Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1952
VenueCoventry Road, Hinckley on 7th, 9th, 10th June 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 107 runs
PointsLeicestershire 0; Essex 12
UmpiresFS Lee, GS Mobey
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 5/0 (Lester 2*, Hallam 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 69/5 (Bailey 3*, Smith 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Munden b Spencer23     
AV Averyb Sperry4     
+PA Gibblbw b Walsh5     
R Horsfallst Firth b Munden54     
*DJ Insolest Firth b Munden7     
TE Baileylbw b Sperry41     
R Smithc Munden b Sperry40     
FH Vigarnot out63     
C Griffithsb Spencer0     
WT Greensmithb Walsh79     
KC Prestonnot out12     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 128 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-30, 3-47, 4-80, 5-107, 6-175, 7-180, 8-185, 9-319
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer28   10702--
Sperry23   9433--
Walsh14   4812--
Palmer12   4220--
Munden33   14802--
Lester18   7320--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Preston2     
MR Hallamst Gibb b Smith3     
M Tompkinb Bailey90     
*CH Palmerb Bailey14     
GA Smithsonc Gibb b Bailey9     
VS Mundenc Gibb b Smith31     
MAJ Sargentc Smith b Preston8     
+J Firthnot out24     
JE Walshb Greensmith14     
CT Spencerc Griffiths b Bailey3     
J Sperryb Bailey0     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 98 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-47, 4-74, 5-133, 6-161, 7-177, 8-204, 9-207, 10-210 (98 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston19   7432--
Smith36   17812--
Bailey30   10505--
Greensmith13   5241--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Spencer2     
AV Averylbw b Munden22     
+PA Gibbb Spencer7     
R Horsfallc Firth b Spencer20     
*DJ Insolelbw b Sperry9     
TE Baileynot out43     
R Smithb Munden4     
FH Vigarc and b Munden2     
C Griffithsb Munden17     
WT Greensmithc Firth b Munden9     
KC Prestonnot out9     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 71.5 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-26, 3-51, 4-65, 5-69, 6-80, 7-88, 8-112, 9-122
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer29   9653--
Sperry8   3141--
Walsh2   070--
Munden24   15415--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterlbw b Greensmith25     
MR Hallamb Preston33     
M Tompkinlbw b Greensmith5     
*CH Palmerst Gibb b Greensmith0     
GA Smithsonc Horsfall b Greensmith0     
VS Mundenc Horsfall b Greensmith45     
MAJ Sargentst Gibb b Greensmith1     
+J Firthc Gibb b Smith5     
JE Walshlbw b Vigar18     
CT Spencerc Preston b Vigar19     
J Sperrynot out20     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 64.3 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-58, 3-62, 4-62, 5-63, 6-65, 7-81, 8-131, 9-135, 10-175 (64.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston10   1311--
Smith16   8361--
Bailey8   2200--
Greensmith22   12446--

--> FH Vigar (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 48
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in County Championship matches
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in first-class matches
--> MR Hallam (2) passed his previous highest score of 25 in County Championship matches
--> TE Bailey reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> WT Greensmith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 4-23)
--> FH Vigar reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> WT Greensmith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 4-31)





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