Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1955
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 18th, 20th, 21st June 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Gloucestershire 0
UmpiresFS Lee, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 24/1 (Milton 10*, Graveney 13*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 225/5 (Crapp 39*, Mortimore 20*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Lambert25      
G Barkerc Rochford b Lambert44      
TE Baileyc Rochford b McHugh1      
R Horsfallb Lambert53      
*DJ Insolenot out117      
PA Gibbc Graveney b Lambert0      
+B Taylorb McHugh16      
R Smithc Emmett b McHugh11      
WT Greensmithc Crapp b McHugh21      
GJ Smithnot out27      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(10 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 108 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-41, 3-121, 4-132, 5-132, 6-154, 7-174, 8-225
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert30   61024--
McHugh35   6934--
Wells21   3570--
Cook19   5490--
Graveney1   090--
Mortimore2   050--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngb Preston1      
CA Miltonlbw b Preston17      
TW Graveneyb Bailey25      
JF Crappb Preston5      
*GM Emmettc R Smith b Bailey24      
GEE Lambertc Bailey b Preston0      
JB Mortimoreb R Smith35      
+P Rochfordb R Smith1      
C Cookc GJ Smith b R Smith8      
BD Wellsc Insole b R Smith2      
FP McHughnot out0      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 45.1 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-42, 3-48, 4-48, 5-59, 6-83, 7-98, 8-113, 9-120, 10-122 (45.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey17   4402--
Preston16   3484--
R Smith6.14164--
Insole6   2140--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngb Preston3      
CA Miltonlbw b R Smith66      
TW Graveneyc Insole b Preston80      
JF Crappc Greensmith b R Smith61      
*GM Emmettb R Smith1      
GEE Lambertc Insole b R Smith4      
JB Mortimorec Insole b Bailey23      
+P Rochfordnot out6      
C Cookc Dodds b R Smith2      
BD Wellsb R Smith5      
FP McHughb R Smith4      
Extras(12 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 108 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-139, 3-163, 4-164, 5-174, 6-239, 7-253, 8-255, 9-260, 10-268 (108 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey31   6561--
Preston28   4702--
R Smith36   6807--
Insole6   0140--
Greensmith5   0230--
GJ Smith2   0120--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Rochford b McHugh1      
G Barkerst Rochford b Crapp35      
TE Baileyc Crapp b Lambert1      
R Horsfallc Rochford b McHugh5      
*DJ Insolec Rochford b Young10      
PA Gibbnot out0      
+B Taylornot out8      
R Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
GJ Smithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(5 wickets, 14.5 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-19, 3-30, 4-56, 5-58
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert6   2231--
McHugh6   3172--
Crapp1   011--

--> DJ Insole (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> GJ Smith made his debut in first-class matches
--> GJ Smith made his debut in County Championship matches
--> TW Graveney (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> JB Mortimore (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> GEE Lambert reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> R Smith reached 1250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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