Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1937
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 29th, 31st May 1937 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 8 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 15; Essex 0
UmpiresTW Oates, CN Woolley
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 137/4 (Compton 9*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorc Compton b Smith25      
LC Eastmanc and b Robins36      
AV Averyb Robins2      
J O'Connor hit wkt b Robins3      
MS Nicholslbw b Robins0      
*TN Pearcerun out11      
+N Vere Hodgenot out100      
C Braylbw b Compton23      
AB Laversc Peebles b Sims15      
TPB Smithc Robins b Nevell13      
R Smithb Sims11      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 84.3 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-64, 3-64, 4-69, 5-81, 6-125, 7-135, 8-164, 9-226, 10-247 (84.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith27   4501--
Nevell9   1421--
Robins22   5524--
Peebles7   1240--
Compton7   1331--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+WFF Priceb Nichols0      
JM Simslbw b TPB Smith27      
WJ Edrichlbw b Eastman38      
EH Hendrenc Pearce b Nichols59      
DCS Comptonb O'Connor87      
*RWV Robinsb TPB Smith8      
JH Humanb Eastman4      
JHA Hulmenot out55      
WT Nevellb TPB Smith0      
CIJ Smithb TPB Smith0      
IAR Peeblesb TPB Smith0      
Extras(11 b, 4 lb)15
Total(all out, 82 overs)293
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-42, 3-101, 4-137, 5-176, 6-181, 7-280, 8-293, 9-293, 10-293 (82 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols16   4502--
R Smith7   0370--
TPB Smith30   3965--
Eastman26   4772--
O'Connor3   0181--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorb Nevell8      
LC Eastmanc and b Smith29      
AV Averyb Nevell0      
J O'Connorc Compton b Smith12      
MS Nicholslbw b Smith30      
*TN Pearcec Hendren b Sims1      
+N Vere Hodgeb Sims8      
C Braylbw b Smith32      
AB Laversb Sims2      
TPB Smithnot out0      
R Smithb Sims1      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 60.3 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-45, 4-54, 5-61, 6-71, 7-123, 8-130, 9-130, 10-131 (60.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith16   2354--
Nevell6   2212--
Robins9   2230--
Peebles6   2100--
Compton2   030--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+WFF Pricec Taylor b Nichols3      
JM Simsc Bray b Nichols0      
WJ Edrichnot out52      
EH Hendrennot out32      
DCS Comptondid not bat      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
JH Humandid not bat      
JHA Hulmedid not bat      
WT Nevelldid not bat      
CIJ Smithdid not bat      
IAR Peeblesdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 19.5 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-6
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols5   1162--
TPB Smith7   0320--
Eastman7   1240--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> LC Eastman (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> N Vere Hodge (1) passed his previous highest score of 77 in County Championship matches
--> N Vere Hodge (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> N Vere Hodge (1) passed his previous highest score of 77 in first-class matches
--> N Vere Hodge (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> J O'Connor (2) passed 24000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> C Bray made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> C Bray made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> C Bray (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> WJ Edrich (2) passed his previous highest score of 38 in County Championship matches
--> TPB Smith reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> JM Sims reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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