Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1952
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 18th, 19th, 20th June 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 2 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresTW Spencer, CH Welch
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 332/6 (Jackson 128*, Walsh 44*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 353/5 (Bailey 16*, Smith 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Bailey1     
MR Hallamst Gibb b Smith9     
M Tompkinc and b Greensmith33     
*CH Palmerc Gibb b Smith0     
VE Jacksonb Bailey142     
GA Smithsonb Preston60     
VS Mundenlbw b Greensmith52     
JE Walshnot out90     
+J Firthb Preston3     
CT Spencernot out2     
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 126 overs)402
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-12, 3-12, 4-73, 5-172, 6-264, 7-356, 8-385
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey28   5682--
Preston24   3782--
Smith43   81112--
Greensmith20   2952--
Vigar6   1240--
Insole5   1160--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Spencer b Jackson41     
AV Averyc Spencer b Jackson33     
+PA Gibbc Firth b Spencer70     
R Horsfallc Walsh b Palmer143     
*DJ Insoleb Jackson47     
TE Baileyc Spencer b Walsh31     
R Smithnot out26     
FH Vigarb Walsh2     
C Griffithsnot out6     
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(7 wickets, declared, 130.1 overs)403
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-102, 3-185, 4-265, 5-349, 6-388, 7-390
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin19   2860--
Spencer16   0571--
Munden17   3420--
Jackson39   111143--
Palmer16   5311--
Lester1   090--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Smith6     
GA Smithsonnot out111     
M Tompkinc Greensmith b Smith54     
JE Walshc Griffiths b Smith7     
VS Mundenc Horsfall b Bailey15     
MR Hallamdid not bat      
*CH Palmerdid not bat      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(4 wickets, declared, 38.4 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-134, 3-168, 4-194 (38.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston7   1200--
Smith16   0853--
Vigar4   0270--
Insole2   0180--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Hallam b Spencer25     
AV Averynot out3     
+PA Gibbb Palmer34     
R Horsfallc Palmer b Spencer9     
*DJ Insolec and b Jackson61     
TE Baileyc Firth b Jackson18     
R Smithc Jackson b Palmer14     
C Griffithsb Jackson18     
WT Greensmithlbw b Palmer4     
KC Prestonnot out5     
FH Vigardid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(8 wickets, 29.5 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-58, 3-75, 4-116, 5-139, 6-164, 7-187, 8-187
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin4   0340--
Spencer10   1622--
Jackson8   1393--

--> VS Munden (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> R Smith (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> GA Smithson (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 80
--> KC Preston reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> VE Jackson reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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