Hertfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1947
VenueDitchmore Lane, Stevenage on 20th, 21st August 1947 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by 6 wickets
PointsHertfordshire 0; Buckinghamshire 10
Close of play day 1

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DG Bousfieldb Allen75     
CA Princest Tyrwhitt-Drake b Allen22     
P Isherwoodc Wiggs b King116     
J O'Connorb King20     
*CH Taylorc Marques b King106     
G Reynoldsnot out0     
DH Macindoedid not bat      
+W Yatesdid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
OG Battcockdid not bat      
RH Rutterdid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 5 lb, 1 w)23
Total(5 wickets, declared, 105.4 overs)362
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-129, 3-168, 4-362, 5-362 (105.4 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wiggs15   2600--
Allen37   91252--
Marques19   07001-
Kingsley1   020--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+TW Tyrwhitt-Drakeb Battcock41     
F Allenb Battcock0     
LC Batemanb Battcock72     
LG Wrightb O'Connor22     
SJ Edwardsc and b O'Connor3     
*PGT Kingsleyc Yates b Battcock37     
DV Cooperlbw b Battcock0     
P Hallasb Battcock19     
MA Wiggsst Yates b O'Connor5     
CVL Marquesc Rutter b O'Connor3     
LO Kingnot out0     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 65 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-71, 3-124, 4-128, 5-175, 6-175, 7-186, 8-197, 9-201, 10-204 (65 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Battcock22   5566--
Rutter16   4500--
Reynolds7   2140--
O'Connor20   2824--

Hertfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
+TW Tyrwhitt-Drakec Yates b Battcock3     
F Allenc Bousfield b Battcock16     
LC Batemannot out120     
LG Wrightb Battcock4     
SJ Edwardslbw b Battcock2     
*PGT Kingsleyc Taylor b Battcock8     
DV Cooperc Taylor b Rutter19     
P Hallasc Yates b Battcock84     
MA Wiggsnot out15     
CVL Marquesdid not bat      
LO Kingdid not bat      
Extras(20 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)24
Total(7 wickets, declared, 87 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-47, 4-49, 5-75, 6-112, 7-271
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Battcock38   91196-2
Rutter27   9581-1
Reynolds3   0200--
Macindoe9   2260--
O'Connor4   0200--
James5   0200--
Taylor1   080--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Princec and b King29     
+W Yateslbw b King42     
J O'Connorc Hallas b Wiggs14     
DH Macindoeb King1     
*CH Taylornot out27     
DG Bousfieldnot out20     
P Isherwooddid not bat      
G Reynoldsdid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
OG Battcockdid not bat      
RH Rutterdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(4 wickets, 23 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-74, 3-78, 4-106
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wiggs12   2741--
King11   0593--

--> J O'Connor made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P Isherwood (1) passed his previous highest score of 102 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> LC Bateman (2) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 97
--> P Hallas (2) passed his previous highest score of 42 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> OG Battcock reached 200 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Hertfordshire second innings

Bousfield 8 x 4, Isherwood 1 x 6 and 17 x 4, Taylor 1 x 6 and 10 x 4; Bateman 6 x 4 in his 72 and 12 x 4 in 120.
Hallas 1 x 6 and 13 x 4.
Herts followed on then left Bucks 'just under an hour to get 138'.
The Bucks score book gives Bateman as 110, and the runs add to this figure! 120 is in Bucks Herald and Herts history.
Sources: Bucks score book; Bucks Yearbook; Bucks Herald 22 Aug (short report, no detailed scores).





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