Essex v Sussex
County Championship 1954
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 29th, 31st May, 1st June 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Sussex 4
UmpiresJS Buller, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 105/4 (Insole 26*, Vigar 18*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 34/0 (Dodds 21*, Vigar 5*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc James b Marlar25      
AV Averyrun out20      
TE Baileyc Doggart b Oakman8      
R Horsfallc Doggart b Marlar3      
*DJ Insolec Cox b Oakman52      
FH Vigarc Doggart b Thomson18      
WT Greensmithlbw b Marlar17      
R Smithc and b Oakman32      
+B Taylorb Marlar0      
JA Baileynot out1      
KC Prestonb Marlar2      
Extras(16 lb, 1 nb)17
Total(all out, 87.3 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-45, 3-49, 4-61, 5-113, 6-140, 7-192, 8-192, 9-192, 10-195 (87.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson13   4311--
James18   6390--
Oakman35   11643--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgelbw b Smith81      
DV Smithc TE Bailey b Smith76      
*GHG Doggartnot out42      
KG Suttlenot out30      
G Coxdid not bat      
JM Parksdid not bat      
ASM Oakmandid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
NI Thomsondid not bat      
RG Marlardid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb)14
Total(2 wickets, declared, 74 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-165, 2-172
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey23   5450--
Preston8   1240--
Smith18   4642--
JA Bailey10   3260--
Vigar3   0100--
Greensmith6   0330--
Insole6   1270--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Thomson33      
FH Vigarc Webb b Thomson8      
R Horsfallc Langridge b Thomson0      
AV Averylbw b James11      
*DJ Insoleb James3      
TE Baileyb Parks38      
WT Greensmithb James55      
R Smithb James34      
+B Taylornot out10      
JA Baileyb James0      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(15 b)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 88 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-49, 3-50, 4-53, 5-75, 6-160, 7-188, 8-207, 9-207 (88 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson22   4603--
James28   14435--
Oakman15   6180--
Marlar16   4360--
Parks7   0351--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithc Taylor b TE Bailey38      
KG Suttlec Preston b Smith24      
*GHG Doggartb Smith4      
G Coxb TE Bailey2      
JM Parksst Taylor b Smith3      
ASM Oakmanc Insole b Vigar13      
AE Jamesnot out15      
JG Langridgec Avery b Vigar0      
NI Thomsonlbw b Smith4      
RG Marlarnot out18      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(8 wickets, 35 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-61, 3-64, 4-69, 5-86, 6-90, 7-95, 8-108
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey11   3352--
Preston5   0220--
Smith9   2324--
Vigar7   2242--
Greensmith3   180--

--> RG Marlar reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings





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