Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1947
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 24th, 26th, 27th May 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 1 wicket
PointsWorcestershire 4; Essex 12
UmpiresCAR Coleman, J Tranter
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 18/0 (Crabtree 12*, Dodds 6*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 63/4 (Bird 18*, White 11*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Cooperb Appleyard84      
F Cooperb Appleyard73      
D Kenyonlbw b TPB Smith31      
RES Wyattc Wade b Appleyard9      
RE Birdb Appleyard4      
*AFT Whitec Dodds b Vigar59      
R Howorthc Dodds b Vigar22      
RO Jenkinsb R Smith25      
+H Yarnoldb R Smith12      
RTD Perkslbw b R Smith24      
PF Jacksonnot out8      
Extras(6 b, 14 lb)20
Total(all out, 126.3 overs)371
Fall of wickets:
1-163, 2-164, 3-178, 4-192, 5-217, 6-288, 7-297, 8-327, 9-348, 10-371 (126.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith29.312583--
Appleyard26   7644--
TPB Smith47   71321--
Vigar24   0972--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HP Crabtreec Kenyon b Wyatt36      
TC Doddsrun out26      
SJ Crayc Perks b Wyatt3      
FH Vigarst Yarnold b Wyatt4      
LS Clarkc Yarnold b Jackson0      
*TN Pearcenot out137  181  
TPB Smithc Yarnold b Jackson1      
R Smithc sub b Perks16      
FH Ristc and b Howorth22      
+TH Wadec F Cooper b Jenkins5      
F Appleyardc Jenkins b Howorth0      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 110.2 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-47, 3-57, 4-62, 5-78, 6-91, 7-123, 8-178, 9-256, 10-260 (110.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks29   7861--
Wyatt26   12343--
Jackson29   10572--
Jenkins12   1371--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Cooperb R Smith4      
F Cooperc Pearce b R Smith10      
D Kenyonb Appleyard14      
RES Wyattc Pearce b TPB Smith3      
RE Birdc and b TPB Smith40      
*AFT Whiteb R Smith40      
R Howorthb TPB Smith0      
RO Jenkinsc and b R Smith16      
+H Yarnoldb R Smith6      
RTD Perksb R Smith29      
PF Jacksonnot out5      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 66.3 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-22, 3-29, 4-43, 5-107, 6-109, 7-127, 8-132, 9-157, 10-172 (66.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith28.39746--
Appleyard18   5401--
TPB Smith19   3503--
Vigar1   030--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HP Crabtreelbw b Howorth17      
TC Doddsst Yarnold b Howorth33      
SJ Crayrun out0      
FH Vigarb Perks37      
LS Clarkb Jackson8      
*TN Pearcec F Cooper b Howorth96      
TPB Smithc Jenkins b Jackson7      
R Smithc Bird b Howorth57      
FH Ristc Jenkins b Jackson10      
+TH Wadenot out15      
F Appleyardnot out0      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, 82.4 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-48, 3-54, 4-63, 5-156, 6-185, 7-211, 8-247, 9-277
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks14   2571--
Wyatt6   2150--
Howorth25   7664--
Jenkins8   0260--

--> F Cooper (1) passed his previous highest score of 63 in first-class matches
--> F Cooper (1) passed his previous highest score of 63 in County Championship matches
--> RE Bird (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> AFT White (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> R Smith reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> R Howorth reached 700 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings





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