Essex v Lancashire
County Championship 1955
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 13th, 15th, 16th August 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Lancashire 0
UmpiresF Chester, EA Roberts
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 41/1 (Barker 20*, Gibb 9*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Whartonc Horsfall b Ralph80     
J Dysonrun out13     
GA Edrichc Bailey b Ralph8     
*C Washbrookb Greensmith20     
G Pullarst Gibb b Greensmith39     
RW Barberst Gibb b Greensmith15     
R Collinsc Gibb b Greensmith18     
MJ Hiltonc Bailey b Greensmith3     
KB Standringnot out0     
+A Wilsonc Preston b Greensmith0     
R Tattersallc Greensmith b Smith1     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 82.3 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-55, 3-125, 4-125, 5-162, 6-188, 7-200, 8-200, 9-200, 10-201 (82.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston15   4480--
Bailey15   3370--
Ralph15   2252--
Insole6   1140--
Greensmith16   3446--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Wharton8     
G Barkerlbw b Collins92     
+PA Gibbc Dyson b Collins24     
CCP Williamsb Barber27     
*DJ Insolerun out14     
R Horsfallc Wilson b Tattersall6     
WT Greensmithb Tattersall0     
R Smithc Wilson b Collins10     
LHR Ralphrun out10     
KC Prestonnot out30     
JA Baileyc Wilson b Collins9     
Extras(12 b, 1 lb)13
Total(all out, 104 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-92, 3-135, 4-165, 5-178, 6-180, 7-180, 8-200, 9-200, 10-243 (104 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wharton10   4171--
Standring4   0120--
Tattersall39   17672--
Hilton19   11330--
Collins22   6564--
Barber7   1351--
Dyson3   1100--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Whartonc Gibb b Greensmith26     
J Dysonretired ill20     
GA Edrichnot out41     
G Pullarc Dodds b Greensmith7     
RW Barbernot out6     
*C Washbrookdid not bat      
R Collinsdid not bat      
MJ Hiltondid not bat      
KB Standringdid not bat      
+A Wilsondid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
Extras(7 b)7
Total(2 wickets, 43 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-75
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston9   2160--
Bailey10   3250--
Ralph7   2200--
Greensmith17   2392--

--> GA Edrich (2) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> WT Greensmith equalled his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Lancashire first innings
--> WT Greensmith equalled his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Lancashire first innings





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