Surrey v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 28th, 30th, 31st July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 109 runs
PointsSurrey 12; Essex 0
UmpiresD Davies, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 123/4 (Insole 46*, Savill 1*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 212/8 (McIntyre 17*, AV Bedser 4*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Stewartb Preston57      
TH Clarkc Barker b Bailey29      
KF Barringtonb Bailey0      
B Constableb Preston15      
EA Bedserc Taylor b Greensmith1      
REC Prattc Barker b Preston3      
+AJW McIntyreb Greensmith0      
DE Prattc and b Greensmith10      
*WS Surridgenot out44      
AV Bedserc Ralph b Greensmith14      
PJ Loaderb Bailey0      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 64.2 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-55, 3-102, 4-103, 5-103, 6-103, 7-115, 8-123, 9-173, 10-174 (64.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston26   7633--
Ralph9   0290--
Greensmith13   4394--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Loader0      
TC Doddsc REC Pratt b Loader68      
+B Taylorlbw b Loader0      
CCP Williamsb Loader2      
*DJ Insolec Barrington b Loader60      
LA Savillb Loader5      
GJ Smithc Barrington b Loader0      
WT Greensmithb AV Bedser0      
LHR Ralphlbw b Loader0      
JA Baileynot out8      
KC Prestonb AV Bedser1      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 65 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-6, 4-121, 5-130, 6-130, 7-133, 8-134, 9-141, 10-150 (65 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader24   9508--
AV Bedser17   8302--
Surridge7   0350--
EA Bedser14   7190--
DE Pratt3   0100--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Stewartlbw b Preston2      
TH Clarkb Bailey9      
KF Barringtonc and b Greensmith58      
B Constablec Preston b Smith35      
EA Bedserc Ralph b Preston26      
REC Prattc Taylor b Greensmith21      
+AJW McIntyreb Bailey24      
DE Prattc Ralph b Preston1      
*WS Surridgec Taylor b Preston27      
AV Bedserc Ralph b Bailey4      
PJ Loadernot out12      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 2 w)12
Total(all out, 93.1 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-14, 3-109, 4-111, 5-148, 6-162, 7-163, 8-203, 9-212, 10-231 (93.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston28   10754--
Ralph3   160--
Greensmith24   4662--
Smith16   7201--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Loader9      
TC Doddsb EA Bedser18      
+B Taylorc McIntyre b AV Bedser19      
CCP Williamsc Surridge b EA Bedser42      
*DJ Insolec Surridge b AV Bedser7      
LA Savilllbw b DE Pratt8      
GJ Smithc AV Bedser b DE Pratt27      
WT Greensmithc McIntyre b DE Pratt4      
LHR Ralphb EA Bedser1      
JA Baileyrun out0      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(11 b)11
Total(all out, 56.4 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-30, 3-56, 4-80, 5-99, 6-129, 7-145, 8-146, 9-146, 10-146 (56.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader9   0261--
AV Bedser17   5282--
EA Bedser21.42473--
DE Pratt9   1343--

--> KF Barrington (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 54
--> JA Bailey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> AV Bedser reached 950 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> DE Pratt achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 3-36)





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