Essex v Kent
County Championship 1953
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 27th, 29th, 30th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 65 runs
PointsEssex 12; Kent 0
UmpiresK McCanlis, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 96/4 (Mayes 37*, Edrich 12*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 339/3 (Horsfall 151*, Insole 70*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Dovey19     
+PA Gibblbw b Ridgway63     
FH Vigarb Dovey1     
R Horsfalllbw b Ridgway40     
*DJ Insolec Woollett b Ridgway29     
WT Greensmithc Edrich b Ridgway2     
LA Savillc and b Dovey13     
R Smithb Dovey16     
LHR Ralphlbw b Ridgway0     
KC Prestonc Phebey b Ridgway0     
CJM Kennynot out0     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(all out, 67.2 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-42, 3-118, 4-141, 5-159, 6-164, 7-185, 8-190, 9-190, 10-192 (67.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway29   7696--
Page5   0210--
Wright5   1180--
Murray-Wood1   090--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeylbw b Smith17     
AF Woollettb Preston5     
RC Wilsonc Preston b Smith14     
+DG Uftonc Gibb b Preston5     
R Mayesc Ralph b Preston40     
BR Edrichb Preston50     
F Ridgwayb Smith12     
RR Doveyc Gibb b Kenny0     
*W Murray-Woodb Kenny3     
DVP Wrightnot out15     
JCT Pagec and b Smith0     
Extras(5 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(all out, 69.3 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-27, 3-38, 4-46, 5-110, 6-129, 7-132, 8-144, 9-166, 10-169 (69.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston22   5534--
Kenny9   2192--
Ralph7   280--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PA Gibbb Dovey30     
FH Vigarb Dovey77     
WT Greensmithb Dovey0     
R Horsfallnot out151     
*DJ Insolenot out70     
TC Doddsdid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
CJM Kennydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 8 lb)11
Total(3 wickets, declared, 81 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-73, 3-190
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway29   41190--
Dovey27   31063--
Page11   2370--
Wright12   0470--
Murray-Wood2   0190--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Gibb b Smith5     
AF Woollettb Preston50     
RC Wilsonc Gibb b Preston1     
+DG Uftonc Insole b Ralph46     
R Mayesc Smith b Vigar42     
BR Edrichc Preston b Vigar14     
F Ridgwayc Smith b Ralph59     
RR Doveyc Horsfall b Vigar12     
*W Murray-Woodc Gibb b Preston26     
DVP Wrightc Insole b Ralph8     
JCT Pagenot out15     
Extras(12 b, 7 nb)19
Total(all out, 81.3 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-13, 3-90, 4-129, 5-161, 6-170, 7-207, 8-267, 9-269, 10-297 (81.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston20   4803--
Smith15   3651--
Kenny19   6640--
Vigar10   4133--

--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> LHR Ralph made his debut in County Championship matches
--> BR Edrich (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 36
--> F Ridgway (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 54
--> LHR Ralph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Kent second innings (previous best was 2-62)





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