Sussex v Essex
County Championship 1955
VenueThe Manor Sports Ground, Worthing on 21st, 23rd, 24th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 6 wickets
PointsSussex 12; Essex 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 37/2 (Langridge 17*, Marlar 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 103/8 (Preston 2*, Bailey 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsrun out89      
PA Gibbc Lawrence b Oakman31      
G Barkerc Lawrence b Thomson48      
R Horsfallc Suttle b Thomson0      
*DJ Insolec Lawrence b Thomson11      
WT Greensmithc Potter b Thomson0      
+B Taylorc Lawrence b James0      
R Smithc and b James21      
KC Prestonc Langridge b James1      
JA Baileynot out5      
P Cousensc Webb b James0      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 78.5 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-86, 2-168, 3-168, 4-175, 5-178, 6-183, 7-183, 8-185, 9-212, 10-212 (78.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson18   4514--
Oakman21   5551--
Marlar15   2440--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgelbw b Greensmith31      
DV Smithc Bailey b Smith18      
+RT Webbc Greensmith b Bailey0      
*RG Marlarb Greensmith22      
ASM Oakmanc and b Smith20      
KG Suttlelbw b Preston30      
G Coxc Gibb b Greensmith25      
G Potterb Preston7      
AAK Lawrenceb Preston9      
NI Thomsonnot out9      
AE Jamesb Greensmith9      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 80.5 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-35, 3-71, 4-72, 5-96, 6-149, 7-149, 8-163, 9-172, 10-183 (80.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston18   7363--
Bailey14   2411--
Smith21   8452--
Cousens3   1130--
Insole3   150--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b James7      
PA Gibbc Marlar b James4      
G Barkerc Marlar b Potter35      
R Horsfallb Marlar5      
*DJ Insolec Webb b Oakman18      
WT Greensmithc Langridge b Oakman6      
+B Taylorb Oakman4      
KC Prestonb Marlar3      
R Smithc Langridge b Oakman9      
JA Baileyb Marlar1      
P Cousensnot out0      
Extras(15 b)15
Total(all out, 51.4 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-16, 3-29, 4-77, 5-83, 6-93, 7-100, 8-103, 9-106, 10-107 (51.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson9   4200--
James13   5262--
Oakman10   4174--
Potter4   171--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgec Dodds b Smith43      
DV Smithlbw b Preston0      
ASM Oakmanc Preston b Smith37      
G Potternot out27      
KG Suttlec Preston b Smith15      
G Coxnot out11      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
*RG Marlardid not bat      
AAK Lawrencedid not bat      
NI Thomsondid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(4 wickets, 71.1 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-72, 3-83, 4-109
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston12   2261--
Bailey17   8240--
Smith18   7323--
Greensmith13   3280--
Cousens10   6180--

--> G Barker (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in County Championship matches
--> P Cousens made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> P Cousens made his last appearance in County Championship matches





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