Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1955
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 9th, 11th, 12th July 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 124 runs
PointsEssex 0; Northamptonshire 12
UmpiresWT Jones, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 72/7 (Smith 5*, Greensmith 0*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 192/5 (Barrick 43*, Broderick 5*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Brookesrun out15     
AP Arnoldlbw b Smith1     
L Livingstonc Taylor b Preston13     
DW Barrickc Taylor b Greensmith32     
DG Greasleyb Greensmith9     
GE Tribec Ralph b Greensmith64     
V Broderickb Greensmith26     
+KV Andrewb Ralph8     
J Wildc Taylor b Preston16     
J Websterb Ralph0     
RW Clarkenot out11     
Extras(16 b, 7 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)25
Total(all out, 88.4 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-28, 3-40, 4-71, 5-74, 6-141, 7-181, 8-183, 9-196, 10-220 (88.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith27   9641--
Ralph14   7212--
Insole5   290--
Greensmith27   10664--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Clarke6     
G Barkerc Andrew b Webster0     
PA Gibblbw b Tribe38     
CCP Williamsc Livingston b Clarke0     
*DJ Insolelbw b Webster4     
R Horsfallrun out3     
+B Taylorb Tribe10     
R Smithb Clarke5     
WT Greensmithnot out16     
LHR Ralphst Andrew b Tribe20     
KC Prestonc Livingston b Broderick30     
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 66.4 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-14, 3-14, 4-23, 5-37, 6-65, 7-66, 8-76, 9-102, 10-139 (66.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke22   7473--
Webster17   7252--
Tribe22   8473--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Brookeslbw b Smith7     
AP Arnoldc Barker b Preston70     
L Livingstonlbw b Greensmith51     
DW Barricknot out70     
DG Greasleyc Barker b Preston1     
GE Tribec Taylor b Insole10     
V Broderickb Preston15     
J Wildc Smith b Preston8     
+KV Andrewdid not bat      
J Websterdid not bat      
RW Clarkedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(7 wickets, declared, 78.1 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-113, 3-149, 4-157, 5-186, 6-219, 7-237 (78.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith19   1691--
Ralph10   1300--
Insole11   5281--
Greensmith11   1411--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Wild32     
G Barkerc Clarke b Webster5     
PA Gibbc Tribe b Broderick28     
CCP Williamsc and b Broderick16     
*DJ Insolec Andrew b Broderick33     
R Horsfalllbw b Broderick13     
+B Taylorlbw b Tribe6     
R Smithlbw b Tribe5     
WT Greensmithnot out19     
LHR Ralphlbw b Wild3     
KC Prestonc Tribe b Broderick25     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 80 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-51, 3-77, 4-108, 5-131, 6-134, 7-142, 8-143, 9-159, 10-194 (80 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke11   3180--
Webster5   1161--
Tribe20   10322--
Broderick35   15665--
Wild9   1532--

--> KC Preston (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 19
--> R Horsfall (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> WT Greensmith reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> GE Tribe reached 750 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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