Buckinghamshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueAspro Sports Ground, Slough on 19th, 20th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by an innings and 28 runs
PointsBuckinghamshire 10; Bedfordshire 0
UmpiresWJ Goodchild, LWK Martin
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (1) ?/7

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Groutb Oliver15      
NV Butlerc Costin b Williams157      
DFV Johnsc Harris b Maries119      
*+BA Barnettc and b Williams6      
JA Cockettnot out9      
RE Clementsnot out2      
BJ Lucasdid not bat      
A Hayhurstdid not bat      
GF Keendid not bat      
CA Pickettdid not bat      
AJ Hughesdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(4 wickets, declared, 74 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-288, 3-309, 4-309
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coomb20   21040--
Oliver12   2541--
Maries14   3481-2
Owen11   1350--
Williams15   1552--
Whittingham2   0120--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Lucas b Pickett11      
VJ Harrisb Hayhurst6      
F Whittinghamc Barnett b Hayhurst8      
JG Owenc Pickett b Hayhurst0      
*JAR Oliverc Barnett b Pickett3      
RW Streetc Grout b Pickett1      
RK Costinc and b Hughes23      
KRG Williamsb Hayhurst7      
A Websterc Pickett b Hughes1      
AG Coombc Cockett b Hughes35      
BJ Mariesnot out2      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 52.2 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-24, 3-24, 4-28, 5-28, 6-29, 7-36, 8-42, 9-95, 10-98 (52.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett15   7293-1
Hayhurst19   8255--
Johns7   1150--

Bedfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustlbw b Keen65      
VJ Harrislbw b Hughes23      
RK Costinc Lucas b Hughes5      
JG Owenb Hughes45      
*JAR Oliverst Barnett b Johns17      
F Whittinghamc Pickett b Hughes3      
RW Streetb Johns4      
KRG Williamsnot out6      
A Websterc Butler b Johns0      
AG Coombb Hughes1      
BJ Mariesst Barnett b Keen4      
Extras(19 b, 2 nb)21
Total(all out, 106.2 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-61, 3-144, 4-155, 5-165, 6-167, 7-173, 8-173, 9-178, 10-194 (106.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett10   3240-1
Hayhurst12   7130-1
Hughes40   20525--
Johns35   15513--

--> Wickets given to bowlers do not agree with batting scorecard for the Bedfordshire first innings
--> NV Butler (1) passed his previous highest score of 130 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AG Coomb (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Webster made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BJ Maries made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches

The match, which ended at 5.45 on the second day, had started on a superb batting pitch which later .
took spin. Butler and Johns batted for 185 minutes, Butler hitting 21 x 4 and Johns 16 x 4; August hit 6 x 4.
Sources: Bucks score book; Bucks Year book





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