Kent v Leicestershire
County Championship 1953
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 17th, 18th, 19th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 0; Leicestershire 4
UmpiresGS Mobey, A Skelding
ScorersW Goodenough (Leicestershire), ERS Hoskin (Kent)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 98/7 (Spence 13*, Firth 19*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 21/0 (Lester 6*, Smithson 11*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Lester b Goodwin3      
AH Phebeyrun out15      
+TG Evansc and b Munden45      
DG Uftonb Munden1      
HA Pawsonc Jackson b Spencer2      
BR Edrichb Jackson0      
RR Doveyb Munden4      
*W Murray-Woodc Spence b Jackson15      
DVP Wrightb Munden0      
F Ridgwayc and b Munden6      
JCT Pagenot out0      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 34.1 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-29, 3-35, 4-40, 5-66, 6-66, 7-81, 8-81, 9-93, 10-93 (34.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin7   1241--
Spencer9   0251--
Jackson8   392--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Lesterb Dovey3      
GA Smithsonb Page13      
M Tompkinc Edrich b Page14      
VE Jacksonlbw b Wright6      
VS Munden hit wkt b Wright12      
MR Hallamlbw b Wright0      
JE Walshc Murray-Wood b Page4      
LA Spenceb Wright20      
+J Firthc Edrich b Page19      
CT Spencernot out5      
TJ Goodwinc Ridgway b Page15      
Extras(13 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)20
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-33, 3-46, 4-52, 5-52, 6-63, 7-63, 8-106, 9-112, 10-131 (59.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway4   1140--
Dovey6   0141--
Wright26   14264--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Fagglbw b Walsh12      
AH Phebeyb Munden66      
+TG Evansc Lester b Walsh37      
DG Uftonc Spencer b Jackson21      
HA Pawsonb Spencer25      
BR Edrichc Firth b Goodwin25      
F Ridgwayc Walsh b Jackson19      
RR Doveynot out26      
*W Murray-Woodb Jackson0      
DVP Wrightb Munden9      
JCT Pagec Spencer b Munden0      
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)14
Total(all out, 105.2 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-86, 3-134, 4-144, 5-192, 6-196, 7-229, 8-229, 9-254, 10-254 (105.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin10   4191--
Spencer10   1321--
Jackson35   11703--
Walsh20   1752--
Lester1   070--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Lesternot out6      
GA Smithsonnot out11      
M Tompkindid not bat      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
VS Mundendid not bat      
MR Hallamdid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
LA Spencedid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(no wicket, 9 overs)21
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway3   140--
Wright4   290--
Page2   140--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AH Phebey (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> JCT Page reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> CT Spencer reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent second innings





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