Bedfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1954
VenueBedford School Ground, Bedford on 4th, 5th August 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by an innings and 23 runs
PointsBedfordshire 0; Buckinghamshire 10
UmpiresF Berry, WE Brown
Close of play day 1Bedfordshire (1) ?/2

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Reynoldsb Davies6      
*+BA Barnettc Hayhurst b Owen57      
DFV Johnsb Davies49      
JA Cockettc Costin b Gardiner109      
J Partonb Davies0      
JMH Tilburyb Gardiner9      
BJ Lucasnot out100      
CA Pickettb Oliver20      
AJ Hughesnot out0      
D Balldid not bat      
CW Smithdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 11 lb)15
Total(7 wickets, declared, 90.1 overs)365
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-108, 3-133, 4-135, 5-172, 6-318, 7-354
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davies22   1693--
Hayhurst14   4390--
Gardiner19   4862--
Owen26   51071--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Reynolds b Hughes57      
B Martinlbw b Johns28      
RL Hillsb Johns3      
JG Owenc Pickett b Hughes58      
*JAR Oliverc Hughes b Pickett28      
RK Costinc Pickett b Johns0      
K Brazierb Pickett27      
NS Gunnb Pickett0      
R Daviesc Pickett b Smith0      
H Hayhurstb Pickett3      
RD Gardinernot out4      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 4 w)13
Total(all out, 93.3 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-59, 3-145, 4-150, 5-153, 6-203, 7-209, 8-210, 9-216, 10-221 (93.3 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ball3   220--
Smith18   5451--
Hughes24   5592--
Johns27   8623--
Reynolds1   040--

Bedfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Barnett b Ball48      
B Martinb Pickett1      
K Brazierc Lucas b Ball16      
JG Owenlbw b Smith2      
*JAR Oliverb Ball8      
RK Costinb Hughes11      
RL Hillsnot out10      
NS Gunnc and b Hughes1      
R Daviesb Ball3      
H Hayhurstlbw b Hughes9      
RD Gardinerc Parton b Hughes2      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 39.4 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-43, 3-48, 4-69, 5-94, 6-98, 7-99, 8-102, 9-113, 10-121 (39.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett11   2311-2
Smith10   5111--
Ball12   0524--

--> JA Cockett (1) passed his previous highest score of 96 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JA Cockett (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BJ Lucas (1) passed his previous highest score of 78 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BJ Lucas (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Ball made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Ball achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Bedfordshire second innings (previous best was 2-17)

Cockett hit 8 x 4, Lucas 2 x 6 and 12 x 4, Barnett 4 x 4; August hit 2 x 4 and Owen 7 x 4
Cockett and Lucas added 146 for the sixth wicket, believed to be a Bucks record.
Sources: Bucks score book; Bucks Year book





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