Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1946
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 26th, 27th, 28th June 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 23 runs
PointsEssex 0; Gloucestershire 12
UmpiresH Elliott, HW Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 15/0 (Avery 5*, Dodds 6*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 160/5 (Pearce 7*, Paterson 1*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CJ Barnettc and b Taylor79      
BO Allenc Dodds b Appleyard14      
WL Nealec Wade b TPB Smith39      
*WR Hammondst Wade b Taylor14      
JF Crappc and b R Smith102  13-  
GM Emmettc and b Vigar66      
+AE Wilsonb Vigar0      
LM Cranfieldnot out49      
GEE Lambertc Taylor b TPB Smith7      
TWJ Goddardc Taylor b TPB Smith19      
C Cookc Pearce b R Smith1      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 142.4 overs)396
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-125, 3-133, 4-151, 5-284, 6-288, 7-340, 8-361, 9-389, 10-396 (142.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith28.44952--
Appleyard16   7311--
TPB Smith52   121213--
Taylor24   4792--
Paterson3   090--
Vigar19   4552--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averynot out83      
TC Doddsc Hammond b Goddard6      
TPB Smithb Goddard12      
FH Vigarb Goddard2      
RM Taylorc Emmett b Goddard0      
*TN Pearcerun out1      
RFT Patersonlbw b Goddard19      
DF Cockc Cook b Goddard14      
R Smithlbw b Barnett18      
+TH Wadec Allen b Goddard1      
F Appleyardc Cook b Goddard0      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-43, 3-69, 4-69, 5-76, 6-113, 7-127, 8-163, 9-165, 10-165 (90.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert9   0210--
Barnett5   351--
Cook36   18420--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyb Cranfield44      
TC Doddsb Cook13      
TPB Smithc Goddard b Cranfield43      
FH Vigarlbw b Goddard31      
RM Taylorc Hammond b Goddard7      
*TN Pearcec Allen b Cook30      
RFT Patersonb Goddard11      
DF Cockc Cranfield b Goddard0      
R Smithc Cook b Goddard0      
+TH Wadenot out14      
F Appleyardlbw b Goddard1      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 95.2 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-90, 3-137, 4-152, 5-157, 6-185, 7-185, 8-189, 9-199, 10-208 (95.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert3   0120--
Barnett12   4250--
Cook31   13422--
Emmett2   0200--
Cranfield14   5142--

--> JF Crapp (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 64
--> GM Emmett (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> LM Cranfield (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> AV Avery (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> TWJ Goddard reached 1900 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Essex first innings

It is not known if the umpire was Harry Elliott or Harold Elliott





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