Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 25th, 26th, 27th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 140 runs
PointsGloucestershire 12; Essex 0
UmpiresE Cooke, CS Elliott
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 43/3 (Barker 15*, Insole 12*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 186/7 (Nicholls 36*, Allen 0*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Miltonc Dodds b Preston23      
DM Youngb Bailey0      
W Knightley-Smithlbw b Greensmith35      
*GM Emmettst Taylor b Greensmith13      
JF Crappc Barker b Greensmith41      
RB Nichollsc Dodds b Greensmith43      
GEE Lambertc Dodds b Greensmith14      
JB Mortimorec Savill b Greensmith18      
DA Allennot out5      
+P Rochfordc Dodds b Greensmith0      
C Cookb Greensmith1      
Extras(17 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(all out, 97 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-51, 3-76, 4-83, 5-163, 6-185, 7-188, 8-209, 9-210, 10-212 (97 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston27   12451--
Bailey22   6611--
Greensmith37   15598--
Smith11   5280--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Lambert3      
G Barkerc Emmett b Cook43      
+B Taylorlbw b Milton3      
CCP Williamsb Lambert5      
*DJ Insolelbw b Allen24      
LA Savillc Knightley-Smith b Cook18      
GJ Smithc Lambert b Cook3      
BR Knightc Lambert b Allen8      
WT Greensmithnot out9      
JA Baileylbw b Allen0      
KC Prestonc Rochford b Lambert8      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb)14
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-7, 3-20, 4-67, 5-101, 6-108, 7-113, 8-118, 9-126, 10-138 (88.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Milton4   291--
Cook27   16343--
Mortimore18   8190--
Allen16   4313--
Nicholls1   010--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Milton hit wkt b Greensmith21      
DM Youngc and b Preston21      
W Knightley-Smithc Taylor b Smith19      
*GM Emmettb Preston13      
JF Crappc Barker b Preston59      
RB Nichollsnot out44      
GEE Lambertc Insole b Preston3      
JB Mortimoreb Preston2      
DA Allenc Insole b Greensmith4      
+P Rochforddid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 1 lb)12
Total(8 wickets, declared, 82.1 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-45, 3-69, 4-116, 5-167, 6-181, 7-185, 8-198 (82.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston33   8675--
Bailey12   1240--
Smith7   2261--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Milton1      
G Barkerc Nicholls b Cook10      
+B Taylorc and b Mortimore42      
CCP Williamsb Cook0      
*DJ Insolec Crapp b Cook4      
LA Savillb Cook6      
GJ Smithc Mortimore b Allen19      
BR Knightlbw b Cook2      
WT Greensmithc Milton b Allen13      
JA Baileynot out2      
KC Prestonb Cook18      
Extras(10 b, 5 lb)15
Total(all out, 63 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-42, 3-46, 4-54, 5-76, 6-76, 7-86, 8-112, 9-113, 10-132 (63 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert6   2150--
Milton4   331--
Cook26   15466--
Mortimore11   6121--
Allen16   4412--

--> G Barker (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 19
--> DM Young (2) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> WT Greensmith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Gloucestershire first innings (previous best was 6-44)
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 7th wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> WT Greensmith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire first innings (previous best was 6-44)
--> C Cook reached 1000 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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