Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1938
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 17th, 18th, 19th August 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 10 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 12; Essex 0
UmpiresN Kilner, EJ Smith
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 237/6 (Compton 71*, Price 19*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 286/4 (Nichols 55*, Wilcox 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Human b Gray6     
AV Averylbw b Allen16     
RM Taylorb Smith6     
J O'Connorlbw b Edrich20     
MS Nicholsb Smith2     
*TN Pearcec Price b Robins16     
DR Wilcoxc Edrich b Gray18     
N Vere Hodgest Price b Robins2     
TPB Smithc Edrich b Robins0     
+TH Wadelbw b Robins9     
K Farnesnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 44.3 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-32, 3-32, 4-38, 5-72, 6-80, 7-82, 8-82, 9-108, 10-108 (44.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith11   5232--
Gray11   2222--
Allen5   241--
Edrich6   0241--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Edrichc Taylor b Smith82     
SM Brownlbw b Nichols4     
GOB Allenc and b Smith53     
DCS Comptonnot out180     
JHA Hulmec Wade b Farnes0     
JH Humanb Farnes1     
*RWV Robinsst Wade b Smith3     
+WFF Pricec sub b Smith51     
CIJ Smithb Pearce2     
IAR Peeblesc sub b Pearce2     
LH Grayb Smith3     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(all out, 109.1 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-132, 3-153, 4-154, 5-162, 6-179, 7-338, 8-343, 9-357, 10-392 (109.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes23   2792--
Nichols21   0921--
Eastman17   5400--
Pearce4   0322--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyc Human b Peebles79     
RM Taylorlbw b Smith4     
J O'Connorlbw b Gray122     
MS Nicholsc Gray b Smith62     
*TN Pearceb Robins17     
DR Wilcoxlbw b Smith3     
N Vere Hodgeb Smith0     
TPB Smithrun out6     
+TH Wadenot out3     
K Farnesb Gray3     
LC Eastmanabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 101.3 overs)309
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-183, 3-227, 4-267, 5-295, 6-295, 7-296, 8-305, 9-309 (101.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith24   4734--
Edrich7   1180--
Robins23   0641--
Peebles25   5651--
Compton3   0180--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Edrichnot out19     
SM Brownnot out5     
GOB Allendid not bat      
DCS Comptondid not bat      
JHA Hulmedid not bat      
JH Humandid not bat      
*RWV Robinsdid not bat      
+WFF Pricedid not bat      
CIJ Smithdid not bat      
IAR Peeblesdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(no wicket, 5.4 overs)26
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes3   150--
Nichols2   080--

--> Day 2 Lunch: Middlesex (1) ?/? (Compton 180*, [unknown] ?*)
--> DCS Compton (1) passed his previous highest score of 177 in first-class matches
--> DCS Compton (1) passed his previous highest score of 177 in County Championship matches
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 66
--> RM Taylor (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 2
--> RM Taylor (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 3
--> J O'Connor (2) passed 24000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 52
--> MS Nichols (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 51
--> JH Human made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JH Human made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GOB Allen reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings

Compton 180*, his highest innings of the season,155 minutes, twenty-five 4's.
O'Connor 122, 185 minutes, nine 4's.





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