Buckinghamshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1956
VenueLondon Road, High Wycombe on 30th, 31st July 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBuckinghamshire 3; Oxfordshire 1
UmpiresLAC D'Arcy, T McMurray
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (2) 34/1

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Millerlbw b Rickard0      
BCG Wilenkinb Hughes37      
*JE Bushst Barnett b Hughes26      
P Smithb Hughes0      
D Bantonb Hughes31      
JEO Smithc Rickard b Johns13      
MWO Canningb Johns7      
+C Carrc Johns b Hughes8      
AHP Beaterc Reynolds b Johns13      
DJ Laittnot out1      
TV Strangelbw b Hughes0      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 70.2 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-60, 3-60, 4-67, 5-83, 6-95, 7-110, 8-143, 9-143, 10-144 (70.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rickard8   4161-1
Farrow5   2100--
Dyde11   4200--
Johns19   7453--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PLB Stoddartb Banton68      
LE Hitchingsb Strange29      
*DFV Johnsb Laitt42      
+BA Barnettb Banton7      
G Reynoldsnot out0      
JA Dydenot out1      
WP Kempdid not bat      
JMH Tilburydid not bat      
D Rickarddid not bat      
KI Farrowdid not bat      
AJ Hughesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 nb)4
Total(4 wickets, declared, 37 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-132, 3-150, 4-150
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt14   1531--
Strange9   2361--
Banton10   1362-1
Beater4   1220--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Millerlbw b Johns7      
BCG Wilenkinb Rickard40      
DJ Laittc Barnett b Hughes38      
*JE Bushnot out46      
P Smithb Rickard5      
D Bantonc Kemp b Rickard47      
JEO Smithb Rickard16      
MWO Canningb Rickard0      
+C Carrnot out5      
AHP Beaterdid not bat      
TV Strangedid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 6 lb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 78.5 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-71, 3-87, 4-96, 5-158, 6-210, 7-210
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farrow10   3330--
Hughes17   3381--
Johns12   0371--
Reynolds5   1110--
Dyde10   3280--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PLB Stoddartc Carr b Banton26      
LE Hitchingsc Miller b Laitt0      
*DFV Johnsb Laitt36      
+BA Barnettc Miller b Banton0      
G Reynoldsc Canning b Laitt1      
JA Dydest Carr b Banton42      
WP Kempnot out46      
JMH Tilburyb Laitt22      
D Rickardc Banton b Laitt1      
KI Farrownot out0      
AJ Hughesdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(8 wickets, 60 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-33, 3-37, 4-46, 5-83, 6-131, 7-178, 8-180
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt23   4535--
Strange10   0480--
Banton27   6733--

--> P Smith made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> MWO Canning made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> LE Hitchings made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JA Dyde made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WP Kemp made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> KI Farrow made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Rickard achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Oxfordshire second innings (previous best was 5-61)

Bucks were required to score 212 in three hours for victory. Stoddart hit 7 x 4 in his 68
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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