Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 23rd, 24th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 96 runs
PointsEssex 12; Gloucestershire 0
UmpiresE Cooke, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 356/9 (Greensmith 6*, Preston 5*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Graveney b Milton19      
G Barkerc Graveney b Lambert56      
+B Taylorc Milton b McHugh30      
*DJ Insolec Rochford b Cook159      
TE Baileyc and b Mortimore24      
MJ Bearb Mortimore43      
R Smithc Rochford b Cook1      
GJ Smithc Milton b Cook1      
WT Greensmithnot out6      
LHR Ralphc Crapp b Mortimore2      
KC Prestonnot out5      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 105 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-100, 3-127, 4-294, 5-340, 6-341, 7-343, 8-344, 9-347
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert28   41001--
McHugh25   6781--
Milton14   4531--
Wells11   6220--
Cook16   2493--
Mortimore11   0443--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Emmettc Taylor b Ralph5      
CA Miltonrun out32      
TW Graveneyc Taylor b Ralph100      
JF Crappc Preston b Insole0      
JB Mortimoreb Bailey0      
GEE Lambertb Bailey9      
+P Rochfordnot out1      
C Cookrun out0      
BD Wellsrun out4      
FP McHughb Ralph0      
DM Youngabsent hurt
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 49.2 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-91, 3-101, 4-110, 5-144, 6-148, 7-148, 8-153, 9-153 (49.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston7   290--
R Smith6   0350--
Insole11   2421--
Bailey12   4312--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Emmettc Taylor b Ralph15      
CA Miltonlbw b Bailey0      
TW Graveneyc Insole b Ralph67      
JF Crappb Ralph6      
JB Mortimorec Taylor b Ralph0      
GEE Lambertc Insole b Ralph2      
+P Rochfordb Ralph7      
C Cookb Ralph0      
BD Wellsc Ralph b Preston5      
FP McHughnot out0      
DM Youngabsent hurt
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 28.5 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-29, 3-35, 4-45, 5-55, 6-102, 7-102, 8-103, 9-107 (28.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ralph11   1427--
Bailey13   4491--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> C Cook reached 950 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> LHR Ralph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Gloucestershire second innings (previous best was 7-77)
--> LHR Ralph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire second innings (previous best was 7-77)





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