International cricket in 1953–54

The 1953–54 international cricket season was from September 1953 to April 1954.[1][2]

Season overviewEdit

International tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
Test ODI FC LA
19 November 1953   India Commonwealth 2–2 [5]
11 December 1953   South Africa   New Zealand 4–0 [5]
31 December 1953   Ceylon   Pakistan 0–1 [1]
15 January 1954   West Indies   England 2–2 [5]
30 January 1954   Ceylon   India 1–0 [1]
12 February 1954   New Zealand   Fiji 1–0 [1]
5 March 1954   Australia   New Zealand 0–2 [3]

NovemberEdit

Commonwealth in IndiaEdit

Unofficial Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Match 1 19–23 November Polly Umrigar Ben Barnett New Delhi   India by an innings and 15 runs
Match 2 3–7 December Polly Umrigar Ben Barnett Bombay Match drawn
Match 3 31 Dec–3 January Polly Umrigar Ben Barnett Calcutta Commonwealth XI by 6 wickets
Match 4 13–17 January Polly Umrigar Ben Barnett Madras   India by an innings and 50 runs
Match 5 31 Jan–4 February Polly Umrigar Ben Barnett Lucknow Match drawn

DecemberEdit

New Zealand in South AfricaEdit

Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 377 11–15 December Jack Cheetham Geoff Rabone Kingsmead, Durban   South Africa by an innings and 58 runs
Test 378 24–29 December Jack Cheetham Geoff Rabone Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg   South Africa by 132 runs
Test 379 1–5 January Jack Cheetham Geoff Rabone Newlands, Cape Town Match drawn
Test 381 29 Jan–2 February Jack Cheetham Bert Sutcliffe Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg   South Africa by 9 wickets
Test 382 5–9 February Jack Cheetham Bert Sutcliffe Crusaders Ground, Port Elizabeth   South Africa by 5 wickets

Pakistan in CeylonEdit

First-class Match
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
FC Match 31 Dec–3 January Fredrick de Saram Abdul Kardar P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo   Pakistan Services by 4 wickets

JanuaryEdit

England in the West IndiesEdit

Test Series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 380 15–21 January Jeffrey Stollmeyer Leonard Hutton Sabina Park, Kingston   West Indies by 140 runs
Test 383 6–12 February Jeffrey Stollmeyer Leonard Hutton Kensington Oval, Bridgetown   West Indies by 181 runs
Test 384 24 Feb–2 March Jeffrey Stollmeyer Leonard Hutton Bourda, Georgetown   England by 9 wickets
Test 385 17–23 March Jeffrey Stollmeyer Leonard Hutton Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Match drawn
Test 386 30 Mar–3 April Jeffrey Stollmeyer Leonard Hutton Sabina Park, Kingston   England by 9 wickets

India in CeylonEdit

MJ Gopalan Trophy
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
FC Match 30 Jan–1 February Not mentioned Not mentioned Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo   Ceylon by an innings and 108 runs

FebruaryEdit

Fiji in New ZealandEdit

First-class match
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
FC Match 12–15 January   Lankford Smith Patrick Raddock Carisbrook, Dunedin Otago by 2 wickets

MarchEdit

New Zealand in AustraliaEdit

First-class series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
FC 1 5–9 March   Keith Carmody Bert Sutcliffe WACA Ground, Perth   New Zealand by 184 runs
FC 2 12–16 March   Phil Ridings Bert Sutcliffe Adelaide Oval, Adelaide   New Zealand by 8 wickets
FC 3 19–23 March   Ian Johnson Bert Sutcliffe Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Match drawn

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Season 1953–54". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Season 1953–54 archive". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 April 2020.