England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1953 (5th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th August 1953 (6-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 8 wickets
UmpiresD Davies, FS Lee
Close of play day 1England (1) 1/0 (Hutton 0*, Edrich 1*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 235/7 (Bailey 35*, Lock 4*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 38/1 (Edrich 15*, May 6*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AL Hassettc Evans b Bedser53991354- 
AR Morrislbw b Bedser1649551- 
KR Millerlbw b Bailey164-- 
RN Harveyc Hutton b Trueman3660773- 
GB Holec Evans b Trueman3747642- 
JH de Courcyc Evans b Trueman5691- 
RG Archerc and b Bedser104854-- 
AK Davidsonc Edrich b Laker2235484- 
RR Lindwallc Evans b Trueman62971128- 
+GRA Langleyc Edrich b Lock1829382- 
WA Johnstonnot out920281- 
Extras(4 b, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 81.3 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-38 (Morris), 2-41 (Miller), 3-107 (Hassett), 4-107 (Harvey), 5-118 (de Courcy), 6-160 (Hole), 7-160 (Archer), 8-207 (Davidson), 9-245 (Langley), 10-275 (Lindwall, 81.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser29   3883--
Bailey14   3421-1
Lock9   2191--
Laker5   0341--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonb Johnston821852188- 
WJ Edrichlbw b Lindwall2133383- 
PBH Mayc Archer b Johnston391341487- 
DCS Comptonc Langley b Lindwall1670682- 
TW Graveneyc Miller b Lindwall43646-- 
TE Baileyb Archer642222286- 
+TG Evansrun out2834454- 
JC Lakerc Langley b Miller139-- 
GAR Lockc Davidson b Lindwall44352-- 
FS Truemanb Johnston1024351- 
AV Bedsernot out2275712- 
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 142.3 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Edrich), 2-137 (May), 3-154 (Hutton), 4-167 (Compton), 5-170 (Graveney), 6-210 (Evans), 7-225 (Laker), 8-237 (Lock), 9-262 (Trueman), 10-306 (Bailey, 142.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall32   7704--
Miller34   12651--
Johnston45   16943--
Davidson10   12601-
Hole11   6110--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AL Hassettlbw b Laker101825-- 
AR Morrislbw b Lock2662784- 
GB Holelbw b Laker1740372- 
RN Harveyb Lock134-- 
KR Millerc Trueman b Laker084-- 
JH de Courcyrun out48161- 
RG Archerc Edrich b Lock49656071 
AK Davidsonb Lock21444011 
RR Lindwallc Compton b Laker123042-1 
+GRA Langleyc Trueman b Lock278-- 
WA Johnstonnot out62025-- 
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(all out, 50.5 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Hassett), 2-59 (Hole), 3-60 (Harvey), 4-61 (Miller), 5-61 (Morris), 6-85 (de Courcy), 7-135 (Davidson), 8-140 (Archer), 9-144 (Langley), 10-162 (Lindwall, 50.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser11   2240--
Trueman2   140--
Lock21   9455--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonrun out1730332- 
WJ Edrichnot out552072136- 
PBH Mayc Davidson b Miller37891135- 
DCS Comptonnot out2257631- 
TW Graveneydid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
+TG Evansdid not bat      
JC Lakerdid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, 63.5 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Hutton), 2-88 (May)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall21   5460--
Miller11   3241--
Johnston29   14520--
Archer1   100--
Hassett1   040--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in four.
--> AL Hassett made his last appearance in Test matches
--> JH de Courcy made his last appearance in Test matches
--> RR Lindwall (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 52
--> L Hutton (1) passed 36000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 68
--> TG Evans (1) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 16
--> RG Archer (2) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Test matches
--> GAR Lock reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed GRA Langley, his 1st wicket in the Australia first innings
--> GAR Lock achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed GRA Langley in the Australia second innings (previous best was 4-36)
--> GAR Lock achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia second innings





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