Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1955
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 23rd, 25th July 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 18 runs
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresE Cooke, JJ Hills
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), G Dunkley (Essex)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 138/6 (Taylor 30*, Greensmith 3*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Ralph b Bailey26     
MR Hallamc Ralph b Smith0     
M Tompkinc Barker b Bailey52     
MJK Smithc Gibb b Preston60     
*CH Palmerc Ralph b Bailey0     
VE Jacksonc Ralph b Bailey18     
GA Smithsonc Barker b Bailey0     
VS Mundenc Barker b Bailey2     
+J Firthst Taylor b Dodds27     
CT Spencerb Preston15     
TJ Goodwinnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 70.5 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-74, 3-93, 4-97, 5-129, 6-129, 7-137, 8-182, 9-202, 10-206 (70.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith6   1141--
Bailey24   5536--
Ralph8   2200--
Dodds5   0331--
Greensmith13   3360--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Firth b Spencer0     
G Barkerb Jackson51     
PA Gibbb Goodwin27     
CCP Williamsb Palmer19     
R Horsfallc Munden b Jackson4     
+B Taylorlbw b Spencer34     
*R Smithb Jackson4     
WT Greensmithc Spencer b Jackson32     
LHR Ralphc Firth b Palmer4     
KC Prestonb Palmer4     
JA Baileynot out0     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 68.3 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-27, 3-93, 4-97, 5-108, 6-126, 7-152, 8-179, 9-183, 10-183 (68.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer21   4762--
Goodwin9   0341--
Jackson23   14334--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Bailey b Greensmith32     
MR Hallamc Dodds b Smith7     
M Tompkinb Ralph27     
MJK Smithlbw b Bailey63     
*CH Palmerc Bailey b Greensmith6     
VE Jacksonc Williams b Greensmith5     
GA Smithsonc Taylor b Greensmith0     
VS Mundenc Preston b Greensmith0     
+J Firthnot out12     
CT Spencerc Taylor b Bailey5     
TJ Goodwinc Dodds b Preston0     
Extras(6 b, 5 lb)11
Total(all out, 51.5 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-62, 3-79, 4-91, 5-111, 6-111, 7-111, 8-155, 9-167, 10-168 (51.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith9   0381--
Bailey17   8262--
Ralph9   3191--
Greensmith10   1505--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Jackson39     
G Barkerc Palmer b Munden46     
PA Gibbc Spencer b Lester40     
CCP Williamsb Palmer22     
R Horsfallc Hallam b Lester8     
+B Taylorc Hallam b Munden1     
*R Smithc Spencer b Lester5     
WT Greensmithc Spencer b Munden3     
LHR Ralphc sub b Munden0     
KC Prestonb Munden4     
JA Baileynot out0     
Extras(4 b, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-127, 3-130, 4-138, 5-139, 6-144, 7-155, 8-155, 9-169, 10-173 (46.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer5   0410--
Jackson10   2361--
Munden16   7295--
Lester9   1423--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> G Barker (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> PA Gibb (1) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> CH Palmer reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> R Smith reached 1150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> G Lester reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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