Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1963
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 22nd, 24th, 25th June 1963 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsGloucestershire 0; Essex 2
UmpiresFC Gardner, AED Smith
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 53/3 (Mortimore 27*, Brown 10*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 46/2 (Smith 6*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Smith4     
MJ Bearc Meyer b Brown9     
GJ Smithlbw b Smith8     
BR Knightb Cook44     
*TE Baileylbw b Ashenden56     
KWR Fletcherc Meyer b Ashenden31     
+B Taylornot out8     
BEA Edmeadesc Smith b Mortimore1     
PJ Phelanb Mortimore0     
JC Lakerb Ashenden2     
KC Prestonlbw b Mortimore9     
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 98.3 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-22, 3-24, 4-91, 5-152, 6-161, 7-162, 8-162, 9-167, 10-184 (98.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith23   5502--
Brown17   7251--
Ashenden20   7403--
Graveney2   050--
Cook9   2291--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Younglbw b Bailey9     
RB Nichollslbw b Knight0     
CA Miltonc Barker b Knight6     
JB Mortimorec Laker b Knight41     
AS Brownlbw b Knight28     
A Dindarc Taylor b Knight0     
+BJ Meyerrun out29     
*JKR Graveneyc Fletcher b Knight0     
DR Smithb Knight36     
M Ashendenb Knight0     
C Cooknot out1     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-15, 3-15, 4-77, 5-77, 6-88, 7-88, 8-138, 9-138, 10-153 (68.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   2401--
Laker20   8400--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Ashenden b Mortimore24     
MJ Bearc Milton b Mortimore15     
GJ Smithnot out13     
BR Knightnot out26     
*TE Baileydid not bat      
KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
BEA Edmeadesdid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
JC Lakerdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(2 wickets, 31.4 overs)80
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-46
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith10   2280--
Brown2   070--
Cook6   450--

--> DM Young (1) passed 22500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> BJ Meyer (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> G Barker (2) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> JB Mortimore reached 900 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> BR Knight achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Gloucestershire first innings (previous best was 7-42)
--> BR Knight achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire first innings (previous best was 7-42)





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