Essex v Kent
County Championship 1954
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 26th, 27th, 28th May 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Kent 0
UmpiresJS Buller, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 408/8 (Greensmith 14*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 103/3 (Pettiford 9*, Hearn 11*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsst Catt b Pettiford121      
AV Averyb Dovey50      
TE Baileyb Ridgway41      
R Horsfallst Catt b Pettiford66      
*DJ Insoleb Pettiford16      
FH Vigarb Pettiford60      
R Smithst Catt b Pettiford16      
+B Taylorc Wilson b Pettiford10      
WT Greensmithnot out14      
JA Baileydid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 9 lb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 111.4 overs)408
Fall of wickets:
1-143, 2-199, 3-223, 4-250, 5-343, 6-365, 7-375, 8-408 (111.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway21   0861--
Dovey33   8821--
Wright18   2680--
Witherden2   070--
Lucas3   0170--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AF Woollettb JA Bailey10      
AH Phebeyc Taylor b Smith24      
RC Wilsonlbw b Smith7      
J Pettifordb TE Bailey46      
P Hearnc Insole b Smith2      
F Ridgwayc JA Bailey b TE Bailey9      
FC Lucasb Preston38      
EG Witherdenb JA Bailey6      
+AW Cattc Insole b Greensmith0      
RR Doveyc Avery b Preston6      
*DVP Wrightnot out2      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(all out, 75.4 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-34, 3-46, 4-58, 5-90, 6-105, 7-127, 8-136, 9-151, 10-158 (75.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey16   5332--
Smith25   11513--
JA Bailey16   5192--
Greensmith8   1191--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AF Woollettc TE Bailey b Smith26      
AH Phebeyc Vigar b Smith48      
RC Wilsonc Taylor b Greensmith9      
J Pettifordrun out25      
P Hearnc Taylor b TE Bailey18      
F Ridgwaynot out60      
FC Lucasb TE Bailey3      
EG Witherdenc TE Bailey b Vigar16      
+AW Cattnot out13      
RR Doveydid not bat      
*DVP Wrightdid not bat      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(7 wickets, 80 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-81, 3-83, 4-120, 5-126, 6-134, 7-181
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey19   7292--
Preston7   0420--
Smith24   2762--
JA Bailey11   3290--
Greensmith12   4211--
Insole3   180--
Vigar4   1131--

--> RC Wilson (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> FC Lucas made his debut in County Championship matches
--> FC Lucas made his debut in first-class matches
--> J Pettiford achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-49)
--> J Pettiford achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-102)





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