Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1953
VenueNorth Marine Road, Scarborough on 5th, 7th, 8th September 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultGentlemen won by 5 wickets
UmpiresHG Baldwin, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Players (1) 532/5 (Watson 143*, Evans 36*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (1) 380/5 (Sutcliffe 26*, Yardley 34*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonc Edrich b Bailey241     
FA Lowsonc Brennan b Surridge2     
M Tompkinc Marlar b Cowdrey54     
TW Graveneyc Cowdrey b Marlar11     
W Watsonnot out143     
R Smithc Brennan b Surridge32     
+TG Evansnot out36     
JH Wardledid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
DJ Shepherddid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 1 w)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 107 overs)532
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-181, 3-235, 4-341, 5-434
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Surridge21   1972--
Bailey24   2961--
Yardley15   0800--
Marlar28   11471--
Cowdrey5   0291--
Edrich14   3700--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Simpsonc Hutton b Smith4     
DJ Insoleb Bedser1     
WJ Edrichc Watson b Bedser45     
PBH Mayc Watson b Tattersall157     
MC Cowdreyc Watson b Graveney100     
WHH Sutcliffec Hutton b Graveney57     
*NWD Yardleyc Hutton b Tattersall62     
TE Baileyc Smith b Wardle1     
+DV Brennannot out6     
WS Surridgedid not bat      
RG Marlardid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 8 lb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 130.2 overs)447
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-28, 3-97, 4-302, 5-320, 6-413, 7-419, 8-447 (130.2 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser19   6252--
Shepherd12   0460--
Tattersall28   7932--
Smith15   1501--
Wardle34   61061--
Hutton10   2520--
Evans3   0140--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Tompkinlbw b Surridge9     
+TG Evansb Surridge1     
FA Lowsonlbw b Marlar34     
JH Wardleb Cowdrey42     
TW Graveneyb Marlar14     
*L Huttonc Bailey b Marlar14     
W Watsonnot out47     
R Smithdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
DJ Shepherddid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(6 wickets, declared, 35.4 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-10, 3-88, 4-88, 5-108, 6-165 (35.4 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Surridge8   1302--
Bailey10   3280--
Cowdrey5   0331--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Simpsonb Shepherd44     
DJ Insolest Evans b Bedser9     
WJ Edrichb Bedser133     
PBH Mayc Evans b Bedser36     
MC Cowdreyst Evans b Wardle16     
WHH Sutcliffenot out0     
*NWD Yardleynot out5     
TE Baileydid not bat      
+DV Brennandid not bat      
WS Surridgedid not bat      
RG Marlardid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(5 wickets, 47.3 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-97, 3-168, 4-243, 5-243
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser13   3383--
Tattersall9   0630--
Wardle17   0861--

--> Day 1 Lunch: Players (1) ?/? (Hutton 100*, [unknown] ?*)
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> L Hutton (2) passed 36500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> WJ Edrich (2) passed 29500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 106
--> AV Bedser reached 150 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings





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