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Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1955
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresWT Jones, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 86/3 (Gibb 22*, Insole 16*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 129/3 (Wight 38*, Walker 55*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffb R Smith45     
Yawar Saeedc Taylor b R Smith1     
J Lawrenceb Greensmith59     
MF Tremlettb R Smith4     
PB Wightb Ralph47     
M Walkerlbw b Ralph1     
+HW Stephensonc Ralph b R Smith53     
J Hiltonb R Smith18     
KE Palmerb Preston6     
JWJ McMahonnot out1     
B Lobbc Preston b R Smith0     
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(all out, 87 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-60, 3-66, 4-154, 5-162, 6-170, 7-229, 8-239, 9-243, 10-244 (87 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston20   4401--
R Smith30   8766--
Ralph17   4502--
Insole6   2170--
Greensmith14   1521--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Tremlett b Yawar Saeed24     
G Barkerc Tremlett b Yawar Saeed17     
PA Gibbb Lobb77     
R Horsfallc Tremlett b Lobb6     
*DJ Insoleb Yawar Saeed94     
+B Taylorb McMahon39     
R Smithc McMahon b Yawar Saeed10     
WT Greensmithb Lobb38     
GJ Smithst Stephenson b Lawrence8     
LHR Ralphlbw b Lawrence0     
KC Prestonnot out0     
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 100.4 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-44, 3-55, 4-215, 5-225, 6-242, 7-295, 8-317, 9-317, 10-317 (100.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb27.46683--
Yawar Saeed25   11014--
Tordoff11   5250--
Palmer2   070--
Lawrence16   3532--
McMahon15   3401--
Hilton4   0190--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffc Taylor b Preston2     
M Walkerb R Smith100     
J Lawrencelbw b Ralph23     
MF Tremlettc and b Ralph8     
PB Wightc Horsfall b Preston78     
Yawar Saeedb Ralph20     
+HW Stephensonc R Smith b Preston1     
J Hiltonc Taylor b Ralph20     
KE Palmerlbw b Insole2     
JWJ McMahonnot out2     
B Lobbc Preston b Ralph2     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 100.3 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-47, 3-57, 4-209, 5-217, 6-220, 7-252, 8-259, 9-263, 10-267 (100.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston23   6583--
R Smith33   5851--
Ralph19.33645--
Insole5   231--
Greensmith5   1150--
Dodds2   0190--
GJ Smith13   9140--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc sub b Lobb24     
G Barkerc Yawar Saeed b Lobb43     
PA Gibbrun out2     
R Horsfallst Stephenson b Lawrence69     
*DJ Insolenot out52     
+B Taylorb Lawrence4     
R Smithnot out0     
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
GJ Smithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(5 wickets, 41.1 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-47, 3-92, 4-185, 5-193
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb13   1542--
Yawar Saeed11   0530--
Tordoff1.1050--
Lawrence6   0352--
McMahon10   0470--

Notes
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 79
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> J Lawrence (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> M Walker (2) passed his previous highest score of 16 in County Championship matches
--> M Walker (2) passed his previous highest score of 16 in first-class matches
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> B Lobb reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> J Lawrence reached 700 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> LHR Ralph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 4-55)
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> LHR Ralph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 4-55)

 

 

 

 

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