Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1948
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 5th, 7th, 8th June 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 4 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Surrey 12
UmpiresD Hendren, JA Smart
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 38/0 (Fishlock 24*, Fletcher 9*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 13/0 (Dodds 4*, Cray 9*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsst McIntyre b McMahon41     
SJ Crayc Parker b McMahon72     
AV Averyst McIntyre b Squires34     
FH Vigarc Barton b Parker21     
R Horsfallb Squires7     
*TN Pearcec McIntyre b McMahon31     
R Smithb Laker22     
+FH Ristlbw b Squires3     
WB Morrislbw b Laker13     
EJ Pricec McMahon b Laker12     
KC Prestonnot out0     
Extras(14 b, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 120.2 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-103, 2-128, 3-164, 4-184, 5-185, 6-243, 7-243, 8-254, 9-268, 10-271 (120.2 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser23   7510-1
Parker16   3331--
McMahon32   8763--
Squires20   7303--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LB Fishlockc and b Vigar51     
DGW Fletcherc Vigar b Smith70     
HS Squiresc Morris b Smith74     
HT Barlingb Smith11     
*MR Bartonc Dodds b Smith41     
JF Parkerc Cray b Vigar67     
+AJW McIntyrec and b Vigar68     
EA Bedserrun out4     
JC Lakernot out56     
AV Bedserc Rist b Morris3     
JWJ McMahonc Vigar b Morris0     
Extras(24 b)24
Total(all out, 157.2 overs)469
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-193, 3-216, 4-221, 5-312, 6-338, 7-347, 8-440, 9-459, 10-469 (157.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston23   6660--
Smith47   17754--
Price25   5860--
Vigar31   41273--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Parker104 1808- 
SJ Craylbw b Parker20     
AV Averyb Laker8     
FH Vigarb Laker26     
R Horsfallnot out128 165142 
*TN Pearcenot out54     
R Smithdid not bat      
+FH Ristdid not bat      
WB Morrisdid not bat      
EJ Pricedid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb)11
Total(4 wickets, declared, 109 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-61, 3-123, 4-208
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser28   6750--
Parker16   3502--
Laker27   2932--
McMahon17   1490--
Squires15   2430--
EA Bedser6   0300--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LB Fishlockb Smith1     
EA Bedserc Rist b Smith3     
HS Squiresc Vigar b Smith22     
JF Parkerst Rist b Vigar53     
+AJW McIntyrec Rist b Vigar8     
*MR Bartonc Preston b Vigar2     
HT Barlingnot out35     
JC Lakernot out23     
DGW Fletcherdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(6 wickets, 30 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-27, 3-28, 4-85, 5-91, 6-91
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston8   2450--
Smith15   2623--
Vigar7   0403--

--> FH Vigar (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> JF Parker (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15





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