Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1948
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 15th, 17th May 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 451 runs
UmpiresWH Ashdown, D Hendren
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 721 all out

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG Barnes hit wkt b R Smith79    
WA Brownc Horsfall b Bailey153    
*DG Bradmanb TPB Smith187    
KR Millerb Bailey0    
RA Hamencec TPB Smith b R Smith46    
SJE Loxtonc Rist b Vigar120    
+RA Saggersnot out104    
IWG Johnsonst Rist b TPB Smith9    
DT Ringc Vigar b TPB Smith1    
WA Johnstonb Vigar9    
ERH Toshackc Vigar b TPB Smith4    
Extras(7 b, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 129 overs)721
Fall of wickets:
1-145 (Barnes), 2-364 (Brown), 3-364 (Miller), 4-452 (Bradman), 5-498 (Hamence), 6-664 (Loxton), 7-686 (Johnson), 8-692 (Ring), 9-716 (Johnston), 10-721 (Toshack, 129 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey21   11282--
R Smith37   21692--
TPB Smith38   01934--
Price20   01560--
Vigar13   1662--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Ring b Miller0    
SJ Crayb Miller5    
AV Averyb Johnston10    
FH Vigarc Saggers b Miller0    
R Horsfallb Toshack11    
*TN Pearcec Miller b Toshack8    
R Smithc Barnes b Toshack25    
TPB Smithb Toshack3    
+FH Ristc Barnes b Toshack8    
EJ Pricenot out4    
TE Baileyabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 36.5 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Dodds), 2-13 (Cray), 3-13 (Vigar), 4-19 (Avery), 5-30 (Pearce), 6-47 (Horsfall), 7-63 (R Smith), 8-74 (TPB Smith), 9-83 (Rist, 36.5 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller8   3143--
Johnston7   1101--
Ring11   4190--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Toshack16    
SJ Crayb Johnson15    
AV Averyc Brown b Johnson3    
FH Vigarc Johnson b Toshack0    
R Horsfallb Johnson8    
*TN Pearcec and b Johnson71    
R Smithc Ring b Johnson0    
TPB Smithlbw b Barnes54    
+FH Ristb Johnson1    
EJ Pricenot out4    
TE Baileyabsent hurt
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)15
Total(all out, 78.4 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Cray), 2-32 (Avery), 3-35 (Vigar), 4-36 (Dodds), 5-46 (Horsfall), 6-46 (R Smith), 7-177 (Pearce), 8-183 (Rist), 9-187 (TPB Smith, 78.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller2   140--
Loxton12   3280--
Johnston10   4260--
Toshack17   2502--
Johnson21   6376--
Ring7   3160--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> SJE Loxton (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class Matches when he reached 65
--> RA Saggers (1) passed his previous highest First-Class Matches score of 90
--> TN Pearce (2) passed 9000 runs in First-Class Matches when he reached 9

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