Essex v Kent
County Championship 1952
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 23rd, 25th, 26th August 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 4 wickets
PointsEssex 4; Kent 12
UmpiresF Chester, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 12/0 (Fagg 7*, Phebey 3*)
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 356 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Ridgway20      
+PA Gibblbw b Dovey88      
R Smithc Fagg b Murray-Wood42      
R Horsfallc Cowdrey b Wright135      
*DJ Insolec Fagg b Dovey79      
C Griffithsc Dovey b Wright21      
TE Baileynot out5      
KC Prestonrun out7      
FH Vigarnot out4      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
CJM Kennydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, declared, 99 overs)410
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-108, 3-212, 4-363, 5-378, 6-398, 7-406
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway21   4631--
Page14   0700--
Dovey34   51282--
Wright22   31062--
Murray-Wood3   1121--
Cowdrey5   0220--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Preston b Smith65      
AH Phebeyc Gibb b Bailey57      
+TG Evansc Preston b Kenny68      
MC Cowdreyc Bailey b Kenny9      
P Hearnc and b Preston85      
R Mayesc Preston b Bailey19      
*W Murray-Woodb Smith15      
RR Doveyc Bailey b Kenny9      
DVP Wrightb Preston10      
F Ridgwaynot out8      
JCT Pageb Preston2      
Extras(2 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(all out, 108.3 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-102, 2-172, 3-204, 4-208, 5-253, 6-286, 7-314, 8-345, 9-346, 10-356 (108.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey25   4822--
Kenny23   7683--
Smith34   41012--
Vigar4   0160--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibbc Evans b Page24      
*DJ Insoleb Ridgway0      
R Smithc Mayes b Page9      
R Horsfallb Ridgway8      
TE Baileyc Phebey b Wright26      
C Griffithsc Mayes b Wright21      
FH Vigarc Phebey b Wright14      
WT Greensmithnot out33      
KC Prestonb Ridgway14      
CJM Kennynot out1      
TC Doddsdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 47.5 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-15, 3-42, 4-42, 5-90, 6-95, 7-107, 8-158
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway15   4343--
Dovey12   3420--
Wright9   3273--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggnot out118      
AH Phebeyc Gibb b Preston17      
+TG Evansc Greensmith b Smith32      
MC Cowdreyrun out14      
R Mayesc Bailey b Smith34      
F Ridgwayb Smith0      
*W Murray-Woodb Bailey0      
RR Doveynot out3      
P Hearndid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(6 wickets, 47.5 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-88, 3-132, 4-195, 5-195, 6-206
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey19   0871--
Preston7   0431--
Kenny4   0200--

--> F Ridgway (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> C Griffiths (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> WT Greensmith (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> TG Evans (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> R Mayes (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30
--> KC Preston reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings





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