Lancashire v Essex
County Championship 1963
VenueStanley Park, Blackpool on 31st July, 1st, 2nd August 1963 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLancashire 0; Essex 2
UmpiresA Jepson, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 69/2 (Barker 45*, Phelan 1*)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (2) 133/3 (Grieves 25*, Marner 34*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Pullarlbw b Bailey18      
R Bennettc Barker b Preston44      
JD Bondc Hobbs b Preston3      
*KJ Grievesc Fletcher b Preston39      
PT Marnerc Hobbs b Bailey5      
BJ Boothb Preston13      
+G Claytonb Hobbs13      
JB Stathamc Taylor b Preston6      
K Higgsc Taylor b Hobbs22      
T Greenhoughnot out22      
C Hiltonb Phelan0      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 85.5 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-64, 3-74, 4-82, 5-107, 6-126, 7-136, 8-165, 9-180, 10-187 (85.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight20   6410--
Bailey23   7382--
Edmeades5   0210--
Preston30   6545--
Hobbs3   0222--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearb Statham0      
GJ Smithc Bond b Greenhough21      
G Barkerb Greenhough118      
PJ Phelanc Clayton b Greenhough9      
BR Knightc Clayton b Hilton2      
*TE Baileyc Marner b Greenhough2      
KWR Fletcherc Clayton b Grieves33      
+B Taylorb Statham25      
BEA Edmeadesc Bond b Greenhough6      
RNS Hobbsc Hilton b Greenhough10      
KC Prestonnot out1      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 6 nb)12
Total(all out, 95.2 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-63, 3-93, 4-96, 5-117, 6-174, 7-203, 8-227, 9-237, 10-239 (95.2 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham22   3552--
Hilton15   3471--
Higgs15   6380--
Grieves9   2271--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Pullarrun out41      
R Bennettlbw b Bailey7      
JD Bondc Smith b Phelan24      
*KJ Grievesc Preston b Knight40      
PT Marnerc Taylor b Preston63      
BJ Boothst Taylor b Hobbs12      
+G Claytonlbw b Knight32      
JB Stathamc Preston b Knight11      
K Higgsb Knight11      
T Greenhoughnot out9      
C Hiltondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 96.3 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-64, 3-82, 4-156, 5-189, 6-189, 7-228, 8-243, 9-256 (96.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   5411--
Preston14   3311--
Phelan27   6751--
Hobbs18   5421--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearb Higgs12      
GJ Smithc Statham b Higgs29      
G Barkernot out54      
BR Knightrun out10      
KWR Fletchernot out12      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
*TE Baileydid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
BEA Edmeadesdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(3 wickets, 40 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-56, 3-94
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham9   1110--
Greenhough6   3180--
Higgs12   2392--
Grieves5   3120--
Booth5   0180--
Pullar3   0190--

--> G Clayton (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> G Barker (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 108
--> G Barker (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 20
--> MJ Bear (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> K Higgs reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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