Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1954
VenueWagon Works Ground, Gloucester on 26th, 28th, 29th June 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 8 wickets
PointsGloucestershire 12; Essex 0
UmpiresTJ Bartley, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 31/3 (Graveney 14*, Wiltshire 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 174/9 (Smith 68*, Avery 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Carpenter b Cook29     
AV Averylbw b Wiltshire20     
+PA Gibbc Graveney b Wells43     
R Horsfallb Wells48     
*DJ Insolec and b Graveney22     
B Taylorb Wells11     
R Smithc Graveney b Wells19     
WT Greensmithnot out38     
JA Baileyc Emmett b Cook10     
KC Prestonc Milton b McHugh6     
P Cousensb McHugh0     
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 117.4 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-128, 3-139, 4-155, 5-188, 6-202, 7-229, 8-243, 9-255, 10-261 (117.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wiltshire11   3251--
Cook33   15442--
Wells36   8704--
Mortimore10   0410--
Graveney8   1251--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngb Bailey1     
D Carpenterc Insole b Smith6     
TW Graveneyc and b Cousens80     
CA Miltonc Taylor b Preston8     
GGM Wiltshirelbw b Greensmith18     
*GM Emmettst Gibb b Bailey47     
+AE Wilsonb Cousens66     
JB Mortimoreb Bailey11     
C Cookc sub b Greensmith3     
BD Wellsc Gibb b Cousens11     
FP McHughnot out0     
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 88.3 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-10, 3-27, 4-119, 5-133, 6-207, 7-225, 8-252, 9-264, 10-264 (88.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey21   3493--
Smith17   4591--
Preston11   4271--
Greensmith20   3732--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Wilson b McHugh6     
+PA Gibbb Mortimore29     
WT Greensmithc Milton b McHugh11     
R Horsfallc Carpenter b Wells7     
*DJ Insoleb Mortimore35     
B Taylorlbw b Cook2     
R Smithnot out74     
JA Baileyb Mortimore2     
KC Prestonb Cook0     
P Cousensb Cook2     
AV Averyc Emmett b Cook0     
Extras(11 b, 4 w)15
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-28, 3-37, 4-83, 5-90, 6-106, 7-116, 8-129, 9-175, 10-183 (68.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McHugh17   4372--
Wiltshire4   0150--
Wells13   6171--
Mortimore12   1563--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngb Cousens18     
D Carpenterb Smith0     
TW Graveneynot out111     
CA Miltonnot out42     
GGM Wiltshiredid not bat      
*GM Emmettdid not bat      
+AE Wilsondid not bat      
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
BD Wellsdid not bat      
FP McHughdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(2 wickets, 71.3 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-59
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey7   2230--
Smith9   4251--
Preston4   1130--
Greensmith23   4480--
Cousens22   4401--
Insole2   200--
Dodds3   0130--
Horsfall1   050--

--> TW Graveney (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 54
--> GGM Wiltshire (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in first-class matches
--> TW Graveney (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 46
--> TW Graveney (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 94
--> BD Wells reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JA Bailey reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> JB Mortimore reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> FP McHugh reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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