Berkshire v Dorset
Minor Counties Championship 1955
VenueHuntley and Palmer Ground, Reading on 17th, 18th August 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDorset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 1; Dorset 3
UmpiresJ Buckingham, CE Dunn
ScorerJ Hinton
Close of play day 1

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordlbw b Hillary74      
HG Huntc Walton b James18      
GWL Courtenaynot out142      
CF Deaconnot out71      
GW Thompsondid not bat      
DJW Bridgedid not bat      
HW Joyntdid not bat      
JSW Lushdid not bat      
RR Doveydid not bat      
DCPR Jowettdid not bat      
SP Tindalldid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(2 wickets, declared, 81 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-115
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson10   1510--
Ford22   3640--
James13   0741--
Sly27   3750--
Hillary8   1361--
Surridge1   050--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Jamesc Hunt b Jowett69      
AC Waltonb Joynt5      
PDR Smithc and b Joynt11      
AA Hillaryb Dovey5      
JA Mencec Tindall b Dovey45      
JGC Surridgeb Joynt19      
ADB Brownot out19      
JR Fordb Dovey2      
+T Ingramb Joynt3      
AJ Slynot out21      
AG Robinsondid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 1 lb, 1 w)15
Total(8 wickets, declared, 67 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-38, 3-55, 4-122, 5-151, 6-169, 7-171, 8-176
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dovey30   8703--
Joynt29   2944--
Tindall4   1280--
Jowett4   071--

Dorset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordc Walton b Sly8      
HG Huntb Hillary25      
GWL Courtenayst Ingram b Sly15      
CF Deaconc Walton b Sly18      
GW Thompsonc Walton b Robinson34      
DJW Bridgerun out2      
HW Joyntc Hillary b Sly5      
JSW Lushc and b Hillary6      
RR Doveynot out19      
DCPR Jowettnot out3      
SP Tindalldid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 49 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-30, 3-56, 4-72, 5-74, 6-86, 7-106, 8-134
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robinson4   0111--
Ford4   0220--
Sly21   8504--
Hillary20   4522--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Jamesb Dovey17      
AC Waltonc and b Joynt4      
PDR Smithc Lush b Dovey1      
AA Hillaryc Walford b Dovey13      
JA Mencelbw b Dovey11      
JGC Surridgenot out103      
ADB Browlbw b Dovey6      
JR Fordc Hunt b Bridge23      
+T Ingramb Bridge11      
AJ Slynot out0      
AG Robinsondid not bat      
Total(8 wickets, 56.5 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-22, 3-41, 4-48, 5-65, 6-119, 7-178, 8-212
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dovey24   8705--
Joynt14   2541--
Tindall3   0180--
Jowett5   1170--
Lush3   1140--

--> RM James (1) passed his previous highest score of 61 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PDR Smith made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ADB Brow made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Ingram made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AJ Sly (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JGC Surridge (2) passed his previous highest score of 77 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JGC Surridge (2) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JR Ford (2) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches





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