Berkshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 5th, 6th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 3; Oxfordshire 1
UmpiresWD Cory, WH Stephens
ScorerJ Hinton
Close of play day 1

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Stokesc Inge b Betts16      
JA Mencenot out142      
JWH Mayc Inge b Betts2      
AT Davisst Inge b Banton12      
DE Youngb MacDonald47      
GR Langdaleb Banton74      
CEW Brooksnot out1      
CMS Crombiedid not bat      
RG Drewdid not bat      
MN Morgandid not bat      
AG Robinsondid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(5 wickets, declared, 89 overs)309
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-26, 3-61, 4-153, 5-302
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Betts26   3852--
Banton19   2872--
Laitt18   4530--
Fasken13   4270--
MacDonald13   0421--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Millerlbw b Robinson16      
JE Bushc Young b Morgan3      
KT Talboysb Robinson16      
JW Linnettc and b Langdale24      
JW Carternot out44      
D Bantonlbw b Langdale13      
DJ Laittb Langdale2      
WW Ingec Stokes b Langdale16      
GF Bettsb Drew29      
DK Faskenc Drew b Morgan0      
DA MacDonaldlbw b Morgan4      
Extras(18 b, 4 lb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 76.5 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-31, 3-38, 4-65, 5-79, 6-91, 7-119, 8-171, 9-172, 10-182 (76.5 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson13   3272--
Drew11   3271--
Langdale29   8624--
Young9   2150--
Brooks2   070--

Oxfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Millerlbw b Langdale83      
JE Bushc Drew b Langdale77      
KT Talboyslbw b Morgan0      
JW Linnettc Young b Morgan8      
JW Carternot out54      
D Bantonc Drew b May9      
DJ Laittb Davis17      
WW Ingenot out21      
GF Bettsdid not bat      
DK Faskendid not bat      
DA MacDonalddid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 4 w)18
Total(6 wickets, 91 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-149, 2-151, 3-171, 4-179, 5-203, 6-252
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morgan23   4492--
Drew9   0370-1
Young12   3430--
Langdale26   13492--
Brooks4   0170--
May10   13714-
Davis7   0371--

--> Oxfordshire first innings batting adds 8 runs over
--> JW Linnett (1) equalled his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Carter made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GF Betts (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JW Linnett made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches





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