Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1947
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 19th, 21st, 22nd July 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 102 runs
PointsMiddlesex 12; Essex 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, F Chester
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 88/3 (Dodds 42*, Horsfall 10*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 270/3 (Edrich 37*, Thompson 1*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownb R Smith74      
JDB Robertsonc Dodds b TPB Smith39      
WJ Edrichc Horsfall b R Smith44      
DCS Comptonc and b TPB Smith129 120141  
*RWV Robinsrun out53      
AW Thompsonb R Smith5      
+LH Comptonc and b R Smith24      
JM Simsnot out8      
JA Youngdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
PI Bedforddid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 93.5 overs)389
Fall of wickets:
1-92, 2-157, 3-170, 4-320, 5-355, 6-358, 7-389 (93.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   0690--
R Smith34.571514--
Dines12   2430--
TPB Smith31   61132--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Edrich66      
SJ Crayst LH Compton b Bedford24      
FH Vigarb DCS Compton0      
*TN Pearcec Robertson b Bedford6      
R Horsfallst LH Compton b Sims69      
R Smithc Robins b Gray61      
DJ Insolec DCS Compton b Gray70      
TPB Smith hit wkt b Bedford20      
WJ Dinesc LH Compton b Bedford1      
+TH Wadec LH Compton b Edrich12      
TE Baileynot out5      
Extras(11 b, 5 lb)16
Total(all out, 124.4 overs)350
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-55, 3-64, 4-149, 5-213, 6-263, 7-302, 8-324, 9-340, 10-350 (124.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Edrich23   2692--
Young26   12430--
Sims18   2511--
DCS Compton17   4361--
Bedford23   3814--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownb TPB Smith76      
JDB Robertsonc Pearce b R Smith100  131  
WJ Edrichb TPB Smith83      
DCS Comptonst Wade b Vigar48      
AW Thompsonc Pearce b R Smith28      
+LH Comptonnot out13      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
PI Bedforddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 69.5 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-169, 2-205, 3-268, 4-336, 5-356 (69.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith27.531402--
Dines7   0340--
TPB Smith21   2902--
Vigar11   1691--
Insole3   0150--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Edrich b Robins19      
SJ Crayst LH Compton b Bedford15      
*TN Pearcelbw b Bedford14      
FH Vigarb Gray40      
R Horsfallc Brown b Young33      
R Smithb Young20      
DJ Insolerun out63      
TPB Smithc LH Compton b Gray0      
WJ Dineslbw b Young5      
+TH Wadenot out74      
TE Baileyst LH Compton b Robins6      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 97.3 overs)293
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-36, 3-75, 4-109, 5-140, 6-145, 7-146, 8-161, 9-244, 10-293 (97.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Edrich8   1330--
Gray16   1422--
Bedford21   2532--
DCS Compton4   0240--
Sims12   0440--
Young18   2403--
Robertson6   1170--

--> DCS Compton (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 74
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70
--> PI Bedford made his debut in County Championship matches
--> PI Bedford made his debut in first-class matches
--> TC Dodds (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> R Horsfall (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in first-class matches
--> R Horsfall (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Insole (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in County Championship matches
--> WJ Edrich (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 62





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