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Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1959
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 5th, 6th, 7th August 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch tied
PointsEssex 8 (Batting 2); Gloucestershire 6
UmpiresAE Fagg, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 31/1 (Milton 12*, Nicholls 5*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 23/2 (Taylor 2*, Ralph 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LA Savillc Brown b Allen25     
G Barkerc Mortimore b Brown6     
+B Taylorc Brown b Allen74     
*DJ Insolenot out177     
TE Baileyc Meyer b Bernard50     
CCP Williamsb Brown3     
J Milnerc Milton b Brown6     
BR Knightnot out17     
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
A Hurddid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 118 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-101, 3-114, 4-289, 5-305, 6-325
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith23   2860--
Brown24   4663--
Milton2   0130--
Cook20   11380--
Mortimore28   7820--
Allen8   462--
Bernard13   1671--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngb Knight14     
*CA Miltonc Ralph b Knight99     
RB Nichollsc Taylor b Hurd64     
JB Mortimorec Taylor b Hurd30     
D Carpenterc and b Greensmith1     
AS Brownb Knight35     
JR Bernardc Insole b Bailey9     
DA Allenc Bailey b Greensmith37     
DR Smithc Williams b Knight1     
+BJ Meyerc Taylor b Greensmith21     
C Cooknot out0     
Extras(3 b, 12 lb, 3 nb)18
Total(all out, 125.2 overs)329
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-133, 3-199, 4-211, 5-238, 6-263, 7-267, 8-276, 9-326, 10-329 (125.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey29   5741--
Knight25   4694--
Ralph23   6560--
Greensmith30.24803--
Hurd18   6322--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LA Savillb Brown10     
J Milnerc Meyer b Brown11     
LHR Ralphb Bernard13     
+B Taylorb Brown6     
*DJ Insolec Cook b Brown90     
TE Baileyc Milton b Bernard10     
CCP Williamsc Meyer b Smith1     
BR Knightc Meyer b Smith0     
WT Greensmithnot out28     
G Barkerdid not bat      
A Hurddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(8 wickets, declared, 62.5 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-22, 3-31, 4-59, 5-82, 6-83, 7-109, 8-176 (62.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   8442--
Brown18.52604--
Cook8   1220--
Allen6   0200--
Bernard8   1232--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngc Ralph b Bailey0     
*CA Miltonrun out23     
RB Nichollsc Milner b Knight41     
JB Mortimorec Williams b Ralph12     
D Carpenterb Greensmith13     
AS Brownc Taylor b Bailey91     
DR Smithc Taylor b Greensmith6     
JR Bernardb Knight1     
DA Allenlbw b Knight5     
+BJ Meyernot out13     
C Cookc Milner b Knight0     
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-61, 3-73, 4-82, 5-104, 6-110, 7-111, 8-131, 9-209, 10-211 (46.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey14   1462--
Knight17.42644--
Ralph7   1301--
Greensmith8   1652--

Notes
--> AS Brown (2) passed his previous highest score of 66 in first-class matches
--> AS Brown (2) passed his previous highest score of 66 in County Championship matches
--> AS Brown reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> BR Knight reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings

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