Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1957
VenueErinoid Ground, Stroud on 22nd, 24th, 25th June 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 21 runs
PointsGloucestershire 0; Essex 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresHG Baldwin, TJ Bartley
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 10/0 (Young 6*, Knightley-Smith 4*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 73/4 (Nicholls 11*, Brown 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TC Doddslbw b Allen85      
G Barkerc Nicholls b Smith10      
+B Taylorlbw b Allen25      
LA Savillrun out89      
MJ Bearc Nicholls b Allen4      
GJ Smithb Cook1      
WT Greensmithb Brown48      
LHR Ralphlbw b Smith8      
KC Prestonb Smith2      
IM Kingc Nicholls b Smith1      
EJ Palmernot out0      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 99.2 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-104, 3-137, 4-157, 5-168, 6-260, 7-284, 8-287, 9-287, 10-288 (99.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wiltshire5   2200--
Cook27   13571--
Mortimore12   3330--
Allen23   8613--
Brown12   2351--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngc Ralph b Palmer17      
W Knightley-Smithc and b Preston35      
RB Nichollsc Palmer b Ralph13      
*GM Emmettlbw b Preston5      
AS Brownc Taylor b Greensmith3      
JB Mortimorerun out21      
DA Allenc Preston b Greensmith0      
DR Smithc Preston b Greensmith0      
+BJ Meyerc Bear b Greensmith17      
GGM Wiltshireb King1      
C Cooknot out4      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-58, 3-69, 4-76, 5-83, 6-83, 7-83, 8-103, 9-104, 10-124 (52.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   4282--
Ralph10   1311--
Palmer10   3261--
King6   3121--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngc Greensmith b Palmer25      
W Knightley-Smithc Taylor b Palmer5      
RB Nichollsb Preston20      
*GM Emmettc Taylor b Preston13      
JB Mortimorelbw b Preston13      
AS Brownnot out41      
+BJ Meyerc Preston b Greensmith1      
DA Allenb Greensmith5      
DR Smithb Greensmith2      
GGM Wiltshirerun out11      
C Cooklbw b Preston0      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-41, 3-49, 4-60, 5-91, 6-92, 7-108, 8-123, 9-139, 10-143 (60.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ralph1   100--
Palmer16   4392--
Greensmith13   5323--
King5   350--

--> TC Dodds (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70
--> EJ Palmer made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> EJ Palmer made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JB Mortimore (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> AS Brown (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> WT Greensmith reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> KC Preston reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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