Glamorgan v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueCardiff Arms Park, Cardiff on 14th, 16th, 17th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGlamorgan won by 1 wicket
PointsGlamorgan 12; Essex 4
UmpiresTJ Bartley, H Elliott
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Glamorgan (1) 74/4 (Watkins 10*, Pressdee 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Wooller10     
G Barkerrun out (Wooller)33     
+B Taylorst Davies b Shepherd127     
LA Savillc Watkins b Devereux24     
GJ Smithb Shepherd14     
WT Greensmithc Wooller b Shepherd18     
MJ Bearb Pressdee5     
BR Knightc Davies b Shepherd0     
*R Smithb Shepherd34     
JA Baileyb Shepherd0     
KC Prestonnot out4     
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(all out, 97.3 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-74, 3-164, 4-203, 5-222, 6-239, 7-239, 8-275, 9-275, 10-279 (97.3 ov)
Glamorgan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wooller13   1411--
Lewis6   1150--
Ward21   3520--
Shepherd30   11866--
Devereux5   0201--

Glamorgan first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*W Woollerlbw b Bailey19     
WGA Parkhousec Dodds b Preston11     
B Hedgesc Greensmith b Preston8     
LN Devereuxc and b Greensmith17     
AJ Watkinsc Knight b Greensmith26     
JS Pressdeec Bailey b Preston46     
BR Edrichc Preston b R Smith41     
DJ Wardlbw b GJ Smith0     
+HG Daviesnot out10     
DJ Shepherdb Preston2     
KH Lewisdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(9 wickets, declared, 74.3 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-35, 3-48, 4-74, 5-121, 6-167, 7-167, 8-194, 9-197 (74.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith13   3231--
Bailey12   4231--
GJ Smith12   0371--
Greensmith11   4192--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Hedges b Shepherd45     
G Barkerc Watkins b Shepherd20     
KC Prestonc Devereux b Ward0     
*R Smithc Pressdee b Ward8     
GJ Smithnot out4     
+B Taylornot out15     
LA Savilldid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
MJ Beardid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(4 wickets, declared, 16.2 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-61, 3-69, 4-76
Glamorgan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wooller2   0180--
Ward6   1312--
Shepherd8   0422--

Glamorgan second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*W Woollerc Bear b R Smith12     
WGA Parkhousec and b R Smith21     
B Hedgesc Bear b Preston0     
LN Devereuxc Greensmith b Bailey47     
AJ Watkinsc R Smith b Bailey44     
JS Pressdeenot out33     
BR Edrichc R Smith b Preston1     
+HG Daviesb Bailey3     
DJ Wardlbw b Bailey0     
DJ Shepherdc Preston b Bailey0     
KH Lewisnot out0     
Extras(13 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)21
Total(9 wickets, 36.4 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-39, 3-39, 4-127, 5-162, 6-164, 7-177, 8-177, 9-177
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith11   1352--
Bailey8   1365--
GJ Smith2   090--
Greensmith3   0190--
Dodds3   1200--

--> G Barker (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 1
--> B Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 75 in first-class matches
--> B Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 75 in County Championship matches
--> WGA Parkhouse (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 3
--> BR Edrich (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 21
--> LN Devereux reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> DJ Shepherd reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> KC Preston reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Glamorgan first innings

In the first Essex innings Gordon Barker was run out backing up by Wilf Wooller as he ran in to bowl





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