Buckinghamshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1957
VenueLondon Road, High Wycombe on 29th, 30th July 1957 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by 1 wicket
PointsBuckinghamshire 10; Oxfordshire 3
UmpiresLAC D'Arcy, G Downs
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) 97/8

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JE Bushc Smith b Johns100      
JW Carterc Peppiatt b Smith16      
D Bantonb Johns9      
DE Martinb Smith21      
RE Wheelerb Hughes3      
AD Pickeringb Hughes0      
RA Winstoneb Hughes16      
DJ Laittst Barnett b Johns4      
HJ Lockenot out4      
+D Crossb Hughes1      
AL Hichensc and b Johns7      
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 84.2 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-61, 3-96, 4-99, 5-99, 6-173, 7-173, 8-177, 9-178, 10-189 (84.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith27   10542-2
Avery19   4500--
Hughes23   9394--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DMA Steellbw b Laitt1      
NV Butlerb Laitt1      
LE Hitchingslbw b Locke29      
RGL Janawayb Banton1      
*DFV Johnsc Cross b Laitt28      
+BA Barnettb Hichens11      
G Atkinsb Laitt18      
DR Peppiattb Banton1      
AJ Hughesb Banton0      
RD Averyc Winstone b Laitt0      
CW Smithnot out1      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 46.5 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-41, 5-58, 6-80, 7-83, 8-83, 9-95, 10-98 (46.5 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hichens10   1301--
Banton13   9103--
Locke7   0171--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JE Bushb Avery4      
JW Carterlbw b Smith6      
DE Martinc Butler b Avery37      
D Bantonc Steel b Johns22      
HJ Lockeb Hughes2      
RE Wheelerc Barnett b Hughes0      
AD Pickeringb Hughes1      
RA Winstoneb Hughes12      
DJ Laittc Avery b Hughes15      
+D Crossb Smith9      
AL Hichensnot out0      
Extras(13 b, 3 lb)16
Total(all out, 54.2 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-16, 3-60, 4-67, 5-67, 6-79, 7-79, 8-109, 9-112, 10-124 (54.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Avery7   3182--
Hughes22   9355--
Johns4   0121--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DMA Steelc Martin b Banton62      
NV Butlerb Hichens8      
LE Hitchingsc Martin b Locke14      
RGL Janawayc Bush b Banton7      
*DFV Johnsb Banton42      
+BA Barnettb Hichens28      
G Atkinsc Locke b Banton11      
DR Peppiattlbw b Banton0      
RD Averyc and b Banton14      
CW Smithnot out17      
AJ Hughesnot out0      
Extras(1 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, 70 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-55, 3-68, 4-123, 5-151, 6-181, 7-182, 8-187, 9-202
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt19   3650--
Banton27   10606--
Hichens18   2592-1
Locke6   1191--

--> RE Wheeler made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Cross made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AL Hichens made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DMA Steel made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RGL Janaway made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Atkins made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DE Martin (2) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Cross made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RD Avery (2) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Needing 216 in 217 minutes, Bucks won when taking two leg byes off the last ball of the match.
Bush hit 15 x 4 in his 100; Steel hit 5 x 4 in his 62.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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