Oxford University v Free Foresters
University Match 1938
VenueThe University Parks, Oxford on 4th, 6th, 7th June 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxford University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultFree Foresters won by 5 wickets
UmpiresN Harris, E Rushbridge
Close of play day 1Free Foresters (1) 24/0 (Kingsley 14*, Wilkinson 9*)
Close of play day 2Free Foresters (2) 4/0 (Kingsley 3*, Scott 1*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*EJH Dixonlbw b Meyer0     
JM Lomasc Griffith b Meyer124     
JKG Webbst Griffith b Meyer0     
EDR Eagarb Meyer2     
GRJ de Soysac Meyer b Bettington39     
PMW Whitehousec Magill b Marriott45     
+RE Luytst Griffith b Meyer17     
DE Youngb Marriott25     
G Evanslbw b Marriott11     
EK Scottnot out22     
WJ Pershkelbw b Marriott0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 109.4 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-4, 3-15, 4-88, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-288 (109.4 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meyer26   8635--
Magill15   3630--
Dyson16   3370--
Bettington10   1421--
Scott6   1190--

Free Foresters first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PGT Kingsleyb Evans18     
*WAC Wilkinsonc Eagar b Pershke64     
AL Hosielbw b Young7     
HT Bartlettb Evans76     
+SC Griffithc Evans b Pershke1     
RJO Meyerb Whitehouse26     
RHB Bettingtonc Lomas b Whitehouse7     
RSG Scottc Luyt b Young1     
MDP Magillnot out0     
JH Dysonb Young1     
CS Marriottlbw b Young2     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 88.5 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-208 (88.5 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pershke36   10792--
Evans25   10502--
Scott6   1210--
Whitehouse7   1152--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JM Lomasc and b Meyer4     
JKG Webbb Meyer5     
GRJ de Soysab Marriott15     
EDR Eagarc Meyer b Marriott29     
DE Youngb Meyer8     
PMW Whitehousenot out15     
+RE Luytc Meyer b Marriott1     
G Evansc Bettington b Marriott10     
EK Scottlbw b Meyer2     
WJ Pershkest Griffith b Marriott4     
*EJH Dixonabsent hurt
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 47.4 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-97 (47.4 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meyer24   12444--
Scott5   190--

Free Foresters second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PGT Kingsleyc Luyt b Whitehouse29     
RSG Scottc Lomas b Whitehouse99     
*WAC Wilkinsonc Lomas b Whitehouse8     
AL Hosiec Lomas b Whitehouse9     
HT Bartlettc Pershke b Whitehouse0     
+SC Griffithnot out26     
RHB Bettingtonnot out5     
RJO Meyerdid not bat      
MDP Magilldid not bat      
JH Dysondid not bat      
CS Marriottdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 nb)4
Total(5 wickets, 54.3 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-?, 3-106, 4-106, 5-162
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pershke11   1440--
Evans14   3350--
Young8   1350--
Scott5   0290--

--> JM Lomas (1) passed his previous highest score of 87 in first-class matches
--> JKG Webb made his debut in first-class matches
--> DE Young (1) passed his previous highest score of 24 in first-class matches
--> WAC Wilkinson (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> HT Bartlett (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> RSG Scott (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 93
--> PMW Whitehouse achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Free Foresters second innings (previous best was 3-49)

Dixon fractured a bone in his foot when he was lbw to the fifth ball of the match. Whitehouse took over as captain.
Lomas 124, ten 4's in of 225 minutes. He was awarded his blue.
Bartlett batted with a runner in the second innings, having pulled a muscle.
Rain interfered on the third day, play commencing at 3.00pm.





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