Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1957
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 24th, 25th, 26th July 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 209 runs
PointsMiddlesex 14 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresJF Crapp, W Place
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 10/2 (Dodds 5*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 141/6 (Murray 21*, Bennett 1*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonnot out201     
RA Galelbw b Ralph13     
AC Waltonc Insole b Ralph0     
DO Baldryst Taylor b Greensmith30     
*WJ Edrichc Bear b Insole38     
FJ Titmusst Taylor b Ralph28     
+JT Murraylbw b Bailey20     
D Bennettnot out0     
JJ Warrdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(6 wickets, declared, 103.1 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-50, 3-118, 4-191, 5-275, 6-333
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston33   3880-1
Ralph28   8823--
Bailey7   0491--
King13   3320--
Greensmith15   1421--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Murray b Moss22     
G Barkerc Murray b Warr0     
LHR Ralphc Edrich b Moss5     
+B Taylorc Titmus b Moss7     
*DJ Insolec Walton b Bennett90     
LA Savillb Moss24     
MJ Bearc Edrich b Bennett18     
WT Greensmithc Murray b Bennett3     
KC Prestonb Bennett0     
JA Baileyc Murray b Bennett5     
IM Kingnot out0     
Extras(7 b, 5 lb)12
Total(all out, 65.1 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-10, 3-34, 4-35, 5-125, 6-157, 7-169, 8-169, 9-179, 10-186 (65.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr8   2261--
Moss15   4424--
Baldry8   4220--
Titmus6   1150--
Hurst15   8300--
Gale2   030--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc and b Preston25     
RA Galec and b Preston66     
AC Waltonc Greensmith b King17     
DO Baldryb Bailey5     
FJ Titmusb Bailey0     
+JT Murraynot out21     
*WJ Edrichb Preston2     
D Bennettnot out1     
JJ Warrdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(6 wickets, declared, 41 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-76, 3-91, 4-91, 5-129, 6-137
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston14   3393--
Ralph7   1210--
Bailey13   2512--
King7   1261--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Edrich b Warr11     
G Barkerc Murray b Moss0     
+B Taylorc Gale b Moss19     
*DJ Insolec Moss b Titmus22     
LA Savillc Titmus b Moss0     
MJ Bearc Robertson b Titmus4     
WT Greensmithlbw b Titmus12     
LHR Ralphb Titmus1     
KC Prestonc Hurst b Titmus0     
JA Baileyc Robertson b Hurst1     
IM Kingnot out1     
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(all out, 37 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-32, 3-32, 4-42, 5-54, 6-73, 7-76, 8-76, 9-81, 10-83 (37 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr7   2171--
Moss8   2293--
Titmus11   5155--
Hurst7   471--
Edrich4   230--

--> AC Walton made his debut in County Championship matches
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 23000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> TC Dodds (1) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> LHR Ralph reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> D Bennett reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> FJ Titmus reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex second innings



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