Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1956
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 4th, 5th, 6th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 115 runs
PointsEssex 0; Middlesex 12
UmpiresDE Davies, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 260/8 (Warr 5*, Hurst 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 18/1 (Barker 9*, Ralph 1*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Dodds b Bailey89      
DA Bickc Taylor b Ralph45      
*WJ Edrichb Bailey3      
RW Hookerc Taylor b Bailey0      
+JT Murrayc GJ Smith b Bailey5      
FJ Titmusb Bailey46      
D Bennettc Taylor b Bailey43      
PH Parfittc Dodds b R Smith13      
JJ Warrnot out5      
RJ Hurstnot out0      
T Angusdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 88 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-143, 2-143, 3-144, 4-148, 5-153, 6-231, 7-248, 8-260
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey23   5466--
Preston16   4430--
Ralph14   2581--
R Smith11   2321--
Insole13   1400--
Greensmith11   3300--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Angus b Bennett29      
G Barkerc Robertson b Warr7      
+B Taylorb Bennett17      
*DJ Insolec Edrich b Angus4      
TE Baileyc Titmus b Hooker4      
GJ Smithb Angus3      
BR Knightc Murray b Angus12      
WT Greensmithlbw b Bennett40      
R Smithc Murray b Warr0      
LHR Ralphb Bennett12      
KC Prestonnot out5      
Total(all out, 50 overs)133
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-44, 3-57, 4-57, 5-64, 6-64, 7-94, 8-95, 9-128, 10-133 (50 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr15   2472--
Bennett10   3364--
Angus17   4313--
Hooker8   2191--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Bailey b Ralph28      
DA Bickb Knight64      
PH Parfittc Taylor b R Smith56      
*WJ Edrichb Bailey25      
RW Hookerb R Smith8      
+JT Murrayc Insole b Bailey28      
FJ Titmusnot out11      
D Bennettnot out1      
JJ Warrdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
T Angusdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(6 wickets, declared, 48 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-123, 3-165, 4-184, 5-185, 6-217
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   3772--
Preston6   0160--
Ralph8   1371--
R Smith7   0272--
Insole7   0360--
Knight4   0281--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Bennett3      
G Barkerc Edrich b Warr89      
LHR Ralphc Hurst b Angus6      
+B Taylorc Hooker b Warr0      
*DJ Insolerun out4      
TE Baileynot out74      
GJ Smithb Hurst22      
BR Knightc Robertson b Bennett12      
WT Greensmithc Murray b Bennett1      
R Smithc Hooker b Angus16      
KC Prestonb Angus0      
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb, 4 w)10
Total(all out, 96.5 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-29, 3-29, 4-74, 5-147, 6-183, 7-203, 8-205, 9-237, 10-237 (96.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr28   5552--
Bennett19   5623--
Hooker3   0140--
Titmus21   11410--
Hurst9   3201--

--> DA Bick (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in County Championship matches
--> DA Bick (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in first-class matches
--> T Angus made his debut in County Championship matches
--> T Angus made his debut in first-class matches
--> TE Bailey (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> DA Bick (2) passed his previous highest score of 45 in County Championship matches
--> DA Bick (2) passed his previous highest score of 45 in first-class matches
--> TE Bailey reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> TE Bailey reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings
--> RJ Hurst reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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