Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1938
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 30th July, 1st, 2nd August 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Leicestershire 4
UmpiresLC Braund, TW Oates
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 3/1 (Greenwood 1*, Nelson 0*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 35/1 (Berry 19*, Armstrong 10*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Dunkley b Buswell6     
LD Thurstingb Timms17     
NF Armstrongc O'Brien b Partridge125 23515- 
FT Prentice hit wkt b Partridge40     
M Tompkinb Timms33     
GS Watsonc James b Timms50     
*G Gearyc Herbert b Partridge0     
+GO Dawkesb Buswell15     
HA Smithc O'Brien b Timms25     
G Lesterlbw b Nelson12     
J Sperrynot out4     
Extras(15 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)25
Total(all out, 113.1 overs)352
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-37, 3-130, 4-205, 5-231, 6-250, 7-270, 8-311, 9-343, 10-352 (113.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buswell23   5882--
Partridge25   3693--
Timms21   3604--
Herbert25   5720--
O'Brien6   0140--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HW Greenwoodc sub b Smith9     
D Brookeslbw b Sperry1     
*RP Nelsonst Dawkes b Lester86     
JE Timmsst Dawkes b Lester121  11- 
+KC Jamesc Dawkes b Sperry20     
FP O'Brienc Sperry b Smith1     
SI Philipslbw b Lester0     
MEF Dunkleyc Smith b Lester48     
RJ Partridgeb Lester22     
EJ Herbertlbw b Lester4     
JE Buswellnot out26     
Extras(9 b, 4 lb)13
Total(all out, 129.3 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-13, 3-182, 4-225, 5-226, 6-273, 7-273, 8-304, 9-315, 10-351 (129.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry27   7542--
Smith38   8962--
Geary13   3280--
Prentice17   1520--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Nelson b Partridge80     
LD Thurstingb Partridge2     
NF Armstronglbw b Partridge14     
FT Prenticeb Partridge11     
M Tompkinc and b Timms10     
GS Watsonb Herbert5     
*G Gearynot out48     
+GO Dawkesb Partridge4     
HA Smithb Herbert13     
G Lesternot out20     
J Sperrydid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 86 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-43, 3-73, 4-96, 5-111, 6-153, 7-157, 8-188
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buswell18   2620--
Partridge27   8545--
Timms12   4281--
Herbert23   5482--
O'Brien6   2150--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HW Greenwoodrun out20     
D Brookesnot out30     
SI Philipsnot out3     
*RP Nelsondid not bat      
JE Timmsdid not bat      
+KC Jamesdid not bat      
FP O'Briendid not bat      
MEF Dunkleydid not bat      
RJ Partridgedid not bat      
EJ Herbertdid not bat      
JE Buswelldid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 1 w)6
Total(1 wicket, 24 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry7   2190--
Smith5   2110--
Lester7   290--
Prentice5   0140--

--> LD Thursting (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> RP Nelson (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 50
--> RP Nelson (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> SI Philips made his debut in first-class matches
--> SI Philips made his debut in County Championship matches
--> G Lester (2) passed his previous highest score of 17 in first-class matches
--> G Lester (2) passed his previous highest score of 17 in County Championship matches
--> D Brookes (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> G Lester achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-80)
--> G Lester achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-80)
--> NF Armstrong retired hurt in the Leicestershire first innings having scored 118 and later returned

The Northamptonshire players only arrived back at 4.00am from Scarborough after the Yorkshire match.
Northamptonshire provided three fielding substitutes on the second morning, as the visitors were delayed by railway holiday traffic.





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