Essex v Derbyshire
County Championship 1937
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 15th, 17th May 1937 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDerbyshire won by 74 runs
PointsEssex 0; Derbyshire 15
UmpiresHW Lee, JA Newman
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 68/3 (O'Connor 13*, Nichols 11*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithc Pearce b Nichols1     
+AE Aldermanc Smith b Stephenson18     
CS Elliottc Wade b Smith54     
TS Worthingtonb Eastman4     
LF Townsendc Nichols b Smith6     
GH Popec and b Stephenson81     
E Carringtonc Pearce b Smith15     
AEG Rhodesc Stephenson b Smith22     
AV Popeb Stephenson6     
*RHR Buckstonb Smith10     
TB Mitchellnot out10     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-23, 3-37, 4-44, 5-142, 6-170, 7-182, 8-201, 9-210, 10-234 (96.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols12   2321--
Stephenson20   4473--
Eastman30   12621--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorc Carrington b Mitchell24     
LC Eastmanc Alderman b GH Pope0     
C Brayb Rhodes10     
J O'Connorc AV Pope b GH Pope17     
MS Nicholsst Alderman b Townsend29     
*TN Pearcelbw b Townsend9     
AB Quickc Mitchell b Townsend0     
AG Powellc Alderman b Mitchell1     
JWA Stephensonnot out18     
TPB Smithrun out0     
+TH Wadelbw b Mitchell0     
Extras(12 b, 2 lb)14
Total(all out, 61.1 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-35, 3-39, 4-75, 5-93, 6-93, 7-94, 8-106, 9-122, 10-122 (61.1 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Pope12   5120--
GH Pope13   4342--
Rhodes3   031--
Townsend13   4223--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithlbw b Eastman8     
+AE Aldermanb Smith13     
CS Elliottc Wade b Smith10     
TS Worthingtonc Taylor b Eastman4     
LF Townsendst Wade b Eastman0     
GH Popec O'Connor b Smith21     
E Carringtonb Smith3     
AEG Rhodesb Eastman0     
AV Popenot out20     
TB Mitchellc O'Connor b Smith0     
*RHR Buckstonb Smith4     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 32 overs)86
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-38, 4-38, 5-38, 6-61, 7-61, 8-69, 9-69, 10-86 (32 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols2   160--
Stephenson2   170--
Eastman14   6354--
Smith14   4356--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorb Townsend11     
LC Eastmanc Rhodes b Townsend30     
C Brayc Carrington b AV Pope2     
J O'Connorc Mitchell b Townsend32     
MS Nicholslbw b AV Pope2     
*TN Pearcec Rhodes b Mitchell37     
AB Quickb Townsend0     
AG Powellretired ill1     
JWA Stephensonlbw b Townsend0     
TPB Smithb Mitchell2     
+TH Wadenot out7     
Total(all out, 53.1 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-43, 3-62, 4-64, 5-90, 6-90, 7-92, 8-93, 9-124 (53.1 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Pope11   4202--
GH Pope2   170--
Townsend24   6495--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GH Pope (1) passed his previous highest score of 67 in County Championship matches
--> GH Pope (1) passed his previous highest score of 67 in first-class matches
--> MS Nichols reached 1400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire first innings
--> TPB Smith reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire second innings
--> AG Powell retired ill in the Essex second innings having scored 1 (team had lost 6 wickets)





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