Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1948
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 19th, 21st, 22nd June 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Middlesex 0
UmpiresCAR Coleman, D Davies
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 102/4 (Mann 19*, Thompson 6*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 299/6 (Horsfall 113*, Smith 31*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Preston b Morris28      
SM Brownb Smith4      
WJ Edrichb Smith5      
DCS Comptonst Rist b Morris34      
*FG Mannc Avery b Smith34      
AW Thompsonb Morris50      
HPH Sharpb Smith23      
+LH Comptonc and b Smith9      
JM Simsc Pearce b Preston24      
JA Youngnot out8      
LH Grayb Smith0      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb)11
Total(all out, 73.1 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-24, 3-74, 4-81, 5-135, 6-165, 7-178, 8-220, 9-222, 10-230 (73.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston14   1561--
Morris21   7713--
Vigar6   0260--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Gray67      
SJ Crayc Brown b DCS Compton10      
AV Averyb DCS Compton37      
FH Vigarb Young9      
R Horsfallb Edrich113 110152  
*TN Pearcec LH Compton b Young5      
WG Spencerb DCS Compton25      
R Smithc Robertson b Young62      
+FH Ristlbw b Young32      
WB Morrisnot out27      
KC Prestonb DCS Compton8      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 123 overs)397
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-105, 3-118, 4-132, 5-147, 6-255, 7-299, 8-353, 9-364, 10-397 (123 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Edrich7   1271--
Gray18   4521--
DCS Compton38   131234--
Young53   131374--
Sharp4   0340--
Sims3   0220--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Preston4      
SM Brownb Spencer71      
WJ Edrichc Morris b Avery112 90181  
DCS Comptonnot out26      
*FG Mannnot out0      
AW Thompsondid not bat      
HPH Sharpdid not bat      
+LH Comptondid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(3 wickets, 48 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-179, 3-220
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston7   0321--
Smith18   4660--
Morris15   2760--
Avery5   0311--
Spencer3   081--

--> TC Dodds (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> WG Spencer made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> WG Spencer made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> WG Spencer (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> WG Spencer (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> R Smith reached 450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> JA Young reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JA Young reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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