Cambridge University v Marylebone Cricket Club
University Match 1953
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 6th, 8th, 9th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMarylebone Cricket Club won by 6 wickets
UmpiresFS Lee, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1Marylebone Cricket Club (1) 25/0 (Sharp 13*, Blake 12*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 39/1 (Hare 20*, Alexander 1*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Bushbyc Townsend b Weeks106     
DRW Silkb Insole126     
RV Turnerc Wyatt b Sims10     
VR Lumsdenb Townsend37     
W Knightley-Smithb Insole19     
DV Crookesnot out20     
WID Haywardc Popplewell b Townsend5     
T Harec Townsend b Insole0     
*RG Marlarlbw b Weeks2     
R Subba Rownot out6     
+FCM Alexanderdid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 6 w)24
Total(8 wickets, declared, 112 overs)355
Fall of wickets:
1-213, 2-257, 3-258, 4-321, 5-321, 6-332, 7-333, 8-336
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ellis20   5610--
Townsend21   5442--
Allen6   1180--
Insole18   4503--
Davies16   1660--
Sims12   3331--
Weeks19   2592--

Marylebone Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HPH Sharpc Bushby b Hayward24     
DE Blakec and b Hayward66     
RES Wyattc Alexander b Hare92     
DJ Insolec and b Hayward84     
A Townsendnot out56     
JGW Daviesb Marlar18     
*GOB Allennot out19     
+OB Popplewelldid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
RT Weeksdid not bat      
PM Ellisdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 5 lb, 1 w)16
Total(5 wickets, declared, 121 overs)375
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-132, 3-270, 4-293, 5-336
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayward26   4883--
Hare27   5791--
Marlar35   81011--
Subba Row27   10700--
Crookes5   0170--
Lumsden1   040--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Knightley-Smithb Davies18     
T Hareb Sims20     
+FCM Alexanderb Sims28     
RV Turnernot out113     
R Subba Rownot out100     
MH Bushbydid not bat      
DRW Silkdid not bat      
VR Lumsdendid not bat      
DV Crookesdid not bat      
WID Haywarddid not bat      
*RG Marlardid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(3 wickets, declared, 76.3 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-39, 3-92
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ellis12   2590--
Townsend12   1380--
Insole5   0140--
Davies10   2221--
Sims19   0792--
Weeks15   2510--
Sharp3   060--

Marylebone Cricket Club second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HPH Sharpb Marlar114     
DE Blakest Alexander b Subba Row50     
A Townsendrun out12     
DJ Insolenot out85     
JGW Daviesc Knightley-Smith b Marlar3     
*GOB Allennot out1     
RES Wyattdid not bat      
+OB Popplewelldid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
RT Weeksdid not bat      
PM Ellisdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(4 wickets, 60 overs)269
Fall of wickets:
1-97, 2-111, 3-252, 4-260
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayward13   1820--
Hare7   1250--
Marlar24   31032--
Subba Row15   3551--
Lumsden1   100--

--> DRW Silk (1) passed his previous highest score of 123 in first-class matches
--> DRW Silk (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 107
--> DV Crookes (1) equalled his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> PM Ellis made his debut in first-class matches
--> RV Turner (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> R Subba Row (2) passed his previous highest score of 94 in first-class matches
--> R Subba Row (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 81





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