Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1954
VenueNorth Marine Road, Scarborough on 4th, 6th, 7th September 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultPlayers won by 50 runs
UmpiresHG Baldwin, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 18/1 (Sutcliffe 9*, Warr 0*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (1) 110/3 (May 48*, Edrich 5*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hamerlbw b Bailey5      
W Watsonc Lewis b Marlar77      
JV Wilsonb Bailey122      
TW Graveneylbw b Marlar11      
JM Parkslbw b Surridge57      
EA Bedserrun out2      
+TG Evansb Bailey32      
JH Wardlest Lewis b Surridge17      
*AV Bedsernot out1      
R Appleyarddid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 8 lb)22
Total(8 wickets, declared, 85.2 overs)346
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-138, 3-192, 4-286, 5-286, 6-297, 7-336, 8-346 (85.2 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr16   0840--
Surridge16   1632--
Marlar22   4632--
Yardley5   0220--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Simpsonc Wilson b Appleyard9      
WHH Sutcliffeb AV Bedser9      
JJ Warrb AV Bedser26      
PBH Maynot out112      
WJ Edrichc and b EA Bedser22      
DJ Insolec Evans b Wardle0      
TE Baileyc Evans b EA Bedser2      
*NWD Yardleynot out5      
WS Surridgedid not bat      
+EB Lewisdid not bat      
RG Marlardid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)13
Total(6 wickets, declared, 64 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-18, 3-89, 4-176, 5-177, 6-192
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser15   3442--
Moss9   1380--
Appleyard18   5311--
Wardle15   3421--
EA Bedser7   0302--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hamerc Lewis b Bailey2      
W Watsonc Marlar b Bailey39      
JV Wilsonnot out35      
TW Graveneydid not bat      
JM Parksdid not bat      
EA Bedserdid not bat      
+TG Evansdid not bat      
JH Wardledid not bat      
*AV Bedserdid not bat      
R Appleyarddid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 w)2
Total(2 wickets, declared, 22.4 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-78 (22.4 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr5   0240--
Surridge1   010--
Marlar5   1290--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Simpsonc Watson b Moss6      
WHH Sutcliffec Evans b AV Bedser14      
JJ Warrnot out29      
PBH Mayb Wardle18      
WJ Edrichc Hamer b EA Bedser48      
DJ Insoleb Wardle12      
TE Baileyc Appleyard b Wardle4      
*NWD Yardleyc Wardle b EA Bedser25      
WS Surridgeb EA Bedser2      
+EB Lewisb Wardle0      
RG Marlarc Moss b Wardle14      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 45 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-20, 3-47, 4-82, 5-86, 6-123, 7-129, 8-136, 9-142, 10-176 (45 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser5   281--
Moss5   0201--
Appleyard4   1110--
Wardle18   2855--
EA Bedser11   1403--
Graveney2   080--

--> W Watson (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> PBH May (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 77
--> JV Wilson (2) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> RG Marlar (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> TE Bailey reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Players second innings





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