Essex v Cambridge University
University Match 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 16th, 18th, 19th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCS Elliott, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (1) 115/6 (Wilenkin 14*, Cook 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Wilenkin b DJ Smith21     
G Barkerlbw b Pretlove92     
+B Taylorc Melluish b Pretlove43     
*DJ Insolenot out29     
TE Baileynot out21     
GJ Smithdid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(3 wickets, declared, 84 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-163, 3-164
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith11   0340--
DJ Smith11   1541--
Cook18   7460--
Swaranjit Singh30   16390--
Pretlove14   3332--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienlbw b R Smith7     
RW Barberc Taylor b Bailey1     
ER Dexterc Dodds b Ralph19     
Swaranjit Singhc and b R Smith13     
JF Pretloveb Greensmith45     
RM Jamesb Ralph13     
BCG Wilenkinc Bailey b Greensmith16     
GW Cookb Bailey3     
CS Smithnot out4     
*+MEL Melluishst Taylor b Greensmith1     
DJ Smithnot out2     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(9 wickets, declared, 61 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-15, 3-33, 4-47, 5-85, 6-109, 7-118, 8-122, 9-125
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey18   5372--
Preston6   1220--
R Smith10   3242--
Ralph13   4242--
Greensmith14   5173--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Pretlove b Dexter27     
G Barkerc Melluish b CS Smith1     
GJ Smithb CS Smith10     
*DJ Insolec DJ Smith b Swaranjit Singh33     
LA Savillnot out5     
R Smithc Barber b CS Smith1     
TE Baileynot out5     
+B Taylordid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 10 lb)12
Total(5 wickets, declared, 36.3 overs)94
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-29, 3-68, 4-86, 5-87
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith10.33193--
DJ Smith10   4240--
Swaranjit Singh8   3161--
Dexter8   2231--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienrun out30     
RW Barberc Taylor b Bailey6     
ER Dexterb R Smith5     
Swaranjit Singhc Barker b R Smith13     
JF Pretlovest Taylor b Greensmith20     
RM Jamesb R Smith0     
BCG Wilenkinb Ralph4     
GW Cooknot out17     
CS Smithc Taylor b Dodds2     
*+MEL Melluishb R Smith5     
DJ Smithnot out1     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(9 wickets, 63 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-24, 3-55, 4-55, 5-55, 6-62, 7-82, 8-87, 9-105
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey11   3211--
Preston4   0110--
R Smith20   8354--
Ralph8   5111--
Greensmith15   5221--
Dodds5   431--

--> B Taylor (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 25





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