Buckinghamshire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1959
VenueAscott Park, Wing on 14th, 15th August 1959 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHertfordshire won by 5 wickets
PointsBuckinghamshire 3; Hertfordshire 10
UmpiresEH Bryant, C Fairservice
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (2) 7/2

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingsc Simons b Meadowcroft4      
JR Groutc Howe b Meadowcroft0      
*PLB Stoddartc Morley b Meadowcroft40      
G Atkinsst Simons b Francis55      
G Reynoldsc Howe b Francis8      
DR Peppiattb Meadowcroft17      
+BA Barnettb Marques16      
BJ Lucasb Marques6      
BL Taylornot out4      
RJ Plestedc Morley b Meadowcroft0      
RC Dickensrun out5      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 50.2 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-5, 3-84, 4-101, 5-115, 6-141, 7-151, 8-159, 9-159, 10-164 (50.2 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meadowcroft20   3735--
Francis15   2412--
Higby4   280--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DB Parkinc Barnett b Reynolds35      
IL Dunnb Lucas23      
GA Smithsonc Taylor b Reynolds21      
RE Howeb Plested9      
+RG Simonsc Stoddart b Reynolds23      
A O'Neilllbw b Plested1      
MJ Francisb Reynolds2      
*CVL Marquesc Peppiatt b Plested28      
TGA Morleyc Atkins b Reynolds6      
G Meadowcroftnot out11      
CJ Higbyc Peppiatt b Reynolds1      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 65.2 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-76, 3-85, 4-93, 5-112, 6-112, 7-114, 8-140, 9-160, 10-163 (65.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor8   1220--
Dickens6   1190--
Lucas4   161--
Plested25   5613--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingslbw b Meadowcroft0      
JR Groutlbw b Marques0      
*PLB Stoddartst Simons b Morley39      
G Atkinsb Meadowcroft3      
G Reynoldsc Smithson b Francis25      
DR Peppiattc Simons b Morley19      
+BA Barnettc Simons b Morley7      
BJ Lucaslbw b Morley45      
BL Taylornot out4      
RJ Plestedc Smithson b Higby17      
RC Dickensb Meadowcroft0      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(all out, 68.2 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-2, 3-10, 4-59, 5-77, 6-85, 7-110, 8-145, 9-168, 10-168 (68.2 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Marques10   2221--
Francis17   4451--
Morley22   6484--
Higby7   2161--

Hertfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DB Parkinc Stoddart b Reynolds29      
IL Dunnlbw b Plested48      
GA Smithsonc Stoddart b Reynolds1      
RE Howeb Reynolds11      
+RG Simonsnot out65      
*CVL Marquesc Grout b Plested7      
A O'Neillnot out8      
MJ Francisdid not bat      
TGA Morleydid not bat      
G Meadowcroftdid not bat      
CJ Higbydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(5 wickets, 62.5 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-53, 3-73, 4-135, 5-149
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor4   0160--
Dickens7   2140--
Reynolds15   3423--
Lucas2   0160--
Grout7   2200--

--> RC Dickens made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> IL Dunn made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CJ Higby made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Reynolds achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Hertfordshire first innings (previous best was 5-35)

Herts won with 40 minutes to spare. Atkins hit 8 x 4 in his 55; Simons hit 7 x 4 in his 65*.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook





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