Middlesex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1938
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 16th, 18th July 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMiddlesex won by 8 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 12; Yorkshire 0
UmpiresCWL Parker, EJ Smith
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 56/2 (Edrich 23*, Compton 12*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Sutcliffec Robertson b Gray0     
L Huttonb Edrich13     
A Mitchellc Gray b Smith8     
+PA Gibbretired hurt4     
NWD Yardleyc Compton b Gray11     
M Leylandb Smith25     
W Barberc Hulme b Gray3     
*AB Sellersb Smith36     
TF Smailesc Robins b Smith16     
H Veritynot out10     
WE Bowesc Compton b Peebles2     
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)16
Total(all out, 55.3 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-25, 3-25, 4-43, 5-62, 6-84, 7-131, 8-133, 9-144 (55.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith23   6454--
Gray15   4283--
Edrich15   3471--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Bowes16     
WJ Edrichc +sub (A Wood) b Smailes53     
SM Brownc Sellers b Verity4     
DCS Comptonlbw b Bowes24     
GE Hartc Mitchell b Verity17     
JHA Hulmec +sub (A Wood) b Smailes31     
+WFF Pricelbw b Bowes0     
*RWV Robinsb Bowes13     
CIJ Smithc Mitchell b Smailes26     
IAR Peeblesc +sub (A Wood) b Bowes12     
LH Graynot out1     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 81.1 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-34, 3-69, 4-98, 5-140, 6-140, 7-165, 8-173, 9-196, 10-205 (81.1 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smailes23   7683--
Verity25   6622--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Sutcliffec Peebles b Edrich22     
A Mitchellc and b Peebles30     
W Barberb Smith23     
NWD Yardleyb Smith6     
M Leylandretired hurt1     
*AB Sellersb Gray9     
TF Smailesb Smith2     
H Verityc Edrich b Gray5     
WE Bowesnot out4     
L Huttonabsent hurt
+PA Gibbabsent hurt
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 37.2 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-76, 3-80, 4-85, 5-89, 6-98, 7-103 (37.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith17   5333--
Edrich5   1141--
Peebles4   0151--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Sellers b Yardley26     
WJ Edrichnot out11     
SM Brownc Mitchell b Bowes0     
DCS Comptonnot out1     
GE Hartdid not bat      
JHA Hulmedid not bat      
+WFF Pricedid not bat      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
CIJ Smithdid not bat      
IAR Peeblesdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 w)5
Total(2 wickets, 9 overs)43
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-42
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bowes5   2171--
Smailes2   0200--
Yardley2   111--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 12
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> GE Hart (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 16
--> JHA Hulme (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> H Sutcliffe (2) passed 48500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> LH Gray reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Yorkshire first innings
--> WJ Edrich reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Yorkshire second innings
--> CIJ Smith reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Yorkshire second innings
--> PA Gibb retired hurt in the Yorkshire first innings having scored 4 (team had lost 3 wickets)

Hutton had a finger broken from an Edrich delivery.
PA Gibb needed stitches after being hit on the head by a short-pitched ball from Smith. W Barber kept wicket on the first day and Robins allowed Wood to replace Gibb as wicket-keeper, although he was not in the original eleven. C Turner and a Middlesex player acted as the other substitute fielders.
M Leyland fractured his left thumb and was forced to retire after another blow to his hand.





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