Kent v Sussex
County Championship 1953
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 20th, 22nd June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to field
ResultSussex won by 10 wickets
PointsKent 0; Sussex 12
UmpiresGS Mobey, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 169/2 (Sheppard 94*, Parks 51*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Oakman b Thomson0      
AF Woollettc Webb b Wood11      
+TG Evansc James b Wood0      
DG Uftonc Parks b Thomson0      
R Mayesb Thomson17      
BR Edrichc James b Thomson13      
F Ridgwayb Oakman34      
RR Doveyc Parks b James0      
*W Murray-Woodrun out3      
DVP Wrightnot out30      
JCT Pageb James6      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-17, 5-39, 6-42, 7-43, 8-50, 9-99, 10-116 (59.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood15   3312--
Thomson15   8244--
Oakman12   4301--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardlbw b Ridgway103      
JG Langridgec Evans b Ridgway6      
G Coxc Evans b Wright5      
JM Parksb Ridgway51      
C Oakesc Edrich b Dovey5      
KG Suttlest Evans b Page14      
ASM Oakmanc Page b Ridgway10      
NI Thomsonc Murray-Wood b Page1      
AE Jamesb Wright1      
DJ Woodnot out14      
+RT Webbnot out2      
Extras(17 b, 9 lb)26
Total(9 wickets, declared, 84 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-43, 3-169, 4-178, 5-194, 6-208, 7-219, 8-220, 9-222
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway20   6474--
Dovey27   9411--
Wright20   4482--
Page12   4442--
Murray-Wood4   1260--
Edrich1   060--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Sheppard b Wood1      
AF Woollettlbw b Oakman33      
+TG Evansc Webb b Wood2      
DG Uftonb Wood3      
R Mayesc Sheppard b Thomson23      
BR Edrichlbw b James6      
F Ridgwayc Sheppard b James34      
RR Doveyc Langridge b James1      
*W Murray-Woodnot out6      
DVP Wrightc Cox b James18      
JCT Pagec sub b Oakman0      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 74.5 overs)133
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-16, 3-20, 4-50, 5-63, 6-107, 7-109, 8-110, 9-132, 10-133 (74.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood14   3353--
Thomson9   3201--
James32   16384--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardnot out11      
JG Langridgenot out1      
G Coxdid not bat      
JM Parksdid not bat      
C Oakesdid 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      
Total(no wicket, 2.5 overs)12
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Edrich1   020--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> DVP Wright (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> DS Sheppard (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 63
--> DJ Wood reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings





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