Kent v Essex
County Championship 1931
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 2nd, 4th, 5th May 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by an innings and 47 runs
PointsKent 15; Essex 0
UmpiresJ Stone, AE Street
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 156/0 (Hardinge 80*, Ashdown 56*)
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 397 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmoreb Ashdown4      
DF Popeb Watt9      
J O'Connorlbw b Freeman100      
LC Eastmanc and b Freeman4      
MS Nicholsb Freeman6      
+JR Sheffieldb Freeman0      
C Braylbw b Freeman22      
*HM Morrisst Ames b Freeman4      
AB Hipkinb Freeman20      
AG Daerst Ames b Freeman27      
TPB Smithnot out6      
Extras(18 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)22
Total(all out, 79.5 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-29, 3-48, 4-74, 5-78, 6-138, 7-146, 8-181, 9-205, 10-224 (79.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright15   7220--
Ashdown8   1251--
Watt14   5371--
Peach9   590--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HTW Hardingeb Eastman128      
WH Ashdownc Hipkin b Smith63      
FE Woolleyc Hipkin b Eastman16      
+LEG Ameslbw b O'Connor6      
LJ Toddb Nichols48      
*BH Valentinec Cutmore b Eastman54      
TA Pearcest Sheffield b Smith20      
AE Wattb Nichols21      
AC Wrightb Nichols1      
AP Freemanlbw b Eastman18      
CW Peachnot out3      
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 5 nb)19
Total(all out, 134.4 overs)397
Fall of wickets:
1-187, 2-218, 3-225, 4-225, 5-303, 6-351, 7-353, 8-362, 9-377, 10-397 (134.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols22   6533--
Daer16   4290--
Smith33   81192--
O'Connor22   3711--
Hipkin19   6360--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmoreb Ashdown20      
DF Popeb Ashdown1      
J O'Connorc Watt b Freeman8      
LC Eastmanc Wright b Freeman2      
MS Nicholsc Ames b Freeman1      
+JR Sheffieldrun out8      
C Brayb Freeman40      
*HM Morrisst Ames b Freeman5      
AB Hipkinc Watt b Freeman15      
AG Daerc Peach b Freeman18      
TPB Smithnot out0      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(all out, 52.3 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-29, 3-31, 4-32, 5-39, 6-47, 7-68, 8-94, 9-123, 10-126 (52.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright3   0190--
Ashdown13   2332--
Watt4   090--
Hardinge9   3240--

--> TA Pearce (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in first-class matches
--> TA Pearce (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in County Championship matches
--> JA Cutmore (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4





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