Leicestershire v Middlesex
County Championship 1948
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 7th, 8th, 9th July 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 10 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Middlesex 12
UmpiresH Elliott, A Lockett
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 37/0 (Brown 24*, Robertson 9*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 64/0 (Berry 36*, Lester 25*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc Compton b Gray72      
G Lesterlbw b Ingram82      
FT Prenticec Gray b Thompson5      
M Tompkinlbw b Allen1      
VE Jacksonb Gray4      
WB Cornockc and b Sims21      
A Riddingtonlbw b Sims8      
JE Walshlbw b Sims28      
MW Etheringtonc Malcolm b Gray6      
+P Corrallc and b Sims4      
J Sperrynot out4      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(all out, 98 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-124, 2-143, 3-145, 4-167, 5-171, 6-195, 7-200, 8-231, 9-231, 10-240 (98 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray30   5823--
Allen20   5651--
Ingram27   15391--
Sharp8   2150--
Thompson2   131--
Sims11   3314--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownlbw b Riddington64      
JDB Robertsonb Lester132 245131  
JG Dewesb Jackson22      
HJJ Malcolmst Corrall b Lester51      
AW Thompsonc Berry b Cornock55      
+LH Comptonc Sperry b Lester85      
HPH Sharpc Walsh b Sperry3      
E Ingramnot out18      
JM Simsdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
*GOB Allendid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb)11
Total(7 wickets, declared, 133.3 overs)441
Fall of wickets:
1-123, 2-180, 3-255, 4-286, 5-386, 6-393, 7-441 (133.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry31   51171--
Etherington4   0100--
Walsh25   5640--
Cornock18   2661--
Jackson21   8581--
Riddington13   2411--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc sub b Sims99      
G Lesterlbw b Sims60      
FT Prenticelbw b Ingram1      
M Tompkinlbw b Sims7      
VE Jacksonc and b Sims9      
WB Cornockb Sims19      
A Riddingtonc Brown b Sims0      
JE Walshnot out34      
MW Etheringtonrun out8      
+P Corrallc Brown b Gray0      
J Sperryc Brown b Sims0      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 82 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-139, 2-142, 3-153, 4-169, 5-193, 6-197, 7-204, 8-216, 9-216, 10-245 (82 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray15   3401--
Allen11   0480--
Ingram23   10411--
Sims30   7917--
Thompson3   0170--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownnot out31      
JDB Robertsonnot out14      
JG Dewesdid not bat      
HJJ Malcolmdid not bat      
AW Thompsondid not bat      
+LH Comptondid not bat      
HPH Sharpdid not bat      
E Ingramdid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
*GOB Allendid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 17 overs)45
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry5   2140--
Cornock4   0140--
Riddington4   080--
Lester4   090--

--> MW Etherington made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> MW Etherington made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JM Sims reached 850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JM Sims reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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