Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1959
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 24th, 25th, 26th June 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultLeicestershire won by 126 runs
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresWH Copson, DJ Wood
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), CV Jenkinson (Essex)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 95/5 (Bear 30*, Knight 9*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 51/2 (Taylor 32*, Insole 15*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamc Insole b Bailey20      
J van Gelovenc Preston b Bailey2      
*W Watsonlbw b Bailey75      
LR Gardnerc Insole b Bailey12      
JW Carterc Ralph b Knight7      
AC Revillb Preston12      
FM Turnerlbw b Preston4      
+R Julianc and b Bailey1      
RC Smithc Taylor b Bailey31      
CT Spencernot out51      
BS Boshierb Preston1      
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 74.2 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-49, 3-69, 4-93, 5-128, 6-132, 7-137, 8-138, 9-215, 10-226 (74.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   2656--
Ralph17   2470--
Knight11   2261--
Clarke6   0260--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Revill b Spencer24      
G Barkerc Hallam b Spencer11      
+B Taylorc Julian b Spencer3      
*DJ Insoleb van Geloven14      
TE Baileyb Spencer4      
MJ Bearb Boshier42      
BR Knightc Revill b Spencer24      
WT Greensmithc Julian b Spencer2      
LHR Ralphb van Geloven17      
CB Clarkeb Boshier5      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 57.2 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-35, 3-38, 4-52, 5-57, 6-116, 7-119, 8-147, 9-147, 10-152 (57.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer21   4536--
van Geloven12   5172--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamb Bailey4      
J van Gelovenc Insole b Knight8      
*W Watsonc Bailey b Preston0      
LR Gardnerc Taylor b Bailey51      
JW Carterlbw b Bailey19      
AC Revillb Knight19      
FM Turnerb Knight28      
+R Julianb Preston12      
RC Smithnot out12      
CT Spencerb Preston12      
BS Boshierb Knight3      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 61 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-23, 4-69, 5-88, 6-109, 7-140, 8-148, 9-169, 10-174 (61 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey19   7433--
Preston19   4473--
Ralph8   3250--
Knight15   2534--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Julian b Spencer0      
G Barkerc Julian b Boshier4      
+B Taylorc Watson b Boshier50      
*DJ Insolec Julian b Spencer26      
TE Baileyc van Geloven b Spencer1      
MJ Bearc Watson b Spencer2      
BR Knightc van Geloven b Spencer23      
WT Greensmithb Spencer3      
LHR Ralphc Hallam b Spencer0      
CB Clarkenot out6      
KC Prestonb Spencer6      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 52.2 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-4, 3-78, 4-79, 5-82, 6-91, 7-107, 8-107, 9-110, 10-122 (52.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boshier25   8772--
van Geloven2   030--

--> FM Turner (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in first-class matches
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 22000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> WT Greensmith (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> CB Clarke made his debut for Essex in County Championship matches
--> BR Knight reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> BS Boshier reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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