The Rest v Middlesex
Champion County Match 1947
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th September 1947 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 9 wickets
UmpiresHG Baldwin, F Chester
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 232/3 (Edrich 113*, Robins 15*)
Close of play day 2The Rest (1) 116/4 (Emmett 62*, Cranston 16*)
Close of play day 3The Rest (2) 309/8 (Wright 27*, Goddard 10*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownc Evans b Bedser4     
JDB Robertsonc Evans b Bedser3     
WJ Edrichst Evans b Goddard180  211 
FG Mannst Evans b Wright33     
DCS Comptonst Evans b Goddard246  30- 
*RWV Robinsc Butler b Goddard33     
AW Thompsonc Cranston b Howorth1     
+WFF Pricec Bedser b Goddard3     
JM Simsrun out17     
JA Youngnot out9     
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 4 nb)14
Total(9 wickets, declared, 167.3 overs)543
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-8, 3-53, 4-274, 5-356, 6-361, 7-375, 8-457, 9-543 (167.3 ov)
The Rest bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Butler24   4540--
Bedser37   10932--
Wright23   2971-1
Howorth37   71061--

The Rest first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Washbrookc Robins b Gray0     
W Placelbw b Gray0     
R Howorthst Price b Compton30     
GM Emmettc Price b Gray89     
*NWD Yardleyb Compton0     
K Cranstonc Price b Gray18     
+TG Evanslbw b Young70     
AV Bedsernot out13     
DVP Wrightlbw b Young0     
TWJ Goddardst Price b Compton8     
HJ Butlerb Compton0     
Extras(12 b, 6 lb)18
Total(all out, 80.4 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-78, 4-78, 5-118, 6-189, 7-227, 8-231, 9-246, 10-246 (80.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray18   6474--
Young29   6712--
Sims7   1290--
Robins8   1240--

The Rest second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
C Washbrookb Sims61     
W Placerun out3     
R Howorthc Robertson b Gray3     
GM Emmettb Compton43     
*NWD Yardleylbw b Young71     
K Cranstonb Robins22     
+TG Evansc Thompson b Compton15     
AV Bedserb Young23     
DVP Wrightc Sims b Gray29     
TWJ Goddardc and b Gray14     
HJ Butlernot out2     
Extras(21 b, 9 lb, 1 w)31
Total(all out, 84.3 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-34, 3-113, 4-139, 5-186, 6-219, 7-258, 8-279, 9-314, 10-317 (84.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Young27   5772--
Thompson9   1270--
Sims10   04111-
Compton16   1842--
Robins5   0211--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownnot out8     
JDB Robertsonlbw b Wright0     
WJ Edrichnot out13     
FG Manndid not bat      
DCS Comptondid not bat      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
AW Thompsondid not bat      
+WFF Pricedid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 9.2 overs)21
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Robertson)
The Rest bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cranston5   1120--

--> WFF Price made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> FG Mann (1) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 33
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 16500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 241
--> JA Young reached 300 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the The Rest second innings
--> DCS Compton retired hurt in the Middlesex first innings having scored 55 (team score 191/3) - he returned when the score was 274/4