Leicestershire v Kent
County Championship 1955
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 7th, 9th, 10th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4; Kent 0
UmpiresH Elliott, K McCanlis
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), ERS Hoskin (Kent)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 144/4 (Lester 52*, Jackson 0*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 206/5 (Hearn 45*, Dixon 28*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Smithson b Boshier0      
AC Shirreffc Hallam b Jackson23      
RC Wilsonc Firth b Jackson16      
J Pettifordrun out1      
AF Braziernot out51      
P Hearnc Hallam b Munden1      
AL Dixonb Jackson24      
+AW Cattlbw b Munden0      
F Ridgwayc Boshier b Jackson8      
*DVP Wrightb Munden4      
JCT Pagerun out3      
Extras(5 b, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 68.1 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-40, 3-41, 4-44, 5-63, 6-94, 7-97, 8-116, 9-129, 10-137 (68.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer8   3150--
Boshier5   0161--
Jackson29   9514--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Catt b Page63      
MR Hallamb Shirreff0      
M Tompkinb Ridgway19      
*CH Palmerb Page58      
GA Smithsonlbw b Pettiford13      
VE Jacksonlbw b Page20      
VS Mundenb Page13      
JE Walshlbw b Pettiford4      
+J Firthlbw b Pettiford11      
CT Spencernot out10      
BS Boshierb Pettiford0      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 97.5 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-41, 3-122, 4-142, 5-171, 6-180, 7-191, 8-201, 9-218, 10-218 (97.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway19   5491--
Shirreff13   4311--
Wright7   0230--
Page30   7604--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Spencer b Walsh26      
AC Shirreffb Lester77      
RC Wilsonb Jackson0      
J Pettifordlbw b Walsh3      
AF Brazierc Firth b Spencer12      
P Hearnc and b Jackson55      
AL Dixonb Jackson40      
+AW Cattb Spencer1      
F Ridgwayc Palmer b Jackson0      
*DVP Wrightst Firth b Jackson0      
JCT Pagenot out2      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 111.1 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-41, 3-56, 4-93, 5-165, 6-227, 7-229, 8-229, 9-229, 10-231 (111.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer17   5472--
Boshier3   0120--
Munden20   9220--
Lester13   4311--
Walsh24   8572--
Palmer2   200--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesternot out19      
MR Hallamb Page24      
M Tompkinnot out4      
*CH Palmerdid not bat      
GA Smithsondid not bat      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
VS Mundendid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(1 wicket, 19.3 overs)48
Fall of wickets:
1-44 (Hallam)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway8   2210--
Shirreff3   0160--
Pettiford2   040--

--> AL Dixon (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in County Championship matches
--> AL Dixon (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in first-class matches
--> AC Shirreff (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 49
--> P Hearn (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 49
--> AL Dixon (2) passed his previous highest score of 24 in County Championship matches
--> AL Dixon (2) passed his previous highest score of 24 in first-class matches
--> G Lester (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> AF Brazier made his debut for Kent in County Championship matches
--> AF Brazier made his debut for Kent in first-class matches
--> VE Jackson reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings





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