Buckinghamshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1965
VenueThe Meadow, Chesham on 4th, 5th August 1965 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBuckinghamshire 3; Oxfordshire 1
UmpiresF Berry, MA Cleaver
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (1) ?/5

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Levernot out123     
NV Butlerc MW Smith b Burnley2     
G Atkinsc Nurton b Banton8     
DFV Johnslbw b Burnley10     
DA Janesc Montgomerie b Matthews31     
FW Harrisc Burnley b Banton10     
+CG Hawkinsnot out8     
*PLB Stoddartdid not bat      
CA Pickettdid not bat      
CR Harrisdid not bat      
DA Prattdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 82.2 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-24, 3-68, 4-156, 5-182
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burnley24   9542-2
Moffatt9   5180--
Banton31   12562--
Matthews15   1531--
PB Smith3.21110--

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Nurtonb Pratt12     
JR Hartleyc Atkins b CR Harris5     
JWA Loveb Pickett14     
RD Montgomeriec Hawkins b Lever30     
PB Smithb Pickett0     
DJ Castlec Pratt b Pickett6     
*D Bantonnot out55     
IB Moffattc Pickett b Butler18     
+MW Smithnot out5     
NT Burnleydid not bat      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, declared, 93 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-34, 3-36, 4-36, 5-46, 6-89, 7-128
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CR Harris7   1131-1
FW Harris9   5130-2
Pratt30   10511--
Pickett29   20203--
Johns3   060--
Lever8   3131--
Butler7   2291--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Leverlbw b Burnley8     
NV Butlerc and b Banton28     
G Atkinsc Montgomerie b Burnley6     
DFV Johnsnot out42     
DA Janesc Castle b Banton0     
+CG Hawkinsc Hartley b Matthews7     
FW Harrisb Banton0     
*PLB Stoddartnot out10     
CA Pickettdid not bat      
CR Harrisdid not bat      
DA Prattdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 4 lb)11
Total(6 wickets, declared, 32.2 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-16, 3-64, 4-64, 5-81, 6-97
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burnley13   2362--
Moffatt6   3150--
Banton10   3333--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Hartleyb FW Harris6     
MD Nurtonc Hawkins b FW Harris5     
JWA Lovec Janes b Pratt18     
RD Montgomeriec Pratt b Pickett1     
PB Smithnot out11     
DJ Castlenot out17     
*D Bantondid not bat      
IB Moffattdid not bat      
+MW Smithdid not bat      
NT Burnleydid not bat      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(4 wickets, 42 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-21, 3-23, 4-38
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CR Harris5   290--
FW Harris12   5172-1
Pickett8   661--
Pratt10   4161--
Lever4   400--
Johns2   150--
Stoddart1   050--

--> RD Montgomerie (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 29
--> DJ Castle (2) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Banton reached 400 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Buckinghamshire first innings

The match was left drawn at 6.15 after Oxfordshire had been set to make 164 in 125 minutes.
Lever hit 1 x 6 and 13 x 4 in his 123*. There were 7 x 4 in Bantion's 55*.
Sources: Bucks score book, Bucks Yearbook





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