Kent Second XI v Essex Second XI
Minor Counties Championship 1953
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 10th, 11th June 1953 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex Second XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent Second XI 2; Essex Second XI 2
Close of play day 1

Essex Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GHS Westc Downton b Jones68      
EAW Stanleyc Witherden b Cartwright2      
LA Savillc Leary b Smith54      
GW Horrexc Downton b Smith18      
P Shottb Cartwright30      
LHR Ralphc Downton b Jones96      
B Taylorb Cartwright10      
D Crookc [unknown] b Witherden6      
RV Lynchnot out18      
WG Spencerdid not bat      
LCS Jermandid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(8 wickets, declared, 92.3 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-93, 3-140, 4-144, 5-231, 6-243, 7-272, 8-310 (92.3 ov)
Kent Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith32   6822--
Cartwright22   2953--
Witherden17   4401--
Hearn5   0330--

Kent Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EG Witherdenlbw b Ralph12      
BH Lockc Horrex b Spencer86      
P Hearnc Taylor b Jerman41      
RC Wilsonb Ralph11      
SE Learynot out71      
AJP Woodhousec Ralph b Shott14      
G Smithb Jerman43      
GC Downtonnot out5      
GG Cartwrightdid not bat      
PH Jonesdid not bat      
TA Crawforddid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(6 wickets, 73 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-132, 3-148, 4-152, 5-188, 6-274
Essex Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jerman27   2962--
Shott7   1431--
Ralph17   2762--
Lynch16   1330--
Crook5   0260--
Spencer1   091--

--> LHR Ralph (1) passed his previous highest score of 76 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Crook made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> D Crook made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches





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