Sussex v Oxford University
University Match 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 27th, 29th, 30th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxford University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresHL Palmer, AED Smith
Close of play day 1Oxford University (1) 299 all out
Close of play day 2Oxford University (2) 7/1 (Allan 1*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Birrellc Sly b Cox63      
JM Allanc Webb b Thomson34      
JC Marshallc Langridge b Cox44      
MC Cowdreylbw b Sly15      
*AL Dowdingc Langridge b Thomson3      
CCP Williamsrun out31      
JP Fellows-Smithb James33      
HW Joyntb Thomson0      
+AP Walsheb Oakman19      
WM Mitchellnot out29      
GH McKinnac Parks b Thomson18      
Extras(5 b, 5 nb)10
Total(all out, 128 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-105, 3-126, 4-131, 5-192, 6-197, 7-232, 8-245, 9-255, 10-299 (128 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson31   4544--
Sly14   3241--
James27   8681--
Oakman31   10821--
Foreman5   0130--
Cox20   5482--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardc Walshe b McKinna8      
JG Langridgerun out84      
G Coxc Williams b Birrell62      
JM Parksc Williams b McKinna22      
DJ Foremanc and b Fellows-Smith37      
DV Smithc Dowding b Allan78      
ASM Oakmanc Allan b Fellows-Smith0      
NI Thomsonnot out37      
AE Jamesnot out10      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
GB Slydid not bat      
Extras(15 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)20
Total(7 wickets, declared, 120 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-146, 3-175, 4-194, 5-298, 6-298, 7-310
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKinna23   4732--
Joynt15   3320--
Fellows-Smith16   3542--
Mitchell7   0410--
Allan30   7661--
Cowdrey6   0140--
Birrell23   6581--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Birrellc James b Thomson3      
JM Allanc Cox b Parks31      
JC Marshallb Oakman23      
MC Cowdreyc Sheppard b Oakman42      
*AL Dowdingc sub b James24      
CCP Williamsst +Parks b Webb33      
JP Fellows-Smithnot out87      
HW Joyntnot out8      
+AP Walshedid not bat      
WM Mitchelldid not bat      
GH McKinnadid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(6 wickets, 85.3 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-66, 3-66, 4-134, 5-134, 6-231
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson16   9211--
James21   12331--
Oakman25   9542--
Cox3   0150--
Parks8   0411--
Sheppard3   0280--
Langridge3   0200--
Webb4   0341--

--> AP Walshe (1) equalled his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> GH McKinna (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in first-class matches
--> GB Sly made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GB Sly made his debut in first-class matches
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 34
--> JP Fellows-Smith (2) passed his previous highest score of 73 in first-class matches
--> JP Fellows-Smith (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 60
--> WM Mitchell made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AE James reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Oxford University first innings
--> ASM Oakman reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Oxford University second innings





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