Kent v Middlesex
County Championship 1953
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 5th, 6th, 7th August 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 99 runs
PointsKent 0; Middlesex 12
UmpiresTJ Bartley, WT Jones
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 147/2 (Edrich 57*, DCS Compton 68*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 158/5 (Dewes 41*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonrun out8     
SM Brownb Mallett5     
*WJ Edrichc Phebey b Smith63     
DCS Comptonb Page72     
JG Dewesc Evans b Smith22     
AW Thompsonc Mayes b Smith26     
D Bennettb Smith5     
+LH Comptonlbw b Smith0     
FJ Titmusc Mallett b Page1     
JA Youngnot out0     
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 10 lb)14
Total(9 wickets, declared, 76.1 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-29, 3-155, 4-161, 5-198, 6-212, 7-212, 8-215, 9-216 (76.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shirreff23   8510--
Mallett17   4511--
Page17   3572--
Cowdrey1   060--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc LH Compton b Titmus5     
AH Phebeyc Moss b Young16     
AF Woollettc DCS Compton b Young49     
MC Cowdreyc Moss b Titmus28     
R Mayesc Robertson b Young0     
+TG Evansc Dewes b Young13     
AC Shirreffb Titmus12     
G Smithlbw b Titmus1     
*W Murray-Woodc Bennett b Young1     
AWH Mallettc Brown b Young0     
JCT Pagenot out0     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 42.2 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-50, 3-76, 4-82, 5-110, 6-122, 7-124, 8-125, 9-129, 10-129 (42.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss4   240--
Bennett3   180--
Young17   6556--
DCS Compton1   040--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Mallett0     
SM Brownc Shirreff b Smith5     
*WJ Edrichlbw b Page18     
DCS Comptonc Mallett b Page39     
JG Dewesnot out48     
AW Thompsonst Evans b Smith48     
D Bennettc Fagg b Smith5     
+LH Comptonnot out4     
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(6 wickets, declared, 45 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-58, 4-77, 5-158, 6-170
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith16   3573--
Mallett16   6451--
Page13   1652--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggst LH Compton b Young34     
AH Phebeyc Edrich b Young3     
AF Woollettst LH Compton b Titmus5     
MC Cowdreynot out52     
R Mayesc LH Compton b Young0     
+TG Evansb Young17     
AC Shirreffb Young0     
G Smithc Robertson b Young0     
*W Murray-Woodc Bennett b Young8     
AWH Mallettc Dewes b Young23     
JCT Pageb Titmus0     
Extras(13 b, 8 lb)21
Total(all out, 46.2 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-52, 3-56, 4-65, 5-93, 6-95, 7-95, 8-109, 9-161, 10-163 (46.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss3   160--
Bennett3   0170--
Young20   6608--

--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 18000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> AW Thompson (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> AW Thompson (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> AF Woollett (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30
--> AW Thompson (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 36
--> R Mayes made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> R Mayes made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> W Murray-Wood made his last appearance in County Championship matches



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