Kent v Leicestershire
County Championship 1955
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 14th, 16th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 6 wickets
PointsKent 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresP Corrall, GS Mobey
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), ERS Hoskin (Kent)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 262/9 (Spencer 4*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Palmer b Boshier8      
AH Phebeyb Walsh36      
AC Shirreffb Walsh16      
RC Wilsonb Walsh16      
J Pettifordb Lester1      
AF Brazierb Walsh0      
P Hearnnot out11      
+TG Evansc Spencer b Walsh5      
F Ridgwayc Boshier b Lester14      
*DVP Wrightlbw b Walsh2      
JCT Pagelbw b Walsh0      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 46.3 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-58, 3-69, 4-78, 5-78, 6-78, 7-83, 8-108, 9-110, 10-110 (46.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer7   1230--
Boshier9   2181--
Jackson4   140--
Munden5   290--
Lester5   0202--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Ridgway1      
MR Hallamb Ridgway76      
M Tompkinc Shirreff b Page39      
*CH Palmerlbw b Wright10      
GA Smithsonc Fagg b Page2      
VE Jacksonc Shirreff b Page99      
VS Mundenb Page25      
JE Walshc Fagg b Ridgway1      
+J Firthc and b Page1      
CT Spencernot out4      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 w)4
Total(9 wickets, declared, 63.5 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-70, 3-95, 4-116, 5-156, 6-239, 7-246, 8-247, 9-262 (63.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway18   4553--
Shirreff6   3150--
Pettiford5   0340--
Wright10   0551--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggb Munden94      
AH Phebeyc Hallam b Jackson23      
AC Shirrefflbw b Walsh6      
RC Wilsonc Smithson b Jackson40      
J Pettifordc Hallam b Jackson0      
AF Brazierc Spencer b Jackson4      
P Hearnnot out25      
+TG Evansc Spencer b Jackson9      
F Ridgwayb Jackson26      
*DVP Wrightb Walsh10      
JCT Pagec Hallam b Jackson4      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 91.4 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-69, 2-90, 3-167, 4-171, 5-175, 6-176, 7-188, 8-222, 9-245, 10-250 (91.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer3   0230--
Boshier3   0180--
Walsh28   6842--
Munden20   11351--
Lester5   2190--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Wright31      
MR Hallamlbw b Ridgway18      
M Tompkinc Evans b Ridgway6      
*CH Palmerc Wilson b Page33      
GA Smithsonnot out1      
VE Jacksonnot out12      
VS Mundendid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 28.4 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-35, 3-80, 4-88
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway11   1382--
Shirreff2   090--
Page12   4451--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> VE Jackson (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 68





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