Surrey v Kent
County Championship 1939
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 8th, 10th, 11th July 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 7 wickets
PointsSurrey 0; Kent 12
UmpiresA Skelding, FI Walden
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 114/2 (Ames 62*, Valentine 12*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 126/0 (Gregory 33*, Fishlock 73*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Gregoryc Todd b Harding14     
LB Fishlockb Longfield39     
EW Whitfieldb Todd46     
HS Squiresc and b Wright1     
JF Parkerlbw b Todd9     
GJ Whittakerb Todd0     
+GS Mobeylbw b Wright1     
*HM Garland-Wellsc Spencer b Harding38     
F Berrynot out19     
EA Wattsb Harding12     
AR Goverc Spencer b Wright0     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 44.6 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-98, 3-99, 4-114, 5-114, 6-115, 7-117, 8-163, 9-185, 10-186 (44.6 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding8   0283--
Todd14   1433--
Longfield7   2271--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Mobey b Watts1     
*FGH Chalklbw b Garland-Wells34     
LEG Amesc Mobey b Watts72     
BH Valentinec Whittaker b Berry37     
LJ Toddc Mobey b Watts13     
TW Spencerc Mobey b Gover17     
TC Longfieldb Gregory2     
DVP Wrightb Parker9     
NW Hardingb Watts54     
+WHV Levettnot out38     
C Lewisb Parker27     
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(all out, 85 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-88, 3-139, 4-155, 5-165, 6-167, 7-191, 8-194, 9-264, 10-316 (85 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover23   11001--
Watts19   1634--
Berry14   3331--
Squires7   0290--
Garland-Wells7   0441--
Gregory9   2171--
Parker6   2182--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Gregorylbw b Wright38     
LB Fishlockb Lewis120     
EW Whitfieldb Longfield109     
HS Squiresc Fagg b Lewis18     
JF Parkerlbw b Todd21     
GJ Whittakernot out1     
+GS Mobeyc Levett b Lewis9     
*HM Garland-Wellsc Valentine b Longfield19     
F Berrydid not bat      
EA Wattsdid not bat      
AR Goverdid not bat      
Extras(18 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 80.1 overs)360
Fall of wickets:
1-138, 2-215, 3-230, 4-286, 5-330, 6-354, 7-360 (80.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding9   1430--
Todd17   2691--
Wright23   1921--
Lewis20   4623--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Mobey b Gover9     
*FGH Chalkc and b Berry32     
LEG Amesnot out136     
BH Valentinec Watts b Berry54     
NW Hardingnot out0     
LJ Todddid not bat      
TW Spencerdid not bat      
TC Longfielddid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
+WHV Levettdid not bat      
C Lewisdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(3 wickets, 26.2 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-99, 3-230
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover6   0671--
Watts8   0440--
Berry6   0472--
Garland-Wells4   0320--
Gregory1   0200--

--> C Lewis (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in First-Class matches
--> C Lewis (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in County Championship matches
--> LB Fishlock (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 14
--> EW Whitfield (2) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 47
--> LEG Ames (2) 100 in 67 minutes
--> LEG Ames (2) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 86
--> EA Watts reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent first innings

Ames' century was the fastest of the season and won him the Walter Lawrence Trophy.





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