Kent v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueHesketh Park, Dartford on 16th, 17th, 18th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsKent 0; Essex 12
UmpiresAE Pothecary, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 361 all out
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 4/0 (Dodds 3*, Barker 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Pritchard38      
TC Doddsb Pritchard0      
+B Taylorc and b Ridgway41      
*DJ Insolec Evans b Ridgway122      
TE Baileyrun out108      
R Smithb Ridgway0      
LA Savillc Cowdrey b Wright16      
GJ Smithlbw b Shirreff6      
WT Greensmithrun out12      
LHR Ralphlbw b Wright7      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 102.4 overs)361
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-71, 3-102, 4-268, 5-268, 6-299, 7-322, 8-351, 9-361, 10-361 (102.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pritchard26   41032--
Ridgway27   5703--
Shirreff21   2711--
Dixon3   0160--
Pettiford5   0260--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Taylor b Bailey18      
AH Phebeyc Taylor b Preston1      
+TG Evansc Greensmith b Preston19      
MC Cowdreylbw b Bailey38      
RC Wilsonc Insole b Ralph17      
J Pettifordb Bailey11      
AL Dixonc Bailey b Ralph53      
AC Shirreffc Bailey b R Smith1      
F Ridgwayc sub b Preston25      
TL Pritchardc R Smith b Ralph0      
*DVP Wrightnot out10      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 70.2 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-38, 3-38, 4-90, 5-99, 6-114, 7-115, 8-163, 9-163, 10-203 (70.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey18   4443--
Preston19   1553--
R Smith14   2521--
Insole2   070--
Greensmith2   070--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Ralph b Preston0      
AH Phebeyc Taylor b R Smith1      
+TG Evansc Taylor b Preston3      
MC Cowdreyc Preston b R Smith80      
RC Wilsonc Taylor b Preston0      
J Pettifordlbw b R Smith12      
AL Dixonc Greensmith b R Smith24      
AC Shirreffnot out13      
F Ridgwayc and b R Smith0      
TL Pritchardlbw b Ralph30      
*DVP Wrightst Taylor b Greensmith8      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 44.3 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-6, 4-6, 5-64, 6-119, 7-120, 8-120, 9-164, 10-178 (44.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston10   2273--
Ralph17   5671--
R Smith17   1765--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Phebey b Pritchard4      
G Barkernot out7      
+B Taylornot out9      
*DJ Insoledid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
GJ Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(1 wicket, 7.5 overs)24
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Dodds)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pritchard4   1111--
Ridgway3   040--

--> G Barker (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> TE Bailey (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> TL Pritchard made his debut for Kent in County Championship matches
--> TL Pritchard made his debut for Kent in first-class matches
--> LHR Ralph reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings





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