Bedfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueBedford School Ground, Bedford on 5th, 6th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBedfordshire 1; Buckinghamshire 3
UmpiresF Berry, DS Richards
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (1) ?/1

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+BA Barnettb Coomb0     
NV Butlerc August b Owen117     
DFV Johnsc Oliver b Gardiner60     
G Reynoldsc August b Davies55     
JA Cockettb Coomb18     
BJ Lucasc August b Coomb22     
PF Jacksonnot out3     
GF Keendid not bat      
D Phippsdid not bat      
RD Averydid not bat      
CA Pickettdid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(6 wickets, declared, 90.3 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-121, 3-205, 4-243, 5-269, 6-278 (90.3 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davies20   2681--
Oliver14   5260--
Gardiner24   1691--
Owen11   1371--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Jackson b Avery48     
BE Disburyc Johns b Phipps9     
ST Morrisb Avery64     
JG Owenb Pickett38     
*JAR Oliverc Reynolds b Pickett34     
KRG Williamsb Johns6     
AG Coombrun out0     
LF Brantonnot out0     
A Websterb Pickett0     
R Daviesb Pickett0     
RD Gardinerb Pickett0     
Extras(2 b, 3 nb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 88.4 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-119, 3-126, 4-183, 5-196, 6-198, 7-205, 8-205, 9-205, 10-205 (88.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Avery18   347212
Phipps20   4451--
Johns16   2341--
Reynolds4   0150--

--> G Reynolds (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GF Keen made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches

The start was delayed until 11.45 and the scoring was hampered by wet conditions.
Butler 6 x 4 in his 117, Johns 1 x 4, Reynolds 2 x 4; Morris 2 x 4
Sources: Bucks score book; Bucks Year book





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