Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1947
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 30th, 31st July, 1st August 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 2 wickets
PointsEssex 4; Surrey 12
UmpiresB Flint, CV Tarbox
Close of play day 1Essex (2) 16/0 (Dodds 12*, Cray 4*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 123/5 (McIntyre 12*, EA Bedser 6*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb AV Bedser7     
SJ Crayb Laker1     
AV Averyc Laker b AV Bedser17     
HP Crabtreec AV Bedser b Squires35     
FH Vigarc Parker b AV Bedser3     
*TN Pearceb Gover54     
TE Baileylbw b EA Bedser0     
R Smithb Squires22     
DJ Insoleb AV Bedser18     
TPB Smithlbw b AV Bedser0     
+TH Wadenot out1     
Extras(8 b, 16 lb)24
Total(all out, 67.4 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-33, 3-33, 4-42, 5-95, 6-96, 7-133, 8-180, 9-180, 10-182 (67.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser15   5305--
Laker18   6441--
Squires15   2452--
EA Bedser9   1251--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EA Bedserb Bailey13     
DGW Fletcherc TPB Smith b R Smith15     
HS Squiresc Crabtree b TPB Smith26     
HT Barlinglbw b TPB Smith1     
JF Parkerb R Smith1     
LB Fishlockst Wade b TPB Smith54     
+AJW McIntyrec Crabtree b TPB Smith0     
*ERT Holmesb R Smith8     
JC Lakerb R Smith6     
AV Bedsernot out4     
AR Goverb TPB Smith6     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 50 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-56, 3-57, 4-58, 5-60, 6-60, 7-87, 8-105, 9-138, 10-144 (50 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith25   4594--
Bailey7   1161-1
TPB Smith15   34251-
Vigar3   1170--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Laker33     
SJ Craylbw b Squires47     
AV Averyb Laker68     
HP Crabtreelbw b Laker2     
FH Vigarb Laker4     
*TN Pearcec McIntyre b Squires30     
TE Baileyb Laker38     
R Smithc Fletcher b Squires38     
DJ Insoleb Laker0     
TPB Smithc Holmes b Laker8     
+TH Wadenot out0     
Extras(25 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)33
Total(all out, 101.3 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-113, 3-126, 4-138, 5-197, 6-251, 7-272, 8-272, 9-300, 10-301 (101.3 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover13   3290-1
AV Bedser15   4380-1
Squires31   5813--
EA Bedser7   0260--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherc Vigar b TPB Smith18     
LB Fishlockb Vigar21     
HS Squiresst Wade b TPB Smith53     
HT Barlingc TPB Smith b R Smith7     
JF Parkerlbw b Vigar4     
+AJW McIntyreb TPB Smith70     
EA Bedserlbw b Vigar38     
*ERT Holmesnot out65     
JC Lakerlbw b TPB Smith15     
AV Bedsernot out42     
AR Goverdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb)7
Total(8 wickets, 105.3 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-64, 3-81, 4-88, 5-115, 6-215, 7-219, 8-253
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey5   1150--
R Smith42.361411--
TPB Smith38   11944--
Vigar20   0833--

--> SJ Cray (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 3
--> AV Avery (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> FH Vigar (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> ERT Holmes (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> AV Bedser reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JC Laker achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 6-55)
--> JC Laker achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 6-55)





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