Warwickshire v Essex
County Championship 1952
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 28th, 30th June, 1st July 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWarwickshire won by 10 wickets
PointsWarwickshire 12; Essex 0
UmpiresP Corrall, D Davies
ScorersGC Austin (Warwickshire), WEJ Hansdord (Essex)
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 56/1 (Spooner 22*, Ord 11*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 38/1 (Stanley 12*, Gibb 14*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Grove5     
EAW Stanleyb Grove0     
+PA Gibbc Grove b Townsend54     
R Horsfallc Pritchard b Hollies72     
*DJ Insolerun out3     
TE Baileyb Pritchard26     
R Smithb Townsend3     
FH Vigarnot out46     
C Griffithsc Ord b Weeks2     
WT Greensmithc Ord b Weeks6     
KC Prestonst Spooner b Hollies6     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 100.3 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-7, 3-120, 4-129, 5-140, 6-150, 7-192, 8-199, 9-213, 10-224 (100.3 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pritchard13   1501--
Grove23   7552--
Townsend16   1402--
Weeks20   9282--
Bromley2   160--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerc Gibb b Bailey15     
+RT Spoonerc and b Preston33     
JS Ordc Gibb b Bailey34     
PH Bromleynot out121     
*HE Dolleryc Bailey b Preston10     
RE Hitchcockst Gibb b Smith58     
A Townsendc and b Smith30     
CWC Grovenot out20     
RT Weeksdid not bat      
TL Pritcharddid not bat      
WE Holliesdid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)25
Total(6 wickets, declared, 132 overs)346
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-76, 3-118, 4-132, 5-246, 6-322
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey28   5492--
Preston26   7702--
Smith52   141392--
Greensmith22   7500--
Vigar4   0130--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Grove12     
EAW Stanleyb Grove20     
+PA Gibbb Hollies37     
R Horsfallst Spooner b Hollies2     
*DJ Insolec Spooner b Townsend60     
TE Baileyc Dollery b Hollies6     
R Smithc Townsend b Bromley32     
FH Vigarc Dollery b Weeks4     
C Griffithsst Spooner b Hollies10     
WT Greensmithnot out11     
KC Prestonb Weeks1     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 78.2 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-55, 3-69, 4-79, 5-107, 6-154, 7-167, 8-184, 9-204, 10-204 (78.2 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pritchard10   2300--
Grove14   3392--
Townsend10   2191--
Hollies27   11674--
Bromley3   0221--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnernot out40     
RE Hitchcocknot out34     
+RT Spoonerdid not bat      
JS Orddid not bat      
PH Bromleydid not bat      
*HE Dollerydid not bat      
A Townsenddid not bat      
CWC Grovedid not bat      
RT Weeksdid not bat      
TL Pritcharddid not bat      
WE Holliesdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(no wicket, 19.3 overs)84
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey2   140--
Smith4   1150--
Greensmith2   090--
Insole6   1120--
Griffiths3   0220--
Horsfall2   040--

--> PH Bromley (1) passed his previous highest score of 60 in first-class matches
--> PH Bromley (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> PH Bromley (1) passed his previous highest score of 60 in County Championship matches
--> PH Bromley (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> PA Gibb (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> FC Gardner (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 29

The match was played for the benefit of TL Pritchard





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