Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1956
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 2nd, 4th, 5th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresFS Lee, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 379/9 (Manning 40*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 185/3 (Insole 40*, Bailey 22*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Brookesb R Smith33      
AP Arnoldc Bailey b Preston3      
L Livingstonlbw b Ralph64      
E Davisc Taylor b Ralph5      
BL Reynoldsc Preston b Insole102      
GE Tribec Taylor b Preston116      
MHJ Allenc Taylor b Insole4      
JS Manningnot out40      
HRA Kelleherc Insole b Preston7      
RW Clarkest Taylor b Insole1      
+KV Andrewdid not bat      
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(9 wickets, declared, 108 overs)379
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-84, 3-98, 4-109, 5-317, 6-321, 7-337, 8-369, 9-379 (108 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey26   4920--
Preston21   6573--
R Smith16   1631--
Greensmith6   1240--
Insole12   1463--
Ralph25   7782--
Dodds2   0150--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Clarke b Kelleher26      
G Barkerc Livingston b Tribe46      
+B Taylorst Andrew b Tribe48      
*DJ Insolelbw b Manning162      
TE Baileylbw b Clarke43      
MJ Bearst Andrew b Tribe25      
GJ Smithnot out21      
WT Greensmithnot out7      
R Smithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(6 wickets, declared, 118 overs)381
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-122, 3-123, 4-267, 5-333, 6-369
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kelleher26   2981--
Clarke23   0891--
Manning20   6621--
Tribe34   51033--
Allen15   5260--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Brookesnot out65      
AP Arnoldc GJ Smith b Preston7      
L Livingstonlbw b R Smith28      
E Davislbw b Ralph7      
BL Reynoldsc and b Greensmith11      
MHJ Allenc Ralph b Greensmith6      
JS Manningb Greensmith1      
GE Tribenot out4      
HRA Kelleherdid not bat      
RW Clarkedid not bat      
+KV Andrewdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(6 wickets, 45 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-73, 3-90, 4-111, 5-131, 6-133
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey6   2100--
Preston7   2201--
R Smith7   0301--
Greensmith10   1273--
Ralph8   2251--
GJ Smith6   1170--
Barker1   100--

--> L Livingston (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 11
--> L Livingston (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 51
--> BL Reynolds (1) passed his previous highest score of 100 in County Championship matches
--> BL Reynolds (1) passed his previous highest score of 100 in first-class matches
--> GE Tribe (1) passed his previous highest score of 101 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 16000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 131
--> E Davis made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> E Davis made his last appearance in County Championship matches





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