Buckinghamshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1959
VenueLondon Road, High Wycombe on 27th, 28th July 1959 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBuckinghamshire 3; Oxfordshire 1
UmpiresAE Bradford, DS Richards
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) 235 all out

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingsc Laitt b Hichens17     
TM Lawnerc Love b Hichens4     
NV Butlerc Smith b Hichens7     
GLT Scottc Love b Hichens0     
MJ Hardyc Baxter b Laitt13     
PLB Stoddartc Banton b Laitt48     
*+BA Barnettc Love b Stapleton23     
ERJ Cliffordb Banton7     
KWA Butlerb Stapleton64     
FW Harrisb Stapleton45     
RD Averynot out0     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 58.2 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-12, 3-20, 4-41, 5-42, 6-71, 7-90, 8-167, 9-224, 10-235 (58.2 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hichens15   2734-3
Laitt19   3832--
Banton10   2181--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FJ Taylorc NV Butler b Harris2     
J Lucasb Harris0     
JWA Loveb Harris47     
AD Pickeringc Clifford b KWA Butler9     
JS Baxterc Hitchings b Harris25     
MWO Canningc Barnett b KWA Butler7     
D Bantonlbw b Harris10     
DJ Laittc Barnett b KWA Butler0     
JG Stapletonb KWA Butler5     
+MW Smithc Stoddart b KWA Butler5     
AL Hichensnot out0     
Extras(1 b, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-19, 3-28, 4-68, 5-75, 6-92, 7-92, 8-102, 9-107, 10-112 (60.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harris21   8535--
Avery14   7230-1
KWA Butler22.414285--
Clifford3   060--

Oxfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
J Lucasc KWA Butler b Harris20     
JG Stapletonst Barnett b Hardy11     
JWA Lovec Harris b KWA Butler7     
AD Pickeringrun out38     
JS Baxterb NV Butler19     
MWO Canningc Avery b KWA Butler36     
FJ Taylorst Barnett b NV Butler6     
D Bantonc Barnett b KWA Butler2     
DJ Laittlbw b NV Butler0     
+MW Smithnot out9     
AL Hichensb NV Butler4     
Extras(8 b, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-34, 3-54, 4-101, 5-101, 6-117, 7-136, 8-137, 9-149, 10-162 (68.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Avery9   5130-1
Harris7   3311--
KWA Butler20   12233--
NV Butler20.44594--
Hardy5   1151-1
Clifford7   2110--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Butlerb Banton4     
*+BA Barnettrun out15     
FW Harrisc Banton b Hichens1     
MJ Hardynot out7     
LE Hitchingsrun out0     
GLT Scottnot out0     
TM Lawnerdid not bat      
PLB Stoddartdid not bat      
ERJ Clifforddid not bat      
KWA Butlerdid not bat      
RD Averydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 nb)4
Total(4 wickets, 4 overs)31
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-14, 3-28, 4-29
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hichens2   0111--
Banton2   0161-1

A second break for rain ended the first day's play at 3.40 pm.
Bucks were required to score 40 in 15 minutes for victory.Butler hit 1 x 6 and 8 x 4 in his 64.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire.





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