Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1954
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 10th, 12th, 13th July 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 67 runs
PointsEssex 12; Middlesex 0
UmpiresK McCanlis, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 110/2 (Gibb 42*, Horsfall 7*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 78/4 (Thompson 23*, Bennett 1*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonlbw b JA Bailey37      
SM Brownb JA Bailey12      
*WJ Edrichst +Gibb b Insole25      
DCS Comptonc Gibb b TE Bailey21      
AW Thompsonb TE Bailey0      
D Bennettst +Gibb b Insole20      
FJ Titmusc Gibb b Insole0      
+LH Comptonb JA Bailey16      
JJ Warrc Taylor b JA Bailey0      
JA Youngnot out1      
AE Mossc Cousens b Insole0      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 55.5 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-65, 3-97, 4-97, 5-99, 6-99, 7-130, 8-134, 9-136, 10-136 (55.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey19   6342--
JA Bailey16   4354--
Smith9   2390--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Moss21      
PA Gibblbw b Moss46      
CCP Williamsb Bennett32      
R Horsfallb Bennett31      
*DJ Insolec Edrich b Young88      
TE Baileyc LH Compton b Moss24      
+B Taylorb Moss25      
R Smithb Young34      
WT Greensmithnot out13      
JA Baileylbw b Bennett0      
P Cousensc LH Compton b Moss0      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 104.1 overs)323
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-93, 3-128, 4-161, 5-215, 6-255, 7-297, 8-312, 9-313, 10-323 (104.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr18   4760--
Young17   7342--
Bennett18   4353--
Titmus12   6190--
DCS Compton13   0420--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Greensmith b Smith21      
FJ Titmusc Gibb b TE Bailey0      
*WJ Edrichc Taylor b TE Bailey4      
DCS Comptonc Smith b JA Bailey27      
AW Thompsonc Gibb b Smith23      
D Bennettb TE Bailey18      
SM Brownc Insole b Smith16      
+LH Comptonb Smith6      
JJ Warrrun out0      
JA Youngb TE Bailey0      
AE Mossnot out1      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-10, 3-34, 4-69, 5-78, 6-100, 7-110, 8-113, 9-115, 10-120 (52.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey21.47374--
JA Bailey11   4271--
Smith20   3524--

--> TE Bailey (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> D Bennett (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> DJ Insole achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 4-53)
--> AE Moss reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> AE Moss reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings





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