Surrey v Kent
County Championship 1954
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 29th, 31st May, 1st June 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 4; Kent 0
UmpiresLH Gray, CB Harris
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 81/3 (May 34*, Clark 2*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 54/3 (Fletcher 25*, Clark 8*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherb Dovey2     
EA Bedserb Dovey36     
PBH Mayc Fagg b Ridgway54     
B Constableb Ridgway1     
TH Clarkc Fagg b Ridgway7     
R Subba Rowb Ridgway1     
+AJW McIntyreb Ridgway42     
JC Lakerc Fagg b Dovey10     
*WS Surridgec Wright b Dovey15     
AV Bedserb Ridgway5     
PJ Loadernot out0     
Extras(1 b, 6 lb)7
Total(all out, 77.5 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-75, 3-76, 4-86, 5-95, 6-116, 7-145, 8-167, 9-177, 10-180 (77.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dovey37   11774--
Wright4   0150--
Pettiford1   030--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggb Loader4     
AH Phebeylbw b AV Bedser3     
RC Wilson hit wkt b AV Bedser8     
J Pettifordc May b Laker9     
P Hearnc May b Laker0     
AF Woollettc Subba Row b Laker0     
+TG Evansc Laker b Loader10     
F Ridgwayc Surridge b Laker3     
EG Witherdennot out5     
RR Doveyc Constable b Laker5     
*DVP Wrightc Surridge b Laker0     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(all out, 36 overs)57
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-28, 4-28, 5-28, 6-34, 7-38, 8-46, 9-57, 10-57 (36 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser11   4162--
Loader8   292--
Laker14   5166--
EA Bedser3   060--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherrun out48     
EA Bedserb Ridgway1     
PBH Mayb Wright15     
B Constablec Woollett b Wright3     
TH Clarkc Wilson b Pettiford25     
R Subba Rowlbw b Dovey7     
+AJW McIntyrec Evans b Dovey12     
JC Lakernot out19     
*WS Surridgedid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(7 wickets, declared, 46.4 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-35, 3-45, 4-78, 5-100, 6-109, 7-136 (46.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway10   4271--
Wright8   2162--
Pettiford10   1331--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Laker b AV Bedser83     
AH Phebeyb Clark20     
RC Wilsonc Subba Row b EA Bedser50     
J Pettifordlbw b EA Bedser1     
P Hearnc Laker b EA Bedser5     
AF Woollettrun out0     
+TG Evanslbw b EA Bedser12     
F Ridgwayb Loader24     
EG Witherdennot out23     
RR Doveyb Loader0     
*DVP Wrightnot out11     
Extras(7 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 4 w)18
Total(9 wickets, 98 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-134, 3-136, 4-168, 5-168, 6-183, 7-185, 8-216, 9-216
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser20   6461--
Loader22   5512--
Laker21   8510--
EA Bedser22   8394--
Surridge8   0220--
Clark5   2201--

--> AE Fagg (2) passed 24000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 36
--> F Ridgway reached 650 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey second innings
--> PJ Loader reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent second innings