Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1952
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 5th, 7th, 8th July 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Middlesex 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, JJ Hills
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 31/2 (Edrich 9*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 94/3 (Gibb 30*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b DCS Compton75      
EAW Stanleyretired hurt4      
+PA Gibbrun out39      
R Horsfallc Brown b Young11      
*DJ Insoleb Young14      
TE Baileyc Robertson b Young82      
R Smithlbw b Bennett50      
FH Vigarc LH Compton b Bennett0      
C Griffithsb Young89      
WT Greensmithnot out24      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 108.1 overs)402
Fall of wickets:
1-113, 2-132, 3-134, 4-151, 5-218, 6-218, 7-349, 8-388
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss18   0940--
Bennett11   1342--
Young42   171064--
DCS Compton16   1721--
Sims13   2420--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Preston b Smith15      
AW Thompsonc Gibb b Preston7      
WJ Edrichb Greensmith109      
DCS Comptonb Bailey90      
SM Brownlbw b Preston1      
W Knightley-Smithc Vigar b Insole3      
D Bennettc Preston b Greensmith19      
+LH Comptonc Horsfall b Smith41      
JM Simsb Bailey27      
AE Mossnot out0      
JA Youngdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(9 wickets, declared, 102.3 overs)315
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-31, 3-144, 4-150, 5-165, 6-242, 7-255, 8-309, 9-315 (102.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston26   4662--
Bailey17   2482--
Insole28   9711--
Greensmith10   2492--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Young27      
EAW Stanleyb Moss11      
+PA Gibbst LH Compton b Young49      
R Horsfallb Young26      
*DJ Insolec Robertson b Bennett42      
R Smithc Brown b Young39      
C Griffithsretired hurt25      
TE Baileyst LH Compton b Young4      
FH Vigarnot out3      
WT Greensmithnot out2      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(7 wickets, declared, 70 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-43, 3-94, 4-133, 5-195, 6-201, 7-210
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss13   2361--
Bennett11   2521--
Edrich2   0170--
Young33   9875--
DCS Compton11   3360--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Greensmith b Bailey22      
AW Thompsonc Insole b Bailey63      
WJ Edrichc Dodds b Bailey79      
DCS Comptonc Horsfall b Preston55      
SM Brownc Insole b Bailey9      
W Knightley-Smithnot out25      
+LH Comptonc Insole b Smith30      
D Bennettb Smith10      
JM Simslbw b Smith0      
AE Mossnot out0      
JA Youngdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(8 wickets, 59 overs)296
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-105, 3-220, 4-222, 5-237, 6-277, 7-296, 8-296
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston13   0771--
Smith13   0763--
Bailey17   2694--
Insole11   0470--
Greensmith5   0240--

--> TE Bailey (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 57
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 35
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 31
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 28500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> PA Gibb (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> W Knightley-Smith (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> TE Bailey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex second innings
--> EAW Stanley retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 4 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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