Surrey v Essex
County Championship 1957
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 1st, 3rd June 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by an innings and 87 runs
PointsSurrey 14 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresD Davies, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 346/9 (Cox 30*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
REC Prattc Taylor b Palmer27      
MJ Stewartb Preston14      
B Constablec Taylor b Ralph43      
KF Barringtonc Preston b King44      
DGW Fletcherrun out101      
MD Willettc Taylor b Preston20      
EA Bedserc King b Preston15      
+AJW McIntyreb Preston9      
DF Coxnot out30      
PJ Loaderc Dodds b Preston38      
*AV Bedserdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)5
Total(9 wickets, declared, 117.5 overs)346
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-43, 3-125, 4-131, 5-195, 6-242, 7-252, 8-297, 9-346 (117.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ralph23   6701--
Palmer11   3411--
Greensmith20   1600--
King31   7941--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Loader24      
G Barkerlbw b AV Bedser7      
+B Taylorb Loader0      
GW Horrexc Pratt b Cox1      
MJ Bearnot out37      
GJ Smithb Loader26      
*WT Greensmithc Cox b Loader7      
LHR Ralphc Fletcher b Loader0      
KC Prestonb EA Bedser2      
IM Kingc Stewart b Loader1      
EJ Palmerc Loader b AV Bedser10      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-23, 3-34, 4-43, 5-75, 6-95, 7-95, 8-98, 9-99, 10-123 (54.3 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader19   3486--
AV Bedser10.34172--
Cox7   0231--
EA Bedser18   8271--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Fletcher b AV Bedser3      
G Barkerc Stewart b Loader8      
+B Taylorlbw b Loader20      
GW Horrexc Fletcher b Barrington17      
MJ Bearc Stewart b EA Bedser10      
GJ Smithc Willett b EA Bedser21      
*WT Greensmithc and b EA Bedser18      
LHR Ralphc Fletcher b EA Bedser3      
KC Prestonb EA Bedser2      
IM Kingb Loader17      
EJ Palmernot out11      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 59.5 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-13, 3-46, 4-58, 5-70, 6-93, 7-101, 8-104, 9-111, 10-136 (59.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser12   3231--
Cox2   050--
EA Bedser21   9325--
Barrington8   2181--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> DGW Fletcher (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> EJ Palmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> EJ Palmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> PJ Loader reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings





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