Berkshire v Devon
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueSt Bartholomew's Grammar School Ground, Newbury on 14th, 15th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDevon won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBerkshire won by 2 wickets
PointsBerkshire 10; Devon 3
UmpiresAE Bradford, HJ Tozer
ScorerJ Hinton
Close of play day 1

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Parkerc Stokes b Robinson3      
HD Faircloughlbw b Drew17      
NCF Bloyc Young b Morgan41      
DH Colelbw b Langdale16      
NF Borrettc and b Langdale71      
RD Hawkesb Morgan0      
CE Wensleylbw b Young5      
CS Taylorc Fox b Young53      
P Atkinsonlbw b Young0      
DJ Ripponnot out9      
LJ Coldwellb Langdale3      
Extras(22 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)24
Total(all out, 73.5 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-45, 3-76, 4-86, 5-90, 6-104, 7-224, 8-224, 9-228, 10-242 (73.5 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson9   2221--
Morgan13   1402--
Drew14   3531--
Young10   4293--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Foxlbw b Coldwell4      
JA Mencelbw b Borrett59      
JWH Mayb Atkinson4      
MA Salmonrun out1      
DE Youngc Atkinson b Cole25      
GR Langdaleb Fairclough16      
AT Davisb Fairclough7      
DW Stokeslbw b Fairclough2      
RG Drewb Borrett21      
MN Morganb Fairclough2      
AG Robinsonnot out0      
Extras(12 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)18
Total(all out, 47 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-13, 3-24, 4-76, 5-109, 6-129, 7-135, 8-135, 9-159, 10-159 (47 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coldwell9   2251--
Atkinson10   2241-1
Cole9   0371--
Parker6   1160--
Fairclough7   1114--
Borrett6   0282--

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Parkerb Morgan8      
HD Faircloughc Drew b Langdale16      
NCF Bloyc Young b Robinson6      
DH Colelbw b Langdale6      
NF Borrettlbw b Robinson15      
RD Hawkeslbw b Langdale1      
CE Wensleynot out20      
CS Taylorb Robinson0      
P Atkinsonb Robinson13      
DJ Ripponb Langdale5      
LJ Coldwellb Langdale4      
Extras(6 b, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 36 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-19, 3-42, 4-53, 5-59, 6-59, 7-59, 8-79, 9-98, 10-102 (36 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson18   3504--
Morgan6   371--
Langdale12   0375--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Foxc Taylor b Cole10      
JA Menceb Atkinson9      
JWH Mayb Cole2      
MA Salmonb Fairclough25      
DE Youngc Taylor b Atkinson20      
GR Langdalec Fairclough b Atkinson3      
DW Stokesb Fairclough37      
AT Davisb Fairclough6      
RG Drewnot out47      
MN Morgannot out11      
AG Robinsondid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(8 wickets, 51.3 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-22, 3-23, 4-73, 5-77, 6-77, 7-103, 8-138
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coldwell8   3140--
Atkinson14   3383--
Cole12   2522--

--> RG Drew (2) passed his previous highest score of 22 in Minor Counties Championship matches





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