Kent v Essex
County Championship 1953
VenueThe Rectory Field, Blackheath on 4th, 6th, 7th July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 0; Essex 4
UmpiresP Corrall, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 126/4 (Woollett 52*, Witherden 4*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 209/7 (Greensmith 109*, Rist 35*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibblbw b Ridgway22     
AV Averyc Fagg b Dovey39     
WT Greensmithc Evans b Ridgway0     
R Horsfallrun out12     
*DJ Insolest Evans b Wright8     
FH Vigarc Evans b Page52     
LA Savilllbw b Wright27     
D Watkinsc Ridgway b Witherden10     
FH Ristc Evans b Ridgway32     
R Smithc Evans b Wright9     
KC Prestonnot out12     
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 72 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-44, 3-74, 4-82, 5-87, 6-144, 7-173, 8-181, 9-194, 10-232 (72 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway22   4773--
Dovey18   4531--
Wright18   3593--
Page10   1291--
Witherden4   251--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggb Preston0     
AH Phebeylbw b Greensmith46     
AF Woollettc Avery b Smith76     
R Mayesc Preston b Insole0     
+TG Evansc and b Greensmith22     
EG Witherdenlbw b Insole10     
BR Edrichb Preston24     
F Ridgwayc Watkins b Preston19     
RR Doveyb Smith1     
*DVP Wrightc Gibb b Smith14     
JCT Pagenot out0     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 88 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-82, 3-87, 4-118, 5-132, 6-176, 7-191, 8-192, 9-212, 10-215 (88 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston24   4543--
Smith26   6703--
Watkins6   1240--
Greensmith14   3392--
Insole18   8252--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyc Page b Ridgway6     
+PA Gibbc and b Wright16     
FH Vigarb Dovey1     
R Horsfallc Evans b Dovey9     
*DJ Insolelbw b Wright6     
WT Greensmithnot out138     
LA Savillc Fagg b Ridgway1     
D Watkinsc Edrich b Page16     
FH Ristb Dovey62     
R Smithnot out18     
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 96 overs)284
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-9, 3-21, 4-40, 5-45, 6-76, 7-104, 8-260
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway28   4922--
Dovey33   9743--
Wright21   7602--
Page7   0281--
Witherden7   1190--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Smith b Greensmith66     
AH Phebeyc Rist b Smith36     
+TG Evansb Smith9     
R Mayesc Gibb b Greensmith27     
AF Woollettnot out40     
BR Edrichc Preston b Greensmith0     
EG Witherdennot out11     
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
RR Doveydid not bat      
*DVP Wrightdid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)3
Total(5 wickets, 76 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-68, 2-82, 3-132, 4-143, 5-147
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston13   2460--
Smith29   4792--
Greensmith20   7363--
Insole14   5280--

--> R Horsfall (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> WT Greensmith (2) passed his previous highest score of 79 in County Championship matches
--> WT Greensmith (2) passed his previous highest score of 81 in first-class matches
--> FH Rist (2) passed his previous highest score of 56 in County Championship matches
--> FH Rist (2) passed his previous highest score of 56 in first-class matches
--> AE Fagg (2) passed 21000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 27
--> AF Woollett (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> DVP Wright reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings
--> DVP Wright reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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