Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1960
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1960 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 2; Middlesex 0
UmpiresJH Parks, DJ Wood
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 102/7 (Titmus 19*, Bennett 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 73/2 (WE Russell 36*, Hooker 29*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerrun out11     
GJ Smithc Murray b Warr6     
+B Taylorc Clark b Bennett32     
LA Savillc Murray b Bennett2     
*TE Baileylbw b Shepperd47     
MJ Bearc Murray b Bennett31     
BR Knightc Titmus b Warr16     
WT Greensmithb Hooker5     
LHR Ralphb Shepperd22     
CB Clarkec Clark b Shepperd0     
KC Prestonnot out1     
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 75.3 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-21, 3-42, 4-57, 5-116, 6-144, 7-154, 8-174, 9-179, 10-180 (75.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett14   0463--
Warr19   5462--
Hooker15   5231--
Titmus14   8230--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russelllbw b Bailey1     
SEJ Russellc Barker b Knight1     
RA Whitec Taylor b Knight8     
RW Hookerc Preston b Bailey17     
PH Parfittc Barker b Bailey18     
FJ Titmusc Knight b Bailey27     
EA Clarkb Ralph4     
+JT Murrayc Barker b Knight28     
D Bennettc Barker b Bailey1     
*JJ Warrnot out19     
J Shepperdc Taylor b Knight5     
Extras(10 lb)10
Total(all out, 43.3 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-4, 3-18, 4-45, 5-52, 6-61, 7-102, 8-105, 9-114, 10-139 (43.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   5385--
Ralph11   2401--
Preston3   190--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Bennett4     
GJ Smithc Hooker b Titmus53     
+B Taylorb Bennett12     
LA Savillc Titmus b Warr2     
*TE Baileyc Hooker b Titmus30     
LHR Ralphc Parfitt b Titmus43     
MJ Bearc Murray b Bennett0     
BR Knightc Warr b Bennett8     
WT Greensmithc Parfitt b Titmus4     
CB Clarkelbw b Titmus4     
KC Prestonnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 59.5 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-23, 3-32, 4-91, 5-145, 6-150, 7-150, 8-163, 9-163, 10-167 (59.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett16   4594--
Warr13   3291--
Shepperd2   070--
Hooker3   150--
Parfitt6   2170--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellnot out36     
SEJ Russellc Ralph b Knight1     
RA Whitelbw b Bailey5     
RW Hookernot out29     
PH Parfittdid not bat      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
EA Clarkdid not bat      
+JT Murraydid not bat      
D Bennettdid not bat      
*JJ Warrdid not bat      
J Shepperddid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(2 wickets, 31 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-7
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey10   4201--
Knight7   1171--
Ralph1   050--
Preston10   3190--
Clarke3   0100--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> BR Knight (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> J Shepperd made his debut in County Championship matches
--> G Barker (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> GJ Smith (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> J Shepperd achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 0-7)
--> D Bennett reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> TE Bailey reached 1450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> FJ Titmus reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings



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