Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1959
VenueMorris Motors Sports Ground, Cowley on 17th, 18th August 1959 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by 95 runs
PointsOxfordshire 0; Buckinghamshire 10
UmpiresWE Brown, EH Bryant
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (1) 74/1

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingslbw b Martin9     
GLT Scottlbw b Martin15     
G Atkinsretired hurt101     
MJ Hardyb Laitt68     
BJ Lucasc Smith b Laitt4     
DR Peppiattb Laitt2     
*+BA Barnettb Martin21     
BC Janesb Hichens52     
BL Taylorb Hichens8     
R Thompsonnot out2     
RC Dickensdid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 84.4 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-30, 3-172, 4-176, 5-212, 6-259, 7-288, 8-301 (84.4 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt23   7673--
Martin20   4543--
Banton19   1770--
Green3   0110--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Bantonb Thompson17     
*JE Bushlbw b Taylor41     
PG Dickensb Taylor22     
AD Pickeringc Barnett b Taylor63     
MWO Canningrun out1     
DJ Laittb Lucas52     
JS Baxterc Barnett b Taylor24     
AFR Greennot out8     
JD Martindid not bat      
+MW Smithdid not bat      
AL Hichensdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 6 lb)17
Total(7 wickets, declared, 87.1 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-82, 3-103, 4-109, 5-175, 6-226, 7-245 (87.1 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dickens19   6620--
Thompson13   4411--
Janes10   3180--
Lucas8   2261--
Hardy12   4210--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingsnot out108     
GLT Scottnot out39     
G Atkinsdid not bat      
MJ Hardydid not bat      
BJ Lucasdid not bat      
DR Peppiattdid not bat      
*+BA Barnettdid not bat      
BC Janesdid not bat      
BL Taylordid not bat      
R Thompsondid not bat      
RC Dickensdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(no wicket, declared, 27 overs)149
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hichens6   0300-1
Laitt6   0360--
Martin6   0240--
Dickens6   1320--
Banton3   0250--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JE Bushc Lucas b Dickens0     
D Bantonc Lucas b Dickens25     
PG Dickenslbw b Janes21     
MWO Canningb Janes16     
DJ Laittb Taylor5     
AD Pickeringb Janes9     
JS Baxterc Hitchings b Hardy8     
AFR Greenc Hitchings b Thompson8     
JD Martinc Dickens b Janes0     
+MW Smithlbw b Taylor14     
AL Hichensnot out1     
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 42 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-27, 3-49, 4-60, 5-76, 6-81, 7-93, 8-93, 9-102, 10-110 (42 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dickens5   1192--
Taylor11   1412-1
Janes13   4224--
Hardy10   2241-1
Thompson3   211--

Left 206 to make in two hours, Oxfordshire initially went for the runs. Later they went onto the defensive, but
with the last ball of the match Taylor had Smith lbw. His previous ball had been a no ball.
Atkins, who retired after a blow on the hip, hit 3 x 6 and 12 x 4 in his 101*. Hardy's 68 contained 1 x 6 and 9 x 4.
Pickering hit 8 x 4 in his 63, Laitt 8 x 4 in his 52; Hitchings 108* contained 1 x 6 and 15 x 4.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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