Middlesex v Sussex
County Championship 1953
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 23rd, 25th, 26th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 101 runs
PointsMiddlesex 12; Sussex 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, JJ Hills
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 14/0 (Sheppard 10*, JG Langridge 4*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (1) 386/6 (J Langridge 50*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonrun out11     
SM Brownb James68     
*WJ Edrichc Sheppard b Oakman48     
DCS Comptonnot out143     
AW Thompsonb Oakman8     
HPH Sharpb James29     
D Bennettnot out36     
+LH Comptondid not bat      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 1 nb)10
Total(5 wickets, declared, 126 overs)353
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-132, 3-132, 4-144, 5-222
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood16   3410--
Bates19   5480--
James36   6942--
Oakman41   131072--
Parks4   0140--
Cox10   3390--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardc LH Compton b Titmus46     
JG Langridgec Titmus b Moss91     
G Coxb Bennett34     
ASM Oakmanlbw b Titmus34     
JM Parksb Bennett0     
KG Suttlec LH Compton b Bennett114     
J Langridgenot out50     
DJ Woodst LH Compton b Bennett1     
DL Batesb Moss0     
AE Jamesdid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)16
Total(8 wickets, declared, 139 overs)386
Fall of wickets:
1-96, 2-175, 3-179, 4-179, 5-274, 6-369, 7-385, 8-386 (139 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss30   7922--
Bennett21   3594--
DCS Compton28   4780--
Titmus37   11812--
Young18   6480--
Robertson5   2120--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownc Wood b Oakman54     
HPH Sharpc Sheppard b Oakman39     
DCS Comptonc Webb b James16     
AW Thompsonb James39     
D Bennettb James29     
+LH Comptonb James28     
FJ Titmusnot out14     
*WJ Edrichc and b Oakman14     
JA Youngnot out0     
JDB Robertsondid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(7 wickets, declared, 80 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-98, 3-111, 4-153, 5-194, 6-207, 7-234
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood9   0310--
Bates6   2230--
James34   12794--
Oakman31   71003--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardc sub b Young32     
JG Langridgeb Bennett7     
G Coxb Bennett1     
KG Suttlec Sharp b DCS Compton14     
JM Parkslbw b Young15     
ASM Oakmanst LH Compton b DCS Compton0     
J Langridgenot out17     
AE Jamesc Young b DCS Compton1     
+RT Webblbw b Young0     
DL Batesb Moss1     
DJ Woodc Bennett b DCS Compton4     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 42.1 overs)100
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-19, 3-53, 4-59, 5-61, 6-73, 7-74, 8-74, 9-88, 10-100 (42.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss10   2231--
Bennett6   492--
DCS Compton15.15374--
Young11   3233--

--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 46
--> D Bennett (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 31
--> KG Suttle (1) equalled his previous highest score of 114 in first-class matches
--> KG Suttle (1) equalled his previous highest score of 114 in County Championship matches
--> HPH Sharp (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> DCS Compton reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Sussex second innings
--> D Bennett reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex second innings



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