Lancashire v Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force in British Isles 1945
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 5th, 6th, 7th June 1945 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2

Royal Australian Air Force first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Workmanc Paynter b Higson2      
J Pettifordb Pollard6      
KR Millerc Higson b Ikin52      
DK Carmodyb Ikin21      
RM Stanfordb Roberts4      
EA Williamsc Oldfield b Roberts2      
DR Cristofanic Paynter b Roberts4      
RG Williamsc Ikin b Roberts13      
+SG Sismeyc Washbrook b Ikin1      
AW Roperb Parkin1      
RS Ellisnot out0      
Total(all out, 55.1 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-109 (55.1 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollard11   5171--
Higson9   3131--
Roberts16   4384--
Ikin10   3203--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Washbrookb Cristofani40      
E Paynterlbw b Ellis32      
W Placeb Ellis1      
N Oldfieldlbw b Ellis12      
TL Brierleyc Workman b Ellis13      
RH Parkinlbw b Ellis0      
JT Ikinc and b Cristofani21      
BJ Howardc Pettiford b RG Williams8      
TA Higsonnot out2      
R Pollardc Miller b Cristofani0      
WB Robertsnot out0      
Total(9 wickets, declared, 56 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?
Royal Australian Air Force bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roper4   180--
RG Williams8   3121--
Miller3   1130--
Ellis20   2625--
Cristofani16   5323--
Pettiford5   320--

Royal Australian Air Force second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Workmanst Brierley b Parkin5      
J Pettifordc Paynter b Parkin4      
KR Millerc and b Parkin6      
DK Carmodyc Brierley b Parkin3      
RM Stanfordnot out31      
EA Williamsb Pollard3      
DR Cristofanib Roberts2      
RG Williamsc Paynter b Parkin1      
AW Roperst Brierley b Roberts14      
RS Ellislbw b Pollard6      
HS Craigc Roberts b Parkin7      
Extras(3 b, 5 nb)8
Total(all out, 56.1 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-90 (56.1 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parkin23   6346--
Roberts14   6162--
Ikin5   1100--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Paynternot out16      
W Placelbw b Miller0      
N Oldfieldc and b Miller19      
TL Brierleynot out2      
C Washbrookdid not bat      
RH Parkindid not bat      
JT Ikindid not bat      
BJ Howarddid not bat      
JC Coatesdid not bat      
R Pollarddid not bat      
WB Robertsdid not bat      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(2 wickets, 13.1 overs)38
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?
Royal Australian Air Force bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
RG Williams5.10200--
Miller5   0152--
Cristofani3   120--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.
--> Royal Australian Air Force full substitute: HS Craig for SG Sismey
--> Lancashire full substitute: JC Coates for TA Higson

The match was originally scheduled to have been played on June 5 and 6, but rain washed out play on June 5 and an extra day was arranged.
JC Coates played for Lancashire on the second day, TA Higson having been unable to obtain Service leave for the extra day.
HS Craig batted for Sismey in the RAAF second innings, Sismey having been injured while keeping wicket. Workman kept wicket for the RAAF in Lancashire’s second innings.





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