Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1957
VenueMorris Motors Sports Ground, Cowley on 2nd, 3rd August 1957 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOxfordshire 3; Buckinghamshire 1
UmpiresTM McMurray, DS Richards
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) ?/1

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JE Bushc Nickless b Butler31     
JW Carterc Hitchings b Avery6     
D Bantonb Hughes63     
AD Pickeringrun out5     
GD Roynonc Peppiatt b Butler1     
RE Wheelerb Smith85     
RA Winstonec Butler b Avery9     
TA Gibsonnot out41     
+CTG Carrc Johns b Avery18     
BC Pagerun out1     
AL Hichensnot out10     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 92 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-46, 3-51, 4-52, 5-138, 6-180, 7-220, 8-254, 9-258
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith23   3661--
Avery23   2683-2
Butler17   7362--
Peppiatt7   1270--
Hughes17   1581--
Johns5   2150--

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Mackinnonrun out15     
NV Butlerb Hichens46     
LE Hitchingsb Banton50     
*DFV Johnsb Hichens0     
RGL Janawayc Banton b Hichens0     
G Atkinsb Banton5     
DR Peppiattc Wheeler b Hichens2     
CW Smithlbw b Hichens0     
+RT Nicklessc Carr b Hichens7     
RD Averyb Hichens0     
AJ Hughesnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)13
Total(all out, 59.5 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-72, 3-72, 4-75, 5-99, 6-112, 7-112, 8-136, 9-136, 10-138 (59.5 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Page12   4250--
Hichens19   6417-4
Gibson14   7280--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Carterc Peppiatt b Hughes27     
*JE Bushrun out47     
AD Pickeringb Hughes6     
RE Wheelerst Nickless b Hughes3     
RA Winstonenot out24     
BC Pageb Smith13     
TA Gibsonnot out6     
D Bantondid not bat      
GD Roynondid not bat      
+CTG Carrdid not bat      
AL Hichensdid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, declared, 33 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-64, 3-72, 4-95, 5-119
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith7   1231--
Avery3   0230--
Butler4   0190--
Hughes12   1363--
Johns7   1250--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Mackinnonlbw b Gibson7     
NV Butlerc and b Hichens0     
LE Hitchingsb Hichens4     
*DFV Johnsc Carr b Roynon103     
G Atkinsb Gibson0     
RGL Janawayb Banton27     
DR Peppiattlbw b Banton7     
CW Smithc Gibson b Hichens2     
+RT Nicklessnot out5     
RD Averynot out1     
AJ Hughesdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(8 wickets, 60 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-9, 3-29, 4-33, 5-88, 6-116, 7-148, 8-157
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hichens19   2693-1
Page3   260--
Gibson19   8392--
Banton18   3422--
Roynon1   101--

--> BC Page made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BC Page made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TA Gibson (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AL Hichens achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire first innings (previous best was 2-59)
--> AL Hichens achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire first innings

Bucks were set to get 265 in three hours, but soon lost wickets. Banton hit 7 x 4 in his 63, Wheeler 10 x 4
Hitchings hit 3 x 6 and 3 x 4 in his 50; Johns hit 1 x 6 and 14 x 4 in his 103.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook; checked by Oxfordshire.