Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1952
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 2nd, 4th, 5th August 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 0; Essex 0
UmpiresAE Boulton-Carter, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 161/2 (Richardson 74*, Broadbent 76*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 220/6 (Bailey 15*, Smith 33*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Kenyonc Gibb b Bailey8     
PE Richardsonc Gibb b Preston102 360   
LF Outschoornc Gibb b Smith1     
RG Broadbentb Preston76     
NH Whitingc Avery b Greensmith6     
PJ Whitcombec Smith b Kenny73     
RO Jenkinslbw b Kenny27     
LN Devereuxnot out10     
RTD Perksc Insole b Kenny0     
+H Yarnoldc Horsfall b Kenny5     
GH Chestertonb Preston1     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 138.3 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-19, 3-166, 4-238, 5-249, 6-295, 7-308, 8-308, 9-315, 10-320 (138.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey37   14801--
Smith33   6811--
Kenny21   6514--
Greensmith21   7621--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Whiting b Jenkins73     
AV Averyc Jenkins b Chesterton51     
+PA Gibblbw b Perks21     
R Horsfallc Richardson b Jenkins7     
*DJ Insolest Yarnold b Jenkins12     
TE Baileyrun out15     
R Smithnot out33     
FH Vigardid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
CJM Kennydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)8
Total(6 wickets, 50.5 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-113, 2-137, 3-158, 4-171, 5-171, 6-220 (50.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Chesterton13   3571--
Broadbent1   080--
Jenkins20   3643--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> PJ Whitcombe made his debut in County Championship matches
--> PE Richardson (1) passed his previous highest score of 87 in County Championship matches
--> PE Richardson (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> PE Richardson (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 72
--> PJ Whitcombe (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 73





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