Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1949
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 9th, 11th July 1949 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 6 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresJJ Hills, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (2) 14/1 (Lester 12*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Cray b R Smith13     
TA Chapmanc Vigar b R Smith13     
FT Prenticelbw b R Smith0     
M Tompkinb Bailey1     
VE Jacksonc TPB Smith b R Smith12     
GS Watsonc Insole b Bailey8     
JE Walshb Bailey2     
*G Evansb R Smith1     
VS Mundenb Bailey4     
+P Corrallc Insole b Bailey2     
J Sperrynot out16     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 5 nb)11
Total(all out, 32.2 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-29, 3-30, 4-30, 5-46, 6-53, 7-56, 8-62, 9-64, 10-83 (32.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith16   5335--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Evans34     
SJ Crayb Evans21     
FH Vigarc Walsh b Sperry41     
SC Evelbw b Jackson11     
TE Baileylbw b Jackson0     
*TN Pearcec Chapman b Evans51     
DJ Insolest Corrall b Jackson1     
R Smithlbw b Lester9     
TPB Smithc Corrall b Jackson3     
+TH Wadeb Evans7     
EJ Pricenot out1     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 71.5 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-68, 3-98, 4-104, 5-128, 6-129, 7-152, 8-155, 9-171, 10-184 (71.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry25   4641--
Jackson20   8384--
Walsh6   1190--
Lester5   291--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Bailey36     
TA Chapmanc TPB Smith b R Smith1     
FT Prenticeb R Smith2     
M Tompkinlbw b R Smith12     
VE Jacksonlbw b Bailey28     
GS Watsonlbw b TPB Smith3     
JE Walshc Wade b Price26     
*G Evansc Wade b Bailey8     
VS Mundennot out56     
+P Corrallb TPB Smith33     
J Sperryb TPB Smith26     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 82.3 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-16, 3-40, 4-58, 5-68, 6-105, 7-115, 8-124, 9-212, 10-240 (82.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey25   9683--
R Smith17   3493--
TPB Smith18.34513--
Price22   8631--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Sperry0     
SJ Cray hit wkt b Walsh30     
FH Vigarb Lester36     
SC Eveb Evans27     
TE Baileynot out29     
*TN Pearcenot out8     
DJ Insoledid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
EJ Pricedid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)10
Total(4 wickets, 49.3 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-68, 3-96, 4-126
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry12   3191--
Walsh9   1481--
Jackson13   7150--
Lester5   1181--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> TC Dodds (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> G Lester (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> VS Munden (2) passed his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> R Smith reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> G Evans achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 1-41)
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> JE Walsh reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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