Oxford University v Free Foresters
University Match 1955
VenueThe University Parks, Oxford on 28th, 30th, 31st May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxford University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultFree Foresters won by 5 wickets
UmpiresD Hendren, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Free Foresters (1) 157/5 (Barton 2*, Brown 1*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJK Smithc Kimmins b Brown35      
JM Allanc Kimmins b Branston19      
SG Metcalferun out1      
AC Waltonb Whitcombe9      
JJ McInernyrun out2      
GPS Delislec Ingleby-Mackenzie b Whitcombe1      
I Gibsonb Brown23      
J Bakernot out91      
+AP Walsheb Branston5      
R Bowmanc Dowding b Whitcombe9      
JB Phillipsb Kimmins20      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 96.1 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-50, 3-61, 4-70, 5-71, 6-73, 7-131, 8-146, 9-165, 10-228 (96.1 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whitcombe23   8393--
Brown24   7772--
Branston18   3412--
Dowding6   360--

Free Foresters first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DE Blakec and b Allan81      
MD Corkec Gibson b Phillips3      
ACD Ingleby-Mackenziec Allan b Bowman9      
RES Wyattc Baker b Allan18      
AL Dowdingc Phillips b Allan34      
MR Bartonb Phillips13      
FR Brownc McInerny b Baker70      
*PA Whitcombec and b Allan21      
SEA Kimminsb Baker9      
+AG Powellc Bowman b Allan8      
JRM Branstonnot out2      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)283
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-16, 3-65, 4-152, 5-156, 6-196, 7-262, 8-263, 9-277, 10-283 (70.3 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillips21   2862--
Bowman14   2501--
Baker10   2262--
Gibson7   0320--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJK Smithc and b Brown24      
JM Allanc Barton b Kimmins19      
SG Metcalferun out73      
AC Waltonc Wyatt b Brown21      
JJ McInernyb Brown1      
GPS Delislec Kimmins b Branston22      
I Gibsonnot out51      
J Bakerretired hurt8      
+AP Walshenot out17      
R Bowmandid not bat      
JB Phillipsdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, declared, 66 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-55, 3-87, 4-95, 5-140, 6-171
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whitcombe15   1680--
Kimmins17   6641--
Brown16   2433--
Branston12   0291--
Dowding6   0320--

Free Foresters second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DE Blakec Gibson b Baker60      
MD Corkec Walshe b Phillips4      
ACD Ingleby-Mackenzieb Metcalfe68      
AL Dowdingc Smith b Allan15      
FR Brownlbw b Allan23      
SEA Kimminsnot out15      
+AG Powellnot out0      
RES Wyattdid not bat      
MR Bartondid not bat      
*PA Whitcombedid not bat      
JRM Branstondid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 nb)2
Total(5 wickets, 30 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-101, 3-134, 4-155, 5-181
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillips9   0531--
Bowman4   0310--
Baker5   0521--
Allan8   1342--
Metcalfe4   0151--

--> JM Allan (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> JJ McInerny made his debut in first-class matches
--> J Baker (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in first-class matches
--> JRM Branston made his debut in first-class matches
--> SG Metcalfe (2) passed his previous highest score of 11 in first-class matches
--> I Gibson (2) passed his previous highest score of 43 in first-class matches
--> MR Barton made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> FR Brown (2) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> PA Whitcombe reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Oxford University first innings
--> J Baker retired hurt in the Oxford University second innings having scored 8 (team had lost 6 wickets)





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