Sussex v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueThe Manor Sports Ground, Worthing on 26th, 28th, 29th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 45 runs
PointsSussex 12; Essex 4
UmpiresRSM Lay, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 34/0 (Dodds 26*, Barker 8*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 278/7 (GJ Smith 2*, R Smith 3*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithc and b Preston87     
AAK Lawrencec and b R Smith9     
DA Strippc GJ Smith b Preston14     
JM Parksc GJ Smith b Greensmith0     
G Potterc Bailey b Dodds22     
KG Suttlec Insole b R Smith93     
RH Willsonb Bailey6     
NI Thomsonrun out23     
+RT Webbc Taylor b Preston16     
*RG Marlarc Bear b Preston31     
AE Jamesnot out2     
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 92.3 overs)315
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-102, 3-103, 4-113, 5-182, 6-241, 7-241, 8-271, 9-311, 10-315 (92.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey20   4661--
Ralph11   3340--
R Smith18   2712--
Greensmith16   2591--
Dodds4   1201--
GJ Smith3   150--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Marlar b Thomson26     
G Barkerc Potter b James81     
+B Taylorrun out38     
*DJ Insolec Smith b Marlar73     
TE Baileyc Smith b Marlar30     
MJ Bearb James3     
GJ Smithnot out19     
WT Greensmithb James0     
R Smithnot out21     
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 12 lb)29
Total(7 wickets, declared, 148 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-108, 3-209, 4-266, 5-273, 6-273, 7-273
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson27   10591--
James43   24573--
Marlar38   81072--
Smith25   16300--
Parks7   3190--
Stripp5   280--
Willson3   1110--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithrun out24     
*RG Marlarc Ralph b Bailey8     
KG Suttleb Preston15     
JM Parksb Preston7     
RH Willsonb Bailey34     
AAK Lawrenceb Preston6     
G Potterc Barker b Preston8     
DA Strippb Bailey8     
NI Thomsonc Greensmith b Preston7     
+RT Webbc Taylor b Bailey0     
AE Jamesnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)9
Total(all out, 46.5 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-48, 3-48, 4-57, 5-79, 6-104, 7-109, 8-119, 9-119, 10-126 (46.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston23   7605--
Greensmith6   1200--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Potter b Thomson20     
G Barkerc sub b Thomson0     
+B Taylorc sub b Smith21     
*DJ Insoleb Smith28     
TE Baileylbw b Smith0     
MJ Bearb Smith1     
GJ Smithnot out3     
WT Greensmithlbw b Thomson1     
R Smithb Thomson0     
LHR Ralphc Lawrence b Marlar0     
KC Prestonc Potter b Marlar0     
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 40.2 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-22, 3-58, 4-58, 5-62, 6-75, 7-76, 8-76, 9-76, 10-76 (40.2 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson14   8134--
James5   1230--
Smith13   7154--

--> DA Stripp made his debut in first-class matches
--> DA Stripp made his debut in County Championship matches
--> KG Suttle (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 54
--> KG Suttle (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> RH Willson (2) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches





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