 1887).
WALLSEND CC (1885 To 1889)
DR. H.AITCHINSON’S XI (GUEST APP: AUG.1886).
NORTHUMBERLAND CLUB: (GUEST APP: JUL.1888)
BERWICK CC (1891-93), EDINBURGH AREA (1890?)
EDINBURGH ACADEMICIALS (MAY 1893)
WALLSEND CC (1894). RETIRED.
WALLSEND WEDNESDAY CC (1897-99)
 
(BOWLS)
ARMSTRONG BOWLS CLUB (Early 1900’s- To e confirmed)
 
PLAYER HISTORY  
 
James Chirnside was born in the Byker area ,to the East of Newcastle city centre. He resided in Quarry Street before moving to Dalton Street, prior to the 1891 Census. It is possible the move to what had been very close to East Ends old ground had led to his inclusion in a friendly as primarily his sporting life had one of primarily cricket & secondary in rugby. James appears to have been a bit of a journeyman & the number of local sides he turned out for is long. The earliest known sporting appearance took place in his teens & was for Newcastle Cricket Club. It was on August 28th 1875, in a win over South Shields; contributing 4 runs & bowling out 2 wickets. Archives refer to him being with the Jesmond Cricket club the following summer, but no actual appearances have come to light. Chirnside’s first known rugby rules match was on November 4th 1876. He turned out for Percy Park as a back in a 6 goals & 4 try’s to nil defeat to Bensham Juniors. He was noted as a back who played well in the game. Later that month he turned out for South Shields & then captained Elswick Rugby Club in December in a closer match against North Durham. The final known rugby match he featured in during the 1876-77 season was on January 6th.1887 as a back for Newcastle verses North Durham. Newcastle remained his club the following season, but only two appearances are so far known; on December 29th. verses Tynemouth; in a slightly more advanced role as a half back. The other game was for their 2nd XV against Tynemouth’s 2nd XV. Despite another defeat Chirnside was once again noted as having played well. The summer of 1877 had only saw a couple of cricket outings for fledgling James; in a Newcastle Cricket Club v Borough of Tynemouth in August. He  hit 7 runs in a heavy defeat. He also was selected for a ‘Players XI’ in a local charity match in September against a ‘Gentleman’s XI’. The following summer of 1878, was his last with the Newcastle Cricket Club. Two matches have so far come to light a draw with South Shields in May & a defeat to Tynemouth in June. He took 5 wickets from both matches & bowling prowess was now beginning to show. On the Rugby field, after an appearance for Percy Park in a win over North Elswick in November 1878, he was back with the Newcastle club. Two matches involving are so far known; on November 23rd  in a win over North Elswick  & then on April 4th.1879 as a three-quarter back in draw with North Elswick.
 
The later part of the 1879-80 Rugby season saw Chirnside featured twice for the Jesmond club. In a defeat to South Shields & a win over Ryton in February 1880. He appearances to have had a shared allegiance with two main cricket clubs that summer; both Brunswick & Wallsend Cricket Clubs. His appearances in general alternate between the clubs that summer with his 5 known matches for Brunswick beginning on May 2nd 1880 in a win Excelsior. He took 6 wickets in the match. The last of the summer was on August 7th against Ashington & he hit a decent 29 runs & from these matches he clocked up a total of 54 runs & bowling he took a total of 16 wickets. For Wallsend we see a similar picture where he featured in 7 matches, His best batting total to date came early that summer for them, on May 15th hitting 35 runs in a draw with North Eastern. Overall his runs total for Wallsend that summer was 59 & he bowled out 22 wickets. Chirnside had time that summer to also turn out once for Friends CC, for North Durham CC; for Trinity CC, the Newcastle Wandereers side & he made a guest appearance in a F. Carr XI in August 1880 against J.F. Olgivvies XI. The match was a benefit match for R. Gray. Although all of his matches were friendly challenges which was all there was at that time, his cricketing skill was becoming recognised locally & it would not be long before his rugby days come to an & he concentrates his efforts as a cricketer. James Chirnside made Jesmond his club until the end of his career. No matches that he was involved in have been found from the 1880-81 season, however, one last rugby matches from 1881-82 season sees Chirnside as a Back for the Jesmond club in a win against Boldon on October 29th 1881. James both scored a try & kicked a goal in the game. He continued to show good form on cricket field in summer of 1881 for Wallsend primarily, with guest outings for the Borough of Newcastle & Newcastle Wanderers. 5 Wallsend matches are known to have featured Chirnside from May 7th  through to Jul. 30th; with an additional Wallsend Club ‘Married XI’ appearance against the ‘Single XI’ men. His runs that summer for them total 33 (including a 6 not out). It seems his bowling which more so was catching the eye taking 7 wickets in one match, with a total of 20 wickets for his club for only a limited number of runs. He caught the eye of the selectors for the original Northumberland County Cricket side & on July 16th 1881 he took part in a ‘county trial match’ featuring for a Northumberland XI against a Colts XVIII. The match which concluded in a draw, saw him hit 39 runs in the 2nd innings. He took 2 wickets in the first & 2 in the 2nd innings. He performance was enough to secure his first ‘county cap’ over two days on August 19th & 20th. The match against Roxburghshire ended in a draw, with Chirnside scoring a single run.  The summer of 1882 was perhaps the high point of James Chitnside cricket career, & this propelled him into professional status in the sport. Wallsend was once again his main club, featured in 8 known matches. In the opening win over North Eastern his bowling was described as ‘effective. His run total from these matches is a modest 39 runs with a total of  20 wickets bowled. Among the numerous other appearances that summer were Borough / City of Newcastle appearances; which total 5. In a win against North Eastern on June 17th he was very effective in taking 7 wickets for 31 runs. One further appearance for Trinity was seen & he also featured for F. Carr’s XI in a benefit match again as well a Wallsend XVII benefit match for H. Shaw against XVIII from the District. Following another County Trial Match, Chirnside was again called up to play at County level for Northumberland. The first was in June against Carlisle & District hitting 9 runs, in a match they lost by only 10 runs. There was also an appearance against Durham County in a commendable draw in July; hitting 30 not out in bat.                           
 
The summer of 1883, saw him only turn out on a few occasions; with his allegiances now with mostly the City of Newcastle side; whom played for at least twice. In May he also featured for Trinity in a draw due to bad weather, with Whickham. The result from a County trial match in a J.S. Crawford side is not known, but it did facilitate his selection for Northumberland County against the famous MCC on June 23rd & 24th . The match resulted in a credible draw in which he hit 4 runs. That summer Chirnside was also in the County side which lost by a single run at the Oval to Surrey. The first indication that he was becoming a professional was he featured for ‘Professional XI’ against ‘The Gentlemen’ also in July in a charity match. Finally that summer in September he formed his own Chirnside XI as pro, playing against B. Reed’s XI. The match resulted in a draw & he put himself third in bat hitting 25 runs. In 1884, James Chirnside joined the North Eastern club, although he continued to still feature for the city of Newcastle side well. 4 North Eastern matches from that summer known to have him involved. He returned a modest 21 runs in bat, & excelled bowling taking 13 wickets; including 6 against Close House in August 1884. He also turned out in a local Professionals XI side in July & made his last Northumberland County appearance on July 18th & 19th 1884 against Durham. They lost, despite Chirnside hitting 14 runs in the first innings. Throughout the following summer he shares his loyalties with both North Eastern & the Wallsend club. 8 North Eastern matches are known, with an improved batting average with a total of 79 runs; including 32 against York NER in August 1885. His runs to Wallsend were limited, with outings noted. He also is known to have turned out twice for the Newcastle Wanderers that summer. 1886 followed a similar pattern of play. James mostly now featured for Wallsend again, but also kept his hand in with North Eastern & the city of Newcastle; as well as making a guest showing for Wallsend’s Dr. Henry Aitchinson’s XI. His biggest match tally was with Wallsend were he is known to have featured in at least 8 matches, hitting a total of 146 runs, including a 26 not out & 45 runs in a win over Rockcliffe in July. He also took 6 wickets in the match. His wicket total for Wallsend that summer was 24. His one known City of Newcastle match also saw him hit 47 runs in a draw with Barnard Castle. His two matches for North Eastern yielded 25 runs. With the summer of 1886 ended 7 the football season begun it seems to have come out of the blue that he became a guest in goal for East End, the original Newcastle United side on November 20th.1886. This friendly match was against Newcastle FA & East End won 6:0. It seems James had a quiet afternoon in goal in what was his only ever appearance in an association rules football match. It seems mostly likely as a very well known professional sportsman who lived in close proximity to a number of players & their ground, he was merely asked if he would he like to take part in the growing sport as a guest. 
 
Wallsend continued to be his club in the summer of 1887. A further 9 matches for them are known. His best day in bat was hitting 41 in July against Priory Park & bowling; taking 7 for 48 with very effective bowling’ against Trinity in May. Hiis total runs for them from these matches was; 104 ^ his total stat of wickets taken was 26. Chirnside also turned out twice for North Eastern in what would be his final appearances for them.  So far only 3 more appearances for Wallsend are known for the following summer of 1888. 26 runs in bat & 5 wickets are his stat from the three matches. In July 1888 Chirnside also turned out once for the Northumberland Club side. They lost against Tynemouth. His Wallsend appearances saw a resurgence in 1889 & 6 known appearances in the side are known. Cricket had come of age locally & no longer were the summers matches all friendly challenges as for the first time, the Wallsend club were in the newly formed Northern Championships. A win over Tnyemouth in May seems to be his first match for them in the competition. His biggest score in bat was June 1st in a win over Tynedale, when he hit 28 runs; while his most wickets. His total runs that summer were 44 & his wickets a more modest 3. He June he got a surprise recall into the county scene. He featured for Northumberland County XII in a trial match against the Next XVIII. His side won the match he hit a credible 27 not out in bat & took one wicket in the match. It is believed work commitments now took him away from the B yker area of Newcastle & he is known to have lived in the Edinburgh & Berwick area for a time. This leaves some gaps in his ‘sporting cv’ The following summer no matches have so far come to light, but in the summer of 1891a match for Berwick in a win against Alnwick in August. Here Chirnside hit 23 not out. Berwick was his club once more the following summer & Chirnside now in the twilight days of his career; was seen in at least one more match for them on May 19th 1892 against Edinburgh’s Stewarts College. It was an easy win for them, & he hit 11 runs in the second innings. In September he was briefly back at home on Tyneside & featuring in a Wallsend Past XV against the Current XI. 1893 saw an appearance for an Edinburgh Academicals side against Kelso. His 14 runs in the match were not enough to prevent them losing the match. By August he was back in the Berwick Clubs team & they featured against Berwickshire in a friendly. This match signifies his most ever known runs in a match; when James Chirnside showed he could still weald a bat; hitting 75 runs in his side win.
 
Back residing on Tyneside after a few t=years away, James rejoined his local Wallsend side & this would be his full summer of cricket action. 7 games (all friendly) in the side are known. 40 runs in total were hit from the matches & his place bowling for the side had now been taken. The advent & growth of Wednesday cricket & football on Tyneside in the 1890’s allowed his sporting career to extend itself. In the summer 1897 one appearance for Wallsend Wednesday has so far been identified Despite losing in July against Newcastle Wanderers; he batted well; hitting 14 runs. The summer of 1898 would be his last but one & 3 more ‘Wednesday’ matches for Wallsend are known. The last of which appears to be on August 10th. against Chester-Le-Street Wednesday & they lost by 2 wickets. All three Wednesday matches in 1899 took place at the start of the summer in May, bringing an end to a varied & illustrious career in cricket. In the 1900’s an aging Chirnside is known have played bowls for the local side Armstrongs. He still resided in the Byker area & did so until his death after the Great War. He remained a shipyard Clerk at Armstrong Whitworth Yard & was noted as having been married to Hannah for over 30 years when died on August 24th 1921 aged 62. He was interned a few days layer at local Heaton Cemetery.              
       
HONOURS 
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY CRICKET MATCHES: 7 APPEARANCES :-
AUG.19.1881 v ROXBURGHSHIRE, Draw; 90 To 73 for 8. 1 Run.
JUN.22/23.1882 v CARLISLE & DISTRICT, Draw; 50 To 70 (1st Innings), 47 for 9 To 36 (2nd).
9 Runs (1st Innings) + 6 Runs (2ndInnings).
JUL.3/4.1882 v DURHAM, Draw 237 To 186 & 165 for 5 (2nd Innings, Durham did not bat). 30 Not Out (1st inns), 0 Runs (2nd)
JJUL.21st.1883, OAKHAM, Won 112 To 74 Runs. Friendly Match. Other Details Not Known.
JUL.19/20.1883 v SURREY,(At The Oval) Lost By 1 Run, 287 To 91 & 87 To 284.  25 Runs (1st inns), 11 Runs (2nd)
JUL.23/24.1883 v THE MCC, (At Lords), Draw 133 To 192 & (2nd Innings did not bat To 391).
4 Runs & Bowled 0 for 14.
JUL.18/19.1884 v DURHAM, Lost by 9 Wickets, 179 To 304 & 142 To 18 for 1.  14 Not Out (1st inns), 1 Run (2nd).
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL MATCHES: 4 APPEARANCES:-
JUL.16th.1881 COUNTY XI v COLTS XVIII, Draw 203 To 262 & No Innings To 39. 19 Not Out (1st Innings);
Bowled 2 for 14 (1st Innings) & 2 for 1 Run (2nd Innings).  
JUN.9th./10th.1882, COUNTY XI v  COLTS XVIII v County XI, Won 131 (1st Innings, 74 for 5 (2nd) To 113
(1st Innings), 92 (2nd) Chirnside 0 Runs (1st Innings) + 12 Not Out (2nd) & Bowled 2 for 5 (2nd Innings) 
MAY 23rd.1883 J.S. CRAWFORD’S NORTHUMBERLAND XI v MR. GUILD’S XI. Score?
JUN.10/11.1889. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY XII v NEXT XVIII, Won 354 To 329. 27 Runs Not Out.

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CHIRNSIDE, JAMES (JIM)  (East End 1st Team Friendly - Guest App: Nov.1886) 

GOALKEEPER (Football), BACK & HALF BACK (Rugby). CRICKET: addd
HEIGHT: ? 
DOB: Approx: SEP. Q. 1858, Byker? Newcastle Upon Tyne. DIED: AUG.24th.1921 (Aged 62), 22 Harriot Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Interned Heaton Cemetery AUG.27th.1921. 
1881 Census: (Aged 22), 2 Quarry Street, Byker, Newcastle. B. Newcastle. Occupation- Rate Collector. Married To (H?)Anna).
1891 Census: (Aged 32), 69 Dalton Street, Byker, Newcastle. B. Newcastle.
Occupation- Ship Yard Clerk. At Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Shipyard, Low Walker. 30 years (Married To Hannah).
1901 Census (Aged 42), St. Michael’s Area, Byker. 
 
CAREER
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUBS
PERCY PARK (NOV.1876), SOUTH SHIELDS (NOV.1876), ELSWICK (DEC.1876)
NEWCASTLE RFC (JAN.1876 To 1879/80?). PERCY PARK (NOV.1878).
JESMOND (1879 To 1881).
 
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUBS
EAST END FC (Guest App- NOV.1886).
 
CRICKET CLUBS
NEWCASTLE CRICKET CLUB (1875-78), 
JESMOND CC (1876- no known Apps),
RYTON CC (1878-79), HEATON CC (1879),
BRUNSWICK CC (1879-80),
NEWCASTLE  POLICE (1879- Guest),
WALLSEND CC (1880 To 1882)
F.CARR’S XI (Guest App: AUG.1880)
NEWCASTLE WANDERERS (AUG.1880 + JUL.1881+ MAY 1885)
NORTH DURHAM CC (JUN.1880 Guest), FRIENDS CC (JUN/SEP.1880- Guest)
TRINITY CC (JUL.1880- Guest),
BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE (JUL.1881 & JUN.1882) / CITY OF NEWCASTLE (JUL.1882 To 1884)
TRINITY ASSOCIATION CC (JUL.1882 & MAY 1883),
NORTH EASTERN CC (1883 To 1887),
WALLSEND (1885 To 1889)
CITY OF NEWCASTLE (1886)
DR. AITCHINSON’S XI (Guest App: AUG.1886)
NORTHUMBERLAND CLUB (Guest App: JUL.1888)
BERWICK CC (1891- 1893)
EDINBURGH ACADEMICALS (MAY 1893)
WALLSEND (1894). RETIRED
WALLSEND WEDNESDAY (1897 To 1899).
 
ARMSTRONG BOWLS CLUB- 1900’s (dates not known)
 
EAST END FC: 1ST TEAM FRIENDLY APPEARANCE
 
1886-87 SEASON- 1 Friendly Guest App: 
NOV.20th.1886 v NEWCASTLE FA, Won 6:0. *DEBUT- START- GOALKEEPER
 
HONOURS 
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY CRICKET MATCHES: 7 APPEARANCES :-
AUG.19.1881 v ROXBURGHSHIRE, Draw; 90 To 73 for 8. 1 Run.
JUN.22/23.1882 v CARLISLE & DISTRICT, Draw; 50 To 70 (1st Innings), 47 for 9 To 36 (2nd).
9 Runs (1st Innings) + 6 Runs (2ndInnings).
JUL.3/4.1882 v DURHAM, Draw 237 To 186 & 165 for 5 (2nd Innings, Durham did not bat). 30 Not Out (1st inns), 0 Runs (2nd)
JUL.19/20.1883 v SURREY,(At The Oval) Lost By 1 Run, 287 To 91 & 87 To 284.  25 Runs (1st inns), 11 Runs (2nd).
JUL.21st.1883, OAKHAM, Won 112 To 74 Runs. Friendly Match. Other Details Not Known.
JUL.23/24.1883 v THE MCC, (At Lords), Draw 133 To 192 & (2nd Innings did not bat To 391).
4 Runs & Bowled 0 for 14.
JUL.18/19.1884 v DURHAM, Lost by 9 Wickets, 179 To 304 & 142 To 18 for 1. 
14 Not Out (1st inns), 1 Run (2nd).
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL MATCHES: 4 APPEARANCES:-
JUL.16th.1881 COUNTY XI v COLTS XVIII, Draw 203 To 262 & No Innings To 39. 19 Not Out (1st Innings);
Bowled 2 for 14 (1st Innings) & 2 for 1 Run (2nd Innings).  
JUN.9th./10th.1882, COUNTY XI v  COLTS XVIII v County XI, Won 131 (1st Innings, 74 for 5 (2nd) To 113
(1st Innings), 92 (2nd) Chirnside 0 Runs (1st Innings) + 12 Not Out (2nd) & Bowled 2 for 5 (2nd Innings) 
MAY 23rd.1883 J.S. CRAWFORD’S NORTHUMBERLAND XI v MR. GUILD’S XI. Score?
JUN.10/11.1889. NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY XII v NEXT XVIII, Won 354 To 329. 27 Runs Not Out.
 
OTHER REPRESENTATIVE MATCHES
AUG.31st.1880, F. CARR’S TEAM v J.F. OLGILVIES TEAM, Won b y 4 Wickets, R. Gray Benefit Match. 0 Runs
SEP.15th.1882. F. CARR’S XI v F. D’AVRIOL’S TEAM, Lost 44 To 215, Benefit Match at North Shields. 7 Runs
JUL.28th.1883 ‘THE PROFESSIONIALS’ v ‘THE GENTLEMEN’, Won 112 To 45.
AUG.2nd.1886: DR. HENRY. AITCHINSON (of Wallsend CC) XI: GUEST APPEARANCE v  SEAHAM HARBOUR, Won by 33 Runs; 51 To 19 (1st Inns), 52 To 51 (2nd Inns), Friendly Challenge Match. 7 Runs (1st Innings) & Bowled 2 for Runs.
SEP.21st.1887, PLAYERS v GENTLEMEN, Won by 1 Run. Indian Famine Relief Fund Match. 2 Runs (1st Inns).
SEP.8th.1883: MR. J.CHIRNSIDE (PRO) XI v MR. BREED’S XI, Draw  25 Runs (1st Inns).
AUG.26th.1893, MR.CHIRNSIDE’S XI OF ACADEMICALS v KELSO, Lost by 3 Runs: 51 To 54, Friendly Match. Capt.
 
JIM CHIRNSIDE
 
APPEARANCE RECORD
 
CRICKET- SUMMER 1875
 
NEWCASTLE CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM (known) APPEARANCES
 
AUG.28th.1875, SOUTH SHIELDS, Won by 31 Runs; 98 To 67. Friendly Challenge Match.
(*Chirnside’s earliest known cricket match). 4 Runs & Bowled 2 Wickets for 4 Runs
 
CRICKET- SUMMER 1876
 
(No Known Cricket Appearances (JESMOND CC) 1876)
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL-  1876-77 SEASON
 
PERCY PARK RFC: 1ST TEAM (known APPEARANCE
 
NOV.4th.1876, BENSHAM JUNIORS, Lost 0 : 6 Goals & 4 Try’s. Friendly Challenge Match.
POSITION: BACK (‘Chirnside Played Well’ in what is his earliest known Rugby appearance) 
 
SOUTH SHIELDS RFC: 1ST TEAM (known) APPEARANCE
 
NOV.18th.1876, WESTOE, Draw 0:0, Friendly Challenge Match. BACK.
 
ELSWICK RFC: 1ST. TEAM
 
DEC.16th.1876, NORTH DURHAM, Lost by 1 Try & 1 Poster. Friendly Challenge Match. BACK (capt)
 
NEWCASTLE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCE
 
JAN.6th.1877, NORTH DURHAM, Lost 0 : 2 Goals & 1 Try. Friendly Challenge Match. *DEBUT- BACK
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1877
 
NEWCASTLE CRICKET CLUB: 1St TEAM (Known) APPEARANCE
 
AUG.6th.1877, BOROUGH of TYNEMOUTH, Lost 55 To 204 for 8. Friendly Challenge Match. 7 Runs..     
 
PLAYERS XI’: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
SEP.21st.1877, ‘GENTLEMEN XI’, Won By 1 Run; 74 To 64 (1st inns) & 35 To 44 (2nd Innings),
Match in Aid of the Indian Famine Relief Fund. At Bath Lane 2 Runs (1st Inns) & Did Not Bat (2nd. Inns)
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL-  1877-78 SEASON
 
NEWCASTLE  RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB : 1ST TEAM (known) APPEARANCE
 
DEC.29th.1877, TYNEMOUTH, Lost 0 : 1 Goal + 3 Try’s. Friendly Challenge Match. HALF BACK.
 
NEWCASTLE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: 2nd XV (known) APPEARANCE
 
NOV.24th.1877, TYNEMOUTH 2nd XV, Lost 0 : 3 Goals & 5 Try’s. Friendly Challenge Match. BACK.
(‘Chirnside Played Well’)
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1878
 
NEWCASTLE CRICKET CLUB: 1St TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
MAY 4th.1878, SOUTH SHIELDS, Draw 18 for 2 To 80, Friendly Challenge Match. Did Not Bat & Bowled 3 for 15
 
JUN.1st.1878, TYNEMOUTH, Lost by 44 Runs; 50 To 94 for 8, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs & Bowled 2 for 11
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1878-79
 
PERCY PARK RFC: 1ST TEAM APPEARANCE
 
NOV.2nd.1878, NORTH ESLWICK, Won by 1 Goal + 1 Try To 0, Friendly Challenge Match. HALF BACK
(Chirnside Played Well)
 
NEWCASTLE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: 1st TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
NOV.23rd.1878, NORTH ELSWICK, Won by 1 Goal, 1 Try + 9 Touch Downs To 4 Touch Downs. HALF BACK.
 
APR.4th.1879, NORTH ELSWICK, Drawn Match. Friendly Challenge Match. ¾ BACK.  
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1879
(No Apps Found)
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1879-80
 
JESMOND RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: 1ST TEAM

FEB.21st.1880, SOUTH SHIELDS, Lost by 1 Goal, 6 Tries & 7 Touchdowns To  0. Friendly Challenge Match.  HALF BACK.
 
FEB.28th.1880, RYTON, Won by 2 Tries & 1 Touchdown To 0 (1 Try Disputed), Friendly Challenge Match. HALF BACK.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1880
 
BRUNSWICK CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
MAY 8th.1880, EXCELSIOR, Won by 106 Runs, 132 To 32, Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs & Bowled 6 for 16 Runs.
 
MAY 22nd.1880, SCOTSWOOD, Lost by 3 Runs, 48 To 51, Friendly Challenge Match. 9 Runs & Bowled 2 for 2 Runs.
 
JUN.5th.1880, FRIENDS CC, Won by 2 Runs 91 To 89, Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs & Bowled 1 for 14.
 
JUL.17th.1880, SCOTSWOOD, Won by 5 Wickets & 13 Runs; 44 for 5 To 31, Friendly Challenge Match.
12 Runs & Bowled 4 for 4 Runs. 
 
AUG.7th.1880, ASHINGTON, Won By 3 Wickets + 109 Runs; 129 for 7 To 20, Friendly Challenge Match.
29 Runs & Bowled 3 for 6 Runs.
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM (1st Bat;- early season)
 
MAY 15th.1880, NORTH EASTERN, Draw 131 To 46 for 5, Friendly Challenge Match. 35 Runs & Bowled 2 for 20 Runs.
 
MAY 29th.1880, BENWELL, Draw 33 for 9 To 51, Friendly Challenge Match. 1 Run & Bowled 5 for 22 Runs.
 
JUL.3rd.1880, JARROW, Won by 8 Runs; 41 To 33, Friendly Challenge Match. 5 Runs & Bowled 3 for 5 Runs.
 
JUL.10th.1880, GOSFORTH, ‘An easy win’ 71 To 28, Friendly Challenge Match. 10 Runs & Bowled 2 for 7 Runs.  
 
AUG.21st.1800, MORPETH, Lost by 15 Runs; 35 To 50, Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs & Bowled 4 for 5 Runs.
 
AUG.28th.1880. GOSFORTH, Won by 15 Runs; 63 To 48, Friendly Challenge Match. 6 Runs & Bowled 6 for 31 Runs.
 
SEP.18th.1880, NORTH EASTERN, Won by 56 Runs; 115 To 59, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs.
 
FRIENDS CRICKET CLUB (GUEST): 1ST TEAM
 
JUN.8/9th.1880, TRINITY, Won by 4 Wickets & 8 Runs; 51 for 7 To 43, Friendly Challenge Match.
6 Runs & Bowled 1 for 0 Runs.
 
NORTH DURHAM CRICKET CLUB (GUEST): 1st TEAM 
 
JUN.19th.1880, NORTHUMBERLAND CLUB, Lost by 25 Runs & 6 Wickets; 67 To 92 for 5, Friendly Challenge Match.
8 Runs & Bowled 1 for 0 Runs. 
 
TRINITY CRICKET CLUB (GUEST): 1ST TEAM
 
JUL.27th.1880, BARRAS BRIDGE, Lost 7 To 8, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Not Out.  
 
NEWCASTLE WANDERERS CC: 1ST TEAM
 
AUG.2nd.1880, LAMBTON CASTLE,  Lost 18 To 36 (1st Innings) & 50 To 19 for 2-(with Rain Stopped Play with Lambton wining 2nd Innings). Friendly Challenge Match. 7 Runs (1st) 8 Not out (2nd) & Bowled 6 for 8 (1st) + 2 for 6 Runs (2nd Innings) 
 
F. CARR’S TEAM: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
AUG.31st.1880, J.F. OLGILVIES TEAM, Won b y 4 Wickets, 116 To 111 (1st Innings) & 83 for 6 To 90 (2nd Innings)
R. GRAY BENEFIT MATCH. 0 Runs (1st Innings, Did Not Bat (2nd.Innings) & Bowled 1 for 8 (1st Innings)   
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1880-81
(Still with JESMOND RC:  No Apps Found)
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1881
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST.TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
MAY 7th.1881, ‘MARRIED XI’ v ‘SINGLE XI’, Lost by 88 Runs; 31 To 119.  Practice Match. 4 Runs & Bowled 4 for 11 Runs
 
MAY 21st.1881, BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE XI, Won by 56 Runs, 79 To 23. Friendly Challenge Match.
3 Runs & Bowled 3 for 10.
 
JUN.4th.1881, JARROW, Won by 83 Runs, 127 To 44, Friendly Challenge Match. Runs not known. Bowled 7 for 13.
 
JUN.25th.1881, BOROUGH OF TYNEMOUTH, Lost by 92 Runs, 42 To 134 for 5. Friendly Challenge Match.
0 Runs & Bowled 2 for 6.
 
JUL.23rd.1881, GOSFORTH, Draw 62 for 3 To 101, Friendly Challenge Match. 6 Not Out & Bowled 1 for 3 Runs.
 
JUL.30th.1881, NORTH DURHAM, Won by 31 Runs, 83 To 52, Friendly Challenge Match. 11 Runs & Bowled 3 for 16.
 
BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE: 1ST TEAM
 
JUL.7th.1881, ALNWICK, Lost by 57 Runs, 29 To 86. Friendly Challenge Match. 5 Runs & Bowled 5 for 8 Runs.
(Chirnside was the best of the Newcastle bowlers).
 
NEWCASTLE WANDERERS: 1ST. TEAM
 
JUL.9th.1881, WALLSEND, Won by 28 Runs, 78 To 50. Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs. 
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY: REPRESENTATIVE APPEARANCES
 
AUG.19th.1881 v ROXBURGHSHIRE, Draw: 90 To 73 for 8. Friendly Match. 1 Run.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY: TRIAL MATCH
 
JUL.15/16th.1881, NORTHUMBERLAND  XII v XVIII COLTS OF THE DISTRICT. Draw 208 To 262 1st Innings & did not bat To 38 Runs 2nd Innings. County Trial Match. 1st Innings- 19 Not Out & bowled 2 for 14 (1st Innings), 2 for 1 Run (2nd Innings)  
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1881-82
 
JESMOND RUGBY CLUB: 1ST TEAM (known ) APPEARANCE
 
OCT.29th.1881, BOLDON, Won by 6 Goals. 1 Poster, 4 Tries & 2 Touch Downs  to  0. Friendly Challenge Match. BACK
Chirnside kicked 1 Goal & Scored 1 Try  
 
CRICKET- SUMMER 1882
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
MAY 13th.1882, NORTH EASTERN, Won by 55 Runs; 65 To 10 (Easy Victory), Friendly Challenge Match.
8 Runs & ‘Effective Bowling’ 4 for 7 Runs.
 
MAY 20th.1882, BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE, Draw 168 To 24 To 1, Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs
& Bowled 1 for 13.
 
MAY 27th.1882, JARROW, Lost by 29 Runs; 50 To 79, Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs & Bowled 5 for 36
 
JUN.3rd.1882, ROCKCLIFFE, Won by 105 Runs; 126 To 21, Friendly Challenge Match. 1 Run & Bowled 4 for 2 Runs
 
JUN.24th.1882, TYNEMOUTH, Los by 7 Wickets; 85 To 95 for 3, Friendly Challenge Match. 10 Runs & Bowled 1 for 6
 
JUL.8th.1882, SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND, Lost by 6 Wickets; 45 To 119 for 4, Friendly Challenge Match.
3 Runs & Bowled 2 for 44.
 
JUL.29th.1882, NORTH DURHAM, Won by 4 Wickets; 102 for 6 To 58. Friendly Challenge Match.
6 Runs & Bowled 2 for 10.
 
AUG.5th.1882, CITY OF NEWCASTLE, Draw 72 for 8 To 120, Friendly Challenge Match. 7 Runs & Bowled 1 for 2 Runs
 
H.SHAW (PRO) BENEFIT MATCH: WALLSEND XVII
 
AUG.12th.1882, v XVIII OF THE DISTRICT, Draw 145 To 78 for 9. 26 Runs & Bowled 1 for 12. 
 
BOROUGH OF NEWCASTLE: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
JUN.17th.1882, NORTH EASTERN, Won by 79 Runs; 119 To 40, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs & Bowled 7 for 31
(‘Chirnside’s bowling was very effective’)
 
CITY OF NEWCASTLE: 1ST TEAM APPEARANCE
 
JUL.24th.1882, BURNMOOR, Won by 14 Runs; 87 To 73, Friendly Challenge Match. 6 Runs & Bowled 2 for 1 Run. 
 
AUG.7th.1882, BURNMOOR, Won by 7 Runs; 50 To 43, Friendly challenge Match. 11 Runs.
 
AUG.26th.1882, SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND, An Easy win by 68 Runs; 104 To 36, Friendly Challenge Match.
0 Runs & Bowled 6 for 20.
 
SEP.16th.1882, LAMBTON CASTLE, Lost By 32 Runs; 48 To 80, Friendly Challenge Match. 11 Runs & Bowled 4 for 26 
 
TRINITY ASSOCIATION CC: 1ST TEAM 
 
JUL.18th.1882, NEWCASTLE YMCA, Lost by 11 Runs; 20 To 31, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs & Bowled 2 for 5
 
F. CARR’S XI TEAM: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
SEP.15th.1882 v F. D’AVRIOL’S TEAM, Lost 44 To 215, Benefit Match at North Shields. 7 Runs
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY CRICKET MATCHES
 
JUN.22/23.1882 v CARLISLE & DISTRICT, Draw; 50 To 70 (1st Innings), 47 for 9 To 36 (2nd).
9 Runs (1st Innings) + 6 Runs (2nd).
 
JUL.3rd./4th.1882 v DURHAM, Draw 237 To 186 & 165 for 5 (2nd Innings, Durham did not bat). 30 Not Out (1st inns),
0 Runs (2nd). 0 Wickets Taken.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL MATCH
 
JUN.9th./10th.1882, COUNTY XI v  COLTS XVIII v County XI, Won 131 (1st Innings, 74 for 5 (2nd) To 113 (1st Innings), 92 (2nd) Chirnside: 0 Runs (1st Innings) + 12 Not Out (2nd) & Bowled 2 for 5 (2nd Innings) 
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1882-83
 
(No Appearances Found—Moved To Edinburgh.)
 
CRICKET- SUMMER- 1883.
 
CITY OF NEWCASTLE CC: 1ST TEAM (Known APPEARANCES
 
MAY 5th.1883, NORTH DURHAM, Lost by 47 Runs; 32 To 69, Friendly Challenge Match. 1 Run & Bowled 3 for 15
 
MAY 19th.1883, WALLSEND, Lost by 54 Runs; 62 To 116, Friendly Challenge Match. 23 Runs.
 
TRINITY ASSOCIATION CC: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCE
 
MAY 15th.1883, WHICKHAM, Draw- Thunderstorm Ended Play at 57 To 13 for 0, Friendly Challenge Match. 10 Runs
 
PROFESSIONALS XI: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
JUL.28th.1883, GENTLEMEN XI, Won 112 To 45. Details Not Known.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND: COUNTY CRICKET MATCHES
 
JUL.19/20.1883 v SURREY,(At The Oval) Lost By 1 Run, 287 To 91 & 87 To 284.  25 Runs (1st inns), 11 Runs (2nd).
 
JUL.21st.1883, OAKHAM, Won 112 To 74 Runs. Friendly Match. Other Details Not Known.
 
JUL.23/24.1883 v THE MCC, (At Lords), Draw 133 To 192 & (2nd Innings did not bat To 391).
4 Runs & Bowled 0 for 14.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND: COUNTY TRIAL MATCH: J.S. CRAWFORD NORTHUMBERLAND XI APPEARANCE
 
MAY 23rd.1883 J.S. CRAWFORD’S NORTHUMBERLAND XI v Mr. GUILD’S TEAM. Score Not Known?
 
J.CHIRNSIDE XI
 
SEP.8th.1883 J.CHIRNSIDE (PRO) XI v Mr. B.REED’S XI. Draw 87 To 60 (1st In) Did Not Bat To 48 for 2 (2nd In).
CHIRNSIDE XI: C.HALL (2), S.WATSON (14), J CHIRNSIDE (Capt- 25), G.RUTHERFORD (7), JE.SHILTON (PRO) (6), T.BROWN (9), E.GARRATT (9), C.DEES (0), J.SIMPSON (1 not out). H.BROCKBANK (0), FOTHERGILL (PRO) (0). Extras 14.
REED XI: B.REED (2 + 35 not out), CR.TOOMER (3 + 8), H.A.WOODHOUSE (Carlisle) (17 + 0), HS.BOGLAND (Carlisle) (14), J.THOMPSON (3), J.MAUGHAN (0), A.WOODHOUSE (5), S.HUNTER (0), W.BROOKS (0), R.W.RICHARDSON (3 Not out), JP.JOBLING (0). Extras 13.*SHILTON Bowled 6 for 10 (Ist. Innings).
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1883-84
 
No Apps – RETIRED?
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1884
 
NORTH EASTERN CC: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES (capt)
 
Early MAY 1884, NORTH EASTERN CC: MARRIED MEN XI v SINGLE MEN XI, Won, Friendly Match 52 Runs.
 
MAY 17th.1884, WYLAM HALL, Won by 28 Runs; 64 To 36, Friendly Challenge Match. 1 Run & Bowled well taking 5 for 17
 
*JUN.21st.1884, ALNWICK, Lost by 5 Wickets; 68 To 76 for 5, Friendly Challenge Match. 14 Runs
(* 1st Match were Chirnside is referred to as a Pro)
 
JUL.12th.1884, CLOSE HOUSE, Lost by 5 Runs; 47 To 52, Friendly Challenge Match. 3 Runs & Bowled 2 for 1 Run.
 
AUG.16th.1884, CLOSE HOUSE, Lost by 31 Runs; 51 To 82, Friendly Challenge Match. 3 Runs & Bowled 6 for 36.
 
CITY OF NEWCASTLE CC: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
AUG.4th.1884, BARNARD CASTLE, Won 35 (1st Innings) + 57 (2nd) To 20 (1st Innings), Friendly Challenge Match.
1 Run (1st Innings) + 13 (2nd)
 
AUG.9th.1884, SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND, Won by 4 Wickets; 63 for 6 To 58, Friendly Challenge Match.
 
AUG.23rd.1884, NORTH DURHAM, Draw 121 To 100 for 4, Friendly Challenge Match. 4 Runs & Bowled 2 for 32.
 
MAY ? 1884 WALLSEND ‘MARRIED  MEN’ v ‘SINGLE MEN’ Score Not Known? , 52 Runs)  
 
NORTHUMBERLAND: COUNTY CRICKET MATCHES
 
JUL.18/19.1884 v DURHAM, Lost by 9 Wickets, 179 To 304 & 142 To 18 for 1. 
14 Not Out (1st inns), 1 Run (2nd)
 
RUGBY FOOTBALL: 1884-85
 
No Apps - RETIRED
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1885
 
WALLSEND CC: 1ST. TEAM
 
APR.25th.1885, ‘MARRIED XI’ v  ‘SINGLE XI’, Lost by 11 Runs; 36 To 47. 0 Runs & Bowled 1 for 1 Run.
 
MAY 2nd.1885, TYNEMOUTH, Lost by 66 Runs; 38 To 104. 1 Run & Bowled 3 for 13. *DEBUT
 
AUG.15th.1885, ROCKCLIFFE, Draw 41 for 3 To 130. 2 Runs Not Out. 
 
NORTH EASTERN CC: 1st. TEAM

MAY 23rd.1885, WHITBURN, Lost by 94 Runs; 45 To 139. 4 Runs & Bowled 4 for 83
 
MAY 30th.1885, CLOSE HOUSE, Draw 71 for 7 To 73. 23 Runs & Bowled 4 for 19.
 
JUN.6th.1885, JARROW, Lost by 63 Runs; 11 To 74. 2 Runs & Bowled 2 for 8.
 
JUN.13th.1885, YORK NER; Won by 24 Runs; 66 To 42. 6 Runs & Bowled 4 for 15.
 
JUN.20th.1885, WHITBURN, Won by 10 Runs; 86 To 76. 8 Runs & Bowled 2 for 10.
 
JUL.4th.1885, ALNWICK, Lost by 16 Runs; 60 To 76. 4 Runs & Bowled 5 for 47.
 
JUL.31st.1885, CLOSE HOUSE, Draw 62 To 53 for 7. 0 Runs & Bowled 2 for 1 Run.
 
AUG.29th.1885, YORK NER, Won by 4 Runs; 84 To 80. 32 Runs & Bowled 4 for 27.  
 
NEWCASTLE WANDERERS: GUEST APPEARANCE  
 
MAY 26th.1885, ROCKCLIFFE, Won by 6 Runs; 81 To 75. 12 Runs & Bowled 1 for 8
 
SEP.19th.1885, BLYTH, Lost by 29 Runs; 35 To 64. 3 Runs & Bowled 5 for 37
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1886
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM (PRO)
 
MAY 1st.1886, BENWELL, Draw 118 To 11 for 4. Friendly Challenge Match. 7 Runs & Bowled 4 for 11 Runs
 
MAY 29th.1886, TYNEMOUTH, Lost by 4 Wickets, 75 To 82 for 6, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs & Bowled 4 for 35
 
JUN.5th.1886, HEXHAM, Won by 3 Wickets; 68 for 7 To 41, Friendly Challenge Match. 26 Not Out & Bowled 1 for 1
‘Chirnside played a splendid not out innings, with clean hitting’.
 
JUN.12th.1886, CITY OF NEWCASTLE, Game nor completed: 264 for 7 To Did Not Bat.  Friendly Match. 21 Runs.
 
JUL.17th.1886, ROCKCLIFFE, Won by 73 Runs; 116 To 43, Friendly Challenge Match. 45 Runs & Bowled 6 for 24
 
AUG.21st.1886, CITY OF NEWCASTLE, Won by 5 Runs; 79 To 74, Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs & Bowled 2 for 12
 
SEP.4th.1886, DUNSTON, Won by 84 Runs; 127 To 53, Friendly Challenge Match. 22 Runs & Bowled 3 for 13.
 
SEP.15th.1886, BLYTH, Won by 60 Runs; 117 To 57 Runs, Friendly Challenge Match. 23 Runs & Bowled 4 for 31.
 
CITY OF NEWCASTLE CRICKET CLUB: 1st TEAM
 
JUL.3rd.1886, BARNARD CASTLE, Draw 208 To 40 for 1, Friendly Challenge Match. 47 Runs. 
 
NORTH EASTERN CRICKET CLUB: 1st TEAM

AUG.14th.1886, JARROW, Won by 108 Runs; 127 To 19, Friendly Challenge Match. 20 Runs & Bowled 4 for 12 Runs
 
AUG.28th.1886, YORK NORTH EASTERN CLERKS, Won by 26 Runs; 51 To 25, Friendly Challenge Match. 5 Runs & Bowled 3 for Runs.
 
DR. Hy. AITCHINSON (of Wallsend CC) XI: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
AUG.2nd.1886, SEAHAM HARBOUR, Won by 33 Runs; 51 To 19 (1st Inns), 52 To 51 (2nd Inns), Friendly Challenge Match.
7 Runs (1st Innings) & Bowled 2 for 4 Runs.
 
ASSOCIATION RULES FOOTBALL APPEARANCE
 
1886-87 SEASON
 
EAST END 1ST TEAM FRIENDLY ‘GUEST’ APPEARANCE
 
NOV.20th.1886 v NEWCASTLE FA, Won 6:0. *DEBUT- START- GOALKEEPER
(Chirnside’s only East end appearance & possibly his only ever association rules match)
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1887
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
MAY 7th.1887, TRINITY ASSOCIATION, Lost by 12 Runs; 53 to 65, Friendly Challenge Match. 8 Runs & Bowled 7 for 48
‘Chirnside’s bowling was very effective’.
 
JUN.11th.1887, PHILADELPHIA, Lost By 89 Runs & 1 wicket; 76 To 165 for 9, Friendly Challenge Match.
0 Runs & Bowled 3 for 124
 
JUN.18th.1887, BLYTH, Won by 47 Runs; 77 To 30; Friendly Challenge Match. 9 Runs & Bowled 5 for 20.
 
JUL.16th.1887, ROCKCLIFFE, Match not Completed: 190 To did Not Bat. Friendly Challenge Match. 2 Runs.
 
JUL.20th.1887, PRIORY PARK, Draw 154 To 78 for 5, Friendly Challenge Match. 41 Runs & Bowled 1 for 3.
 
JUL.23rd.1887, BENWELL, Won by 9 Runs; 89 To 80, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs & Bowled 3 for 7.
 
JUL.30th.1887, CLOSE HOUSE, Won by 4 Wickets; 84 for 7 To 70, Friendly Challenge Match. 27 Runs & Bowled 1 for 0
 
AUG.27th.1887, PRIORY PARK, Draw 63 for 9 To 82, Friendly Challenge Match. 9 Runs & Bowled 6 for 29.
 
SEP.10th.1887, JARROW, Draw 111 To 41 for 5, Friendly Challenge Match. 8 Runs.
 
NORTH EASTERN CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
MAY 30th.1887, WHICKHAM, Lost by 4 Wickets, 40 To 143 for 6, Friendly Challenge Match. 7 Runs & Bowled 5 for 57
 
SEP.3rd.1887, HENDON, Won by 16 Runs; 50 To 34, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Runs.
 
PLAYERS XI: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
SEP.21st.1887 v GENTLEMEN, Won by 1 Run. Indian Famine Relief Fund Match. 2 Runs (1st Inns).
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1888
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
MAY 12th.1888, SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND, Lost by 39 Runs; 59 To 98, Friendly Challenge Match. 1 Run.
 
SEP.1st.1888, PRIORY PARK, Won by 1 Run; 98 To 97, Friendly Challenge Match. 25 Runs & Bowled 2 for 24
 
SEP.8th.1888, TYNEMOUTH, Match not Completed; Did not Bat To 220. Friendly Challenge Match. Bowled 3 for 98
 
NORTHUMBERLAND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM ‘GUEST’ APPEARANCE
 
JUL.14th.1888, TYNEMOUTH, Lost by 5 wickets; 27 To 128 for 6, Friendly Challenge Match. 0 Not Out.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1889
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
MAY 4th.1889, JARROW, Won by 99 Runs, 119 for 8 To 22. Friendly Match? 1 Run.
 
MAY 11th.1889, TYNEMOUTH, Won by 27 Runs; 77 To 50, Northern Championship. 8 Runs & Bowled 2 for 23.
 
MAY 25th.1889, BENWELL, Won by 6 Wickets; 56 for 4 To 55, Northern Championship. Did Not Bat & Bowled 1 for 13
 
JUN.1st.1889, TYNEDALE, Won by 67 Runs; 103 for 9 To 36, Northern Championship. 28 Runs.
 
JUN.8th.1889, SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND, Won by 5 Runs; 61 to 56, Northern Championship. 4 Runs.
 
JUL.13th.1889, NORTHUMBERLAND CRICKET CLUB, Lost by 3 Wickets; 92 To 190 for 7, Northern Championships.
3 Runs.  
 
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY XII: TRIAL MATCH APPEARANCE
 
JUN.10th./11th.1889, NEXT XVIII, Won by 25 Runs; 354 To 329. County Trial Match. 27 Not Out & Bowled 1 for 46.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1890
 
(No Club or Appearances found)
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1891 (*No Longer a Professional)
 
BERWICK CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
AUG.27th.1891, ALNWICK, Won by an Innings & 71 Runs; 143 To 30 (1st Innings), 42 (2nd Innings), Friendly Match.
Chirnside- 23 Not Out.
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB PAST XV: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
SEP.19th.1891, WALLSEND CC PRESENT XI, Lost 95 To 110, Benefit Match for ‘Cripples Home’. 19 Runs.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1892
 
BERWICK CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCE
 
MAY 19th.1892, STEWARTS COLLEGE FP, EDINBURGH, Won 56 (1st) 162 for 4 (2nd Innings) To 55 (1st & 56 (2nd),
Friendly Match. 2 Runs (1st Innings), 11 Runs (2nd). ‘An Easy Win’.
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB PAST XV: GUEST APPEARANCE
 
SEP.24th.1892, WALLSEND CC CURRENT XI, Score Not Known.  
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1893
 
EDINBURGH ACADEMICALS:
 
MAY 27th.1893, KELSO, Lost by 23 Runs; 48 To 71, Friendly Match. 14 Runs. (*Churnside)
 
MR.CHIRNSIDE’S XI OF ACADEMICALS
 
AUG.26th.1893, KELSO, Lost by 3 Runs: 51 To 54, Friendly Match. CAPT.
CIRNSIDE’S XI (NCLUDED) J.CHIRNSIDE (CAPT), J.A. MILLER, J.MURSELL (Berwick), C.CROOSMAN, W.DAVE, ECCLES

 
BERWICK CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM
 
AUG.10th.1893, BERWICKSHIRE, Won by 90 Runs; 134 To 44 Runs. Friendly Match. Hit 75 Runs.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1894
 
WALLSEND CRICKET CLUB: 1ST TEAM APPEARANCES
 
MAY 5th.1894, BENWELL, Lost by 12 Runs; 49 To 61, Friendly Match. 9 Runs.
 
MAY 12th.1894, JARROW, An Easy Win; 124 To 37. Friendly Match. 16 Runs.
 
MAY 19th.1894, ST. GEORGE’S, Draw 99 for 7 To 106, Friendly Match. 4 Runs
 
MAY 26th.1894, NORTHUMBERLAND CLUB, Lost 66 To 175 for 3, Friendly Match. 5 Not Out.
 
JUN.9th.1894, ROCKCLIFF, Lost by 34 Runs; 66 To 100, Friendly Match. 1 Run.
 
JUL.14th.1894, ST. GEORGE’S, Won by 43 Runs; 133 To 90, Friendly Match. 5 Runs & Caught Dr. J. Aitchinson for 8.
 
JUL.21st.1894, BENWELL, Lost by 8 Runs; 87 To 95, Friendly Match. 0 Runs.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1895 (To Be Confirmed)
 
CHIRNSIDE’S XI: (Organiser/Non Playing Role)
 
MAY 11th.1895, KINGS OWN SCOTS BORDERERS, Lost 35 To 113 (At Berwick).
CHIRNSIDE XI: R. HARROWER (2), J. GLAZIE (7), W.REDFOERN (3), J. STEWART (3), J. BRUTON (0), G.BROWN (0), T.WILSON (0), J.CAMERON (13), R.BRUNTON (2), D.AINSLIE (1), A.MITCHELL (1 Not Out), Extras: 3

 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1897
 
WALLSEND WEDNESDAY: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCE
 
JUL.7th.1897, NEWCASTLE WANDERERS, Lost by 2 Wickets, 99 To 125 for 9. Friendly Match.
Chirnside hit 14 runs & batted well.
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1898
 
WALLSEND WEDNESDAY: 1ST TEAM (Known) APPEARANCES
 
MAY 18th.1898, SUNDERLAND LICENCED VICTUALLERS, Lost 25 Runs; 32 To 57. Friendly Match. 0 Not Out.
 
MAY 25th.1898, CHESTER-LE-STREET WEDNESDAY, Lost by 66 Ru8ns; 10 To 76. Friendly Match. 0 Runs.
 
AUG.10th.1898, CHESTER-LE-STREET WEDNESDAY, Lost by 2 Wickets’ 154 for 9 To 73. Friendly Match. 0 Runs (*Chirnside’s last ever known cricket appearance).
 
CRICKET: SUMMER 1899
 
WALLSEND WEDNESDAY: 1ST TEAM APPEARANCES
 
MAY 3rd.1899, SUNDERLAND LICIENCED VICTUALLERS, Draw 106 to 50 for 6. Friendly Match. 1 Run.
 
MAY 17th.1899, PENSHAW, Won 107 To 46, Friendly Match. 0 Runs.
 
MAY 31st.1899, BEDLINGTON, Won 119 To 44, Friendly Match. ‘Absent’ 0 Runs.
 

(J.Tinniswood- UPDATED MAY 2015)
 
 





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