Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1949
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 3rd, 4th August 1949 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by an innings and 39 runs
PointsEssex 0; Surrey 12
UmpiresWH Ashdown, JT Bell
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 156/2 (Squires 90*, Constable 46*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Barton b Surridge27      
SJ Crayb Laker10      
FH Vigarc Barton b EA Bedser53      
SC Eveb AV Bedser0      
DJ Insolec McIntyre b Surridge99      
TE Baileyc and b EA Bedser6      
*TN Pearcec McIntyre b Laker1      
R Smithrun out4      
TPB Smithc Lock b AV Bedser16      
+TH Wadec Barton b AV Bedser5      
EJ Pricenot out0      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(all out, 80.5 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-45, 3-46, 4-142, 5-152, 6-155, 7-159, 8-203, 9-221, 10-223 (80.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser19.54493--
Surridge11   1472--
Parker6   190--
Laker27   6632--
Lock5   360--
EA Bedser12   4472--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LB Fishlocklbw b Bailey2      
EA Bedserc Eve b Bailey13      
HS Squiresc Insole b Price127  13-  
B Constablelbw b TPB Smith86      
JF Parkerc and b Price80      
*MR Bartonlbw b R Smith7      
+AJW McIntyrec Wade b Bailey14      
JC Lakerc Wade b Bailey3      
AV Bedsernot out36      
WS Surridgeb Bailey0      
GAR Locklbw b R Smith26      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 143.4 overs)407
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-23, 3-227, 4-261, 5-289, 6-342, 7-342, 8-345, 9-345, 10-407 (143.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey40   91125--
R Smith33.44962--
TPB Smith22   5431--
Price47   101412--
Insole1   020--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsrun out9      
SJ Crayc Laker b AV Bedser12      
FH Vigarb AV Bedser0      
SC Evenot out69      
DJ Insolest McIntyre b Parker2      
TE Baileyb Laker9      
*TN Pearcec Barton b EA Bedser7      
R Smithc EA Bedser b Laker12      
TPB Smithc and b Laker1      
+TH Wadec AV Bedser b Laker7      
EJ Pricec Lock b Laker2      
Extras(10 b, 5 lb)15
Total(all out, 57 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-28, 4-43, 5-76, 6-95, 7-122, 8-125, 9-141, 10-145 (57 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser14   4162--
Surridge8   1340--
Parker7   371--
Laker16   5325--
EA Bedser12   2411--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> FH Vigar (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 51
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> B Constable (1) passed his previous highest score of 73 in County Championship matches
--> GAR Lock (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in County Championship matches





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