Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1954
VenueBath Grounds, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on 17th, 19th, 20th July 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4; Essex 0
UmpiresWT Jones, N Oldfield
ScorersWH Hansford (Essex), WH Price (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 53/5 (JA Bailey 0*, TE Bailey 4*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterlbw b TE Bailey7      
MJK Smithc JA Bailey b Cousens72      
M Tompkinb Greensmith86      
GA Smithsonb Cousens0      
*CH Palmerb TE Bailey43      
VE Jacksonc Insole b Greensmith10      
VS Mundenc TE Bailey b Greensmith0      
JE Walshc Greensmith b TE Bailey50      
CT Spencerb JA Bailey16      
+J Firthb JA Bailey0      
TJ Goodwinnot out0      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 100.4 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-164, 3-166, 4-170, 5-191, 6-196, 7-260, 8-283, 9-283, 10-285 (100.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey23.44543--
JA Bailey18   1622--
Smith15   1400--
Cousens22   6612--
Insole3   090--
Greensmith19   3583--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Smithson b Munden8      
+PA Gibbc Goodwin b Spencer0      
CCP Williamslbw b Jackson14      
R Horsfallc Firth b Munden17      
*DJ Insoleb Walsh6      
JA Baileyb Jackson1      
TE Baileyb Jackson50      
LHR Ralphlbw b Walsh7      
R Smithc Spencer b Walsh26      
WT Greensmithc Spencer b Munden17      
P Cousensnot out0      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 74.5 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-26, 3-26, 4-49, 5-49, 6-54, 7-64, 8-98, 9-143, 10-153 (74.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer6   1151--
Goodwin3   080--
Munden26   15323--
Walsh17   3593--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Spencer0      
+PA Gibbc Jackson b Spencer5      
CCP Williamsc Goodwin b Lester32      
R Horsfallb Palmer1      
*DJ Insolenot out34      
TE Baileyc Smithson b Lester35      
LHR Ralphb Lester0      
R Smithb Palmer5      
WT Greensmithnot out20      
JA Baileydid not bat      
P Cousensdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(7 wickets, 67 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-7, 3-63, 4-72, 5-76, 6-84, 7-87
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer5   2102--
Goodwin4   1100--
Jackson8   3120--
Munden10   4200--
Walsh10   2260--
Lester17   5433--
Palmer13   10112--

--> MJK Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in County Championship matches
--> M Tompkin (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 15





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