Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1957
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 29th, 30th, 31st May 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 6 wickets
PointsEssex 14 (Batting 2); Gloucestershire 0
UmpiresP Corrall, N Oldfield
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 112/6 (Bear 24*, Ralph 13*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 178/9 (Meyer 26*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngb Preston24     
D Carpenterc Smith b Preston1     
W Knightley-Smithc King b Palmer36     
RB Nichollsb Palmer9     
*GM Emmettc Taylor b Ralph37     
DG Hawkinsst Taylor b King14     
+BJ Meyernot out18     
GEE Lambertc Taylor b Ralph0     
DR Smithb Ralph2     
C Cookrun out0     
BD Wellsb Ralph12     
Extras(11 b, 2 lb, 2 w)15
Total(all out, 66.3 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-60, 3-77, 4-84, 5-132, 6-142, 7-142, 8-144, 9-145, 10-168 (66.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston18   4502--
Palmer15   6352--
King20   10341--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TC Doddsc Nicholls b Lambert0     
G Barkerc Carpenter b Lambert9     
+B Taylorlbw b Lambert14     
GJ Smithrun out8     
SC Eveb Smith22     
MJ Bearc Meyer b Wells123     
WT Greensmithc Lambert b Wells16     
LHR Ralphlbw b Wells30     
KC Prestonc Young b Smith33     
IM Kingc and b Cook33     
EJ Palmernot out9     
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 103.1 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-16, 3-27, 4-53, 5-58, 6-90, 7-171, 8-242, 9-294, 10-306 (103.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert26   2983--
Smith35   5972--
Wells32   10643--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Younglbw b Ralph28     
D Carpenterb Preston2     
W Knightley-Smithc Taylor b Preston37     
RB Nichollsc Taylor b Ralph8     
*GM Emmettc Smith b Ralph0     
DG Hawkinsb Preston15     
+BJ Meyernot out30     
GEE Lambertst Taylor b King21     
DR Smithb King0     
C Cookc Preston b King13     
BD Wellsb King10     
Extras(23 b, 4 lb, 1 w)28
Total(all out, 77.4 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-57, 3-75, 4-79, 5-97, 6-112, 7-158, 8-158, 9-178, 10-192 (77.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston32   10713--
Palmer3   0130--
Ralph22   8423--
Greensmith9   4130--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TC Doddsc and b Smith1     
G Barkerc Hawkins b Lambert6     
+B Taylorlbw b Wells20     
GJ Smithb Lambert1     
SC Evenot out22     
MJ Bearnot out2     
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
IM Kingdid not bat      
EJ Palmerdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 w)3
Total(4 wickets, 21.4 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-16, 4-46
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert9   2222--
Smith4   1141--
Wells6   381--
Cook2   150--

--> BJ Meyer made his debut in first-class matches
--> BJ Meyer made his debut in County Championship matches
--> SC Eve (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> MJ Bear (1) passed his previous highest score of 98 in first-class matches
--> MJ Bear (1) passed his previous highest score of 98 in County Championship matches
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> IM King (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in first-class matches
--> IM King (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in County Championship matches
--> EJ Palmer made his debut in first-class matches
--> EJ Palmer made his debut in County Championship matches
--> LHR Ralph reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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