Bedfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1947
VenueBedford School Ground, Bedford on 6th, 7th August 1947 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBedfordshire 5; Buckinghamshire 3
Close of play day 1

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DG Bousfieldc Owen b Oliver46     
P Isherwoodb Oliver3     
TE Busbynot out136     
J O'Connornot out165     
*CH Taylordid not bat      
CA Princedid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
G Reynoldsdid not bat      
DH Macindoedid not bat      
OG Battcockdid not bat      
RS Tompkinsdid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 5 lb, 2 w)19
Total(2 wickets, declared, 99 overs)369
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-71
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Oliver26   5782--
Gardiner33   79801-
Heymeson13   3480--
Noble21   29301-
Morris6   0330--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Bousfield b Taylor167     
JAR Oliverb Battcock10     
JG Owenlbw b Reynolds24     
AD Pantonb Battcock4     
ST Morrisb Reynolds21     
EC Howardlbw b Taylor16     
*AB Pooleb Taylor69     
+RL Hillsc James b Battcock17     
IC Noblec Busby b Taylor28     
AO Heymesonnot out8     
RD Gardinerc Reynolds b Bousfield0     
Extras(20 b, 3 lb, 5 nb, 5 w)33
Total(all out, 153.5 overs)397
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-73, 3-79, 4-123, 5-152, 6-285, 7-320, 8-372, 9-395, 10-397 (153.5 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Battcock40   15813-2
Macindoe24   354013
Tompkins14   24401-
Reynolds30   10612--
Taylor32   99443-
James10   5100--
O'Connor1   090--

--> AE James made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Reynolds made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RD Gardiner made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TE Busby (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TE Busby (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J O'Connor (1) passed his previous highest score of 112 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CH Taylor achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire first innings (previous best was 1-20)

The Bucks scorebook gives the Beds total as 395 but the crossing off and crosscasts indicate 397.
Busby and O'Connor added 298, a record for Bucks for any wicket that stood until 1998.
Busby 17 x 4, O'Connor 21 x 4. August, who batted seven and a half hours, hit 14 x 4. Poole 1 x 6 and 9 x 4
Sources: Bucks score book; Bucks Yearbook





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