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Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1953
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 19th, 20th, 21st August 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 2 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 12; Essex 4
UmpiresH Elliott, AE Pothecary
ScorersW Goodenough (Leicestershire), WH Hansford (Essex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 65/6 (Jackson 21*, Walsh 3*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 103/2 (Tompkin 49*, Palmer 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Lester b Goodwin25      
AV Averyc Firth b Walsh28      
+PA Gibbb Goodwin0      
R Horsfallc Smithson b Palmer42      
*DJ Insoleb Goodwin0      
WT Greensmithc Palmer b Spencer3      
FH Vigarst Firth b Walsh42      
D Watkins hit wkt b Walsh10      
R Smithnot out64      
KC Prestonc Lester b Goodwin5      
JA Baileyrun out0      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 73 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-52, 3-52, 4-57, 5-99, 6-136, 7-147, 8-179, 9-196, 10-227 (73 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer12   1511--
Goodwin16   2624--
Palmer9   551--
Walsh25   2873--
Munden8   590--
Jackson3   150--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Smith25      
MR Hallamc Gibb b Preston0      
M Tompkinlbw b Preston5      
*CH Palmerb Bailey0      
VE Jacksonlbw b Greensmith50      
GA Smithsonc Preston b Smith6      
VS Mundenc Insole b Smith0      
JE Walshc Dodds b Greensmith22      
+J Firthc Vigar b Greensmith5      
CT Spencerc Vigar b Greensmith0      
TJ Goodwinnot out0      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 5 nb)8
Total(all out, 63.1 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-25, 3-36, 4-38, 5-45, 6-45, 7-108, 8-120, 9-120, 10-121 (63.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston20   8242--
Smith19   6413--
Bailey18   4301--
Greensmith6.12184--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Spencer26      
AV Averyc Firth b Goodwin5      
+PA Gibbb Spencer4      
R Horsfallc Walsh b Munden27      
*DJ Insoleb Jackson35      
WT Greensmithb Jackson2      
FH Vigarlbw b Jackson0      
D Watkinslbw b Jackson4      
R Smithc Palmer b Jackson25      
KC Prestonb Jackson1      
JA Baileynot out0      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 43.4 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-31, 3-41, 4-78, 5-91, 6-95, 7-105, 8-110, 9-135, 10-136 (43.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer6   2212--
Goodwin5   1231--
Munden16   4451--
Jackson16.43406--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Greensmith36      
MR Hallamlbw b Bailey12      
M Tompkinc Gibb b Bailey49      
*CH Palmerc Dodds b Bailey12      
VE Jacksonnot out65      
GA Smithsonlbw b Preston14      
VS Mundenc Avery b Smith37      
JE Walshlbw b Preston7      
+J Firthb Preston0      
CT Spencernot out4      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(8 wickets, 101 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-96, 3-109, 4-112, 5-142, 6-207, 7-230, 8-230
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston21   3483--
Smith31   8801--
Bailey28   6593--
Greensmith21   3491--

Notes
--> AV Avery (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 12
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 15
--> G Lester (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 6
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> R Smith reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings

 

 

 

 

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