Middlesex County Cricket Club

Leicestershire v Middlesex
County Championship 1954
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 14th, 15th, 16th July 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4; Middlesex 0
UmpiresF Chester, TW Spencer
ScorersEH Hendren (Middlesex), WH Price (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 393/7 (Jackson 128*, Firth 24*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 25/1 (Smith 5*, Tompkin 15*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Compton b Titmus17     
MJK Smithlbw b Young53     
M Tompkinb Young99     
GA Smithsonc Titmus b Bennett50     
*CH Palmerb Young15     
VE Jacksonnot out128     
VS Mundenb Titmus0     
JE Walshb Titmus0     
+J Firthnot out24     
CT Spencerdid not bat      
AS Ricedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(7 wickets, declared, 134 overs)393
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-95, 3-167, 4-201, 5-273, 6-302, 7-302
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss22   6810--
Bennett32   51031--
Titmus41   15893--
Young35   11993--
Bick4   0140--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Munden107     
HPH Sharpc Spencer b Palmer19     
FJ Titmusc Jackson b Walsh12     
AW Thompsonb Jackson38     
GPS Delisleb Jackson0     
D Bennettc Palmer b Jackson2     
*FG Mannb Palmer34     
DA Bickc Firth b Jackson30     
+LH Comptonnot out8     
JA Youngc Spencer b Jackson4     
AE Mossc Jackson b Palmer0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 92.2 overs)259
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-109, 3-163, 4-169, 5-179, 6-193, 7-239, 8-255, 9-259, 10-259 (92.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer18   2670--
Rice13   0640--
Munden20   8471--
Walsh4   0171--
Jackson23   13325--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Titmus b Bennett5     
MJK Smithrun out21     
M Tompkinc Compton b Moss54     
GA Smithsonb Titmus15     
*CH Palmerc Sharp b Titmus20     
VE Jacksonnot out38     
VS Mundenb Titmus1     
JE Walshc Thompson b Young5     
+J Firthc Compton b Young7     
CT Spencernot out4     
AS Ricedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(8 wickets, declared, 42 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-75, 3-85, 4-112, 5-124, 6-126, 7-133, 8-158
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss17   2561--
Bennett9   1431--
Titmus12   2583--
Young4   0132--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Smith b Spencer19     
HPH Sharpc Smithson b Rice17     
FJ Titmusc Firth b Rice10     
AW Thompsonc Smithson b Munden50     
GPS Delisleb Walsh10     
D Bennettc Walsh b Lester12     
*FG Mannnot out33     
DA Bicknot out1     
+LH Comptondid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, 59 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-55, 3-61, 4-108, 5-108, 6-147
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer16   5411--
Rice13   3402--
Munden6   1211--
Walsh14   3421--
Jackson5   330--
Lester5   251--

--> MJK Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in County Championship matches
--> JDB Robertson (1) passed 23500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 91
--> GPS Delisle made his debut in County Championship matches
--> VE Jackson (2) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> FJ Titmus reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> VE Jackson reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> VE Jackson reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> JE Walsh reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings



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