Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1947
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 28th, 29th, 30th May 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 0; Essex 4
UmpiresA Mitchison, JA Smart
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 420/9 (Lester 81*, Sperry 9*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 435 all out

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc Vigar b TPB Smith86      
FT Prenticeb TPB Smith55      
GS Watsonc Clark b R Smith66      
M Tompkinb TPB Smith49      
VE Jacksonc Pearce b TPB Smith30      
G Lesternot out81      
A Riddingtonst Wade b TPB Smith7      
JE Walshc Pearce b R Smith12      
VS Mundenst Wade b TPB Smith4      
+P Corralllbw b R Smith13      
J Sperrynot out9      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 1 w)8
Total(9 wickets, declared, 145 overs)420
Fall of wickets:
1-125, 2-168, 3-249, 4-272, 5-314, 6-330, 7-349, 8-356, 9-385
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith56   111223--
Appleyard20   3580--
TPB Smith48   71486--
Vigar19   3710--
Pearce2   0130--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HP Crabtreec Lester b Sperry2      
TC Doddsc Munden b Sperry157 24013-  
SJ Crayrun out7      
FH Vigarb Walsh0      
LS Clarkb Walsh9      
*TN Pearcec Walsh b Prentice93      
R Smithc Corrall b Sperry71      
TPB Smithlbw b Walsh10      
FH Ristb Jackson37      
+TH Wadenot out27      
F Appleyardlbw b Jackson0      
Extras(7 b, 11 lb, 4 w)22
Total(all out, 135.2 overs)435
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-48, 3-49, 4-77, 5-264, 6-292, 7-308, 8-391, 9-419, 10-435 (135.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry20   3663--
Munden13   0460--
Walsh42   31413--
Lester15   1520--
Riddington5   1170--
Prentice3   0141--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc R Smith b Vigar43      
FT Prenticenot out151      
GS Watsonc Pearce b Vigar2      
M Tompkinnot out101      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
G Lesterdid not bat      
A Riddingtondid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
VS Mundendid not bat      
+P Corralldid not bat      
J Sperrydid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 5 w)11
Total(2 wickets, declared, 80 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-98
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith29   3720--
Appleyard3   1120--
TPB Smith29   11110--
Vigar12   0492--
Crabtree5   0330--
Pearce2   0200--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Walsh51      
HP Crabtreec and b Walsh38      
SJ Crayst Corrall b Walsh14      
FH Vigarb Walsh23      
LS Clarklbw b Walsh7      
*TN Pearcenot out11      
R Smithnot out0      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
FH Ristdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
F Appleyarddid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(5 wickets, 56 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-95, 3-112, 4-134, 5-149
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry7   2220--
Munden6   0290--
Jackson14   4280--
Walsh21   3605--
Lester8   450--

--> TC Dodds (1) passed his previous highest score of 111 in first-class matches
--> TC Dodds (1) passed his previous highest score of 111 in County Championship matches
--> R Smith (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> FT Prentice (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> M Tompkin (2) passed his previous highest score of 91 in County Championship matches
--> M Tompkin (2) made his first century in County Championship matches





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