Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1954
VenueMorris Motors Sports Ground, Cowley on 30th, 31st July 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOxfordshire 1; Buckinghamshire 3
UmpiresCE Dunn, CH Welch
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (1) 66/5

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Taylorb Hemming60      
JW Jacksonb Hemming18      
KWA Butlerb Hemming0      
*+BA Barnettc Inge b Locke3      
JA Cockettc Carter b Hemming19      
DR Peppiattb Pitkin18      
J Partonb Laitt113      
CA Pickettlbw b Hemming16      
AJ Hughesb Banton15      
RJ Plestednot out13      
D Ballb Laitt0      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(all out, 97.5 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-60, 3-69, 4-92, 5-101, 6-126, 7-163, 8-231, 9-286, 10-286 (97.5 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Banton10   3121--
Pitkin16   1581--
Hemming33   13875--
Locke21   7651--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JE Bushc Barnett b Ball5      
WH Millerb Plested18      
BCG Wilenkinc Ball b Hughes9      
JW Carterlbw b Hughes11      
THE Goldieb Plested1      
HJ Lockeb Plested12      
LEG Hemmingb Hughes2      
D Bantonb Plested68      
*+WW Ingec Ball b Hughes61      
DJ Laittc Pickett b Hughes7      
RH Pitkinnot out0      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 65.4 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-39, 3-41, 4-44, 5-66, 6-68, 7-75, 8-163, 9-194, 10-206 (65.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ball8   1171--
Pickett8   12501-
Butler6   430--
Hughes24   3755--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Jacksonb Locke21      
H Taylorc Locke b Laitt0      
KWA Butlerc Miller b Laitt0      
*+BA Barnettlbw b Laitt18      
JA Cockettb Locke5      
DR Peppiattrun out6      
J Partonst Inge b Laitt4      
CA Pickettc Inge b Laitt35      
AJ Hughesb Laitt1      
RJ Plestednot out31      
D Ballc and b Pitkin1      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 41.3 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-9, 3-41, 4-48, 5-62, 6-62, 7-78, 8-80, 9-123, 10-135 (41.3 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt21   3586--
Banton6   2150--
Locke10   5222--
Hemming2   0170--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Millerb Hughes43      
THE Goldierun out10      
HJ Lockeb Pickett0      
LEG Hemmingc Parton b Butler0      
D Bantonb Pickett0      
JE Bushnot out29      
JW Carterb Pickett36      
BCG Wilenkinnot out5      
*+WW Ingedid not bat      
DJ Laittdid not bat      
RH Pitkindid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(6 wickets, 58 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-26, 3-37, 4-50, 5-59, 6-102
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ball8   2320--
Butler12   3181--
Pickett14   1323--
Plested9   3110--
Hughes12   5261-1
Peppiatt3   240--

--> J Parton (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Parton made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Ball made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> THE Goldie made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HJ Locke made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Banton (1) passed his previous highest score of 65 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CA Pickett (2) passed his previous highest score of 30 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RJ Plested (2) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DJ Laitt achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire second innings (previous best was 5-17)

Oxfordshire were left 216 to make in 155 minutes, but made no attempt to get the runs.
Taylor 1 x 6 and 10 x 4, Parton 3 x 6 and 16 x 4; Banton 2 x 6 and 7 x 4, Inge 4 x 6 and 3 x 4.
Sources: Bucks score book; Bucks Year book; checked by Oxfordshire





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