Surrey v Essex
County Championship 1953
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 17th, 18th, 19th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 4; Essex 0
UmpiresFS Lee, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 85/1 (Avery 35*, Gibb 27*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 54/1 (EA Bedser 23*, Constable 24*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Kirby b Surridge12      
AV Averyst Kirby b EA Bedser52      
+PA Gibbc Laker b AV Bedser28      
R Horsfallc Kirby b AV Bedser2      
*DJ Insolec May b Laker1      
TE Baileyc Surridge b EA Bedser24      
WT Greensmithnot out14      
LA Savillc McMahon b EA Bedser0      
R Smithst Kirby b McMahon25      
KC Prestonc McMahon b AV Bedser0      
P Cousensnot out0      
Extras(13 b, 6 lb)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 107 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-87, 3-89, 4-90, 5-131, 6-136, 7-136, 8-171, 9-174
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser29   11483--
Surridge7   2111--
Laker31   14601--
McMahon27   15281--
EA Bedser13   8113--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherb Bailey7      
EA Bedserrun out37      
B Constablec Gibb b Smith88      
PBH Mayc Savill b Smith22      
TH Clarkb Bailey5      
REC Prattb Preston27      
JC Lakerc sub b Preston11      
*WS Surridgeb Smith10      
AV Bedserc sub b Bailey14      
+GNG Kirbynot out1      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 107.1 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-100, 3-148, 4-155, 5-175, 6-194, 7-206, 8-219, 9-228 (107.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston19   3352--
Smith36   8853--
Cousens7   4110--
Greensmith11   1250--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb AV Bedser14      
+PA Gibbc Pratt b AV Bedser10      
WT Greensmithc EA Bedser b AV Bedser0      
R Horsfallb AV Bedser0      
*DJ Insoleb Laker6      
TE Baileynot out27      
AV Averyc Surridge b Laker0      
LA Savillc Fletcher b Laker14      
R Smithb Laker0      
KC Prestonnot out5      
P Cousensdid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(8 wickets, 29.4 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-18, 3-18, 4-27, 5-35, 6-35, 7-51, 8-51
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser15   6314--
Laker14   4444--

--> TE Bailey (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> B Constable (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 65
--> EA Bedser reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> KC Preston reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> AV Bedser completed a hat-trick in the Essex second innings (Dodds, Greensmith, Horsfall)





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