Essex v Warwickshire
County Championship 1956
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 21st, 23rd, 24th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 77 runs
PointsEssex 12; Warwickshire 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 165/1 (Dodds 99*, Taylor 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 120/5 (TE Bailey 21*, GJ Smith 2*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Thompson128      
G Barkerlbw b Weeks61      
+B Taylorb Thompson31      
*DJ Insolenot out17      
R Smithc Hitchcock b Bannister0      
TE Baileynot out9      
LA Savilldid not bat      
GJ Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(4 wickets, declared, 98 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-148, 2-213, 3-239, 4-241
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bannister34   12801--
Thompson10   3302--
Townsend3   0150--
Hollies29   11710--
Weeks22   6501--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerc JA Bailey b TE Bailey5      
NF Hornerlbw b Preston14      
TW Cartwrightc Taylor b TE Bailey9      
AVG Woltonc Preston b JA Bailey25      
A Townsendb R Smith12      
RE Hitchcockc TE Bailey b R Smith0      
+RT Spoonerb JA Bailey27      
RT Weeksc TE Bailey b Greensmith13      
JD Bannisternot out15      
RG Thompsonc Taylor b JA Bailey0      
*WE Holliesc Insole b Greensmith1      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 37 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-28, 3-32, 4-66, 5-66, 6-66, 7-106, 8-106, 9-119, 10-122 (37 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey8   3152--
R Smith10   2392--
JA Bailey10   1393--
Preston7   0251--
Greensmith2   132--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Hollies b Weeks44      
G Barkerc Spooner b Thompson0      
+B Taylorlbw b Thompson4      
*DJ Insolelbw b Hollies41      
TE Baileyc Hollies b Weeks36      
LA Savillb Townsend0      
GJ Smithst Spooner b Townsend9      
WT Greensmithnot out12      
R Smithnot out14      
JA Baileydid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 65 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-18, 3-81, 4-93, 5-118, 6-136, 7-151
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bannister8   2210--
Thompson18   4542--
Townsend13   4282--
Hollies14   4201--
Weeks12   2372--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerb JA Bailey88      
NF Hornerlbw b Greensmith62      
AVG Woltonrun out27      
A Townsendc JA Bailey b Greensmith12      
RE Hitchcockc JA Bailey b Greensmith6      
+RT Spoonerc Savill b Greensmith0      
JD Bannisterc JA Bailey b Greensmith15      
RT Weeksc Barker b Greensmith0      
TW Cartwrightc Barker b JA Bailey0      
RG Thompsonnot out1      
*WE Holliesb JA Bailey0      
Extras(12 b, 4 lb)16
Total(all out, 66.5 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-148, 3-183, 4-200, 5-203, 6-225, 7-226, 8-226, 9-226, 10-227 (66.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JA Bailey22.53753--
Preston13   3420--
Greensmith27   6676--
GJ Smith3   0120--
Insole1   0150--

--> TC Dodds (1) passed 14000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 37
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> WT Greensmith reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Warwickshire second innings





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