Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1961
VenueMorris Motors Sports Ground, Cowley on 16th, 17th August 1961 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOxfordshire 3; Buckinghamshire 1
UmpiresWE Brown, EH Bryant
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (2) 3/0

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ERJ Cliffordb Laitt3     
GLT Scottc Smith b JD Martin0     
G Atkinsb Burnley23     
SJ Tomlinlbw b Burnley4     
MNS Taylorb JD Martin9     
DA Janeslbw b Banton26     
*JA Cockettb Burnley13     
FW Harrisc Smith b JD Martin10     
+DJS Taylorc Bush b Burnley5     
RJ Plestednot out1     
JWC Millsc Smith b JD Martin0     
Extras(1 b, 1 nb, 4 w)6
Total(all out, 41.3 overs)100
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-11, 3-24, 4-43, 5-53, 6-74, 7-94, 8-94, 9-100, 10-100 (41.3 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JD Martin16.382344-
Laitt4   2141--
Burnley17   4454-1
Banton4   1121--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Carterb Clifford21     
*JE Bushc Mills b Clifford15     
AD Pickeringc Tomlin b Harris27     
D Bantonc Harris b Clifford17     
JS Baxterc Clifford b Harris12     
+MW Smithc DJS Taylor b Harris0     
DE Martinc DJS Taylor b Harris0     
BJT Brittonb Clifford7     
NT Burnleynot out8     
DJ Laittc DJS Taylor b Clifford1     
JD Martinc Cockett b Clifford4     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 76 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-69, 3-69, 4-98, 5-98, 6-98, 7-98, 8-106, 9-111, 10-119 (76 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harris30   16454--
Mills15   5300--
Clifford30   15376--
Plested1   100--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLT Scottlbw b Burnley0     
DA Janesc Smith b Burnley30     
G Atkinsb Burnley0     
SJ Tomlinc DE Martin b Laitt3     
MNS Taylorc Smith b Burnley18     
ERJ Cliffordc Banton b JD Martin2     
*JA Cockettnot out74     
FW Harrisb Laitt15     
+DJS Taylornot out44     
RJ Plesteddid not bat      
JWC Millsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(7 wickets, declared, 77 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-5, 3-16, 4-52, 5-57, 6-59, 7-84
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JD Martin20   5451--
Burnley22   8584--
Laitt20   7512--
Banton15   5320--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JE Bushc Cockett b Mills28     
JW Carterb Harris0     
AD Pickeringb Mills35     
D Bantonc Atkins b Mills38     
+MW Smithb Mills0     
JS Baxterb Mills1     
DE Martinb Clifford24     
BJT Brittonc Harris b Plested17     
NT Burnleynot out8     
DJ Laittnot out0     
JD Martindid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(8 wickets, 48 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-48, 3-86, 4-86, 5-96, 6-111, 7-135, 8-147
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harris11   2421--
Mills20   3495-2
Clifford12   2311--
Plested5   0291--

Left to score 179 in 138 minutes, Oxfordshire ended 24 short. The only half-century of the match, 74
by JA Cockett contained 9 x 4.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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