Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1956
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 8th, 9th, 10th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to field
ResultSurrey won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Surrey 12
UmpiresRSM Lay, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 15/0 (Clark 10*, Stewart 5*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 40/2 (Dodds 23*, Bailey 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Loader6      
WT Greensmithlbw b Loader3      
+B Taylorc Stewart b Lock5      
*DJ Insolec and b Lock72      
MJ Bearb Loader42      
LA Savillc Stewart b AV Bedser22      
GJ Smithlbw b Loader0      
BR Knightnot out17      
R Smithc and b Lock8      
JA Baileyc Clark b Lock6      
KC Prestonb Lock2      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(all out, 101.4 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-12, 3-22, 4-106, 5-153, 6-153, 7-161, 8-178, 9-184, 10-193 (101.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader28   5614--
AV Bedser28   9461--
EA Bedser14   3210--
Surridge2   080--
Clark1   020--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarklbw b R Smith23      
MJ Stewartc Savill b Preston166      
KF Barringtonc Taylor b Bailey11      
PBH Mayc and b Greensmith13      
B Constablec Bear b Bailey59      
EA Bedserlbw b Preston5      
+AJW McIntyreb Bailey0      
*WS Surridgeb Bailey19      
GAR Locknot out6      
AV Bedserlbw b Bailey0      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(9 wickets, declared, 97.3 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-68, 3-93, 4-232, 5-260, 6-286, 7-302, 8-304, 9-310 (97.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston27   6692--
R Smith17   1441--
Knight5   1130--
Greensmith16   2481--
GJ Smith4   0160--
Insole3   0120--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Stewart b Lock54      
WT Greensmithlbw b Loader4      
+B Taylorc McIntyre b Loader11      
JA Baileyc May b AV Bedser13      
*DJ Insolec McIntyre b Lock45      
MJ Bearc May b Lock3      
LA Savillc Lock b EA Bedser0      
GJ Smithlbw b Lock23      
BR Knightc May b Lock2      
R Smithc Constable b EA Bedser7      
KC Prestonnot out7      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 78.1 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-33, 3-79, 4-85, 5-111, 6-112, 7-146, 8-150, 9-163, 10-176 (78.1 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader14   0412--
AV Bedser18   6311--
EA Bedser20   6362--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarkb Preston23      
MJ Stewartc Dodds b Preston2      
KF Barringtonlbw b R Smith4      
PBH Mayc Savill b Preston7      
B Constablec Dodds b Preston1      
EA Bedsernot out7      
+AJW McIntyrenot out14      
*WS Surridgedid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(5 wickets, 22 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-18, 3-36, 4-37, 5-37
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston11   2284--
Bailey1   060--
R Smith10   1241--

--> B Taylor (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 4
--> MJ Stewart (1) passed his previous highest score of 134 in County Championship matches
--> MJ Stewart (1) passed his previous highest score of 155 in first-class matches
--> MJ Stewart (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> MJ Stewart (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 75
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 45
--> KC Preston (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> PJ Loader reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> PJ Loader reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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