Middlesex County Cricket Club

Cambridge University v Middlesex
University Match 1955
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 1st, 2nd, 3rd June 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMiddlesex won by 3 wickets
UmpiresFS Lee, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 92/2 (Edrich 19*, Bennett 5*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 81/2 (Parsons 23*, Knightley-Smith 15*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AD Buckinghamc Edrich b Robins18     
RW Barberc Compton b Bennett4     
R O'Brienc Brown b Warr4     
*G Goonesenab Robins16     
ABD Parsonsb Robins13     
W Knightley-Smithc Titmus b Robins29     
JF Pretlovec Compton b Bennett44     
PD Croftb Titmus9     
DJ Smithc Bick b Titmus11     
RB Blatcherb Bennett15     
+JCW Rileynot out0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 79.1 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-17, 3-36, 4-53, 5-64, 6-94, 7-103, 8-125, 9-157, 10-164 (79.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr12   3331--
Robins20   8394--
Hurst14   7300--
Bick7   2210--
Titmus19   11192--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc and b Pretlove49     
SM Brownc Parsons b Goonesena17     
*WJ Edrichb Blatcher88     
D Bennettc Riley b Smith37     
DO Baldryb Pretlove24     
DA Bickb Smith1     
RVC Robinsc Croft b Blatcher17     
FJ Titmusnot out27     
JJ Warrb Pretlove1     
+LH Comptonb Goonesena1     
RJ Hurstb Pretlove7     
Extras(12 b, 3 lb)15
Total(all out, 125.1 overs)284
Fall of wickets:
1-63, 2-81, 3-194, 4-204, 5-205, 6-226, 7-250, 8-252, 9-253, 10-284 (125.1 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blatcher13   2512--
Smith34   9792--
Goonesena39   18452--
Barber6   0280--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AD Buckinghamlbw b Bennett5     
RW Barberretired hurt21     
PD Croftb Titmus14     
ABD Parsonsb Warr24     
W Knightley-Smithb Bennett20     
JF Pretlovest Compton b Titmus110     
*G Goonesenac Compton b Bick45     
DJ Smithc Robins b Hurst17     
R O'Briennot out11     
RB Blatcherc and b Hurst1     
+JCW Rileyb Hurst0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 136.5 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-57, 3-89, 4-89, 5-200, 6-257, 7-271, 8-276, 9-276 (136.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr26   6601--
Bennett21   3412--
Robins6   3130--
Bick4   0131--
Titmus32   13662--
Edrich2   090--
Baldry5   2100--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Parsons b Smith25     
SM Brownc Parsons b Pretlove70     
RVC Robinsb Pretlove3     
D Bennettb Pretlove0     
DO Baldryst Riley b Pretlove6     
FJ Titmusnot out35     
*WJ Edrichc Pretlove b Smith10     
JJ Warrb Pretlove8     
+LH Comptonnot out1     
DA Bickdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(7 wickets, 41.1 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-64, 3-64, 4-92, 5-107, 6-137, 7-146
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blatcher3   080--
Smith21   3652--
Goonesena6   0300--

--> RB Blatcher made his debut in first-class matches
--> JCW Riley made his debut in first-class matches
--> DO Baldry (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> W Knightley-Smith (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> JF Pretlove achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 2-32)
--> JF Pretlove achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex second innings (previous best was 4-66)
--> JF Pretlove achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Middlesex second innings



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