Leicestershire v Surrey
County Championship 1948
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 19th, 20th, 21st May 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 5 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Surrey 12
UmpiresJT Bell, JA Smart
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 499/6 (EA Bedser 27*, Watts 17*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 145/4 (Jackson 53*, Watson 13*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LB Fishlockc Corrall b Sperry253 38032- 
DGW Fletcherb Sperry0     
HS Squiresc Walsh b Sperry15     
HT Barlingb Jackson55     
*MR Bartonc and b Jackson103 170   
+AJW McIntyreb Sperry11     
EA Bedsernot out27     
EA Wattsnot out17     
JC Lakerdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 10 lb, 1 w)18
Total(6 wickets, declared, 142 overs)499
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-30, 3-171, 4-415, 5-448, 6-459
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry44   1410541-
Cornock25   6820--
Jackson26   7972--
Walsh20   3780--
Lester18   3870--
Riddington7   0250--
Prentice2   070--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb AV Bedser0     
A Riddingtonc McIntyre b AV Bedser1     
FT Prenticec Watts b AV Bedser17     
M Tompkinc Fletcher b McMahon152 185161 
VE Jacksonlbw b Squires15     
GS Watsonc Fishlock b Laker1     
WB Cornockc Laker b McMahon59     
JE Walshb Laker10     
+P Corrallc Watts b Laker6     
J Sperrynot out15     
*GL Berryabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 83.2 overs)283
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-1, 3-36, 4-89, 5-92, 6-244, 7-259, 8-261, 9-283 (83.2 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser20   3523--
Watts12   0570--
McMahon12   06121-
Squires11   2341--
EA Bedser4   230--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterlbw b McMahon19     
A Riddingtonlbw b Watts6     
FT Prenticec and b Laker16     
M Tompkinb EA Bedser31     
VE Jacksonb Watts139     
GS Watsonc McMahon b AV Bedser22     
WB Cornockc and b McMahon24     
JE Walshc EA Bedser b Squires21     
+P Corrallb AV Bedser22     
J Sperrynot out4     
*GL Berryabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)11
Total(all out, 125.3 overs)315
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-39, 3-47, 4-111, 5-160, 6-203, 7-251, 8-303, 9-315 (125.3 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser31.37742-1
Watts18   83321-
Laker27   46311-
McMahon13   15221-
EA Bedser16   3261--
Squires20   1561--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LB Fishlockc Jackson b Sperry2     
DGW Fletcherb Sperry0     
HS Squireslbw b Sperry10     
HT Barlingnot out57     
*MR Bartonc Watson b Jackson15     
+AJW McIntyrec Jackson b Sperry2     
EA Wattsnot out11     
EA Bedserdid not bat      
JC Lakerdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 w)3
Total(5 wickets, 25.5 overs)100
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-3, 3-26, 4-73, 5-80
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry13   44341-
Cornock6   0230--

--> LB Fishlock (1) passed his previous highest score of 172 in first-class matches
--> LB Fishlock (1) passed his previous highest score of 172 in County Championship matches
--> LB Fishlock (1) passed 15000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 215
--> WB Cornock (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in County Championship matches
--> WB Cornock (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in first-class matches
--> J Sperry reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings





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