Cambridge University v Essex
University Match 1954
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 8th, 10th, 11th May 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 3 wickets
UmpiresLH Gray, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Cambridge University (1) 288/7 (Estcourt 56*, Goonesena 2*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 9/2 (Parsons 0*, Pretlove 0*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MH Bushbyc Vigar b Smith9      
DRW Silkb Preston0      
ABD Parsonsb Preston0      
JF Pretlovelbw b TE Bailey137      
VR Lumsdenc Taylor b TE Bailey33      
RV Turnerb TE Bailey0      
Swaranjit Singhb Insole27      
NSD Estcourtnot out56      
G Goonesenanot out6      
+JPK Asquithdid not bat      
MN Morgandid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 10 lb, 2 nb)20
Total(7 wickets, declared, 116 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-8, 3-10, 4-91, 5-95, 6-163, 7-264
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey22   6563--
Preston18   7452--
Smith23   8481--
JA Bailey18   6390--
Greensmith18   4360--
Vigar9   3160--
Insole8   3281--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Asquith b Goonesena37      
AV Avery hit wkt b Goonesena46      
FH Vigarb Goonesena15      
R Horsfallb Morgan3      
*DJ Insoleb Estcourt3      
TE Baileyb Estcourt41      
WT Greensmithnot out51      
R Smithrun out0      
+B Taylorb Morgan14      
JA Baileyb Estcourt17      
KC Prestonb Estcourt0      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 103.5 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-96, 3-101, 4-104, 5-105, 6-184, 7-184, 8-213, 9-239, 10-239 (103.5 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morgan18   5552--
Swaranjit Singh6   1150--
Goonesena34   7693--
Pretlove9   590--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MH Bushbyc Preston b Smith9      
DRW Silklbw b Smith0      
ABD Parsonsb JA Bailey30      
JF Pretloverun out6      
VR Lumsdenb JA Bailey13      
RV Turnerb JA Bailey1      
Swaranjit Singhst Taylor b Greensmith5      
NSD Estcourtlbw b Greensmith10      
G Goonesenac Taylor b Greensmith9      
+JPK Asquithb Greensmith7      
MN Morgannot out3      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 44.4 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-9, 3-23, 4-57, 5-60, 6-65, 7-67, 8-75, 9-88, 10-95 (44.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston12   2300--
Smith12   3182--
JA Bailey10   5103--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Swaranjit Singh1      
AV Averyst Asquith b Goonesena24      
FH Vigarc Asquith b Morgan37      
R Horsfallc Lumsden b Goonesena34      
*DJ Insoleb Morgan7      
TE Baileyc Swaranjit Singh b Goonesena0      
WT Greensmithlbw b Pretlove10      
R Smithnot out25      
+B Taylornot out3      
JA Baileydid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(7 wickets, 63.3 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-45, 3-76, 4-92, 5-97, 6-108, 7-135
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morgan19   4332--
Swaranjit Singh4   0101--
Estcourt10   5220--
Pretlove3   131--

--> JF Pretlove (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> JF Pretlove (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> NSD Estcourt (1) passed his previous highest score of 44 in first-class matches
--> RV Turner made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> Swaranjit Singh made his debut for Cambridge University in first-class matches
--> Swaranjit Singh made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> NSD Estcourt achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 3-75)





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