Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1955
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 18th, 19th, 20th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Surrey 12
UmpiresAJB Fowler, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 72/2 (May 25*, Constable 3*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 174/8 (Bailey 33*, Preston 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Surridge b Bedser0     
+PA Gibbc May b Bedser0     
G Barkerc Lock b Loader3     
R Horsfalllbw b Loader3     
*DJ Insoleb Loader17     
TE Baileylbw b Laker21     
B Taylorb Lock75     
R Smithc and b Laker0     
WT Greensmithnot out0     
KC Prestonlbw b Lock0     
P Cousensb Lock0     
Extras(2 b, 5 lb)7
Total(all out, 33 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-3, 4-14, 5-27, 6-120, 7-120, 8-126, 9-126, 10-126 (33 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser8   0402--
Loader8   3233--
Lock9   2283--
Laker8   2282--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarkc Horsfall b Greensmith26     
DGW Fletcherc Barker b Bailey13     
PBH Mayc and b Greensmith25     
B Constablerun out4     
KF Barringtonb Insole39     
+AJW McIntyrest Gibb b Cousens24     
JC Lakerb Insole11     
*WS Surridgec and b Insole9     
GAR Lockb Insole16     
PJ Loadernot out3     
AV Bedserlbw b Insole2     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 70 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-53, 3-73, 4-73, 5-116, 6-144, 7-153, 8-158, 9-177, 10-179 (70 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey22   8461--
Smith2   080--
Preston18   9330--
Cousens9   3331--
Greensmith12   5302--
Insole7   2225--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Lock b Bedser6     
+PA Gibbc McIntyre b Lock19     
G Barkerst McIntyre b Laker22     
R Horsfallc Surridge b Lock69     
*DJ Insolec Lock b Laker1     
TE Baileynot out48     
B Taylorc and b Lock0     
WT Greensmithc May b Lock0     
R Smithlbw b Lock0     
KC Prestonb Laker5     
P Cousensb Lock5     
Extras(17 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)27
Total(all out, 81.5 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-61, 3-63, 4-77, 5-172, 6-172, 7-174, 8-174, 9-183, 10-202 (81.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser6   2141--
Loader5   1160--
Laker31   11673--
Clark11   1300--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarkc Dodds b Preston20     
DGW Fletcherb Bailey0     
PBH Mayb Bailey59     
B Constablelbw b Preston0     
KF Barringtonlbw b Greensmith23     
+AJW McIntyrenot out41     
JC Lakernot out2     
*WS Surridgedid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(5 wickets, 45.4 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-25, 3-25, 4-87, 5-112
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey15   6342--
Preston15   2622--
Cousens6   2230--
Greensmith4   161--

--> DJ Insole (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> B Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 70 in first-class matches
--> B Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 70 in County Championship matches
--> G Barker (2) passed his previous highest score of 15 in County Championship matches
--> AJW McIntyre (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 20
--> DJ Insole achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Surrey first innings (previous best was 4-19)
--> DJ Insole achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Surrey first innings (previous best was 4-24)
--> JC Laker reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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