Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 12th, 14th, 15th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLeicestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsEssex 4; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresH Elliott, FW Shipston
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), CV Jenkinson (Essex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 34/0 (Hallam 25*, Lester 9*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 147/6 (Taylor 22*, Greensmith 14*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Jackson b Munden28     
G Barkerc van Geloven b Goodwin157     
PA Gibbc Hallam b Jackson6     
*DJ Insoleb Jackson18     
TE Baileyc Firth b Spencer55     
LA Savillb Palmer36     
+B Taylorc Hallam b van Geloven35     
R Smithb Palmer10     
WT Greensmithnot out18     
LHR Ralphnot out3     
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 8 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)24
Total(8 wickets, declared, 105 overs)390
Fall of wickets:
1-103, 2-127, 3-171, 4-252, 5-287, 6-343, 7-356, 8-375
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer24   6921--
Goodwin15   1711--
van Geloven18   4721--
Palmer11   2362--
Jackson14   2502--
Munden15   8261--
Lester8   2190--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamb Ralph72     
G Lesterc Insole b Bailey63     
M Tompkinc Bailey b Greensmith25     
*CH Palmerb Greensmith10     
VE Jacksonc Bailey b Preston2     
GA Smithsonst +Gibb b Greensmith22     
VS Mundenc Insole b Greensmith4     
J van Gelovennot out42     
+J Firthb Preston9     
CT Spencerc Gibb b Bailey4     
TJ Goodwinc Smith b Bailey0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 82.4 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-110, 2-140, 3-173, 4-174, 5-186, 6-200, 7-215, 8-225, 9-249, 10-257 (82.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith11   3430--
Ralph11   2261--
Preston17   6382--
Greensmith23   1814--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Smithson b Spencer17     
G Barkerb Goodwin14     
PA Gibbb Spencer39     
*DJ Insoleb Munden20     
LA Savillb Spencer0     
TE Baileyb Spencer9     
+B Taylornot out58     
WT Greensmithc Lester b Spencer19     
R Smithnot out8     
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 5 nb)17
Total(7 wickets, declared, 53 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-35, 3-86, 4-87, 5-103, 6-114, 7-166
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer26   51025--
Goodwin7   1391--
Munden19   6431--
Lester1   100--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamc and b Greensmith33     
G Lesterst Taylor b Dodds71     
M Tompkinlbw b Greensmith8     
*CH Palmerc Taylor b Bailey120     
VE Jacksonc Preston b Insole11     
GA Smithsonnot out50     
VS Mundenc Smith b Bailey19     
J van Gelovennot out17     
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(6 wickets, 85.4 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-72, 3-187, 4-210, 5-253, 6-295
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey21   2872--
Smith10   1450--
Ralph8   1340--
Preston6   0260--
Insole8   2241--
Dodds4   191--

--> G Barker (1) passed his previous highest score of 106 in County Championship matches
--> G Barker (1) passed his previous highest score of 107 in first-class matches
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> J van Geloven (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in County Championship matches
--> PA Gibb (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> PA Gibb (2) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> GA Smithson (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> KC Preston reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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