Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1949
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1949 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 7 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Essex 12
UmpiresJJ Hills, HW Parks
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 100/2 (Vigar 30*, Eve 8*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 149/5 (Jackson 25*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryst Wade b TPB Smith41     
G Lesterlbw b TPB Smith21     
FT Prenticec Pearce b TPB Smith0     
M Tompkinlbw b TPB Smith22     
VE Jacksonc Bailey b TPB Smith1     
JE Walshlbw b Bailey3     
*SJ Symingtonb R Smith65     
TA Chapmanst Wade b Price24     
VS Mundenb Bailey29     
+P Corrallnot out0     
J Sperryc Price b Bailey1     
Extras(10 lb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 77.1 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-61, 3-86, 4-90, 5-93, 6-103, 7-149, 8-217, 9-217, 10-218 (77.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith19   4331--
TPB Smith18   2485--
Price16   3361--
Vigar2   0150--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Symington0     
AV Averyc Jackson b Walsh9     
SJ Craylbw b Walsh46     
FH Vigarnot out114     
SC Evec Prentice b Walsh60     
TE Baileylbw b Jackson9     
*TN Pearceb Jackson10     
R Smithc Jackson b Walsh0     
TPB Smithst Corrall b Walsh0     
+TH Wadest Corrall b Walsh0     
EJ Pricec and b Walsh3     
Extras(17 b, 7 lb)24
Total(all out, 107.3 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-79, 3-210, 4-232, 5-256, 6-263, 7-263, 8-263, 9-275, 10-275 (107.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry19   2550--
Symington14   3281--
Lester8   290--
Jackson27   8502--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TA Chapman hit wkt b Bailey13     
G Lesterc Wade b Price60     
FT Prenticest Wade b TPB Smith4     
M Tompkinc and b TPB Smith25     
VE Jacksonnot out74     
JE Walshc Wade b Bailey11     
GL Berryc Pearce b Vigar28     
*SJ Symingtonrun out6     
VS Mundenst Wade b TPB Smith0     
+P Corralllbw b Bailey0     
J Sperryc Cray b Bailey4     
Extras(2 b, 10 lb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 94.5 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-48, 3-94, 4-118, 5-149, 6-219, 7-229, 8-229, 9-234, 10-238 (94.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith16   3470--
TPB Smith38   8983--
Price10   2161--
Vigar6   1151--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Sperry5     
AV Averylbw b Walsh17     
SJ Crayc sub b Jackson68     
FH Vigarnot out63     
SC Evenot out27     
TE Baileydid not bat      
*TN Pearcedid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
EJ Pricedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(3 wickets, 70.4 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-33, 3-113
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry12   1251--
Symington9   2250--
Lester7   3180--
Walsh19   0811--
Jackson19   13131--

--> M Tompkin (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> SJ Symington (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in County Championship matches
--> SJ Symington (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in first-class matches
--> FH Vigar (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 66
--> TE Bailey reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> AV Avery retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 9 (team had lost 1 wickets) - he returned when the score was 275/9





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