Oxford University v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1953
VenueChrist Church Ground, Oxford on 20th, 21st May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxford University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 86 runs
UmpiresF Chester, D Hendren
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 295/8 (de Courcy 126*, Langley 30*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Birrellb Miller0     
JC Marshalllbw b Archer11     
CCP Williamsc Archer b Hill7     
MC Cowdreyb Miller3     
*AL Dowdingc and b Archer13     
JP Fellows-Smithb Hill21     
JA Arenholdb Hill0     
+AP Walshec Ring b Benaud8     
DCPR Jowettc Archer b Benaud0     
DK Faskenc Langley b Benaud5     
JM Allannot out0     
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 29.1 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-18, 3-21, 4-36, 5-36, 6-36, 7-55, 8-55, 9-70, 10-70 (29.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller6   382--
Archer9   2292--
Hill9   5113--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AR Morrisc Jowett b Fasken15     
CC McDonaldb Arenhold0     
KR Millerb Allan19     
GB Holec Jowett b Fasken47     
ID Craigst Walshe b Allan0     
JH de Courcyb Arenhold142     
R Benaudst Walshe b Fasken5     
RG Archerb Fasken45     
DT Ringb Fasken4     
+GRA Langleynot out40     
JC Hillrun out3     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 103 overs)330
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-15, 3-62, 4-62, 5-122, 6-132, 7-212, 8-216, 9-322, 10-330 (103 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fasken27   31085--
Arenhold25   6712--
Jowett15   4520--
Allan27   8712--
Fellows-Smith9   2180--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Birrellc Langley b Ring40     
JC Marshallc McDonald b Miller5     
CCP Williamsc de Courcy b Benaud47     
MC Cowdreyb Benaud5     
*AL Dowdingc Langley b Ring2     
JP Fellows-Smithc Langley b Miller50     
+AP Walshec Langley b Benaud2     
JA Arenholdc Craig b Ring0     
DCPR Jowettc Morris b Archer15     
DK Faskenb Miller3     
JM Allannot out0     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 78.4 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-91, 3-95, 4-103, 5-103, 6-124, 7-127, 8-164, 9-169, 10-174 (78.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Archer10   1211--
Hill10   3180--
Benaud20   9373--
Ring29   5743--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> JH de Courcy (1) passed his previous highest score of 114 in first-class matches
--> JH de Courcy (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 124
--> DK Fasken achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Australians first innings (previous best was 1-42)
--> DK Fasken achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Australians first innings





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