1951 – Thurrock Association dismiss Dover District for 50

Thurrock & District Cricket Association 198-5 dec;
Dover Cricket Association 50 all out

Peter Gunary from Thurrock CC demonstrated his all-round skills to the full on Saturday (28th July 1951) when the Thurrock and District Cricket Association entertained their counterparts from East Kent at the Palmer’s School ground, Grays.  Gunary hit a splended 64 not out in a strong home Association total and later claimed three wickets for just eight runs.

Dover boasted one player in their ranks who had already scored six centuries this season, but he was quickly dismissed for just two runs courtesy of a caught and bowled by George Pullinger.   Dover collapsed to 50 all out as Ted Thompson took 5-16 for the Thurrock representative team.

Thurrock and District Cricket Association XI:  R. Phillips (capt), G.R. Pullinger, G.A.K. Bailey, E. Thompson, P. Gunary, H. Williamson, S. Roberts, E. Cole, B. Mapperley, G. Cole, K. Riley. 12th Man:  Derek Carter.

Peter Gunary regularly played for the Essex second eleven, ten days prior to this game Gunary played against Norfolk and the next day was due to play against Suffolk at Felixstowe.  George Pullinger, a fast-medium bowler, was an Essex first-team player in 1949 and 1950, playing 18 first class matches in total.  His best bowling analysis in a first class game was 5-54.

Grays and Tilbury Gazette (edition dated 3rd August 1951)