Kent v Essex
County Championship 1937
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 26th, 27th, 28th May 1937 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 322 runs
PointsKent 0; Essex 15
UmpiresA Dolphin, JA Newman
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 23/1 (Sunnucks 10*, Levett 10*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 65/2 (Levett 2*, Bryan 15*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorb Watt2      
LC Eastmanc Spencer b Ashdown90      
AV Averyc Levett b Watt41      
J O'Connorlbw b Ashdown51      
MS Nicholsst Levett b Cole9      
*TN Pearcec and b Lewis65      
+N Vere Hodgec and b Wright7      
C Brayc and b Woolley52      
AB Laversc Ashdown b Wright26      
TPB Smithc and b Cole17      
R Smithnot out5      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(all out, 116.5 overs)370
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-127, 3-155, 4-170, 5-241, 6-266, 7-276, 8-311, 9-342, 10-370 (116.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cole30   10862--
Ashdown13   2432--
Lewis24   8731--
Wright29   6872--
Watt20   2752--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Ashdownb Nichols2      
PR Sunnucksc Vere Hodge b R Smith13      
+WHV Levettb Nichols18      
FE Woolleyc Vere Hodge b Nichols25      
TA Crawfordb Nichols0      
*RT Bryanlbw b TPB Smith11      
TW Spencerc Taylor b TPB Smith25      
DVP Wrightnot out25      
C Lewisb TPB Smith1      
CG Colelbw b TPB Smith0      
AE Wattabsent hurt
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 47.4 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-35, 3-37, 4-38, 5-63, 6-92, 7-117, 8-127, 9-127 (47.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols17   3434--
R Smith13   4291--
TPB Smith8.41294--
Eastman9   2190--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorb Cole5      
LC Eastmanc Bryan b Wright62      
AV Averyst Levett b Wright31      
J O'Connorb Woolley26      
MS Nicholsc sub b Wright3      
*TN Pearcec and b Woolley29      
+N Vere Hodgec Bryan b Woolley16      
C Braylbw b Woolley14      
AB Laversc Lewis b Woolley31      
TPB Smithnot out12      
R Smithnot out19      
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(9 wickets, declared, 75 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-89, 3-109, 4-129, 5-137, 6-167, 7-184, 8-199, 9-224
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cole8   3321--
Ashdown7   1240--
Lewis28   3900--
Wright15   2433--
Woolley17   3595--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Ashdownb Nichols32      
PR Sunnucksc Vere Hodge b Nichols10      
+WHV Levettc R Smith b Nichols9      
*RT Bryanb Eastman59      
FE Woolleyc Vere Hodge b O'Connor47      
TA Crawfordc Nichols b Eastman0      
TW Spencerb TPB Smith2      
DVP Wrightc Lavers b Eastman0      
C Lewisb TPB Smith2      
CG Colenot out1      
AE Wattabsent hurt
Extras(10 b, 2 lb)12
Total(all out, 59.5 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-45, 3-78, 4-166, 5-168, 6-171, 7-171, 8-171, 9-174 (59.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols12   1453--
R Smith8   2280--
TPB Smith9.53322--
Eastman20   6393--
O'Connor10   2181--

--> AV Avery (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> AV Avery (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in first-class matches
--> AB Lavers made his debut in County Championship matches
--> AB Lavers made his debut in first-class matches
--> R Smith (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> FE Woolley (2) passed 56000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> RT Bryan (2) passed his previous highest score of 57 in County Championship matches
--> C Lewis reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> MS Nichols reached 1150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> J O'Connor reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent second innings





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