Essex v Sussex
County Championship 1951
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 1st, 2nd, 3rd August 1951 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 2; Sussex 2
UmpiresHG Baldwin, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 314 all out
Close of play day 2Sussex (1) 312/5 (James 37*, Wood 29*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Wood21      
AV Averyrun out67      
+PA Gibblbw b Oakes60      
R Horsfalllbw b Cornford29      
*DJ Insoleb Wood5      
R Smithc Sheppard b Wood18      
FH Vigarc Webb b James46      
SC Eveb Wood2      
WT Greensmithst Webb b Oakes20      
TPB Smithnot out28      
KC Prestonst Webb b James5      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb, 2 w)13
Total(all out, 122.5 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-147, 3-175, 4-185, 5-199, 6-215, 7-217, 8-279, 9-293, 10-314 (122.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood31   8824--
Cornford24   3661--
Oakman15   2420--
Oakes19   3602--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgeb Preston10      
DS Sheppardb R Smith96      
C Oakesrun out41      
GHG Doggartb Insole37      
*J Langridgeb Preston39      
PDS Blakeb Preston5      
ASM Oakmanc TPB Smith b Insole6      
AE Jamesc Horsfall b Vigar37      
+RT Webblbw b Insole0      
DJ Woodnot out31      
JH Cornfordc R Smith b Vigar0      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 127 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-151, 3-151, 4-233, 5-239, 6-245, 7-250, 8-253, 9-314, 10-314 (127 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston33   5883--
R Smith17   7421--
Insole21   4503--
Greensmith21   8480--
TPB Smith28   4610--
Vigar7   0132--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Wood19      
AV Averyc Doggart b Oakes62      
+PA Gibbc and b Oakman59      
R Horsfallnot out52      
R Smithnot out27      
*DJ Insoledid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
SC Evedid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(3 wickets, declared, 56.5 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-107, 3-183
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood8   2281--
Cornford8   0240--
James7   2230--
Oakman16   1561--
Oakes10   1481--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgest Gibb b Insole17      
DS Sheppardc Greensmith b R Smith66      
C Oakesc Preston b Greensmith21      
GHG Doggartb Greensmith26      
PDS Blakelbw b Vigar1      
ASM Oakmannot out1      
DJ Woodnot out1      
*J Langridgedid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
JH Cornforddid not bat      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(5 wickets, 31 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-100, 3-120, 4-127, 5-134
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston7   0310--
R Smith5   0171--
Insole8   1401--
Greensmith9   2382--
Vigar2   171--

--> AV Avery (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> PA Gibb (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 2
--> PA Gibb (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 32
--> J Langridge (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 38
--> DJ Wood (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Wood (1) equalled his previous highest score of 31 in first-class matches
--> R Smith (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> PDS Blake made his last appearance in County Championship matches





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