Cambridge University v Free Foresters
University Match 1955
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 4th, 6th, 7th June 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresHL Palmer, EB Wye
Close of play day 1Free Foresters (1) 33/2 (Blake 16*, Rutter 0*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 181/7 (CSH Smith 14*, Melluish 18*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ABD Parsonsc Shaddick b Hall34      
PD Croftlbw b Hall8      
G Goonesenac Blake b Kenny48      
Swaranjit Singhc Dowding b Hall1      
*DRW Silkc Burger b Robins41      
W Knightley-Smithst Blake b Shaddick9      
JF Pretlovec Blake b Shaddick0      
RG Newmanlbw b Robins0      
CSH Smithnot out40      
+MEL Melluishc Hall b Dickinson36      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)18
Total(9 wickets, declared, 81.1 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-88, 3-91, 4-104, 5-131, 6-131, 7-132, 8-167, 9-235 (81.1 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall18   6503--
Kenny30   5681--
Shaddick13   2402--
Robins17   2502--

Free Foresters first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DE Blakec Croft b Goonesena42      
BCG Wilenkinc Silk b CSH Smith5      
AL Dowdingc Parsons b DJ Smith0      
AEH Rutterb CSH Smith45      
*FG Mannc Melluish b Goonesena2      
CGD Burgerb CSH Smith4      
RVC Robinslbw b CSH Smith2      
TA Hallnot out8      
DC Dickinsonb CSH Smith5      
CJM Kennyb CSH Smith0      
RA Shaddickb Goonesena1      
Extras(12 b, 6 lb)18
Total(all out, 64.4 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-13, 3-93, 4-103, 5-108, 6-112, 7-115, 8-125, 9-125, 10-132 (64.4 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CSH Smith21   5356--
DJ Smith11   4251--
Swaranjit Singh10   4190--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ABD Parsonsb Hall11      
PD Croftb Kenny0      
G Goonesenac Wilenkin b Kenny78      
Swaranjit Singhc Shaddick b Robins48      
W Knightley-Smithrun out1      
JF Pretloveb Robins3      
RG Newmanc and b Kenny4      
CSH Smithnot out14      
+MEL Melluishnot out18      
*DRW Silkdid not bat      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(7 wickets, 64 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-20, 3-101, 4-119, 5-127, 6-148, 7-151
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall8   1221--
Kenny26   11613--
Shaddick10   3200--
Dickinson7   1220--
Robins13   1522--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> RG Newman made his debut in first-class matches
--> MEL Melluish (1) equalled his previous highest score of 36 in first-class matches
--> BCG Wilenkin made his debut in first-class matches
--> AEH Rutter made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> CGD Burger made his debut in first-class matches
--> RA Shaddick made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> G Goonesena (2) passed his previous highest score of 70 in first-class matches
--> G Goonesena (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> CSH Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Free Foresters first innings (previous best was 5-69)
--> CSH Smith reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Free Foresters first innings





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