Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1957
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 2; Essex 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, JF Crapp
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), CV Jenkinson (Essex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 258 all out
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 96/3 (Hallam 46*, Gardner 4*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc and b Greensmith26      
MR Hallamc Bailey b Greensmith42      
RA Dimentst Taylor b Greensmith40      
*CH Palmerc Preston b Bailey103      
LR Gardnerb Insole4      
EF Phillipslbw b Bailey1      
+J Firthb Bailey10      
JS Savageb Ralph4      
CT Spencerb Bailey10      
RL Prattc Durley b Bailey4      
RC Smithnot out0      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb)14
Total(all out, 122 overs)258
Fall of wickets:
1-68, 2-80, 3-139, 4-171, 5-179, 6-211, 7-236, 8-248, 9-252, 10-258 (122 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston21   5450--
Ralph21   3701--
Bailey32   8685--
Greensmith26   13363--
King19   12240--
Insole3   211--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Spencer b Pratt11      
G Barkerc Hallam b Savage44      
+B Taylorc Spencer b Pratt0      
*DJ Insoleb Smith8      
LA Savillc Hallam b Savage40      
WT Greensmithc Spencer b Savage61      
AW Durleyb Savage0      
LHR Ralphb Savage0      
KC Prestonlbw b Savage6      
JA Baileyc and b Smith15      
IM Kingnot out1      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(all out, 83 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-69, 4-75, 5-166, 6-166, 7-173, 8-174, 9-189, 10-200 (83 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer18   5350--
Pratt8   0282--
Smith20   9432--
Savage28   11696--
Palmer9   5110--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterrun out19      
MR Hallamc Preston b King74      
RA Dimentb King20      
*CH Palmerc Dodds b King7      
LR Gardnerb Preston19      
CT Spencerc Savill b Preston1      
EF Phillipsnot out27      
RL Prattc Bailey b Preston0      
+J Firthnot out14      
JS Savagedid not bat      
RC Smithdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 w)7
Total(7 wickets, declared, 70 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-66, 3-82, 4-127, 5-139, 6-146, 7-147
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   1553--
Ralph5   0150--
Bailey7   2120--
Greensmith16   2490--
King26   10503--

--> G Lester (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> EF Phillips made his debut in first-class matches
--> EF Phillips made his debut in County Championship matches
--> G Barker (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 11
--> AW Durley made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AW Durley made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> MR Hallam (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 64
--> DJ Insole reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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