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Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1953
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 15th, 16th, 17th July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 4
UmpiresF Chester, FS Lee
ScorersW Goodenough (Leicestershire), WH Hansford (Essex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 75/1 (Hallam 40*, Tompkin 20*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 77/2 (Avery 20*, Horsfall 25*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Firth b Spencer18      
*AV Averyc Firth b Goodwin3      
+PA Gibbc Firth b Goodwin14      
R Horsfallc Firth b Goodwin26      
WT Greensmithc Smithson b Munden34      
FH Vigarc Jackson b Goodwin64      
LA Savilllbw b Walsh7      
FH Ristc Firth b Goodwin10      
R Smithc Spence b Goodwin4      
AB Laversb Walsh40      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 85.2 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-27, 3-59, 4-64, 5-117, 6-130, 7-154, 8-166, 9-230, 10-230 (85.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin20   1866--
Spencer19   5671--
Jackson11   2240--
Munden20   12161--
Walsh15.23272--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Lesterb Preston15      
MR Hallamb Preston51      
M Tompkinc Vigar b Smith66      
VE Jacksonb Smith25      
GA Smithsonc Savill b Smith17      
VS Mundenc Avery b Greensmith31      
JE Walshc and b Greensmith32      
LA Spencest Gibb b Greensmith40      
+J Firthlbw b Greensmith8      
CT Spencerb Smith13      
TJ Goodwinnot out14      
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 129.2 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-90, 3-127, 4-178, 5-185, 6-241, 7-252, 8-262, 9-293, 10-322 (129.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston36   9732--
Smith54   121514--
Greensmith21.26604--
Lavers18   4280--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Firth b Goodwin30      
*AV Averyc Firth b Walsh39      
+PA Gibbc Munden b Spencer1      
R Horsfallst Firth b Walsh103      
WT Greensmithb Walsh2      
FH Vigarnot out48      
LA Savilllbw b Walsh0      
FH Ristlbw b Walsh2      
R Smithc Lester b Walsh4      
AB Laversnot out42      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(8 wickets, declared, 87 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-48, 3-124, 4-132, 5-199, 6-199, 7-201, 8-209
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin16   3591--
Spencer15   2631--
Jackson16   9260--
Munden12   3380--
Walsh28   4856--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Smithsonrun out8      
MR Hallamb Smith10      
M Tompkinb Preston3      
VE Jacksonc Avery b Smith14      
JE Walshrun out8      
VS Mundenc Preston b Smith3      
*G Lesternot out18      
LA Spencenot out4      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 w)7
Total(6 wickets, 40 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-21, 3-23, 4-43, 5-47, 6-48
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston9   1261--
Smith11   4333--
Greensmith11   930--
Dodds9   760--

Notes
--> AB Lavers (1) passed his previous highest score of 39 in County Championship matches
--> AB Lavers (1) passed his previous highest score of 39 in first-class matches
--> M Tompkin (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> R Horsfall (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 40
--> FH Rist made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> FH Rist made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> AB Lavers made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AB Lavers made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> AB Lavers (2) passed his previous highest score of 40 in first-class matches
--> AB Lavers (2) passed his previous highest score of 40 in County Championship matches
--> TJ Goodwin reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> TJ Goodwin reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> TJ Goodwin reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> KC Preston reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JE Walsh reached 900 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex second innings
--> R Smith reached 1100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings

 

 

 

 

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