Warwickshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1955
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 6th, 8th, 9th August 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWarwickshire 0; Leicestershire 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, LH Gray
ScorersGC Austin (Warwickshire), FN Bloxsom (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 80/0 (Lester 27*, Hallam 53*)
Close of play day 2Warwickshire (2) 46/2 (Horner 16*, Hitchcock 28*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerc Hallam b Boshier3      
NF Hornerb Palmer9      
AVG Woltonc Jackson b Munden56      
+RT Spoonerrun out125      
*HE Dolleryc Firth b Munden3      
RE Hitchcockc Firth b Palmer31      
A Townsendc Hallam b Palmer22      
KR Dollerynot out1      
JD Bannisterb Walsh17      
RG Thompsonlbw b Walsh0      
WE Holliesc Tompkin b Walsh0      
Extras(8 b, 16 lb, 1 nb)25
Total(all out, 96.5 overs)292
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-14, 3-160, 4-173, 5-218, 6-261, 7-266, 8-286, 9-286, 10-292 (96.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boshier29   4881--
Palmer26   3583--
Jackson20   11480--
Munden15   5412--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Townsend109      
MR Hallamretired ill57      
M Tompkinlbw b Thompson17      
MJK Smithlbw b Hitchcock35      
*CH Palmerc Horner b Bannister126      
VE Jacksonb Hollies5      
RA Dimentlbw b Hollies1      
VS Mundenb Bannister14      
JE Walshc KR Dollery b Bannister13      
+J Firthc and b Bannister2      
BS Boshiernot out0      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 131.3 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-109, 2-162, 3-292, 4-306, 5-311, 6-371, 7-371, 8-387, 9-392 (131.3 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson26   3901--
KR Dollery14   3630--
Hollies32   8792--
Hitchcock19   6291--
Townsend9   1341--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerc Diment b Palmer2      
NF Hornerc Tompkin b Walsh35      
A Townsendlbw b Palmer0      
RE Hitchcocklbw b Munden86      
*HE Dolleryb Munden18      
+RT Spoonernot out20      
AVG Woltonnot out0      
KR Dollerydid not bat      
JD Bannisterdid not bat      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
WE Holliesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(5 wickets, 47 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3, 3-107, 4-134, 5-161
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boshier9   1350--
Palmer10   3342--
Jackson4   1140--
Walsh10   1491--
Munden14   5292--

--> RT Spooner (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> RT Spooner (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> MR Hallam (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 43
--> CH Palmer (1) passed 12000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 92
--> WE Hollies reached 2100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> CH Palmer reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Warwickshire second innings
--> MR Hallam retired ill in the Leicestershire first innings having scored 57 (team score 80/0)





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