Bedfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1955
VenueBedford School Ground, Bedford on 3rd, 4th August 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBedfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBedfordshire won by 101 runs
PointsBedfordshire 10; Buckinghamshire 0
UmpiresDS Richards, WF Simpson
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) 70/2

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Jackson b Pickett7      
+G Millmanb Pickett0      
ST Morrisrun out22      
NS Gunnb Pickett146      
JG Owenc Peppiatt b Smith43      
V Grimshawb Pickett0      
*JAR Olivernot out53      
P McEwanb Smith12      
PD Wattsnot out8      
AG Coombdid not bat      
DG Jenkinsdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 1 lb, 1 w)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 98 overs)304
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-16, 3-111, 4-161, 5-165, 6-261, 7-287
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett40   11894--
Smith25   78521-
Butler18   1640--
Reynolds6   0250--
Peppiatt9   2280--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PLB Stoddartst Millman b Owen51      
KWA Butlerb Coomb1      
JMH Tilburyc Owen b Coomb5      
JA Cockettb Coomb50      
*G Reynoldsnot out45      
PF Jacksonc Millman b Coomb4      
DR Peppiattnot out41      
CG Hawkinsdid not bat      
CA Pickettdid not bat      
CW Smithdid not bat      
+SG Healeydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 5 lb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 78.4 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-9, 3-103, 4-117, 5-123
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coomb25   9574--
Jenkins22   7450--
Owen22   6401--
Watts5   1290--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Tilbury b Peppiatt44      
+G Millmanb Smith12      
NS Gunnnot out48      
ST Morrisb Pickett14      
PD Wattsnot out2      
JG Owendid not bat      
V Grimshawdid not bat      
*JAR Oliverdid not bat      
P McEwandid not bat      
AG Coombdid not bat      
DG Jenkinsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 nb)2
Total(3 wickets, declared, 34.1 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-90, 3-115
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith10   1321-1
Butler6   2190--
Peppiatt6   1281--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PLB Stoddartc August b Jenkins15      
KWA Butlerc and b Coomb2      
JMH Tilburyb Coomb25      
JA Cockettb Coomb9      
*G Reynoldsc Watts b Jenkins13      
CG Hawkinsrun out7      
PF Jacksonc Millman b Owen27      
CA Pickettb Owen2      
DR Peppiattlbw b Watts16      
CW Smithlbw b Owen2      
+SG Healeynot out1      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 46.5 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-27, 3-38, 4-59, 5-69, 6-83, 7-88, 8-111, 9-117, 10-120 (46.5 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coomb19   6443--
Jenkins12   1462--
Watts6   1131--

--> NS Gunn (1) passed his previous highest score of 132 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P McEwan made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> V Grimshaw made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches

Bucks were set 222 to win in 132 minutes. Beds won on the penultimate ball of the match.
Gunn hit 2 x 6 and 15 x 4 in his 146, Oliver 1 x 5 and 1 x 4
Stoddart hit 3 x 4 in his 51, Cockett 5 x 4 in his 50
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook





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