Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1953
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 141 runs
PointsMiddlesex 12; Essex 0
UmpiresF Chester, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 343/8 (Warr 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 84/2 (Sharp 29*, DCS Compton 47*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownc Ralph b Preston26     
HPH Sharpc Ralph b Bailey13     
*WJ Edrichc Ralph b Bailey211     
DCS Comptonlbw b Greensmith12     
AW Thompsonb Preston6     
D Bennettb Bailey37     
FJ Titmusc Gibb b Insole30     
+LH Comptonb Bailey2     
JJ Warrnot out0     
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb)6
Total(8 wickets, declared, 104.5 overs)343
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-64, 3-115, 4-128, 5-234, 6-341, 7-343, 8-343 (104.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston23   1832--
Smith17   2590--
Ralph3   050--
Cousens9   0320--
Greensmith22   5541--
Vigar2   090--
Insole8   2201--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibbc LH Compton b DCS Compton47     
FH Vigarb Bennett20     
TE Baileyb Moss84     
R Horsfallc DCS Compton b Young52     
*DJ Insolec Sharp b Titmus0     
WT Greensmithnot out26     
LA Savillb Moss2     
R Smithc Moss b Warr0     
LHR Ralphb Warr8     
KC Prestonc Warr b Moss0     
P Cousensb Moss1     
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 2 w)15
Total(all out, 89.2 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-87, 3-173, 4-173, 5-207, 6-208, 7-218, 8-247, 9-247, 10-255 (89.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr20   1722--
Bennett8   2221--
Titmus16   3341--
DCS Compton9   1371--
Young14   5191--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownc Horsfall b Preston1     
HPH Sharpb Smith85     
*WJ Edrichc Gibb b Preston2     
DCS Comptonb Preston54     
AW Thompsonb Smith13     
D Bennettc Smith b Preston18     
+LH Comptonnot out12     
FJ Titmusnot out16     
JJ Warrdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 50 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-14, 3-100, 4-127, 5-176, 6-180
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   2674--
Smith19   3892--
Cousens5   1230--
Greensmith10   1220--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibbc LH Compton b Bennett41     
FH Vigarlbw b DCS Compton12     
R Horsfallc LH Compton b DCS Compton1     
*DJ Insolec LH Compton b Bennett0     
WT Greensmithst LH Compton b DCS Compton9     
LA Savillc DCS Compton b Titmus48     
R Smithc LH Compton b DCS Compton6     
LHR Ralphst LH Compton b DCS Compton22     
KC Prestonlbw b Titmus1     
P Cousensnot out2     
TE Baileyabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 8 lb)12
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-58, 3-58, 4-60, 5-72, 6-90, 7-132, 8-141, 9-154 (50.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss9   0320--
Warr8   3200--
Bennett12   4212--
DCS Compton17   2585--

--> D Bennett (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 35
--> TE Bailey (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 76
--> HPH Sharp (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 18
--> LH Compton (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> FH Vigar (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 7
--> AE Moss reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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