Kent v Essex
County Championship 1959
VenueThe Rectory Field, Blackheath on 13th, 15th, 16th June 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 4 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresJS Buller, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 371 all out
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 461/3 (Cowdrey 204*, Pretlove 78*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Smithc and b Ridgway14      
G Barkerlbw b Ridgway4      
+B Taylorc Pettiford b Page89      
*DJ Insolelbw b Page83      
TE Baileyrun out52      
MJ Bearc Evans b Ridgway50      
J Milnerlbw b Ridgway18      
BR Knightnot out33      
WT Greensmithc Leary b Page12      
LHR Ralphb Halfyard0      
KC Prestonc and b Page1      
Extras(1 b, 14 lb)15
Total(all out, 109.2 overs)371
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-44, 3-149, 4-217, 5-284, 6-303, 7-324, 8-365, 9-367, 10-371 (109.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway27   10604--
Halfyard24   5901--
Pettiford26   2980--
Dixon4   0170--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyb Knight130      
RC Wilsonc Taylor b Knight16      
SE Learyc Taylor b Insole29      
*MC Cowdreyc Milner b Preston250      
JF Pretlovec Bailey b Preston102      
+TG Evansc and b Preston0      
AL Dixonnot out19      
DJ Halfyardnot out8      
J Pettiforddid not bat      
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 129 overs)560
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-119, 3-284, 4-526, 5-527, 6-538
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston41   11653--
Knight32   11302--
Insole25   41051--
Greensmith26   11260--
Barker5   0280--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Smithlbw b Ridgway3      
G Barkerb Halfyard15      
+B Taylorc Wilson b Halfyard20      
*DJ Insoleb Halfyard42      
TE Baileynot out102      
MJ Bearb Pettiford4      
J Milnerc Page b Pettiford15      
BR Knightc Phebey b Pettiford55      
WT Greensmithc Evans b Halfyard0      
LHR Ralphc Pettiford b Page9      
KC Prestonnot out8      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(9 wickets, 79 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-29, 3-50, 4-91, 5-100, 6-120, 7-216, 8-235, 9-265
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway11   1331--
Halfyard33   101204--
Page7   1241--
Pettiford28   5963--

--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed his previous highest score of 198 in County Championship matches
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed his previous highest score of 204 in first-class matches
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 124
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 16000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 33
--> KC Preston reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> KC Preston reached 750 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> DJ Halfyard reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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