Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 29th, 30th July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 70 runs
PointsEssex 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresAE Pothecary, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 11/1 (Lawrence 1*, Brocklehurst 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Mitchell34      
AV Averyb Langford75      
+PA Gibbc and b Langford2      
R Horsfallc Mitchell b Lawrence44      
*DJ Insolec Stephenson b Hall137      
TE Baileynot out68      
R Smithb Hall1      
WT Greensmithnot out4      
FH Vigardid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
P Cousensdid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 7 lb, 3 nb, 3 w)27
Total(6 wickets, declared, 123 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-68, 2-74, 3-162, 4-167, 5-369, 6-379
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall16   2782--
Buse22   5450--
Mitchell13   2411--
Langford36   51032--
Lawrence24   5641--
Tordoff9   2170--
Baker3   1170--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Gibb b Preston5      
J Lawrencec Gibb b Bailey25      
*BG Brocklehurstb Bailey62      
R Smithc Avery b Smith11      
GG Tordoffrun out4      
HFT Busec Gibb b Cousens1      
J Bakerb Cousens0      
+HW Stephensonb Bailey45      
TA Hallb Insole6      
BA Langfordc Horsfall b Bailey1      
CG Mitchellnot out1      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(all out, 66.3 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-98, 3-105, 4-114, 5-118, 6-118, 7-132, 8-173, 9-174, 10-175 (66.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston10   2181--
Smith18   7501--
Greensmith7   2230--
Cousens12   5312--
Insole4   311--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Preston0      
J Lawrencec and b Greensmith32      
*BG Brocklehurstb Bailey44      
R Smithc Horsfall b Bailey0      
GG Tordoffc and b Bailey15      
HFT Busenot out21      
J Bakerb Bailey0      
+HW Stephensonc Avery b Smith20      
TA Hallb Bailey0      
BA Langfordst Gibb b Greensmith7      
CG Mitchelllbw b Bailey1      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 55.1 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-46, 3-80, 4-113, 5-117, 6-122, 7-122, 8-122, 9-146, 10-147 (55.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston7   0171--
Smith12   0391--
Greensmith9   0292--
Cousens10   7140--
Insole2   020--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> BG Brocklehurst (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in County Championship matches
--> BG Brocklehurst (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in first-class matches
--> TE Bailey reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset first innings





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