Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 23rd, 25th, 26th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 0; Essex 4
UmpiresTJ Bartley, WT Jones
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 13/2 (Gibb 0*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 133/0 (Richardson 60*, Kenyon 71*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Kenyonc Gibb b Preston54     
PE Richardsonc Greensmith b Smith30     
RG Broadbentb Greensmith11     
*RE Birdc Gibb b Bailey42     
G Dewsc Insole b Preston139     
+H Yarnoldc Insole b Bailey20     
LN Devereuxnot out28     
RO Jenkinslbw b Insole4     
RTD Perksnot out15     
JA Flavelldid not bat      
JR Ashmandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 118 overs)355
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-72, 3-118, 4-165, 5-259, 6-330, 7-336
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey31   8712--
Preston19   3692--
Smith25   1771--
Greensmith33   8731--
Insole5   1231--
Vigar5   0300--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Flavell13     
AV Averyb Flavell0     
+PA Gibbc Kenyon b Perks10     
R Horsfallc Yarnold b Jenkins118     
*DJ Insolenot out160     
TE Baileynot out48     
R Smithdid not bat      
C Griffithsdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(4 wickets, declared, 91.3 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-13, 3-30, 4-257
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks23   8601--
Flavell18   3662--
Jenkins21   1811--
Ashman13   0600--
Broadbent1   060--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Smith b Greensmith99     
D Kenyonb Smith120     
RTD Perksc Preston b Greensmith34     
G Dewsc Insole b Smith1     
RG Broadbentc Insole b Greensmith15     
*RE Birdnot out15     
+H Yarnolddid not bat      
LN Devereuxdid not bat      
RO Jenkinsdid not bat      
JA Flavelldid not bat      
JR Ashmandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(5 wickets, declared, 68.2 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-212, 2-238, 3-257, 4-259, 5-288 (68.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey7   0210--
Preston20   5720--
Smith20   11102--
Insole1   050--
Vigar1   0130--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averylbw b Perks7     
TC Doddsc Bird b Devereux81     
+PA Gibbc Devereux b Perks48     
R Horsfallc Yarnold b Devereux28     
*DJ Insolec Kenyon b Perks38     
R Smithc Kenyon b Perks31     
C Griffithsst Yarnold b Devereux17     
TE Baileyc sub b Perks8     
WT Greensmithlbw b Perks8     
FH Vigarnot out14     
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(9 wickets, 57 overs)282
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-114, 3-158, 4-175, 5-221, 6-252, 7-252, 8-261, 9-282 (57 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks29   41076--
Flavell7   0600--
Jenkins1   100--
Ashman4   0310--
Devereux16   0823--

--> PE Richardson (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> G Dews (1) passed his previous highest score of 104 in County Championship matches
--> D Kenyon (2) passed 12000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 41
--> PE Richardson (2) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 77
--> RE Bird (2) passed 6000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> RTD Perks (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 28





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