Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1953
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 10th, 11th, 12th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Surrey 0
UmpiresLH Gray, AED Smith
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 50/1 (Fletcher 21*, Constable 22*)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc McMahon b Loader97      
AV Averylbw b Loader3      
+PA Gibbc Surridge b Loader2      
R Horsfallb McMahon78      
*DJ Insoleb McMahon33      
FH Vigarc and b McMahon10      
R Smithc Kirby b Loader11      
D Watkinsc Laker b Loader23      
WT Greensmithst Kirby b McMahon2      
KC Prestonb McMahon1      
P Cousensnot out0      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-8, 3-166, 4-202, 5-230, 6-230, 7-256, 8-266, 9-266, 10-267 (88.1 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Surridge18   2660--
Loader28   5865--
Laker16   1430--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherc Avery b Smith89      
EA Bedserc Dodds b Smith3      
B Constableb Watkins38      
TH Clarkst Gibb b Greensmith24      
REC Prattc Avery b Greensmith22      
GJ Whittakerc Vigar b Smith20      
JC Lakerc Insole b Greensmith2      
*WS Surridgec and b Smith0      
+GNG Kirbyc Preston b Smith8      
PJ Loaderb Preston44      
JWJ McMahonnot out1      
Extras(4 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)259
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-100, 3-158, 4-160, 5-187, 6-190, 7-190, 8-201, 9-225, 10-259 (88.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith29   11785--
Watkins14   6251--
Cousens12   4300--
Greensmith21   7753--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsnot out33      
AV Averynot out18      
+PA Gibbdid not bat      
R Horsfalldid not bat      
*DJ Insoledid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
D Watkinsdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
P Cousensdid not bat      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(no wicket, 31 overs)56
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laker12   5170--
McMahon11   3160--
Clark4   090--
Constable4   090--

--> DGW Fletcher (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 17
--> DGW Fletcher (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 78
--> PJ Loader (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in County Championship matches
--> PJ Loader (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> R Smith reached 950 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Surrey first innings





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