Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1953
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 16th, 18th, 19th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Middlesex 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, JS Buller
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 29/0 (Robertson 18*, Brown 9*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 395 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Edrich b Warr19      
AV Averyb Titmus22      
+PA Gibbc Brown b Young138      
R Horsfallc Compton b Titmus56      
*DJ Insolec Thompson b Warr53      
FH Vigarb Bennett5      
R Smithc Titmus b Bennett30      
C Griffithsb Young14      
WT Greensmithlbw b Warr11      
D Watkinsnot out2      
KC Prestonb Young1      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 111.2 overs)357
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-48, 3-161, 4-255, 5-268, 6-318, 7-332, 8-348, 9-356, 10-357 (111.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr21   4573--
Bennett23   3962--
Titmus34   61062--
Edrich6   1190--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Gibb b Preston41      
SM Brownc Insole b Watkins100      
*WJ Edrichc Vigar b Insole166      
AW Thompsonc Preston b Vigar41      
HPH Sharplbw b Greensmith1      
DO Baldryc Vigar b Insole9      
D Bennettc and b Greensmith6      
FJ Titmusc Gibb b Greensmith16      
+LH Comptonc Watkins b Preston4      
JJ Warrnot out2      
JA Youngc Dodds b Greensmith0      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 117.4 overs)395
Fall of wickets:
1-84, 2-192, 3-284, 4-291, 5-332, 6-345, 7-377, 8-392, 9-394, 10-395 (117.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston25   1932--
Smith24   5780--
Watkins19   3761--
Vigar5   0251--
Insole13   3412--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Bennett15      
AV Averyc Compton b Bennett58      
+PA Gibbb Bennett31      
R Horsfallc Compton b Bennett74      
*DJ Insoleb Young1      
FH Vigarb Warr47      
R Smithc Edrich b Bennett7      
C Griffithsb Warr6      
WT Greensmithnot out0      
D Watkinsdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(8 wickets, declared, 72.1 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-107, 3-107, 4-108, 5-219, 6-236, 7-243, 8-243 (72.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett22   4695--
Young22   6691--
Titmus7   1150--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonst Gibb b Greensmith43      
SM Brownlbw b Smith1      
*WJ Edrichb Smith62      
AW Thompsonc Greensmith b Smith32      
HPH Sharpst Gibb b Greensmith2      
DO Baldryb Smith5      
D Bennettst Gibb b Greensmith14      
+LH Comptonst Gibb b Greensmith18      
JJ Warrc Gibb b Smith3      
JA Youngnot out6      
FJ Titmusnot out3      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(9 wickets, 48 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-77, 3-136, 4-139, 5-141, 6-149, 7-175, 8-184, 9-184
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston6   0370--
Smith22   2705--
Watkins3   0280--
Greensmith17   0544--

--> PA Gibb (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 98
--> R Horsfall (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 27500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 123
--> AW Thompson (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> DO Baldry made his debut in County Championship matches
--> DO Baldry made his debut in first-class matches
--> R Smith (2) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> D Bennett reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings





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