Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1954
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 5th, 7th, 8th June 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Worcestershire 4
UmpiresJJ Hills, EA Roberts
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 422/5 (Hughes 26*, Devereux 2*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 25/0 (Kenyon 8*, Richardson 13*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Kenyonc Horsfall b Cousens187      
PE Richardsonc Vigar b Smith23      
LF Outschoornlbw b Smith51      
G Dewsc Insole b Bailey104      
+NK Hughesnot out26      
RG Broadbentb Smith17      
LN Devereuxnot out2      
RO Jenkinsdid not bat      
CWC Grovedid not bat      
*RTD Perksdid not bat      
JA Flavelldid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 11 lb)12
Total(5 wickets, declared, 134 overs)422
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-184, 3-353, 4-381, 5-409
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey28   8661--
Preston23   4800--
Smith33   41063--
Greensmith22   4740--
Cousens24   6611--
Vigar4   1230--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Grove48      
AV Averylbw b Perks0      
+PA Gibbc Kenyon b Perks131      
R Horsfallb Grove6      
*DJ Insolec Hughes b Perks25      
TE Baileylbw b Perks63      
FH Vigarc Richardson b Grove31      
WT Greensmithlbw b Grove3      
R Smithnot out10      
KC Prestonb Perks0      
P Cousensb Perks0      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 104 overs)330
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-76, 3-89, 4-145, 5-256, 6-311, 7-320, 8-325, 9-330, 10-330 (104 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks30   41096--
Flavell16   1490--
Grove36   11724--
Jenkins9   1450--
Devereux9   2310--
Outschoorn4   1110--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Kenyonnot out15      
PE Richardsonc sub (B Taylor) b Bailey19      
LF Outschoornnot out0      
G Dewsdid not bat      
+NK Hughesdid not bat      
RG Broadbentdid not bat      
LN Devereuxdid not bat      
RO Jenkinsdid not bat      
CWC Grovedid not bat      
*RTD Perksdid not bat      
JA Flavelldid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(1 wicket, 18 overs)38
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Richardson)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey3   141--
Preston6   1140--
Smith9   0160--

--> D Kenyon (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 102
--> NK Hughes (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in County Championship matches
--> PA Gibb (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 24
--> D Kenyon (2) passed 15000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> RTD Perks reached 1850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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