Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 27th, 28th, 29th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 139 runs
PointsMiddlesex 0; Essex 12
UmpiresP Corrall, WT Jones
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 4/0 (Robertson 0*, Parfitt 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 92/4 (Ralph 11*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Hurst82     
G Barkerc Hurst b Tilly26     
+B Taylorb Titmus13     
*DJ Insoleb Titmus15     
TE Baileynot out51     
BR Knightb Titmus7     
LA Savillb Warr5     
WT Greensmithc Murray b Warr0     
R Smithc Parfitt b Titmus15     
LHR Ralphc Robertson b Hurst5     
KC Prestonrun out5     
Extras(21 b, 4 lb)25
Total(all out, 124.2 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-89, 3-137, 4-171, 5-178, 6-199, 7-201, 8-224, 9-243, 10-249 (124.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr17   3432--
Bennett14   2400--
Tilly7   0181--
Titmus45   21564--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Smith b Bailey21     
PH Parfittc Barker b Greensmith23     
+JT Murrayb Bailey4     
*WJ Edrichb Bailey15     
RW Hookerc Bailey b Greensmith31     
D Bennettc Taylor b Bailey5     
FJ Titmusc Taylor b Bailey35     
RA Galec Taylor b Insole13     
JJ Warrc Dodds b Greensmith8     
HW Tillyc Taylor b Bailey20     
RJ Hurstnot out0     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 85.2 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-48, 3-56, 4-75, 5-83, 6-117, 7-144, 8-155, 9-168, 10-182 (85.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston13   4270--
Smith5   1120--
Ralph13   3330--
Greensmith27   9533--
Insole3   081--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Titmus37     
G Barkerc and b Hurst31     
R Smithlbw b Hurst10     
+B Taylorc Edrich b Hurst1     
LHR Ralphc Parfitt b Hurst17     
*DJ Insolec Edrich b Hurst35     
TE Baileynot out39     
BR Knightc Murray b Hurst0     
LA Savillb Titmus0     
WT Greensmithnot out23     
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 w)7
Total(8 wickets, declared, 80 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-70, 3-75, 4-92, 5-105, 6-142, 7-142, 8-145
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr11   0280--
Bennett8   1260--
Hurst29   9676--
Tilly3   0150--
Titmus29   10572--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Preston40     
+JT Murrayb Preston1     
*WJ Edrichb Bailey29     
RW Hookerc Greensmith b Bailey2     
D Bennettb Bailey7     
FJ Titmusc Taylor b Greensmith27     
RA Galec Taylor b Preston0     
PH Parfittb Bailey1     
JJ Warrlbw b Bailey10     
HW Tillyc and b Bailey2     
RJ Hurstnot out4     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 34.3 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-71, 3-73, 4-78, 5-86, 6-88, 7-102, 8-122, 9-122, 10-128 (34.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston16   2453--
Smith3   0120--
Greensmith1   051--

--> HW Tilly (1) equalled his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> G Barker (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> JJ Warr (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> FJ Titmus reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> TE Bailey reached 1000 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> RJ Hurst achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 4-71)
--> RJ Hurst achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings



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