Kent v Essex
County Championship 1952
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 25th, 26th June 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 143 runs
PointsKent 0; Essex 12
UmpiresF Chester, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 7/0 (Fagg 2*, Phebey 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Fagg b Wright52     
AV Averylbw b Smith11     
+PA Gibbc Evans b Wright22     
R Horsfallst Evans b Wright48     
*DJ Insoleb Murray-Wood9     
TE Baileynot out155 240162 
R Smithb Smith3     
FH Vigarc Evans b Wright31     
C Griffithsst Evans b Murray-Wood105 90142 
WT Greensmithnot out7     
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(8 wickets, declared, 112 overs)456
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-81, 3-96, 4-122, 5-152, 6-161, 7-247, 8-430
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith28   5892--
Page26   3990--
Wright34   41394--
Dovey13   1600--
Murray-Wood8   0332--
Hearn3   0230--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggb Smith6     
AH Phebeyb Smith18     
P Hearnc Preston b Greensmith55     
+TG Evansc Gibb b Preston19     
S O'Linnc Gibb b Preston0     
R Mayesb Bailey7     
*W Murray-Woodb Bailey15     
G Smithc Dodds b Preston2     
RR Doveyb Greensmith10     
DVP Wrightst Gibb b Greensmith3     
JCT Pagenot out1     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 61 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-30, 3-65, 4-67, 5-79, 6-124, 7-124, 8-134, 9-137, 10-145 (61 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   3403--
Smith24   6532--
Bailey15   3312--
Greensmith6   2123--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Gibb b Preston31     
AH Phebeyc Gibb b Smith8     
P Hearnc Gibb b Bailey19     
+TG Evansc Gibb b Preston11     
S O'Linnc Vigar b Smith41     
R Mayesc Gibb b Greensmith16     
*W Murray-Woodb Greensmith0     
G Smithc Bailey b Smith8     
RR Doveyc sub (JM Prodger) b Smith16     
DVP Wrightc sub (JM Prodger) b Smith5     
JCT Pagenot out3     
Extras(9 b, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 55 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-54, 3-66, 4-99, 5-135, 6-135, 7-143, 8-143, 9-155, 10-168 (55 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey9   1271--
Smith17   2725--
Preston7   1132--
Greensmith17   6322--
Vigar5   2140--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> R Horsfall (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> C Griffiths (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in County Championship matches
--> C Griffiths (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> C Griffiths (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in first-class matches
--> C Griffiths (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> R Smith reached 850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent second innings





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