Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1959
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 27th, 28th, 29th May 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 22 runs
PointsMiddlesex 0; Essex 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresTJ Bartley, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 29/3 (Russell 16*, Parfitt 4*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 141/7 (Hurst 1*, Murray 15*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Moss18      
G Barkerc Parfitt b Warr9      
+B Taylorc Gale b Moss135      
*DJ Insoleb Moss34      
TE Baileynot out88      
GJ Smithlbw b Hooker0      
MJ Bearc Murray b Moss10      
BR Knightb Moss2      
WT Greensmithc and b Hurst6      
LHR Ralphc Titmus b Moss13      
KC Prestonc Hooker b Moss0      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)323
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-39, 3-131, 4-228, 5-231, 6-246, 7-254, 8-296, 9-319, 10-323 (97.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr10   2301--
Titmus31   5890--
Hooker7   2291--
Hurst16   4611--
Russell2   090--
Parfitt1   020--
Gale2   0170--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galeb Ralph8      
WE Russellc Taylor b Ralph26      
RJ Hurstc Bailey b Preston0      
JDB Robertsonlbw b Ralph1      
PH Parfittb Ralph14      
RW Hookerc Taylor b Greensmith49      
RA Whiteb Ralph6      
FJ Titmusb Bailey12      
+JT Murrayc Preston b Greensmith18      
*JJ Warrc Insole b Bailey3      
AE Mossnot out0      
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 58.3 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-18, 3-19, 4-54, 5-55, 6-66, 7-92, 8-136, 9-143, 10-143 (58.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   2431--
Ralph18   5455--
Knight7   270--
Bailey11   4202--

Middlesex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galec Taylor b Preston19      
WE Russellb Ralph5      
+JT Murrayc Preston b Ralph23      
JDB Robertsonb Preston20      
PH Parfittc Taylor b Ralph3      
RW Hookerc and b Greensmith52      
RA Whitelbw b Knight13      
FJ Titmusc Bailey b Preston9      
RJ Hurstlbw b Ralph1      
*JJ Warrb Bailey1      
AE Mossnot out6      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 80.3 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-39, 3-44, 4-62, 5-101, 6-122, 7-123, 8-143, 9-152, 10-158 (80.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston23   8243--
Ralph18   5354--
Knight7   1191--
Greensmith17   4231--

--> B Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 127 in first-class matches
--> B Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 127 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 21500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> WE Russell (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> JT Murray (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> RJ Hurst reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> AE Moss reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 7th wicket in the Essex first innings





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