Essex v Commonwealth XI
Other First-Class matches in England 1953
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 24th, 25th, 26th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 108 runs
UmpiresP Corrall, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Commonwealth XI (1) 48/4 (Weekes 17*, Grieves 2*)
Close of play day 2Commonwealth XI (2) 31/1 (Ramchand 19*, Walcott 11*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GHS Westb Worrell5     
+PA Gibbc Weekes b Ramchand36     
KR Rickardsc Weekes b Marshall12     
R Horsfalllbw b Marshall2     
RE Evansc Walcott b Pettiford33     
WT Greensmithc Stephenson b Pettiford81     
LA Savilllbw b Valentine2     
*R Smithb Pettiford33     
LHR Ralphlbw b Pettiford12     
KC Prestonb Valentine7     
P Cousensnot out0     
Extras(7 b, 5 lb)12
Total(all out, 124.1 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-50, 3-52, 4-62, 5-137, 6-144, 7-215, 8-216, 9-235, 10-235 (124.1 ov)
Commonwealth XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alley31   4710--
Worrell22   8261--
Marshall11   4102--
Ramchand12   4361--
Pettiford28   7574--

Commonwealth XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*FMM Worrellc Preston b Smith11     
RE Marshalllbw b Smith7     
WE Alleyc Gibb b Preston4     
ED Weekesc Gibb b Ralph40     
CL Walcottb Smith3     
KJ Grievesb Smith2     
DJ Foremanb Preston7     
GS Ramchandst Gibb b Smith1     
J Pettifordc Horsfall b Preston0     
+HW Stephensonb Preston2     
AL Valentinenot out0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 38.2 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-26, 3-26, 4-32, 5-48, 6-68, 7-71, 8-73, 9-84, 10-84 (38.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith18   4375--
Ralph1   041--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GHS Westb Worrell11     
+PA Gibbrun out38     
KR Rickardsc Foreman b Pettiford13     
RE Evanslbw b Pettiford3     
WT Greensmithc Walcott b Pettiford38     
LA Savillb Alley14     
R Horsfallb Worrell82     
*R Smithb Worrell14     
LHR Ralphlbw b Worrell29     
KC Prestonnot out5     
P Cousensnot out0     
Extras(9 b, 10 lb, 1 nb)20
Total(9 wickets, declared, 105 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-53, 3-61, 4-90, 5-112, 6-172, 7-209, 8-253, 9-262
Commonwealth XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alley15   2491--
Worrell16   5264--
Marshall3   150--
Ramchand11   4260--
Pettiford26   6943--
Valentine27   16310--
Walcott4   0130--
Grieves3   130--

Commonwealth XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RE Marshallb Smith1     
GS Ramchandc Gibb b Preston26     
CL Walcottc Gibb b Greensmith115     
ED Weekesb Smith4     
WE Alleyc Horsfall b Smith11     
*FMM Worrellb Ralph7     
KJ Grieveslbw b Ralph0     
DJ Foremanc Evans b Preston68     
J Pettifordst Gibb b Cousens19     
+HW Stephensonnot out45     
AL Valentineb Preston1     
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(all out, 78.4 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-60, 3-67, 4-101, 5-118, 6-118, 7-197, 8-242, 9-302, 10-310 (78.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   6733--
Ralph13   3622--
Greensmith13   1611--
Cousens11   1381--

--> LHR Ralph made his debut in first-class matches
--> GHS West made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed his previous highest score of 79 in first-class matches
--> CL Walcott (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 98
--> DJ Foreman (2) passed his previous highest score of 54 in first-class matches
--> KR Rickards made his debut for Essex in first-class matches
--> WE Alley made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> AL Valentine reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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