Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1959
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 16th, 18th, 19th May 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 6 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 0; Essex 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresJB Bowes, DJ Wood
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 83/1 (Savill 18*, Ralph 0*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 115/6 (Horton 56*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Kenyonb Ralph8      
LF Outschoornlbw b Ralph37      
MJ Hortonc Knight b Phelan74      
DW Richardsonc Bear b Knight59      
RG Broadbentb Phelan19      
G Dewsc Insole b Knight0      
DNF Sladest Taylor b Greensmith11      
+R Boothst Taylor b Greensmith9      
DB Pearsonnot out20      
JA Flavellrun out8      
KJ Aldridgeb Ralph0      
Extras(12 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)21
Total(all out, 93.3 overs)266
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-78, 3-192, 4-218, 5-218, 6-218, 7-237, 8-246, 9-262, 10-266 (93.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston18   4600--
Knight18   7352--
Greensmith22   7592--
Phelan16   5402--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Slade63      
LA Savilllbw b Flavell28      
LHR Ralphb Aldridge61      
+B Taylorc Slade b Aldridge37      
*DJ Insolec Booth b Aldridge4      
GJ Smithc Booth b Aldridge11      
MJ Bearb Pearson17      
BR Knightnot out60      
WT Greensmithc Aldridge b Horton15      
KC Prestonrun out3      
PJ Phelanlbw b Flavell7      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 98.5 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-83, 2-97, 3-194, 4-195, 5-207, 6-222, 7-237, 8-278, 9-295, 10-319 (98.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Aldridge22   5724--
Pearson20   6641--
Slade9   3441--
Horton17   9361--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Kenyonc Smith b Preston12      
LF Outschoornc Smith b Preston14      
MJ Hortonnot out110      
DW Richardsonc Taylor b Knight2      
RG Broadbentc Preston b Greensmith6      
DNF Sladec Knight b Greensmith3      
G Dewsc Knight b Greensmith14      
+R Boothb Greensmith23      
DB Pearsonb Ralph10      
JA Flavellb Ralph0      
KJ Aldridgelbw b Ralph0      
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(all out, 78 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-27, 3-34, 4-77, 5-87, 6-115, 7-165, 8-207, 9-207, 10-207 (78 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston20   3352--
Knight12   3321--
Ralph7   1183--
Greensmith29   5894--
Phelan10   5200--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Broadbent b Pearson24      
LA Savillnot out67      
+B Taylorc Outschoorn b Slade7      
*DJ Insoleb Slade0      
MJ Bearc Aldridge b Slade10      
BR Knightnot out43      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
GJ Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 w)4
Total(4 wickets, 51.5 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-63, 3-64, 4-86
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Flavell13   4410--
Aldridge4   0130--
Slade13   3353--
Horton4   0110--

--> MJ Horton (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 65
--> LHR Ralph reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> KC Preston reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings
--> DB Pearson was no-balled for throwing for Worcestershire





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