Surrey v Essex
County Championship 1955
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 11th, 13th, 14th June 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultSurrey won by 62 runs
PointsSurrey 12; Essex 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, GS Mobey
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 23/1 (Dodds 8*, Barker 10*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 30/3 (Barker 18*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherb Bailey55     
TH Clarkc and b Smith35     
MJ Stewartc Gibb b Preston15     
B Constablec Taylor b Preston56     
REC Prattlbw b Insole8     
+AJW McIntyrerun out3     
JC Lakerc and b Insole21     
GAR Lockb Bailey34     
PJ Loaderb Preston1     
AV Bedserb Preston1     
*WS Surridgenot out6     
Extras(3 b, 5 lb)8
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-104, 3-106, 4-127, 5-130, 6-160, 7-219, 8-224, 9-226, 10-243 (90.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   5482--
Smith21   2441--
Insole12   1502--
Greensmith9   1250--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Fletcher b Bedser20     
PA Gibbb Loader1     
G Barkerb Bedser23     
R Horsfallc McIntyre b Bedser13     
*DJ Insolec Stewart b Clark34     
+B Taylorc McIntyre b Bedser16     
MJ Bearc Fletcher b Clark6     
R Smithc Pratt b Clark19     
WT Greensmithc Surridge b Laker0     
KC Prestonnot out3     
JA Baileyb Laker0     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-52, 3-52, 4-75, 5-101, 6-118, 7-125, 8-140, 9-143, 10-143 (62.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser23   8364--
Loader6   291--
Lock8   0280--
Clark7   1113--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherc Gibb b Smith1     
TH Clarkc Dodds b Preston38     
MJ Stewartrun out4     
B Constablec Gibb b Preston28     
REC Prattlbw b Preston7     
+AJW McIntyrec Greensmith b Preston12     
JC Lakerb Preston1     
GAR Lockc Horsfall b Greensmith0     
PJ Loadernot out9     
AV Bedserc Barker b Greensmith2     
*WS Surridgec Bear b Greensmith6     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 42.4 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-13, 3-61, 4-78, 5-83, 6-92, 7-92, 8-96, 9-103, 10-109 (42.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   5375--
Bailey6   0130--
Smith6   1211--
Insole3   050--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Clark b Loader3     
PA Gibbc Constable b Bedser0     
G Barkerlbw b Bedser31     
R Horsfallc Stewart b Laker4     
*DJ Insolelbw b Laker41     
+B Taylorb Clark27     
MJ Bearc Lock b Laker0     
R Smithc Loader b Clark27     
WT Greensmithnot out1     
KC Prestonlbw b Laker0     
JA Baileyrun out1     
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 61 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3, 3-30, 4-55, 5-112, 6-118, 7-121, 8-145, 9-146, 10-147 (61 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser12   4252--
Loader7   1201--
Laker19   2464--
Lock11   6230--
Clark12   5212--

--> G Barker (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> AV Bedser reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> TH Clark reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey second innings





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