Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1937
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 11th, 12th August 1937 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 307 runs
PointsEssex 0; Middlesex 15
UmpiresE Cooke, A Dolphin
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 125/4 (Nichols 13*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+WFF Priceb Nichols51      
WJ Edrichc Evans b Nichols26      
BL Muncerc Wade b Smith7      
EH Hendrenc Evans b Nichols31      
DCS Comptonrun out55      
JHA Hulmeb Smith13      
HGO Owen-Smithb Farnes14      
JM Simsc Wilcox b Nichols5      
*RWV Robinsb Smith87      
CIJ Smithc Farnes b Nichols2      
LH Graynot out1      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb)10
Total(all out, 92.5 overs)302
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-92, 3-92, 4-142, 5-191, 6-191, 7-202, 8-212, 9-231, 10-302 (92.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes19   3781--
Nichols29   8855--
Eastman19   5640--
Evans7   1100--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxlbw b Smith0      
LC Eastmanc Smith b Owen-Smith42      
AV Averyb Smith7      
*TN Pearcelbw b Sims56      
MS Nicholslbw b Sims17      
N Vere Hodgeb Sims5      
BH Bellec Price b Smith1      
+TH Wadenot out16      
TPB Smithb Smith0      
K Farnesc Hulme b Sims0      
VJ Evansc Price b Sims5      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 55.2 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-26, 3-74, 4-125, 5-132, 6-135, 7-139, 8-139, 9-142, 10-156 (55.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   2514--
Gray8   1240--
Owen-Smith10   2381--
Robins3   0130--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+WFF Pricec Pearce b Smith73      
WJ Edrichrun out7      
BL Muncerst Wade b Smith0      
EH Hendrenb Nichols112      
DCS Comptonc and b Smith71      
JHA Hulmenot out16      
HGO Owen-Smithnot out24      
JM Simsdid not bat      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
CIJ Smithdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(5 wickets, declared, 80 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-20, 3-142, 4-251, 5-281
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes11   0530--
Nichols16   1521--
Eastman16   2560--
Smith26   41003--
Evans11   1420--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxc Gray b Smith34      
LC Eastmanlbw b Sims34      
AV Averyc Price b Smith4      
*TN Pearcest Price b Owen-Smith2      
MS Nicholsc Owen-Smith b Smith0      
N Vere Hodgeb Sims7      
BH Bellenot out24      
+TH Wadeb Owen-Smith27      
TPB Smithc Compton b Owen-Smith0      
K Farnesst Price b Owen-Smith7      
VJ Evansc Owen-Smith b Sims5      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb)8
Total(all out, 38.2 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-76, 3-77, 4-77, 5-84, 6-90, 7-131, 8-131, 9-147, 10-152 (38.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith13   2353--
Gray4   1250--
Owen-Smith8   0224--
Robins2   0160--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> EH Hendren (1) passed 57000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> EH Hendren (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 63
--> EH Hendren (2) passed 37000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> DCS Compton (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 19
--> DCS Compton (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30
--> VJ Evans made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> VJ Evans made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> MS Nichols reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> CIJ Smith reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> HGO Owen-Smith reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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