Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1963
VenueMorris Motors Sports Ground, Cowley on 19th, 20th August 1963 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOxfordshire 1; Buckinghamshire 3
UmpiresF Berry, RO Prouton
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (1) 104/4 (Pickering 2*, Barrett 0*)

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingsc Bush b Banton34     
RH Huntleyb Laitt13     
G Atkinsc Bush b Laitt35     
C Leverb Lane-Fox56     
FG Saunderslbw b Lane-Fox29     
*PLB Stoddartb Lane-Fox0     
DA Janesc Lane-Fox b Barrett1     
RA Darec PB Smith b Lane-Fox3     
+DJS Taylornot out6     
CW Smithlbw b Laitt19     
WRG Rawlingsb Lane-Fox5     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 77.4 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-72, 3-88, 4-150, 5-150, 6-165, 7-169, 8-172, 9-199, 10-204 (77.4 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Strange2   200--
Laitt27   6713--
Banton17   4481--
Barrett18   6381--
PB Smith3   0150--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Nurtonb Smith2     
JE Bushrun out57     
EJ Lane-Foxb Huntley22     
JS Baxterb Smith20     
AD Pickeringb Smith2     
JS Barrettb Rawlings2     
*D Bantonlbw b Rawlings10     
PB Smithc Taylor b Smith8     
DJ Laittnot out8     
+MW Smithlbw b Smith0     
TV Strangedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(9 wickets, declared, 57 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-58, 3-104, 4-104, 5-106, 6-119, 7-122, 8-134, 9-134 (57 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith29   9675--
Rawlings7   1242--
Lever13   5220--
Huntley6   1181--
Dare2   200--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Hitchingsnot out2     
DA Janesnot out1     
RH Huntleydid not bat      
G Atkinsdid not bat      
C Leverdid not bat      
FG Saundersdid not bat      
*PLB Stoddartdid not bat      
RA Daredid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
CW Smithdid not bat      
WRG Rawlingsdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 3.5 overs)3
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laitt2   120--

--> PB Smith made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Atkins (1) passed 2500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 11
--> EJ Lane-Fox achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire first innings (previous best was 4-38)
--> EJ Lane-Fox achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire first innings

There was a 30 minute delay at the start. Rain ended play at 12.15 on the second day.
Strange was hit on the head early in the match from a hook by Huntley and took no further part.
There were 10 x 4 in Lever's 56; Bush, playing his first match of the season, hit 4 x 4 in his 57
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire





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