Buckinghamshire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1954
VenueThe Meadow, Chesham on 13th, 14th August 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossHertfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBuckinghamshire 1; Hertfordshire 3
UmpiresTS Jennings, WH Stephens
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (1) ?/3

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TW Tyrwhitt-Drakeb Johns93      
DB Parkinc Rickard b Johns20      
LC Batemanlbw b Hughes24      
+RG Simonsb Johns5      
DJ Carnillc Pickett b Reynolds22      
TL Cloughc Barnett b Johns3      
RW Fennlbw b Hughes20      
TGA Morleyb Reynolds3      
CVL Marquesb Johns8      
RC Hughesb Hughes24      
R Vinenot out0      
Extras(3 lb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 121.1 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-111, 3-122, 4-158, 5-166, 6-176, 7-180, 8-195, 9-215, 10-226 (121.1 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rickard5   0160--
Butler8   3160--
Pickett9   2200--
Peppiatt7   31501-
Johns49   17865--
Reynolds20   5252--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Taylorrun out32      
P Isherwoodnot out51      
DFV Johnsc Hughes b Fenn21      
*+BA Barnettb Vine4      
G Reynoldsc Parkin b Vine4      
JA Cockettnot out12      
DR Peppiattdid not bat      
KWA Butlerdid not bat      
CA Pickettdid not bat      
D Rickarddid not bat      
AJ Hughesdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(4 wickets, declared, 55 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-93, 3-98, 4-102
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Marques6   380-1
Hughes5   1140--
Morley8   3200--
Vine22   4512--
Fenn11   0221--
Carnill3   090--

Hertfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TW Tyrwhitt-Drakeb Butler40      
DB Parkinst Barnett b Johns17      
RW Fennnot out15      
TL Cloughnot out5      
LC Batemandid not bat      
+RG Simonsdid not bat      
DJ Carnilldid not bat      
TGA Morleydid not bat      
CVL Marquesdid not bat      
RC Hughesdid not bat      
R Vinedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(2 wickets, declared, 12 overs)80
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-74
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett4   0240--
Rickard2   0180--
Butler3   0191-1
Hughes2   0100--
Johns1   061--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+BA Barnettc Vine b Marques28      
DFV Johnsb Marques8      
JA Cockettb Marques0      
P Isherwoodlbw b Fenn24      
CA Pickettb Fenn3      
DR Peppiattc Marques b Fenn3      
G Reynoldsnot out13      
H Taylorst Simons b Fenn2      
KWA Butlerb Morley7      
D Rickardc Carnill b Tyrwhitt-Drake6      
AJ Hughesnot out0      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(9 wickets, 34 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-12, 3-54, 4-62, 5-66, 6-72, 7-75, 8-83, 9-97
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Marques12   1383-1
Hughes4   0280--
Fenn7   1194--
Vine5   440--
Morley3   301--
Carnill2   050--
Tyrwhitt-Drake1   101--

--> RW Fenn achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire second innings (previous best was 4-54)

Wet conditions delayed the start of the match until 2.55.
Bucks declared as soon as the follow on was avoided. Herts then set Bucks 176 to win in 85 minutes.
With 20 minutes left eight Bucks wickets were down. Tyrwhitt-Drake hit 11 x 4; Isherwood 4 x 4.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Year Book





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