Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1952
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 20th, 21st, 22nd August 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 111 runs
PointsMiddlesex 0; Essex 12
UmpiresJS Buller, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 199/7 (Vigar 9*, Greensmith 12*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 185/6 (Bennett 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Young100      
AV Averyc DCS Compton b Warr24      
+PA Gibblbw b Warr2      
R Horsfalllbw b Warr5      
*DJ Insolest LH Compton b DCS Compton29      
TE Baileylbw b Young8      
R Smithrun out0      
FH Vigarb Warr12      
WT Greensmithb Young48      
KC Prestonnot out56      
CJM Kennynot out4      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(9 wickets, declared, 125.3 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-74, 2-81, 3-99, 4-161, 5-171, 6-174, 7-179, 8-203, 9-281
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr29   5754--
Moss8   0230--
Young50   24743--
DCS Compton21   6611--
Edrich10   0350--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Gibb b Preston83      
SM Brownc and b Kenny52      
WJ Edrichb Preston26      
DCS Comptonb Preston0      
HPH Sharpb Bailey7      
W Knightley-Smithb Preston1      
D Bennettnot out26      
+LH Comptonb Bailey7      
JJ Warrb Preston2      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 83 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-107, 2-153, 3-153, 4-177, 5-179, 6-185, 7-211, 8-218 (83 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey28   9572--
Preston19   4485--
Smith13   2410--
Greensmith5   0190--
Kenny18   6391--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Brown b DCS Compton55      
+PA Gibbst LH Compton b Young22      
R Smithb DCS Compton34      
R Horsfallc Brown b DCS Compton0      
*DJ Insolec LH Compton b Young17      
KC Prestonb DCS Compton18      
FH Vigarnot out2      
WT Greensmithlbw b DCS Compton0      
AV Averydid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
CJM Kennydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 46.5 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-86, 3-95, 4-128, 5-146, 6-156, 7-156 (46.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr4   0200--
Moss5   0180--
Young19   6422--
DCS Compton13.51525--
Bennett5   0160--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Brownb Preston1      
WJ Edrichc sub b Smith78      
+LH Comptonb Bailey22      
D Bennettc Greensmith b Kenny2      
HPH Sharplbw b Kenny0      
DCS Comptonc Preston b Smith2      
JDB Robertsonc Greensmith b Smith2      
W Knightley-Smithb Smith9      
JJ Warrb Vigar0      
JA Youngb Vigar0      
AE Mossnot out0      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb)11
Total(all out, 37.5 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-55, 3-62, 4-65, 5-82, 6-92, 7-123, 8-127, 9-127, 10-127 (37.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey8   1171--
Preston5   0311--
Smith11   2194--
Kenny9   1312--

--> KC Preston (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in County Championship matches
--> KC Preston (1) passed his previous highest score of 36 in first-class matches
--> LH Compton (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> JJ Warr reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> R Smith reached 900 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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