Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1953
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 26th, 27th, 28th August 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Gloucestershire 4
UmpiresE Cooke, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 64/1 (Vigar 23*, Smith 38*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 29/0 (Avery 10*, Vigar 19*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Emmettb Preston44      
DM Youngb Smith95      
TW Graveneyc Insole b Smith4      
*JF Crapplbw b Bailey26      
+AE Wilsonc Savill b Bailey21      
GEE Lambertc Preston b Smith23      
CJ Scottb Smith1      
JVC Griffithsc Insole b Bailey13      
DA Allennot out12      
C Cookc and b Bailey0      
FP McHughb Bailey18      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 99 overs)266
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-68, 3-116, 4-152, 5-201, 6-219, 7-222, 8-244, 9-244, 10-266 (99 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston24   4691--
Smith32   5684--
Bailey27   5715--
Greensmith7   1200--
Vigar9   2290--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibbb Lambert2      
FH Vigarb McHugh50      
R Smithc Scott b Lambert39      
R Horsfallc Graveney b Lambert0      
*DJ Insoleb McHugh7      
AV Averyb McHugh0      
TC Doddsb Lambert4      
WT Greensmithc Wilson b McHugh3      
LA Savillc Wilson b Scott8      
KC Prestonb McHugh1      
JA Baileynot out6      
Extras(12 b, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 44.3 overs)133
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-66, 3-66, 4-81, 5-81, 6-94, 7-105, 8-116, 9-118, 10-133 (44.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert22   5744--
McHugh18   3385--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Emmettc Insole b Bailey40      
DM Youngc Gibb b Smith8      
TW Graveneyc Vigar b Preston17      
*JF Crappb Preston20      
+AE Wilsonb Preston11      
GEE Lambertc Horsfall b Smith17      
CJ Scottb Bailey18      
JVC Griffithsc Gibb b Preston17      
DA Allenrun out10      
C Cooknot out4      
FP McHughb Preston5      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-54, 3-82, 4-91, 5-98, 6-135, 7-137, 8-158, 9-167, 10-175 (70.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith21   3622--
Bailey24   9362--
Vigar4   0130--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyretired hurt71      
FH Vigarlbw b Scott39      
+PA Gibbc Graveney b Lambert68      
R Horsfallnot out57      
*DJ Insoleretired hurt12      
TC Doddsnot out37      
R Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 4 lb, 3 nb, 4 w)27
Total(2 wickets, 92.5 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-169
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert22   5761--
McHugh21   6650--
Scott28   6891--
Allen13   3330--
Cook8   5110--

--> FP McHugh (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in County Championship matches
--> FP McHugh (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in first-class matches
--> JF Crapp (2) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> GEE Lambert (2) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> JVC Griffiths (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> AV Avery (2) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 31
--> AV Avery retired hurt in the Essex second innings having scored 71 (team score 215/2)
--> DJ Insole retired hurt in the Essex second innings having scored 12 (team score 244/2)





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