Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1951
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 11th, 12th, 13th July 1951 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Middlesex 0
UmpiresJT Bell, HL Parkin
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 53/1 (Avery 23*, Gibb 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 32/1 (Robertson 15*, Edrich 7*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Insole b Preston12     
SM Brownc Gibb b Preston0     
WJ Edrichc Gibb b Bailey47     
*DCS Comptonc Gibb b Bailey113 180141 
A Fairbairnc and b Greensmith24     
HPH Sharpc Gibb b Preston15     
+LH Comptonlbw b Preston1     
JJ Warrc Gibb b Preston12     
JM Simsc Greensmith b R Smith15     
JA Youngb R Smith5     
AE Mossnot out8     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 102.4 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-38, 3-97, 4-186, 5-210, 6-211, 7-219, 8-234, 9-241, 10-255 (102.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey17   6222--
R Smith30   8802--
TPB Smith27   7660--
Greensmith6   1141--
Insole1   050--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Warr b Sims26     
AV Averyb Moss154 330   
+PA Gibblbw b Sims11     
R Horsfallc LH Compton b Sims5     
*DJ Insolec DCS Compton b Warr22     
TE Baileyc DCS Compton b Moss14     
R Smithc LH Compton b Young87     
TPB Smithnot out66     
FH Vigarnot out7     
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 4 lb, 2 w)17
Total(7 wickets, declared, 125 overs)409
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-92, 3-144, 4-149, 5-175, 6-329, 7-351
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss19   1822--
Warr19   4601--
Sims23   4763--
Young41   18961--
DCS Compton13   0430--
Edrich5   1120--
Sharp5   0230--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Horsfall b TPB Smith82     
SM Brownb Preston10     
WJ Edrichb R Smith11     
*DCS Comptonnot out60     
A Fairbairnnot out0     
HPH Sharpdid not bat      
+LH Comptondid not bat      
JJ Warrdid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 78 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-53, 3-161
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston14   3371--
R Smith32   11701--
Greensmith16   8240--
TPB Smith12   5181--
Insole2   130--
Vigar2   0110--

--> DCS Compton (1) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> TC Dodds (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 17
--> TC Dodds (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 16
--> TPB Smith (1) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> WJ Edrich (2) passed 24000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> KC Preston reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> KC Preston reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> R Smith reached 750 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings





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