Essex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1956
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 22nd, 23rd, 24th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Yorkshire 4
UmpiresJS Buller, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 57/3 (Insole 19*, Williams 12*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 79/4 (Williams 24*, Bear 3*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonb R Smith11     
*WHH Sutcliffeb Preston3     
JV Wilsonc Bear b R Smith65     
DEV Padgettb R Smith13     
W Watsonnot out83     
R Illingworthst Taylor b Greensmith3     
JH Wardleb Greensmith5     
FS Truemanc Bear b Greensmith28     
+JG Binksst Taylor b Greensmith0     
R Appleyardb Greensmith1     
RK Plattc Insole b Greensmith11     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 79.4 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-32, 3-46, 4-129, 5-137, 6-143, 7-197, 8-198, 9-200, 10-224 (79.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston7   3161--
Bailey13   6170--
Ralph12   3320--
R Smith27   5883--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Trueman b Platt10     
WT Greensmithb Platt1     
+B Taylorc Lowson b Platt14     
*DJ Insolest Binks b Platt23     
CCP Williamsc Binks b Illingworth48     
MJ Bearc Sutcliffe b Appleyard6     
GJ Smithlbw b Wardle8     
R Smithc Trueman b Illingworth4     
LHR Ralphc Sutcliffe b Illingworth16     
JA Baileyb Illingworth1     
KC Prestonnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 69.4 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-19, 3-32, 4-73, 5-82, 6-97, 7-110, 8-123, 9-130, 10-139 (69.4 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman16   5260--
Platt17   8254--
Appleyard15   5271--
Wardle15   6301--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonc Taylor b Bailey4     
*WHH Sutcliffec R Smith b Preston6     
JV Wilsonc Bailey b Preston13     
DEV Padgettc and b Preston17     
W Watsonnot out25     
R Illingworthc Insole b Bailey1     
JH Wardlenot out17     
FS Truemandid not bat      
+JG Binksdid not bat      
R Appleyarddid not bat      
RK Plattdid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, declared, 18 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-17, 3-23, 4-52, 5-61
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston9   0603--
Bailey9   3232--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Sutcliffe b Wardle9     
WT Greensmithlbw b Trueman0     
+B Taylorc Padgett b Wardle37     
*DJ Insoleb Appleyard25     
CCP Williamsb Appleyard60     
MJ Bearnot out14     
R Smithnot out14     
GJ Smithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(5 wickets, 43.5 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-21, 3-70, 4-93, 5-151
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Platt2   110--
Appleyard15   2492--
Wardle12   2592--
Illingworth9   2280--

--> W Watson (1) passed 14500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 44
--> R Smith (2) passed 12000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 3
--> KC Preston reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Yorkshire second innings





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