Oxford University v Cambridge University
University Match 1954
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 3rd, 5th, 6th July 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxford University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresEG Canning, P Corrall
Close of play day 1Oxford University (1) 401/3 (Smith 201*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (1) 281/4 (Pretlove 68*, Goonesena 15*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJK Smithnot out201 340211 
JM Allanc Smith b Goonesena86     
HB Birrellc Parsons b Smith27     
*MC Cowdreyc Smith b Goonesena66     
JP Fellows-Smithdid not bat      
GP Marslanddid not bat      
CCP Williamsdid not bat      
DK Faskendid not bat      
JA Arenholddid not bat      
+A Kammdid not bat      
DCPR Jowettdid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 2 lb, 6 nb)21
Total(3 wickets, declared, 107 overs)401
Fall of wickets:
1-145, 2-221, 3-401 (107 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith38   31441--
Morgan6   1200--
Goonesena31   10792--
Estcourt7   2310--
Pretlove17   2710--
Silk8   1350--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MH Bushbyc Smith b Allan24     
DRW Silkb Allan118     
JKE Slacklbw b Birrell12     
VR Lumsdenlbw b Jowett20     
JF Pretlovec Smith b Fasken73     
G Goonesenac Williams b Fasken39     
ABD Parsonsc Marsland b Birrell1     
CS Smithc Fellows-Smith b Jowett3     
NSD Estcourtnot out20     
+MEL Melluishb Allan8     
MN Morgannot out2     
Extras(15 b, 7 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)24
Total(9 wickets, declared, 143 overs)344
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-90, 3-140, 4-242, 5-305, 6-310, 7-314, 8-315, 9-337
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arenhold14   3320--
Fasken21   2652--
Fellows-Smith4   330--
Birrell38   11892--
Allan39   16643--
Jowett26   9622--
Cowdrey1   050--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJK Smithc Goonesena b Estcourt20     
JM Allanc Parsons b Morgan0     
HB Birrellb Pretlove64     
*MC Cowdreyst Melluish b Goonesena5     
JP Fellows-Smithc Silk b Goonesena30     
GP Marslandc Melluish b Goonesena2     
CCP Williamsb Goonesena14     
DK Faskenc Silk b Goonesena2     
JA Arenholdst Melluish b Goonesena2     
+A Kammnot out0     
DCPR Jowettdid not bat      
Extras(9 b)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 46 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-38, 3-54, 4-106, 5-114, 6-136, 7-138, 8-146, 9-148 (46 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith4   180--
Morgan3   261--
Goonesena19   3716--
Estcourt4   1161--
Pretlove16   4381--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MH Bushbyb Birrell15     
DRW Silklbw b Birrell15     
JKE Slackb Arenhold0     
VR Lumsdenc Smith b Jowett47     
G Goonesenac Fasken b Allan26     
JF Pretlovec Smith b Birrell7     
NSD Estcourtc Cowdrey b Birrell19     
CS Smithc Allan b Birrell10     
ABD Parsonsnot out1     
+MEL Melluishnot out1     
MN Morgandid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 6 lb)19
Total(8 wickets, 53 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-32, 3-35, 4-98, 5-116, 6-122, 7-157, 8-158
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arenhold7   2171--
Fasken3   1110--
Birrell14   7205--
Allan16   4591--
Jowett8   3181--
Cowdrey3   060--
Smith2   0100--

--> MJK Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 104 in first-class matches
--> MJK Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 156
--> MJK Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 151
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> NSD Estcourt (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> G Goonesena reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Oxford University first innings
--> HB Birrell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Cambridge University second innings (previous best was 5-33)





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