Minor Counties v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1953
VenueMichelin Ground, Stoke-on-Trent on 23rd, 25th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 171 runs
UmpiresC Fairservice, TS Jennings
Close of play day 1Minor Counties (1) 27/6 (Langdale 10*, Barnett 5*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldlbw b Coomb13     
R Benaudb Taylor20     
RN Harveyb Coomb109     
*AL Hassettlbw b Taylor32     
ID Craigc Langdale b Taylor7     
JH de Courcylbw b Taylor40     
RG Archerc and b Taylor24     
AK Davidsonrun out29     
+D Tallonc and b Johns0     
RR Lindwallc Taylor b Langdale1     
WA Johnstonnot out0     
Extras(8 b, 6 lb)14
Total(all out, 99 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-48, 3-147, 4-165, 5-207, 6-245, 7-268, 8-271, 9-289, 10-289 (99 ov)
Minor Counties bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor39   13715--
Coomb20   2532--
Pickett13   2540--
Langdale10   0421--
Johns17   2551--

Minor Counties first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustc Lindwall b Johnston3     
JG Keelerc McDonald b Johnston1     
C Leeb Lindwall0     
DFV Johnslbw b Lindwall0     
GWL Courtenayb Lindwall2     
JA Cockettb Lindwall0     
GR Langdaleb Johnston13     
*+BA Barnettb Lindwall12     
AG Coombb Lindwall4     
CA Pickettnot out7     
F Taylorb Lindwall8     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 24.4 overs)56
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-8, 3-8, 4-10, 5-10, 6-12, 7-35, 8-39, 9-41, 10-56 (24.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Johnston11   6203--
Archer2   050--
Davidson1   050--

Minor Counties second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GLB Augustrun out0     
JG Keelerb Archer10     
C Leec de Courcy b Benaud23     
DFV Johnsc Hassett b Archer4     
GWL Courtenayst Tallon b Benaud0     
JA Cockettb Archer0     
GR Langdalec Tallon b Archer1     
*+BA Barnettb Benaud6     
AG Coombnot out9     
CA Pickettb Benaud3     
F Taylorst Tallon b Benaud0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 24 overs)62
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-25, 3-43, 4-43, 5-43, 6-43, 7-46, 8-50, 9-62, 10-62 (24 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Archer12   5254--
Davidson5   1180--
Benaud7   2135--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> RN Harvey (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 97
--> JG Keeler made his debut in first-class matches
--> DFV Johns made his debut in first-class matches
--> CA Pickett made his debut in first-class matches
--> F Taylor achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Australians first innings (previous best was 2-56)
--> RR Lindwall achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Minor Counties first innings (previous best was 7-38)
--> RR Lindwall reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Minor Counties first innings





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