Essex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1955
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 24th, 25th, 26th August 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultYorkshire won by 9 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Yorkshire 12
UmpiresD Davies, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 296 all out
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 144/5 (Insole 71*, Bear 7*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonc Greensmith b R Smith56     
DB Closeb Bailey11     
JV Wilsonc Gibb b Bailey10     
DEV Padgettb R Smith26     
W Watsonc Gibb b Bailey13     
R Illingworthc R Smith b Insole116     
*NWD Yardleyb Bailey18     
JH Wardlec Gibb b Bailey11     
FS Truemanc Ralph b Bailey3     
+JG Binksb R Smith26     
M Ryannot out3     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 101.1 overs)296
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-36, 3-91, 4-104, 5-142, 6-212, 7-228, 8-232, 9-284, 10-296 (101.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey31   6936--
Preston21   3450--
R Smith23   2683--
Ralph9   1330--
Greensmith4   0160--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Wilson b Trueman3     
G Barkerc Watson b Trueman30     
+PA Gibbc Binks b Trueman25     
*DJ Insolec Watson b Trueman0     
TE Baileylbw b Yardley4     
MJ Bearc Binks b Trueman1     
WT Greensmithnot out14     
GJ Smithb Trueman0     
R Smithc Ryan b Wardle14     
LHR Ralphc Close b Wardle1     
KC Prestonb Ryan0     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 48 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-36, 3-36, 4-43, 5-58, 6-67, 7-67, 8-92, 9-95, 10-96 (48 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman19   4456--
Ryan10   3231--
Yardley16   8131--
Wardle3   0112--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Trueman25     
G Barkerlbw b Wardle14     
+PA Gibbc Close b Trueman0     
*DJ Insoleb Ryan119     
TE Baileyb Ryan17     
MJ Bearb Trueman10     
WT Greensmithc Wilson b Wardle8     
GJ Smithc Ryan b Wardle14     
R Smithc Wardle b Close9     
LHR Ralphc Binks b Ryan21     
KC Prestonnot out1     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 83.2 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-38, 3-62, 4-95, 5-128, 6-149, 7-172, 8-192, 9-233, 10-242 (83.2 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman19   0683--
Yardley5   3110--
Wardle31   9643--
Close8   2171--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DB Closec Ralph b Bailey0     
FA Lowsonnot out17     
JV Wilsonnot out26     
DEV Padgettdid not bat      
W Watsondid not bat      
R Illingworthdid not bat      
*NWD Yardleydid not bat      
JH Wardledid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
+JG Binksdid not bat      
M Ryandid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(1 wicket, 10.2 overs)44
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Close)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey5   2181--
Preston4   0210--
Barker1   100--

--> NWD Yardley made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> FA Lowson (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 48
--> JV Wilson (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> R Smith (2) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> FS Trueman reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings





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