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Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1957
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 31st July, 1st, 2nd August 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 74 runs
PointsEssex 12; Middlesex 4 (Batting 2)
UmpiresH Elliott, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 115/3 (Robertson 51*, Compton 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 177/1 (Barker 72*, Taylor 46*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Bennett9     
G Barkerc Murray b Warr3     
+B Taylorb Warr8     
*DJ Insolelbw b Titmus31     
LA Savillb Warr14     
MJ Bearrun out31     
WT Greensmithb Moss1     
LHR Ralphc Robertson b Compton1     
KC Prestonc Baldry b Titmus4     
JA Baileynot out6     
IM Kingst Murray b Titmus3     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 57 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-19, 3-24, 4-54, 5-95, 6-100, 7-102, 8-102, 9-106, 10-115 (57 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss12   4271--
Bennett14   6211--
Warr15   3413--
Baldry4   270--
Titmus8   563--
Compton4   291--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonlbw b Ralph59     
RA Galec King b Insole32     
DO Baldrylbw b Greensmith27     
RJ Hurstc Ralph b Greensmith0     
DCS Comptonb Ralph109     
AC Waltonlbw b Greensmith18     
FJ Titmusc Insole b Ralph14     
+JT Murrayc and b Preston0     
D Bennettc and b Preston3     
*JJ Warrnot out2     
AE Mosslbw b Ralph0     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb)10
Total(all out, 89.5 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-111, 3-113, 4-143, 5-186, 6-262, 7-263, 8-267, 9-273, 10-274 (89.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston25   7622--
Ralph21.56624--
Bailey14   4480--
Insole9   5141--
King7   1320--
Greensmith13   2463--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Titmus48     
G Barkerlbw b Hurst117     
+B Taylorb Titmus46     
*DJ Insoleb Bennett93     
LA Savillrun out32     
MJ Bearrun out1     
WT Greensmithnot out5     
LHR Ralphnot out18     
KC Prestondid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
IM Kingdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 7 lb)17
Total(6 wickets, declared, 131 overs)377
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-183, 3-285, 4-350, 5-352, 6-355
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss20   3580--
Bennett6   1341--
Warr22   5500--
Baldry5   0190--
Titmus44   151042--
Compton5   0260--
Hurst29   12691--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Dodds b Ralph11     
RA Galeb Greensmith60     
DO Baldryb Bailey17     
DCS Comptonb Preston21     
AC Waltonc King b Bailey12     
FJ Titmusc and b Bailey10     
+JT Murrayc Insole b Preston2     
D Bennettc Ralph b Preston5     
AE Mossc and b Preston1     
*JJ Warrnot out1     
RJ Hurstlbw b Preston0     
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(all out, 36 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-72, 3-90, 4-105, 5-123, 6-135, 7-139, 8-140, 9-143, 10-144 (36 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston14   7425--
Ralph6   0241--
Bailey10   0423--
Insole1   020--
Greensmith5   1301--

Notes
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 7
--> RA Gale (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 15
--> AC Walton (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Insole (2) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> JJ Warr reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> KC Preston reached 650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Middlesex second innings

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