Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 25th, 27th, 28th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 0; Essex 0
UmpiresFW Shipston, TW Spencer
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), CV Jenkinson (Essex)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 132/3 (Taylor 45*, TE Bailey 22*)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Lester b Spencer13     
G Barkerlbw b Goodwin5     
+B Taylorc Gardner b Munden83     
*DJ Insolec Firth b Munden45     
TE Baileyc Hallam b Munden40     
MJ Bearc Gardner b Munden0     
GJ Smithnot out6     
WT Greensmithb Spencer3     
R Smithdid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 nb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 73.3 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-25, 3-92, 4-187, 5-194, 6-200, 7-203 (73.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin11   0261--
Palmer13   2300--
Jackson14   2470--
Turner3   0230--
Munden17   11234--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesternot out2     
MR Hallamnot out9     
M Tompkindid not bat      
*CH Palmerdid not bat      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
VS Mundendid not bat      
LR Gardnerdid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
FM Turnerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(no wicket, 8.1 overs)17
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey4.1240--
Preston4   070--

--> CT Spencer reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> VS Munden reached 350 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings





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