Essex in First-Class Matches in 1956

See Also Second XI Matches and Other Matches

Captain: DJ Insole

Home Grounds used:
Valentine's Park, Ilford; Gidea Park Sports Ground, Romford; Old County Ground, Brentwood; County Ground, Chelmsford; Chalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea; Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester; Vista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea; Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea

Away Grounds visited:
County Ground, Taunton; Hesketh Park, Dartford; The Manor Sports Ground, Worthing; Old Trafford, Manchester; Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood; Town Ground, Peterborough; Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff; Ashley Down Ground, Bristol; Kennington Oval, Kennington; Trent Bridge, Nottingham; County Ground, New Road, Worcester; United Services Ground, Portsmouth; Grace Road, Leicester; Edgbaston, Birmingham

Championship playing record:
P 28     W 6     D 12     L 10

First-Class playing record:
P 30     W 6     D 13     L 11

Click on these links for the season's First-Class scorecards and results
or First-Class batting averages or First-Class bowling averages or Championship batting averages or Championship bowling averages

17 players appeared in First-Class matches for Essex in 1956:
JA Bailey; TE Bailey; G Barker; MJ Bear; TC Dodds; PA Gibb; WT Greensmith; GW Horrex; DJ Insole; BR Knight; KC Preston; LHR Ralph; LA Savill; GJ Smith; R Smith; B Taylor; CCP Williams.

1 player made a debut for Essex in these matches in 1956:
GW Horrex.

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