Leicestershire v Sussex
County Championship 1953
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 6th, 8th, 9th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 8 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 4; Sussex 12
UmpiresTJ Bartley, E Cooke
ScorersW Goodenough (Leicestershire), GW Washer (Sussex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 371/8 (Firth 3*, Spencer 3*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 103/2 (Tompkin 36*, Palmer 37*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Sheppard b Oakman20     
GA Smithsonlbw b James28     
M Tompkinc Sheppard b Cox150     
*CH Palmerlbw b Oakman22     
VE Jacksonc Langridge b Wood46     
VS Mundenb Wood24     
MR Hallamlbw b Oakes47     
JE Walshrun out15     
+J Firthnot out3     
CT Spencernot out3     
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 8 lb)13
Total(8 wickets, declared, 141 overs)371
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-51, 3-90, 4-219, 5-263, 6-314, 7-357, 8-368
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood24   8532--
Thomson21   6590--
Oakman41   91062--
James28   8631--
Parks1   080--
Oakes8   2211--
Cox18   4481--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardc and b Walsh48     
JG Langridgec Lester b Walsh46     
G Coxc Lester b Walsh0     
C Oakeslbw b Walsh8     
JM Parksb Goodwin53     
KG Suttlec Tompkin b Spencer24     
ASM Oakmanb Spencer2     
NI Thomsonc Hallam b Spencer22     
AE Jameslbw b Spencer1     
DJ Woodb Walsh16     
+RT Webbnot out18     
Extras(9 b, 6 lb, 9 nb)24
Total(all out, 95.4 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-97, 2-97, 3-107, 4-114, 5-165, 6-171, 7-203, 8-212, 9-229, 10-262 (95.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer22   4584--
Goodwin13   2351--
Jackson24   11570--
Munden2   200--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterlbw b Thomson12     
GA Smithsonb Thomson18     
M Tompkinc Suttle b Oakman69     
*CH Palmerst Webb b James79     
VE Jacksonc James b Oakman16     
VS Mundennot out26     
MR Hallamb James9     
JE Walshnot out7     
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, declared, 66 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-30, 3-158, 4-190, 5-195, 6-227
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood11   1340--
Thomson16   4512--
Oakman18   0802--
James17   4602--
Cox4   1110--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardnot out186     
JG Langridgest Firth b Munden65     
G Coxc and b Munden36     
C Oakesnot out48     
JM Parksdid not bat      
KG Suttledid not bat      
ASM Oakmandid not bat      
NI Thomsondid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
DJ Wooddid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(2 wickets, 75.1 overs)346
Fall of wickets:
1-153, 2-238
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer13   1700--
Jackson4   0280--
Walsh10   1400--
Munden21   0882--
Palmer15   0580--

--> M Tompkin (1) passed 12000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 146
--> M Tompkin (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 69





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