Kent v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1953
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 29th, 31st August, 1st September 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 176 runs
UmpiresWFF Price, AED Smith
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 167/9 (Phebey 83*, Wright 0*)
Close of play day 2Australians (1) 465/8 (Tallon 83*, Hill 5*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggrun out2      
AH Phebeynot out85      
AF Woollettc Benaud b Miller18      
MC Cowdreyc Benaud b Johnston25      
P Hearnrun out0      
AC Shirreffc de Courcy b Johnston0      
+TG Evanslbw b Johnston4      
F Ridgwaylbw b Davidson5      
AWH Mallettc de Courcy b Benaud10      
RR Doveyb Johnston1      
*DVP Wrightst Tallon b Johnston12      
Extras(4 b, 15 lb)19
Total(all out, 81.4 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-45, 3-114, 4-114, 5-118, 6-134, 7-143, 8-162, 9-167, 10-181 (81.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall12   1410--
Miller11   2171--
Benaud12   1331--
Hill9   4210--
Davidson10   2151--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AL Hassettlbw b Wright65      
AR Morrisc Dovey b Shirreff8      
GB Holec Hearn b Dovey78      
KR Millerc Hearn b Shirreff68      
JH de Courcyc Shirreff b Mallett29      
R Benaudc Shirreff b Wright45      
AK Davidsonb Mallett8      
+D Tallonnot out83      
RR Lindwallc Dovey b Shirreff19      
JC Hillnot out51      
WA Johnstondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 97 overs)465
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-127, 3-215, 4-234, 5-287, 6-306, 7-310, 8-362
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway17   1860--
Shirreff24   51043--
Mallett14   0752--
Wright24   21062--
Dovey16   0641--
Cowdrey2   0190--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggb Johnston28      
AF Woollettc and b Johnston13      
MC Cowdreyc and b Davidson3      
P Hearnb Davidson0      
AC Shirreffc de Courcy b Davidson4      
+TG Evansb Johnston0      
F Ridgwayc Davidson b Benaud29      
AH Phebeylbw b Johnston0      
AWH Mallettb Johnston23      
RR Doveynot out4      
*DVP Wrightb Johnston1      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 30.1 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-41, 3-41, 4-49, 5-50, 6-51, 7-55, 8-101, 9-107, 10-108 (30.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall4   1160--
Benaud5   0411--
Davidson7   3103--

--> AL Hassett (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 34
--> AL Hassett (1) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> GB Hole (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 38
--> KR Miller (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> JC Hill (1) passed his previous highest score of 44 in first-class matches
--> R Benaud reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent second innings





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