Surrey and Kent v Middlesex and Essex
Other First-Class matches in England 1947
VenueLeyland Motors Ground, Kingston-upon-Thames on 6th, 8th, 9th September 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSurrey and Kent won by 4 wickets
UmpiresSA Hipple, GS Mobey
Close of play day 1Surrey and Kent (1) 61/2 (Fletcher 20*, Squires 17*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex and Essex (2) 261/5 (Smith 50*, Insole 24*)

Middlesex and Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Bedser b Todd9      
SJ Crayc Parker b Bedser74      
FH Vigarc Gover b Dovey145      
SM Brownc Fagg b Parker1      
AW Thompsonc and b Todd35      
DJ Insolec Parker b Squires56      
R Smithlbw b Bedser51      
+TH Wadec Parker b Bedser42      
JM Simsnot out12      
*RFT Patersonc Fagg b Bedser7      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 nb)5
Total(9 wickets, declared, 101.3 overs)437
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-143, 3-152, 4-210, 5-295, 6-344, 7-400, 8-429, 9-437 (101.3 ov)
Surrey and Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover18   2870-3
Todd13   2502--
Dovey22   1771--
Parker15   1371--
Squires13   0861--
Barling3   0200--

Surrey and Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LJ Toddrun out11      
AE Faggb Gray12      
DGW Fletcherlbw b Thompson93      
HS Squiresc Smith b Vigar51      
HT Barlingc Wade b Gray72      
*ERT Holmesc Paterson b Vigar0      
JF Parkerc and b Vigar1      
EA Bedserc Paterson b Gray13      
RR Doveyb Smith4      
+GNG Kirbyb Gray0      
AR Governot out8      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb)7
Total(all out, 72.2 overs)272
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-25, 3-143, 4-211, 5-212, 6-214, 7-244, 8-263, 9-263, 10-272 (72.2 ov)
Middlesex and Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith18   1871--
Thompson7   2181--
Sims10   3270--
Vigar12   2433--

Middlesex and Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Gover32      
SJ Crayb Gover32      
SM Brownc Dovey b Gover7      
FH Vigarc Fagg b Squires53      
AW Thompsonc Bedser b Squires46      
DJ Insolenot out24      
R Smithnot out50      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
*RFT Patersondid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(5 wickets, declared, 59 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-69, 3-84, 4-163, 5-200
Surrey and Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover15   2413-2
Todd5   0240--
Dovey9   1260--
Squires16   0872--
Bedser10   1360--
Parker4   0300--

Surrey and Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LJ Toddc Insole b Sims50      
AE Faggc Cray b Smith111      
DGW Fletcherc Paterson b Thompson23      
HS Squiresc and b Vigar28      
HT Barlingc Paterson b Vigar56      
*ERT Holmesc Dodds b Wade75      
JF Parkernot out65      
EA Bedsernot out0      
RR Doveydid not bat      
+GNG Kirbydid not bat      
AR Goverdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 9 lb)20
Total(6 wickets, 88 overs)428
Fall of wickets:
1-101, 2-134, 3-183, 4-268, 5-290, 6-418
Middlesex and Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray11   2520--
Smith14   1641--
Vigar23   01342--
Thompson22   2671--
Sims15   1641--
Wade3   0271--

--> SJ Cray (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> FH Vigar (1) passed his previous highest score of 125 in first-class matches
--> AW Thompson (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 28
--> AE Fagg (2) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> ERT Holmes (2) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 75
--> EA Bedser reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Middlesex and Essex first innings
--> LH Gray reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey and Kent first innings
--> AR Gover reached 1550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex and Essex second innings





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