Dorset v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueThe Recreation Ground, Dorchester on 24th, 25th August 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDorset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBerkshire won by 6 wickets
PointsDorset 0; Berkshire 10
UmpiresF Berry, SA Hipple
ScorerJ Hinton
Close of play day 1

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MN Harbottlelbw b Robinson10      
ATW Oxfordb Langdale16      
GWL Courtenayb Langdale37      
CF Deaconc Morgan b Flatman42      
EC Honeyb Langdale3      
DCPR Jowettb Flatman2      
F Kingst Stokes b Flatman1      
DJW Bridgec Robinson b Flatman15      
WJ Pinneyc Robinson b Langdale14      
WH Ivesb Flatman0      
EF Swannnot out4      
Extras(15 b, 2 lb)17
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-52, 3-94, 4-114, 5-119, 6-128, 7-143, 8-143, 9-143, 10-161 (59.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson8   2151--
Morgan8   3100--
Morbey8   1260--
Flatman16   6395--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Mencec Harbottle b Swann14      
CMS Crombiec Honey b Swann4      
JWH Mayb King29      
DE Younglbw b Jowett46      
RD Morbeyc Courtenay b Bridge30      
GR Langdalec Honey b Jowett9      
+DW Stokesnot out42      
TJ Easbyc Deacon b Swann13      
MN Morganrun out1      
AG Robinsonc Ives b Swann4      
AW Flatmanb Pinney9      
Extras(13 b, 1 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 77.5 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-20, 3-67, 4-117, 5-136, 6-141, 7-184, 8-185, 9-192, 10-216 (77.5 ov)
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Swann31   6704-1
Ives11   2300--
Jowett18   4472--
King6   1141--
Bridge4   0141--

Dorset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MN Harbottleb Langdale21      
ATW Oxfordlbw b Robinson5      
GWL Courtenayst Stokes b Langdale11      
CF Deaconst Stokes b Langdale17      
EC Honeyb Langdale1      
F Kingc Stokes b Morbey24      
DCPR Jowettc Morbey b Langdale1      
DJW Bridgec Easby b Langdale53      
WJ Pinneyc Morbey b Langdale6      
WH Ivesb Morbey0      
EF Swannnot out0      
Extras(31 b, 4 lb)35
Total(all out, 63.1 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-38, 3-63, 4-78, 5-79, 6-83, 7-142, 8-174, 9-174, 10-174 (63.1 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson8   4131--
Langdale22   5647--
Young9   1250--
Morgan7   3100--
Flatman5   2130--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Mencec and b Swann9      
+DW Stokesc Ives b King15      
JWH Maynot out41      
DE Youngb King3      
RD Morbeyst Honey b King12      
GR Langdalenot out34      
CMS Crombiedid not bat      
TJ Easbydid not bat      
MN Morgandid not bat      
AG Robinsondid not bat      
AW Flatmandid not bat      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(4 wickets)122
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-34, 3-39, 4-51
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

AW Flatman took three wickets in one over in the Dorset first innings





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