Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1957
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 15th, 17th, 18th June 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 181 runs
PointsEssex 12; Leicestershire 2
UmpiresRSM Lay, TW Spencer
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), CV Jenkinson (Essex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 159/5 (Palmer 32*, Munden 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 233/6 (Smith 19*, Greensmith 14*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Spencer1      
G Barkerb Spencer5      
+B Taylorc Firth b Boshier10      
*DJ Insolec and b Boshier65      
TE Baileyc Firth b Boshier0      
MJ Bearc Spencer b Boshier8      
GJ Smithc Hallam b Boshier0      
WT Greensmithlbw b Boshier1      
LHR Ralphc Firth b Boshier31      
KC Prestonc Palmer b Boshier25      
IM Kingnot out2      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 39.2 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-7, 3-31, 4-43, 5-67, 6-67, 7-73, 8-100, 9-138, 10-149 (39.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer17   1932--
Palmer3   0100--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Taylor b Ralph67      
MR Hallamb Greensmith39      
LR Gardnerc King b Preston14      
*CH Palmernot out102      
RA Dimentc Ralph b Greensmith0      
J van Gelovenb Greensmith1      
VS Mundenc Insole b Preston8      
+J Firthb Preston12      
CT Spencerc Bailey b King13      
JS Savagec Barker b Greensmith0      
BS Boshierrun out0      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 103.5 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-92, 2-120, 3-120, 4-127, 5-135, 6-181, 7-206, 8-236, 9-237, 10-262 (103.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey11   3150--
Preston29   6833--
Ralph18   4591--
King13   5141--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsrun out57      
G Barkerb Palmer44      
+B Taylorc Firth b Boshier31      
*DJ Insolec Hallam b Munden43      
TE Baileyc Firth b Munden5      
MJ Bearst Firth b Palmer13      
GJ Smithc Palmer b van Geloven59      
WT Greensmithlbw b van Geloven40      
LHR Ralphnot out17      
KC Prestonc Diment b Boshier6      
IM Kingnot out5      
Extras(6 b, 12 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 117 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-130, 3-139, 4-164, 5-193, 6-211, 7-304, 8-311, 9-324
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer17   1610--
Boshier31   6712--
Palmer13   2252--
Munden26   7852--
Savage20   8580--
van Geloven8   4152--
Lester2   050--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Greensmith b Bailey1      
MR Hallamc Ralph b Bailey4      
LR Gardnerlbw b Preston13      
*CH Palmerc Taylor b Bailey0      
RA Dimentc King b Bailey4      
J van Gelovenc Greensmith b Preston8      
VS Mundenb Bailey0      
+J Firthc Ralph b Preston9      
CT Spencerc King b Bailey1      
JS Savagenot out4      
BS Boshierb Preston0      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 19.2 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-9, 5-30, 6-31, 7-37, 8-41, 9-45, 10-45 (19.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey10   1286--

--> J Firth (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> BS Boshier achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 6-79)
--> BS Boshier achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 6-79)
--> BS Boshier reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings





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