Surrey v Essex
County Championship 1931
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 6th, 8th, 9th June 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 5; Essex 3
UmpiresJJ Bowles, RD Burrows
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 241/8 (Shepherd 134*, Brooks 10*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 227 all out

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Hobbsb Nichols13      
A Sandhamb O'Connor8      
A Ducatc Wade b Smith4      
TF Shepherdnot out167      
HT Barlingc Sheffield b Wade41      
*PGH Fenderc Pearce b O'Connor9      
HA Peachb Wade10      
EJ Sheffieldst Sheffield b Wade3      
JG Owenc Cutmore b Wade4      
+EWJ Brookslbw b Daer12      
AR Goverc and b Eastman8      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 104.3 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-26, 3-40, 4-128, 5-145, 6-160, 7-172, 8-178, 9-245, 10-285 (104.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols19   3501--
Daer12   5161--
O'Connor23   5552--
Smith21   3741--
Wade17   4464--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec Ducat b Gover3      
TN Pearcec Gover b Owen14      
TH Wadec Brooks b Gover16      
J O'Connorlbw b Sheffield33      
C Brayc Owen b Gover59      
MS Nicholsc Shepherd b Sheffield50      
LC Eastmanc Gover b Sheffield10      
*HM Morrisc Peach b Owen20      
+JR Sheffieldc Barling b Gover6      
AG Daernot out9      
TPB Smithc Hobbs b Gover0      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 99 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-32, 3-38, 4-109, 5-146, 6-163, 7-200, 8-217, 9-221, 10-227 (99 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover31   8505--
Sheffield26   9393--
Owen17   4502--
Fender11   1400--
Peach14   3410--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> JB Hobbs (1) passed 35000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> TF Shepherd (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 97
--> JR Sheffield (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5





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