Oxford University v Middlesex
University Match 1953
VenueThe University Parks, Oxford on 27th, 28th, 29th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 15 runs
UmpiresHG Baldwin, D Hendren
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 241/7 (JT Murray 2*, Warr 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 40/1 (Sharp 25*, Thompson 0*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownlbw b Fasken8      
HPH Sharplbw b Jowett70      
AW Thompsonc Walshe b Jowett97      
MP Murrayc Birrell b Jowett44      
D Bennettb Fasken8      
R Routledgerun out (Fellows-Smith)1      
LH Comptonlbw b Fellows-Smith10      
+JT Murrayst Walshe b Allan4      
*JJ Warrc Dowding b Allan1      
RV Bellnot out4      
RP Dellerdid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(9 wickets, declared, 102.4 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-163, 3-178, 4-195, 5-207, 6-222, 7-241, 8-243, 9-248 (102.4 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fasken17   4622--
Arenhold12   3490--
Fellows-Smith17   4401--
Cowdrey2   0110--
Jowett27   7593--

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Birrellc MP Murray b Thompson39      
JC Marshallc Brown b Deller31      
CCP Williamslbw b Thompson9      
MC Cowdreyc Bennett b Routledge69      
*AL Dowdingc MP Murray b Warr39      
JP Fellows-Smithb Warr8      
JA Arenholdc Sharp b Warr2      
+AP Walshec Bennett b Routledge4      
DCPR Jowettc Bennett b Routledge6      
DK Faskenb Routledge4      
JM Allannot out2      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 87.3 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-80, 3-91, 4-188, 5-194, 6-197, 7-205, 8-211, 9-211, 10-217 (87.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett10   2240--
Deller12   4391--
Bell21   7500--
Warr22   6333--
Thompson7   0352--
Compton1   030--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownc Walshe b Allan15      
HPH Sharpc and b Allan109      
AW Thompsonc Dowding b Arenhold0      
MP Murrayc Birrell b Arenhold18      
D Bennettb Jowett9      
R Routledgeb Fasken1      
LH Comptonc and b Allan7      
+JT Murrayb Jowett12      
*JJ Warrb Allan6      
RV Bellc Dowding b Jowett0      
RP Dellernot out3      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 87.2 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-41, 3-73, 4-95, 5-102, 6-122, 7-165, 8-174, 9-183, 10-187 (87.2 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fasken8   2151--
Arenhold13   3442--
Allan36   12704--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Birrellc Compton b Bennett0      
JC Marshallrun out63      
CCP Williamsb Bell9      
MC Cowdreyc Warr b Bennett47      
*AL Dowdingc JT Murray b Bennett4      
JP Fellows-Smithc Brown b Bell40      
JA Arenholdc Bell b Thompson0      
DCPR Jowettc Routledge b Bell12      
+AP Walshest JT Murray b Bell11      
DK Faskenc and b Thompson2      
JM Allannot out13      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 60.1 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-30, 3-112, 4-116, 5-136, 6-140, 7-142, 8-168, 9-184, 10-203 (60.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett10   1293--
Deller6   2210--
Warr2   120--
Routledge13   4320--
Thompson12   2482--
Sharp1   030--

--> R Routledge was run out when backing up by JP Fellows-Smith in the Middlesex first innings
--> MP Murray (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in first-class matches
--> RP Deller made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> JM Allan (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in first-class matches
--> R Routledge achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Oxford University first innings (previous best was 4-63)
--> JM Allan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex second innings (previous best was 2-26)
--> RV Bell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Oxford University second innings (previous best was 4-118)





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