Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 13th, 15th, 16th June 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 3; Essex 5
UmpiresA Skelding, EJ Smith
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 52/2 (Cutmore 32*, O'Connor 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 85/1 (Lee 34*, Hunt 6*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Youngc Smith b Nichols0      
JW Leelbw b Smith39      
JCW MacBryanc Cutmore b Nichols4      
RA Inglelbw b Smith66      
*JC Whitelbw b Nichols22      
CCC Caseb Nichols31      
HD Burroughb Nichols20      
GF Earlec Sheffield b Nichols2      
AW Wellardb Smith15      
GE Huntnot out7      
+FL Prattenc Hipkin b Nichols0      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 86.4 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-5, 3-78, 4-126, 5-143, 6-181, 7-183, 8-194, 9-208, 10-212 (86.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith27   8683--
O'Connor2   080--
Eastman14   2320--
Wade17   2390--
Hipkin3   140--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DF Popeb White17      
JA Cutmorerun out48      
TH Wadest Pratten b White0      
J O'Connorc Young b White48      
TN Pearceb Young1      
MS Nicholsst Pratten b Lee6      
LC Eastmanb Young13      
*HM Morrisb Lee43      
+JR Sheffieldc MacBryan b Young8      
AB Hipkinc Hunt b White26      
TPB Smithnot out9      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 119.5 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-47, 3-80, 4-81, 5-98, 6-131, 7-143, 8-156, 9-204, 10-229 (119.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard30   11530--
Hunt4   1170--
Lee23   5512--
Young23   11193--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Youngb Nichols37      
JW Leenot out34      
GE Huntnot out6      
JCW MacBryandid not bat      
RA Ingledid not bat      
*JC Whitedid not bat      
CCC Casedid not bat      
HD Burroughdid not bat      
GF Earledid not bat      
AW Wellarddid not bat      
+FL Prattendid not bat      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(1 wicket, 43 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-69 (Young)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols11   3211--
Smith12   3270--
Eastman5   1100--
Wade8   1130--
Hipkin6   350--
Pope1   010--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> J O'Connor (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> LC Eastman (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> A Young (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> JW Lee (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> JCW MacBryan made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JC White reached 2000 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings





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