Berkshire v Dorset
Minor Counties Championship 1977
VenueChurch Road, Reading on 3rd, 4th August 1977 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultBerkshire won by 4 wickets
PointsBerkshire 10; Dorset 3
UmpiresSJ Noble, AM Pullinger
ScorersGAF Gillmor, S Hey
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 150/3

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VB Lewisc Heape b Mence33      
RV Lewisc Heape b New9      
TJ Murrillsb Matthews14      
AGM Watsonb Mence0      
TJL Chandler hit wkt b Mence29      
+ME Bealec Simmons b Mence19      
DR Haywardb New16      
DC Brookslbw b New2      
CW Allenc Child b Jones13      
JWI Bridleb New2      
RJ Swatridgenot out1      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 7 nb, 5 w)21
Total(all out, 64.1 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-56, 3-59, 4-76, 5-109, 6-119, 7-140, 8-143, 9-155, 10-159 (64.1 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
New11   52741-
Mence18   4494-3
Matthews20   1030141
Lewington3   210--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Johnstonc Bridle b Brooks56      
EHW Heapelbw b Swatridge8      
C Casemorec Allen b Swatridge1      
AR Daynot out50      
*MD Mencenot out19      
ML Simmonsdid not bat      
+GEJ Childdid not bat      
PM Newdid not bat      
PJ Lewingtondid not bat      
JH Jonesdid not bat      
FR Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)16
Total(3 wickets, declared, 56 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-41, 3-107
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brooks15   4351-4
Watson11   3230-1
Swatridge14   3372--
Allen16   5390--

Dorset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VB Lewislbw b Jones25      
RV Lewisc Child b Jones17      
TJ Murrillsc Child b Jones38      
AGM Watsonb Jones1      
TJL Chandlerc Casemore b Mence8      
+ME Bealeb Jones11      
DR Haywardnot out44      
DC Brooksb Lewington34      
CW Allenst Child b Matthews1      
JWI Bridledid not bat      
RJ Swatridgedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)15
Total(8 wickets, declared, 65.3 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-48, 3-54, 4-74, 5-96, 6-121, 7-181, 8-194 (65.3 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones21   3655-5
New12   04701-
Mence10   2181-2
Lewington12   4201--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Johnstonnot out82      
EHW Heapeb Brooks0      
C Casemoreb Brooks1      
AR Dayb Brooks2      
*MD Mencec Bridle b Brooks13      
ML Simmonsc Bridle b Allen48      
+GEJ Childc Beale b Hayward42      
PM Newnot out9      
PJ Lewingtondid not bat      
JH Jonesdid not bat      
FR Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(6 wickets, 53.3 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-7, 3-17, 4-43, 5-121, 6-189
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brooks14   3474--
Swatridge13   1350--
RV Lewis8   3190--
Watson3   1180--
Hayward4   0191--

--> DC Brooks (2) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ML Simmons (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AR Day made his debut for Berkshire in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> DC Brooks achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire second innings (previous best was 2-42)





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