Essex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1954
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 23rd, 24th, 25th June 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultYorkshire won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Yorkshire 12
UmpiresHG Baldwin, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 22/1 (Gibb 12*, Watkins 5*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 249/8 (Smith 38*, JA Bailey 2*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonc TE Bailey b Cousens98     
R Illingworthb JA Bailey5     
JV Wilsonb TE Bailey6     
EI Lesterb JA Bailey163     
W Watsonb Cousens42     
DB Closeb Cousens30     
*NWD Yardleyc Insole b TE Bailey7     
JH Wardleb Cousens16     
+R Boothnot out2     
R Appleyardb TE Bailey7     
P Hodgsondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 103.2 overs)386
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-36, 3-223, 4-288, 5-350, 6-355, 7-377, 8-377, 9-386 (103.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey21.23753--
JA Bailey27   5732--
Smith19   2720--
Greensmith10   1490--
Cousens15   4634--
Watkins11   1440--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Booth b Hodgson4     
+PA Gibbc Wardle b Hodgson34     
D Watkinsb Close21     
R Horsfallc Watson b Appleyard12     
*DJ Insolec Lester b Close48     
TE Baileyc Wardle b Appleyard4     
B Taylorrun out9     
R Smithc Lester b Appleyard2     
WT Greensmithlbw b Hodgson13     
JA Baileyst Booth b Wardle0     
P Cousensnot out0     
Extras(8 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 50 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-61, 3-61, 4-76, 5-88, 6-106, 7-109, 8-150, 9-157, 10-157 (50 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hodgson13   2433--
Appleyard17   1583--
Close10   3282--
Wardle10   2181--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Hodgson11     
+PA Gibbc Lester b Appleyard72     
D Watkinsc Lowson b Appleyard13     
R Horsfallb Appleyard0     
*DJ Insolec Lester b Appleyard64     
TE Baileyrun out9     
B Taylorb Close25     
R Smithc Booth b Wardle51     
WT Greensmithb Wardle0     
JA Baileylbw b Appleyard3     
P Cousensnot out0     
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 95.1 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-55, 3-59, 4-124, 5-151, 6-192, 7-221, 8-230, 9-251, 10-263 (95.1 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hodgson8   2201--
Appleyard25   11515--
Close19   2711--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonnot out25     
R Illingworthc TE Bailey b JA Bailey1     
+R Boothc TE Bailey b Greensmith3     
JV Wilsonnot out6     
EI Lesterdid not bat      
W Watsondid not bat      
DB Closedid not bat      
*NWD Yardleydid not bat      
JH Wardledid not bat      
R Appleyarddid not bat      
P Hodgsondid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 14.4 overs)35
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-21
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JA Bailey4   1121--
Cousens4   160--

--> P Hodgson made his debut in first-class matches
--> P Hodgson made his debut in County Championship matches
--> FA Lowson (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> EI Lester (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 120
--> PA Gibb (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> P Cousens achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Yorkshire first innings (previous best was 3-60)
--> JA Bailey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Yorkshire first innings
--> P Cousens achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Yorkshire first innings (previous best was 2-31)
--> DB Close reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JH Wardle reached 1050 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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