Warwickshire v Combined Services
Other First-Class matches in England 1955
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 1st, 2nd, 3rd June 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresF Chester, D Davies
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 107/1 (Wolton 58*, Townsend 1*)
Close of play day 2Combined Services (2) 137/1 (Shirreff 59*)

Combined Services first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Gardner b Hitchcock73     
*AC Shirreffb Dollery0     
WB Stottc Lewis b Latham17     
MLY Ainsworthb Latham0     
ALSS Thackarac Stewart b Hitchcock34     
+JT Murrayb Hitchcock14     
SE Learynot out59     
DA Allenlbw b Hitchcock0     
GH McKinnalbw b Hitchcock1     
CS Matthewsst Lewis b Hitchcock19     
MJ Cowanb Paul22     
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 82.2 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-34, 3-38, 4-109, 5-140, 6-145, 7-145, 8-149, 9-183, 10-251 (82.2 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Latham22   4732--
Dollery22   2831--
King7   3160--
Hitchcock22   9546--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerretired hurt36     
RT Spoonerb Cowan10     
AVG Woltonc Cowan b McKinna136     
A Townsendlbw b Allen22     
RE Hitchcockc Ainsworth b Allen45     
WJP Stewartb Cowan3     
NA Paulc Murray b Allen40     
*+EB Lewisb Allen29     
KR Dollerylbw b Allen8     
HJ Lathamb Shirreff2     
IM Kingnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(all out, 93.1 overs)345
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-173, 3-226, 4-229, 5-296, 6-315, 7-338, 8-345, 9-345 (93.1 ov)
Combined Services bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowan21   3652--
McKinna16   1631--
Shirreff22   5781--
Matthews11   2360--
Leary4   0310--

Combined Services second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Lewis b Dollery78     
*AC Shirreffnot out59     
WB Stottdid not bat      
MLY Ainsworthdid not bat      
ALSS Thackaradid not bat      
+JT Murraydid not bat      
SE Learydid not bat      
DA Allendid not bat      
GH McKinnadid not bat      
CS Matthewsdid not bat      
MJ Cowandid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 47.5 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-137 (Richardson, 47.5 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Latham7   0220--
Paul6   1190--
King5   1150--
Hitchcock14   6250--
Townsend6   0290--
Wolton3   190--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> HJ Latham made his debut in first-class matches
--> GH McKinna made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RE Hitchcock (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> RE Hitchcock achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Combined Services first innings (previous best was 4-101)
--> RE Hitchcock achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Combined Services first innings
--> FC Gardner retired hurt in the Warwickshire first innings having scored 36 (team had lost 1 wickets)





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