Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1947
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 9th, 11th, 12th August 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresD Hendren, PT Mills
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 36/1 (Dodds 22*, Crabtree 7*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 30/0 (Berry 12*, Riddington 18*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc Vigar b R Smith165 300   
A Riddingtonc Wade b TPB Smith33     
GS Watsonc Bailey b TPB Smith25     
M Tompkinst Wade b TPB Smith15     
VE Jacksonlbw b TPB Smith23     
FT Prenticeb TPB Smith53     
G Lesterlbw b TPB Smith7     
J Howardc Wade b TPB Smith2     
JE Walshc Wade b TPB Smith17     
+P Corrallc Insole b R Smith22     
J Sperrynot out6     
Extras(16 b, 3 lb, 1 w)20
Total(all out, 131.5 overs)388
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-111, 3-134, 4-164, 5-299, 6-319, 7-341, 8-341, 9-376, 10-388 (131.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   4410--
R Smith31.56982--
Vigar32   31110--
TPB Smith50   14988--
Insole2   0200--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Jackson69     
SJ Crayrun out3     
HP Crabtreec Jackson b Walsh9     
FH Vigarc Riddington b Jackson72     
TE Baileyc Jackson b Walsh9     
DR Wilcoxb Walsh32     
DJ Insoleb Lester42     
R Smithc and b Walsh15     
TPB Smithlbw b Prentice24     
*TN Pearcenot out36     
+TH Wadenot out50     
Extras(33 b, 6 lb)39
Total(9 wickets, declared, 145.3 overs)400
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-40, 3-134, 4-153, 5-215, 6-225, 7-262, 8-297, 9-305
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry18   5300--
Walsh48   81404--
Riddington14   2220--
Lester13   1361--
Prentice7   1121--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berrynot out111     
A Riddingtonrun out20     
GS Watsonb R Smith76     
M Tompkinb R Smith27     
VE Jacksonnot out11     
FT Prenticedid not bat      
G Lesterdid not bat      
J Howarddid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+P Corralldid not bat      
J Sperrydid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 1 nb)17
Total(3 wickets, declared, 75 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-196, 3-242
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey9   2240--
R Smith31   51052--
TPB Smith26   4880--
Vigar9   1280--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Sperry b Jackson9     
SJ Craylbw b Jackson1     
HP Crabtreec Jackson b Walsh30     
FH Vigarb Jackson4     
TE Baileynot out68     
DR Wilcoxc Watson b Walsh4     
DJ Insolec and b Jackson11     
R Smithnot out13     
TPB Smithdid not bat      
*TN Pearcedid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, 44 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-12, 3-18, 4-66, 5-80, 6-102
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry6   1160--
Jackson14   2574--
Riddington4   1130--
Walsh16   3532--
Lester4   310--

--> GL Berry (1) passed 24000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 24
--> GS Watson (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 4
--> GS Watson (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 27
--> GS Watson (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> GS Watson (2) passed 6500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 6
--> JE Walsh reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> R Smith reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> VE Jackson reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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