Leicestershire v Kent
County Championship 1957
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 12th, 13th, 14th June 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4 (Batting 2); Kent 0
UmpiresCS Elliott, WE Phillipson
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), WH Hansford (Kent)
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 46/1 (Phebey 23*, Allan 0*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 94/4 (Lester 27*, Spencer 31*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterlbw b Ridgway14      
MR Hallamc Evans b Wright176      
LR Gardnerb Ridgway0      
*CH Palmerb Page11      
J van Gelovenb Wright5      
RA Dimentc Evans b Pretlove34      
MF Hickmanb Pretlove12      
+J Firthlbw b Wright10      
RC Smithc and b Wright0      
CT Spencerb Wright3      
TJ Goodwinnot out4      
Extras(17 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)25
Total(all out, 95.3 overs)294
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-22, 3-81, 4-104, 5-183, 6-235, 7-251, 8-251, 9-266, 10-294 (95.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway9   5202--
Page27   9901--
Dixon7   3270--
Pretlove13   8222--
Allan14   6230--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeylbw b Spencer27      
RC Wilsonc Diment b Palmer23      
JM Allanb Spencer7      
JF Pretlovec Hallam b Lester3      
*MC Cowdreyc Firth b Goodwin73      
SE Learylbw b Goodwin32      
+TG Evansc Diment b Palmer3      
AL Dixonb Spencer52      
F Ridgwaylbw b Palmer6      
DVP Wrightnot out7      
JCT Pageb Spencer3      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 105.1 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-52, 3-59, 4-77, 5-139, 6-145, 7-216, 8-223, 9-238, 10-242 (105.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin17   3522--
Palmer30   12643--
Lester9   5211--
Smith15   5350--
van Geloven4   280--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterlbw b Wright45      
MR Hallamb Page6      
J van Gelovenb Ridgway6      
*CH Palmerrun out1      
RA Dimentb Wright17      
CT Spencerc Wilson b Allan46      
MF Hickmanlbw b Allan0      
RC Smithb Allan9      
TJ Goodwinb Page10      
LR Gardnerst Evans b Allan6      
+J Firthnot out24      
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(all out, 69 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-27, 3-28, 4-60, 5-119, 6-122, 7-138, 8-149, 9-159, 10-184 (69 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway21   9281--
Page16   8352--
Wright18   5642--
Allan14   2434--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyb Palmer22      
RC Wilsonc van Geloven b Palmer50      
+TG Evansc Spencer b van Geloven12      
*MC Cowdreyb Palmer33      
SE Learyst Firth b van Geloven12      
AL Dixonb van Geloven1      
F Ridgwaynot out0      
JF Pretlovenot out1      
JM Allandid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)29
Total(6 wickets, 59 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-73, 3-134, 4-147, 5-153, 6-153
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer14   3290--
Palmer21   8543--
Lester4   310--
Smith3   300--
van Geloven17   5473--

--> MR Hallam (1) passed his previous highest score of 146 in first-class matches
--> MR Hallam (1) passed his previous highest score of 146 in County Championship matches
--> MR Hallam (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 54
--> SE Leary (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> MF Hickman made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> MF Hickman made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JM Allan reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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