Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1956
VenueMorris Motors Sports Ground, Cowley on 3rd, 4th August 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOxfordshire 3; Buckinghamshire 1
UmpiresT McMurray, DS Richards
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (1) ?/1

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PLB Stoddartb Banton8      
D Mackinnonst Carr b Laitt17      
JR Groutb Banton4      
*DFV Johnsc Pitkin b Banton34      
+BA Barnettb Pitkin8      
BJ Lucasc Carter b Laitt20      
KWA Butlerb Banton6      
JA Dydeb Pitkin5      
AJ Hughesb Laitt2      
CW Smithb Banton8      
KI Farrownot out24      
Extras(16 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(all out, 53 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-22, 3-48, 4-82, 5-84, 6-91, 7-116, 8-122, 9-126, 10-155 (53 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt10   0433--
Pitkin20   7392-1
Banton21   9505--
MacDonald2   140--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Carterc Farrow b Smith13      
BCG Wilenkinrun out78      
RH Pitkinst Barnett b Johns19      
*JE Bushc Butler b Hughes5      
WH Millerb Hughes11      
D Bantonb Dyde27      
+C Carrb Hughes6      
MWO Canningnot out2      
TA Gibsonnot out0      
DJ Laittdid not bat      
DA MacDonalddid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(7 wickets, declared, 64 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-66, 3-75, 4-111, 5-156, 6-174, 7-176
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith11   1311-3
Butler10   3210--
Hughes22   5423--
Johns14   3501--
Dyde7   1171--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Mackinnonb Banton12      
PLB Stoddartc Pitkin b Banton37      
JR Groutb Banton2      
*DFV Johnsb Laitt60      
+BA Barnettb Laitt13      
BJ Lucasc Gibson b Laitt37      
KI Farrowb Laitt24      
KWA Butlerc and b MacDonald1      
JA Dydenot out5      
CW Smithc Bush b Laitt8      
AJ Hughesnot out3      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(9 wickets, declared, 46 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-30, 3-65, 4-114, 5-147, 6-188, 7-190, 8-190, 9-198
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt14   2705--
Pitkin5   0290--
MacDonald8   1221--
Banton17   1713--
Gibson2   0100--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Carterb Hughes40      
BCG Wilenkinc Grout b Butler0      
WH Millerb Farrow27      
*JE Bushb Hughes9      
+C Carrb Farrow0      
D Bantonnot out17      
MWO Canningb Dyde1      
TA Gibsonnot out4      
RH Pitkindid not bat      
DJ Laittdid not bat      
DA MacDonalddid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(6 wickets, 43 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-62, 3-73, 4-77, 5-77, 6-89
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith6   2110--
Butler6   3141--
Hughes13   1372--
Dyde9   2261--
Johns3   180--
Farrow6   422--

--> KI Farrow made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> KI Farrow (2) equalled his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches

Rain caused a delay of three hours in mid-afternoon on the first day. Oxfordshire, set to make 186,
made no attempt to score the runs. Wilenkin's 78 contained 3 x 6 and 4 x 4. Johns hit 8 x 4 in his 60.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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