Oxfordshire v Dorset
Minor Counties Championship 1980
VenueAbingdon War Memorial Field, Abingdon on 2nd, 3rd August 1980 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOxfordshire 1; Dorset 3
Umpires[unknown], TV Wilkins
Close of play day 1

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MD Nurtonb Wingfield Digby42      
RAJ Townsleyb Wingfield Digby33      
PJ Garnerc Graham b Wingfield Digby27      
CJ Clementsc GB Evans b Allen40      
MD Thomasst +Murrills b Allen27      
BJ Collisc A Evans b Wingfield Digby8      
SR Porternot out14      
+A Crossleynot out0      
D Beckettdid not bat      
PG Badgerdid not bat      
DA Gallopdid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, declared, 60 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-50 (Townsley), 2-95 (Nurton), 3-115 (Garner), 4-172 (Thomas), 5-181 (Collis), 6-204 (Clements)
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Evans17   4250--
Wingfield Digby21   46641-
Blackburn6   01801-
GB Evans3   0190--
Allen13   0632--

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RV Lewisc Porter b Badger65      
D Batyc Garner b Gallop11      
TJ Murrillsnot out78      
VB Lewislbw b Porter1      
CA Grahamc Garner b Porter2      
AR Wingfield Digbyb Gallop27      
GB Evanslbw b Collis3      
JF Blackburnc Crossley b Gallop2      
CW Allenb Gallop1      
A Evansnot out0      
+MR Wisemandid not bat      
Total(8 wickets, declared, 55 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-38 (Baty), 2-97 (RV Lewis), 3-108 (VB Lewis), 4-126 (Graham), 5-171 (Wingfield Digby), 6-174 (GB Evans), 7-201 (Blackburn), 8-205 (Allen)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gallop18   248423
Beckett5   1190--
Collis9   0341--
Porter13   2422--
Badger7   0371--
Garner3   1100--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RAJ Townsleynot out113      
MD Thomasc Blackburn b Wingfield Digby21      
PJ Garnerc Wingfield Digby b Allen73      
CJ Clementsst +Murrills b RV Lewis2      
+A Crossleyrun out7      
BJ Collisc and b RV Lewis1      
SR Porternot out30      
D Beckettdid not bat      
PG Badgerdid not bat      
*MD Nurtondid not bat      
DA Gallopdid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, declared, 67 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Thomas), 2-173 (Garner), 3-177 (Clements), 4-193 (Crossley), 5-195 (Collis)
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Evans10   3190--
Wingfield Digby16   2601--
GB Evans6   02401-
Allen24   3921--
RV Lewis11   1522--

Dorset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RV Lewislbw b Porter47      
D Batyc Collis b Garner52      
TJ Murrillsb Porter20      
VB Lewisc and b Porter42      
GB Evanslbw b Porter17      
CA Grahamc Nurton b Garner5      
AR Wingfield Digbyc Townsley b Porter4      
JF Blackburnc Beckett b Badger7      
CW Allenlbw b Porter4      
A Evansnot out3      
+MR Wisemannot out1      
Total(9 wickets, 59 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-70 (RV Lewis), 2-112 (Murrills), 3-132 (Baty), 4-181 (GB Evans), 5-193 (VB Lewis), 6-197 (Graham), 7-198 (Wingfield Digby), 8-208 (Allen), 9-211 (Blackburn)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gallop5   024011
Beckett4   01401-
Collis1   040--
Porter24   4746--
Badger13   2471--
Garner12   0392--

--> RAJ Townsley (2) passed his previous highest score of 45 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RAJ Townsley (2) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches

MR Wiseman broke his finger but batted for 15 minutes in the second innings to save the match.





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