Berkshire v Dorset
Minor Counties Championship 1956
VenueChurch Road, Reading on 22nd, 23rd August 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDorset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 1; Dorset 3
UmpiresT McMurray, HW Parks
ScorerJ Hinton
Close of play day 1

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordc Hillary b Hooper125      
DCPR Jowettlbw b Young29      
GGL Hebdenb Young33      
GWL Courtenayc Langdale b Young34      
CF Deaconc Hillary b Morgan8      
PA Deaneb Morgan2      
DJW Bridgenot out8      
M Hardwickelbw b Morgan2      
JJM Barrondid not bat      
RR Doveydid not bat      
JK Aikendid not bat      
Total(7 wickets, declared, 89.5 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-116, 3-202, 4-234, 5-239, 6-240, 7-250 (89.5 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hooper17   6341--
Langdale13   2460--
James15   2420--
Young23   36131-

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CMS Crombieb Jowett36      
AA Hillaryc Aiken b Hebden10      
AC Waltonc Deacon b Dovey51      
JWH Mayc and b Dovey5      
RM Jamesc Bridge b Dovey30      
JGC Surridgenot out51      
DE Youngb Dovey16      
GR Langdalenot out6      
MN Morgandid not bat      
KMD Hooperdid not bat      
JM Paveydid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, declared, 68.3 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-99, 3-106, 4-110, 5-168, 6-206
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Deane14   4240--
Barron3   130--
Hebden7   0251--
Jowett20   4731--
Bridge4   1180--

Dorset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGL Hebdenc Surridge b Morgan2      
MM Walfordc Walton b Hooper16      
GWL Courtenayc Hillary b Hooper14      
DJW Bridgec Hillary b Hooper3      
CF Deaconnot out38      
PA Deanec and b Young15      
DCPR Jowettrun out0      
RR Doveyb James13      
M Hardwickelbw b James0      
JJM Barronb James0      
JK Aikendid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 31.4 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-23, 3-37, 4-43, 5-82, 6-88, 7-110, 8-110, 9-110 (31.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morgan11   1331--
Hooper8   2243--
Langdale5   0150--
Young6   0241--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Jamesc Jowett b Deane0      
AA Hillaryc Hebden b Deane55      
AC Waltonc Aiken b Deane17      
JGC Surridgeb Deane18      
DE Youngc Walford b Hebden10      
GR Langdalelbw b Deane10      
JWH Maynot out15      
CMS Crombienot out2      
MN Morgandid not bat      
KMD Hooperdid not bat      
JM Paveydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(6 wickets, 28 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-37, 3-80, 4-95, 5-109, 6-114
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Deane14   1535--
Barron8   0450--
Hebden4   0181--
Dovey2   0110--

--> JM Pavey made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CF Deacon made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> KMD Hooper achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Dorset second innings (previous best was 2-30)
--> RM James completed a hat-trick in the Dorset second innings (Dovey, Hardwicke, Barron)





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