Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1955
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 11th, 12th, 13th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 70 runs
PointsMiddlesex 12; Essex 0
UmpiresJJ Hills, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 42/3 (Horsfall 2*, Greensmith 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 8/1 (Gibb 0*, Greensmith 8*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Insole b Cousens68     
SM Brownc Gibb b JA Bailey20     
*WJ Edrichc Greensmith b Cousens48     
HPH Sharpnot out39     
D Bennettc Taylor b Smith5     
DO Baldryc and b Smith3     
FJ Titmusc Gibb b Smith9     
JJ Warrc sub b TE Bailey12     
+LH Comptondid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(7 wickets, declared, 80.1 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-139, 3-139, 4-154, 5-162, 6-190, 7-209 (80.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey20.14521--
Smith20   4533--
JA Bailey13   3431--
Cousens22   8382--
Greensmith5   0180--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Edrich b Titmus14     
PA Gibbc Bennett b Young24     
G Barkerb Titmus0     
R Horsfallc Moss b Young16     
WT Greensmithb Titmus1     
*DJ Insolec Moss b Titmus25     
TE Baileyb Titmus8     
+B Taylorc Warr b Titmus10     
R Smithb Titmus22     
JA Baileyc Edrich b Moss0     
P Cousensnot out0     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(all out, 55.4 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-40, 3-40, 4-48, 5-66, 6-80, 7-104, 8-126, 9-129, 10-129 (55.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr6   0120--
Titmus22   10527--
Young20   9352--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonst +Gibb b Cousens65     
SM Brownst +Gibb b Greensmith25     
*WJ Edrichc Insole b Greensmith0     
HPH Sharpb TE Bailey10     
D Bennettc Gibb b TE Bailey6     
DO Baldryb TE Bailey0     
FJ Titmusc Greensmith b Smith36     
JJ Warrb Cousens1     
+LH Comptonc Horsfall b Greensmith35     
JA Youngnot out0     
AE Mossb Smith1     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 80 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-79, 3-103, 4-107, 5-107, 6-122, 7-123, 8-184, 9-186, 10-187 (80 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey19   3433--
Smith11   5182--
Cousens29   8692--
Greensmith21   8493--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Moss0     
PA Gibbc Baldry b Titmus43     
WT Greensmithc Brown b Titmus22     
G Barkerc Moss b Titmus0     
R Horsfallc Robertson b Young10     
*DJ Insolec Moss b Warr19     
R Smithc Young b Titmus20     
TE Baileyc Robertson b Young28     
+B Taylorb Young28     
JA Baileynot out14     
P Cousensc Edrich b Young9     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 67.4 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-50, 3-51, 4-70, 5-93, 6-115, 7-115, 8-171, 9-174, 10-197 (67.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss5   2101--
Warr19   8351--
Titmus24   31054--

--> G Barker made his debut in County Championship matches
--> FJ Titmus reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 7th wicket in the Essex first innings





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