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Cambridge University v Essex
University Match 1955
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 7th, 9th, 10th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresFS Lee, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Cambridge University (1) 26/2 (O'Brien 9*, Lumsden 16*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 44/0 (Dodds 22*, Gibb 13*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Melluish b CS Smith2     
+PA Gibbc Silk b Goonesena16     
G Barkerrun out24     
R Horsfallc Melluish b Goonesena5     
*DJ Insolec Silk b Goonesena84     
TE Baileyb Swaranjit Singh28     
B Taylorc Melluish b Goonesena0     
R Smithc Silk b Goonesena6     
WT Greensmithnot out30     
JA Baileyb Swaranjit Singh1     
P Cousensrun out3     
Extras(10 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)21
Total(all out, 102.4 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-30, 3-55, 4-55, 5-147, 6-151, 7-162, 8-191, 9-192, 10-220 (102.4 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith10   4181--
DJ Smith11   2280--
Goonesena44.417705--
Swaranjit Singh33   12612--
Barber4   0220--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DRW Silkb Smith1     
AD Buckinghamc Gibb b TE Bailey0     
R O'Brienc sub b Greensmith27     
VR Lumsdenb TE Bailey18     
W Knightley-Smithc Dodds b Smith95     
Swaranjit Singhc Insole b Greensmith0     
RW Barberst Gibb b Greensmith10     
CS Smithb JA Bailey0     
G Goonesenab Greensmith20     
+MEL Melluishb TE Bailey36     
DJ Smithnot out5     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 105.1 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-1, 3-34, 4-71, 5-71, 6-88, 7-101, 8-137, 9-203, 10-222 (105.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey24.17433--
Smith22   7432--
JA Bailey15   3331--
Greensmith27   5724--
Cousens17   7210--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Swaranjit Singh b Goonesena50     
+PA Gibblbw b CS Smith17     
G Barkernot out67     
R Horsfallnot out40     
*DJ Insoledid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
B Taylordid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
P Cousensdid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 3 lb)20
Total(2 wickets, declared, 62 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-98
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith13   4311--
DJ Smith12   0390--
Goonesena18   5351--
Swaranjit Singh7   2140--
Barber4   0260--
Lumsden8   2290--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DRW Silkc TE Bailey b Greensmith20     
AD Buckinghamnot out52     
RW Barbernot out36     
R O'Briendid not bat      
VR Lumsdendid not bat      
W Knightley-Smithdid not bat      
Swaranjit Singhdid not bat      
CS Smithdid not bat      
G Goonesenadid not bat      
+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(1 wicket, 33 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Silk)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith7   1130--
JA Bailey10   2230--
Greensmith6   1231--
Cousens8   1390--
Insole2   0100--

Notes
--> W Knightley-Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 64 in first-class matches
--> MEL Melluish (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in first-class matches
--> R Horsfall (2) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> AD Buckingham (2) passed his previous highest score of 43 in first-class matches

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