Buckinghamshire v Bedfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1955
VenueChalvey Road, Slough on 17th, 18th August 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by 34 runs
PointsBuckinghamshire 10; Bedfordshire 0
UmpiresC Fairservice, T McMurray
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (2) 46/1

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Taylorb Davison17     
PLB Stoddartc Morris b Owen25     
*G Reynoldsc Watts b Owen2     
JA Cockettc Crouch b Davison5     
JMH Tilburyc Watts b Owen1     
A Hawesc Jenkins b Owen47     
BJ Lucaslbw b Jenkins21     
+SG Healeyb Jenkins6     
CA Pickettb Coomb30     
CW Smithnot out6     
AJ Hughesb Owen1     
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 50.5 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-47, 3-52, 4-53, 5-60, 6-117, 7-135, 8-142, 9-172, 10-173 (50.5 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coomb15   2501--
Davison14   4402--
Watts1   070--
Jenkins7   0132--

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Taylor b Hughes18     
PD Wattsc Pickett b Smith2     
NS Gunnb Smith0     
JG Owenc Smith b Pickett9     
ST Morrisb Hughes24     
*JAR Oliverc Healey b Smith16     
MS Meesonc Smith b Pickett3     
AG Coombb Pickett0     
MW Crouchnot out4     
IJ Davisonc Healey b Hughes10     
DG Jenkinsc and b Hughes0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-8, 3-17, 4-44, 5-61, 6-69, 7-69, 8-73, 9-87, 10-87 (35.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett12   5323--
Smith12   3363--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Taylorb Coomb22     
PLB Stoddartb Davison25     
*G Reynoldsb Davison13     
JA Cockettb Davison0     
JMH Tilburyc Crouch b Davison6     
A Hawesc Owen b Davison3     
BJ Lucasb Jenkins26     
+SG Healeyc Davison b Jenkins19     
CA Pickettlbw b Coomb14     
CW Smithb Coomb3     
AJ Hughesnot out5     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-61, 3-61, 4-61, 5-71, 6-76, 7-107, 8-122, 9-133, 10-142 (50.4 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davison17   6355--
Jenkins9   0202--
Owen3   180--
Oliver5   2180--

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Healey b Hughes25     
JG Owenc Pickett b Smith0     
MS Meesonb Smith4     
NS Gunnlbw b Pickett30     
ST Morrisb Hughes24     
*JAR Oliverc Pickett b Hughes74     
PD Wattsst Healey b Hughes10     
AG Coombc Healey b Pickett3     
MW Crouchb Hughes7     
IJ Davisonc Stoddart b Pickett1     
DG Jenkinsnot out0     
Extras(11 b, 5 lb)16
Total(all out, 67.5 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-14, 3-59, 4-73, 5-122, 6-155, 7-162, 8-175, 9-180, 10-194 (67.5 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickett21   6523--
Smith21   7542--

--> A Hawes made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> MW Crouch made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SG Healey (2) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> IJ Davison achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire second innings (previous best was 5-55)

The match ended at 5.22 after Beds had been required to make 229 in 255 minutes for victory.
Oliver hit 7 x 4 in his 74.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook





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