Buckinghamshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1961
VenueAscott Park, Wing on 31st July, 1st August 1961 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by 7 wickets
PointsBuckinghamshire 10; Oxfordshire 0
UmpiresT McMurray, SH Moore
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) 107/4 (Atkins ?*, Huntley ?*)

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AFR Greenb KWA Butler12     
AD Pickeringb Harris0     
EJ Lane-Foxc Smith b Harris35     
JS Baxterc Hawkins b Harris29     
D Bantonc Hawkins b Mills39     
IB Moffattc Scriven b Mills2     
PG Dickensnot out36     
DJ Laittc NV Butler b Smith9     
NT Burnleyc Harris b Huntley32     
+MW Smithnot out26     
JD Martindid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 14 lb, 1 w)24
Total(8 wickets, declared, 90 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-40, 3-66, 4-113, 5-129, 6-142, 7-153, 8-203
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harris22   6503--
Smith21   9341--
Mills18   5642--
KWA Butler19   8311--
Huntley9   13511-
Johns1   060--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLT Scottc Banton b Laitt19     
NV Butlerc Smith b Burnley28     
*DFV Johnsc Pickering b Burnley13     
G Atkinsb Martin74     
JR Scrivenc Smith b Martin4     
RH Huntleylbw b Banton53     
FW Harrisnot out29     
KWA Butlerb Laitt1     
+FEJ Hawkinsc Burnley b Martin10     
CW Smithnot out10     
JWC Millsdid not bat      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(8 wickets, declared, 63.4 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-52, 3-78, 4-82, 5-197, 6-199, 7-202, 8-233
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin21   3923--
Laitt20   6772--
Banton8   2231--
Moffatt1   010--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AD Pickeringc Scriven b Mills50     
AFR Greenc Harris b KWA Butler27     
EJ Lane-Foxc Harris b Smith94     
JS Baxterrun out5     
IB Moffattnot out3     
+MW Smithb Smith0     
NT Burnleynot out5     
D Bantondid not bat      
PG Dickensdid not bat      
DJ Laittdid not bat      
JD Martindid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(5 wickets, declared, 47 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-144, 3-183, 4-184, 5-184
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harris13   2510--
Mills10   1371--
KWA Butler9   1411--
Smith7   0302--
Huntley8   1250--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Butlerb Martin0     
G Atkinsnot out99     
RH Huntleyc Pickering b Laitt55     
FW Harrisst Smith b Martin10     
GLT Scottnot out18     
*DFV Johnsdid not bat      
JR Scrivendid not bat      
KWA Butlerdid not bat      
+FEJ Hawkinsdid not bat      
CW Smithdid not bat      
JWC Millsdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(3 wickets, 31 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-102, 3-127
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin7   2392--
Burnley6   0340--
Green5   0250--
Banton7   1430--
Laitt6   0411--

--> IB Moffatt made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PG Dickens made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PG Dickens (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NT Burnley (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> MW Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AFR Green (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RH Huntley (2) passed his previous highest score of 53 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Bucks, left to make 190 in 100 minutes, won with a few minutes to spare.
Atkins hit 1 x 6 and 12 x 4 in his 74 and Huntley 7 x 4 in his 53; Pickering's 50 contained 2 x 4
and Lane-Fox's 94
1 x 6 and 11 x 4; Atkins 99* contained 2 x 6 and 11 x 4 and Huntley hit 10 x 4 in his 55.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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