Essex v Sussex
County Championship 1953
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 30th May, 1st, 2nd June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Sussex 4
UmpiresH Elliott, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 25/1 (Avery 4*, Gibb 7*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 290/6 (Insole 123*, Vigar 37*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardc Gibb b Bailey71     
JG Langridgelbw b Bailey54     
GHG Doggartc Dodds b Greensmith50     
KG Suttleb Smith14     
JM Parksc Dodds b Greensmith97     
J Langridgec Gibb b Smith44     
ASM Oakmannot out41     
NI Thomsonc Preston b Smith2     
AE Jamesnot out19     
DL Batesdid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 116 overs)404
Fall of wickets:
1-134, 2-141, 3-171, 4-213, 5-338, 6-344, 7-346
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey28   3682--
Preston13   1700--
Smith41   111283--
Greensmith34   101262--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc James b Thomson13     
AV Averylbw b James9     
+PA Gibbc Sheppard b Thomson45     
R Horsfallrun out19     
*DJ Insolec and b Oakman126     
TE Baileyb James1     
R Smithc J Langridge b Oakman34     
FH Vigarc JG Langridge b Oakman47     
C Griffithsc Suttle b Oakman8     
WT Greensmithc JG Langridge b Oakman13     
KC Prestonnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 98 overs)324
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-52, 3-86, 4-93, 5-94, 6-148, 7-295, 8-304, 9-315, 10-324 (98 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson20   2732--
Bates22   3860--
James34   10892--
Oakman20   5475--
Parks2   0200--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DS Sheppardnot out58     
JG Langridgenot out34     
GHG Doggartdid not bat      
KG Suttledid not bat      
JM Parksdid not bat      
J Langridgedid not bat      
ASM Oakmandid not bat      
NI Thomsondid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
DL Batesdid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(no wicket, declared, 24 overs)93
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey12   3300--
Preston7   1350--
Greensmith5   0270--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Parks b James0     
AV Averynot out9     
+PA Gibbnot out2     
R Horsfalldid not bat      
*DJ Insoledid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
C Griffithsdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(1 wicket, 10 overs)14
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Dodds)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bates5   170--
James5   241--

--> J Langridge made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 82
--> R Smith (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> DS Sheppard (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> R Smith reached 1050 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex first innings





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