Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1923
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 18th, 20th, 21st August 1923 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 263 runs
PointsEssex 5; Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresJH Board, LC Braund
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 70/4 (Freeman 24*, Ashton 4*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 192/3 (O'Connor 74*, Perrin 14*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FWH Nicholasc Bellamy b Murdin5      
JR Freemanb Clark57      
J O'Connorb Murdin0      
CAG Russellb PA Wright32      
PA Perrinc Bellamy b Murdin1      
CT Ashtonc Bagnall b Clark43      
*JWHT Douglasc Bellamy b Thomas15      
+FW Gilliganc Bellamy b Clark9      
HWF Franklinnot out2      
LC Eastmanc Murdin b Clark0      
AB Hipkinb Clark0      
Extras(9 b, 6 lb, 2 w)17
Total(all out, 79.3 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-12, 3-60, 4-66, 5-143, 6-164, 7-179, 8-179, 9-179, 10-181 (79.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Murdin21   56731-
Thomas28   14321--
PA Wright18   12241--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CN Woolleyb Douglas30      
RL Wrightc Hipkin b Douglas25      
HF Bagnalllbw b Douglas1      
RA Haywoodc Gilligan b Ashton11      
+BW Bellamyb Ashton7      
FI Waldenlbw b Douglas20      
W Wellslbw b Ashton0      
AE Thomasb Douglas13      
PA Wrightb Ashton0      
JV Murdinb Ashton8      
EW Clarknot out0      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb)11
Total(all out, 38.2 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-64, 3-67, 4-79, 5-92, 6-92, 7-109, 8-120, 9-120, 10-126 (38.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Eastman4   0120--
Ashton15   5485--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FWH Nicholasc PA Wright b Walden51      
JR Freemanc and b Thomas18      
J O'Connorb Thomas99      
CAG Russellb Thomas21      
PA Perrinc Thomas b Murdin14      
CT Ashtonc RL Wright b Murdin0      
+FW Gilligannot out11      
HWF Franklinb Thomas13      
LC Eastmannot out10      
*JWHT Douglasdid not bat      
AB Hipkindid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 3 lb)16
Total(7 wickets, declared, 60 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-97, 3-152, 4-192, 5-192, 6-229, 7-234
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Murdin15   3662--
Thomas23   7704--
PA Wright4   1290--
Clark6   0440--
Walden4   0191--
Woolley8   390--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CN Woolleyb Douglas0      
RL Wrightb Ashton0      
HF Bagnallb Douglas12      
RA Haywoodlbw b Douglas3      
+BW Bellamyrun out4      
FI Waldenb Douglas9      
W Wellsb Douglas0      
AE Thomasc O'Connor b Ashton1      
PA Wrightc Freeman b Ashton8      
JV Murdinnot out0      
EW Clarkc Perrin b Douglas4      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 16.4 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-4, 3-7, 4-20, 5-23, 6-23, 7-26, 8-40, 9-41, 10-45 (16.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ashton8   1273--

--> FW Gilligan (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> J O'Connor (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 39
--> EW Clark reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JWHT Douglas reached 1650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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