Cambridge University v Free Foresters
University Match 1938
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 11th, 13th, 14th June 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossFree Foresters won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJJ Hills, W Wainwright
Close of play day 1Free Foresters (1) 636/7 (Meyer 76*, Block 85*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (1) 422/4 (PA Gibb 144*, Studd 33*)

Free Foresters first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GB Cuthbertsonc Thompson b Wild17     
WH Websterlbw b RC Gibb87     
ET Killickc RC Gibb b Hewan124 12521- 
BH Valentinec Banister b Rees-Davies111 100133 
JH Pawleb Rees-Davies76     
HJ Enthovenlbw b Rees-Davies0     
FR Brownc PA Gibb b RC Gibb36     
RJO Meyernot out76     
SA Blocknot out85     
MJC Allomdid not bat      
+MH Andersondid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 13 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)24
Total(7 wickets, declared, 102 overs)636
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-184, 3-288, 4-382, 5-386, 6-449, 7-485
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rees-Davies28   11753--
RC Gibb22   2852--
Wild19   01211--
Hewan21   31501--
Banister12   0810--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibbc Meyer b Brown204 38023- 
BD Carrislbw b Enthoven22     
JR Thompsonb Allom191 30027- 
JDA Langleyc Block b Brown4     
FG Mannlbw b Allom10     
*PM Studdlbw b Meyer34     
GE Hewanb Enthoven10     
JV Wildb Meyer28     
RC Gibblbw b Meyer0     
SMA Banisternot out4     
WR Rees-Daviesb Brown0     
Extras(11 b, 3 lb, 6 nb, 6 w)26
Total(all out, 168.3 overs)533
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-66, 3-95, 4-360, 5-427, 6-448, 7-513, 8-515, 9-533, 10-533 (168.3 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allom32   9822--
Meyer53   91613--
Enthoven33   3802--
Valentine13   1420--

Free Foresters second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJC Allomc Wild b RC Gibb32     
+MH Andersonb Carris60     
ET Killicknot out53     
GB Cuthbertsonb Carris2     
WH Websterb Carris6     
BH Valentineb Hewan6     
JH Pawleb Carris52     
HJ Enthovennot out5     
FR Browndid not bat      
RJO Meyerdid not bat      
SA Blockdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 w)7
Total(6 wickets, 39 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-84, 2-95, 3-97, 4-107, 5-116, 6-210
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rees-Davies3   0350--
RC Gibb7   2301--
Hewan5   0221--
Banister3   1100--
Carris17   0774--
Mann4   0420--

--> GE Hewan made his debut in first-class matches
--> RC Gibb made his debut in first-class matches
--> MJC Allom made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> BH Valentine (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> RJO Meyer (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> PA Gibb (1) passed his previous highest score of 157 in first-class matches
--> PA Gibb (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 183
--> JR Thompson (1) passed his previous highest score of 96 in first-class matches
--> JR Thompson (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> MH Anderson (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> BD Carris achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Free Foresters second innings
--> PA Gibb retired hurt in the Cambridge University first innings (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 95/3

Free Foresters scored 636 on the first day, hitting eight 6's and eighty 4's. It was the fourth highest number of runs scored in one day's play in England and only nine short of the record number in England of 645 by Surrey in 1909.





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