Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1954
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 7th, 8th, 9th July 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLeicestershire won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresK McCanlis, WFF Price
ScorersWH Hansford (Essex), WH Price (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 41/2 (Smith 5*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 96/4 (Insole 18*, TE Bailey 2*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Walsh b Munden20      
+PA Gibbc Lester b Munden27      
CCP Williamsc Firth b Munden26      
R Horsfallc Hallam b Munden1      
*DJ Insoleb Spencer5      
TE Baileyb Jackson28      
B Taylorc Spencer b Munden56      
R Smithc Spencer b Jackson0      
WT Greensmithb Jackson15      
JA Baileyb Jackson0      
P Cousensnot out0      
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 83.1 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-59, 3-71, 4-80, 5-80, 6-167, 7-167, 8-175, 9-183, 10-188 (83.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer15   5381--
Goodwin3   050--
Munden34   18605--
Walsh5   0270--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Gibb b TE Bailey11      
MR Hallamrun out25      
MJK Smithc Gibb b JA Bailey26      
M Tompkinc and b Greensmith5      
*CH Palmerc Williams b TE Bailey107      
VE Jacksonc JA Bailey b Cousens38      
VS Mundenc Horsfall b Smith0      
JE Walshb Greensmith10      
+J Firthc and b Greensmith3      
CT Spencerb Greensmith5      
TJ Goodwinnot out0      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 123.4 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-41, 3-48, 4-87, 5-170, 6-173, 7-212, 8-218, 9-232, 10-243 (123.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey29.410562--
JA Bailey13   2351--
Smith19   2361--
Greensmith31   10494--
Cousens28   10461--
Insole3   180--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Goodwin11      
+PA Gibbb Spencer0      
CCP Williamsc Walsh b Munden43      
R Horsfallc Lester b Jackson20      
*DJ Insoleb Spencer19      
TE Baileyb Munden7      
B Taylorc Jackson b Munden12      
R Smithlbw b Jackson47      
WT Greensmithb Jackson2      
JA Baileyb Munden0      
P Cousensnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-60, 4-90, 5-98, 6-112, 7-131, 8-147, 9-158, 10-168 (65.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer18   3582--
Goodwin5   1201--
Munden28   15514--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Smith22      
MR Hallamlbw b TE Bailey3      
MJK Smithc Dodds b Cousens32      
M Tompkinc Williams b Cousens22      
*CH Palmerc TE Bailey b Cousens19      
VE Jacksonnot out14      
VS Mundennot out1      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(5 wickets, 43.5 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-37, 3-70, 4-95, 5-104
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey7   4111--
Smith17   2401--
Greensmith11   2370--

--> CCP Williams made his debut in County Championship matches
--> MJK Smith (2) passed his previous highest score of 26 in County Championship matches
--> CCP Williams made his debut for Essex in first-class matches
--> VS Munden reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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