Worcestershire v Middlesex
County Championship 1938
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 2nd, 4th, 5th July 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 0; Middlesex 4
UmpiresEJ Smith, FI Walden
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 336/8 (Price 50*, Smith 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 5/0 (Edrich 1*, Robertson 0*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Edrichc Bull b Martin65      
JDB Robertsonb Perks15      
SM Brownc Perks b Martin54      
DCS Comptonc Gibbons b Martin24      
JHA Hulmeb Martin1      
GOB Allenlbw b Howorth17      
*RWV Robinsb Perks70      
+WFF Pricec Martin b Perks52      
JM Simsc Lyttelton b Martin27      
CIJ Smithc King b Martin7      
LH Graynot out1      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 106.1 overs)346
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-129, 3-141, 4-144, 5-173, 6-207, 7-272, 8-336, 9-343, 10-346 (106.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin37   12856--
Horton1   040--
Warne6   1260--
Howorth31   51131--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CH Bullc Price b Gray58      
BP Kingb Smith47      
E Cooperb Allen13      
HHIH Gibbonsc Edrich b Gray34      
SH Martinretired hurt14      
J Hortonb Gray3      
FB Warnelbw b Gray0      
*CJ Lytteltonnot out13      
+JS Bullerlbw b Sims0      
R Howorthb Gray3      
RTD Perksc Edrich b Sims4      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 62.5 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-100, 3-154, 4-174, 5-177, 6-188, 7-193, 8-196, 9-201 (62.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith17   6271--
Allen14   2641--
Gray15   6315--
Robins3   0160--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Edrichc Gibbons b Perks20      
JDB Robertsonc Buller b Lyttelton17      
SM Brownc Buller b Lyttelton2      
DCS Comptonst Buller b Howorth14      
CIJ Smithnot out12      
JHA Hulmenot out10      
GOB Allendid not bat      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
+WFF Pricedid not bat      
JM Simsdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 nb, 5 w)10
Total(4 wickets, declared, 15 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-39, 3-57, 4-59
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks7   0451--
Howorth3   0121--
Lyttelton5   0182--

--> CH Bull (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> FB Warne made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> SH Martin reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> CIJ Smith reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> SH Martin retired hurt in the Worcestershire first innings having scored 14 (after a blow on the finger.)

HHI Gibbons' benefit match.
Only 15 overs were bowled on the final day.





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