Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1953
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 16th, 18th, 19th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Middlesex 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, JS Buller
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 29/0 (Robertson 18*, Brown 9*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 395 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Edrich b Warr19     
AV Averyb Titmus22     
+PA Gibbc Brown b Young138     
R Horsfallc Compton b Titmus56     
*DJ Insolec Thompson b Warr53     
FH Vigarb Bennett5     
R Smithc Titmus b Bennett30     
C Griffithsb Young14     
WT Greensmithlbw b Warr11     
D Watkinsnot out2     
KC Prestonb Young1     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 111.2 overs)357
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-48, 3-161, 4-255, 5-268, 6-318, 7-332, 8-348, 9-356, 10-357 (111.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr21   4573--
Bennett23   3962--
Titmus34   61062--
Edrich6   1190--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Gibb b Preston41     
SM Brownc Insole b Watkins100     
*WJ Edrichc Vigar b Insole166     
AW Thompsonc Preston b Vigar41     
HPH Sharplbw b Greensmith1     
DO Baldryc Vigar b Insole9     
D Bennettc and b Greensmith6     
FJ Titmusc Gibb b Greensmith16     
+LH Comptonc Watkins b Preston4     
JJ Warrnot out2     
JA Youngc Dodds b Greensmith0     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 117.4 overs)395
Fall of wickets:
1-84, 2-192, 3-284, 4-291, 5-332, 6-345, 7-377, 8-392, 9-394, 10-395 (117.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston25   1932--
Smith24   5780--
Watkins19   3761--
Vigar5   0251--
Insole13   3412--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Bennett15     
AV Averyc Compton b Bennett58     
+PA Gibbb Bennett31     
R Horsfallc Compton b Bennett74     
*DJ Insoleb Young1     
FH Vigarb Warr47     
R Smithc Edrich b Bennett7     
C Griffithsb Warr6     
WT Greensmithnot out0     
D Watkinsdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(8 wickets, declared, 72.1 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-107, 3-107, 4-108, 5-219, 6-236, 7-243, 8-243 (72.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett22   4695--
Young22   6691--
Titmus7   1150--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonst Gibb b Greensmith43     
SM Brownlbw b Smith1     
*WJ Edrichb Smith62     
AW Thompsonc Greensmith b Smith32     
HPH Sharpst Gibb b Greensmith2     
DO Baldryb Smith5     
D Bennettst Gibb b Greensmith14     
+LH Comptonst Gibb b Greensmith18     
JJ Warrc Gibb b Smith3     
JA Youngnot out6     
FJ Titmusnot out3     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(9 wickets, 48 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-77, 3-136, 4-139, 5-141, 6-149, 7-175, 8-184, 9-184
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston6   0370--
Smith22   2705--
Watkins3   0280--
Greensmith17   0544--

--> DO Baldry made his debut in first-class matches
--> DO Baldry made his debut in County Championship matches
--> PA Gibb (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 98
--> R Horsfall (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 27500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 123
--> AW Thompson (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> R Smith (2) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> D Bennett reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings





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