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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