Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1939
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 10th, 11th, 12th May 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 2 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 12; Essex 4
UmpiresFI Walden, CN Woolley
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 356/6 (Nichols 42*, Stephenson 16*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 353 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyc Price b Sims121     
SJ Crayb Gray7     
RM Taylorb Edrich9     
J O'Connorc Price b Gray128     
MS Nicholsb Sims45     
LC Eastmanc and b Peebles20     
TPB Smithb Peebles1     
*JWA Stephensonc Price b Smith17     
DF Cockb Sims10     
+TH Wadenot out16     
R Smithc and b Sims12     
Extras(3 b, 11 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)17
Total(all out, 114 overs)403
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-28, 3-253, 4-288, 5-325, 6-327, 7-360, 8-369, 9-377, 10-403 (114 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith29   6661--
Gray19   1762--
Edrich14   0521--
Sims28   51014--
Peebles20   2772--
Thompson4   1140--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonst Wade b Taylor37     
SM Brownb Nichols12     
WJ Edrichc Wade b Nichols14     
DCS Comptonrun out181     
JHA Hulmelbw b Nichols6     
AW Thompsonb R Smith18     
+WFF Pricec Taylor b Stephenson18     
JM Simsc TPB Smith b R Smith19     
CIJ Smithb Nichols37     
*IAR Peeblesc Stephenson b Nichols7     
LH Graynot out1     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 81 overs)353
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-62, 3-68, 4-76, 5-105, 6-135, 7-189, 8-254, 9-274, 10-353 (81 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols24   2825--
Stephenson13   2671--
Eastman7   0330--
R Smith11   1562--
Taylor12   1561--
TPB Smith14   3560--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyb Smith27     
SJ Crayb Smith10     
RM Taylorc Thompson b Gray10     
J O'Connorlbw b Sims14     
MS Nicholsc Price b Gray41     
LC Eastmanlbw b Peebles36     
*JWA Stephensonb Gray0     
R Smithnot out26     
TPB Smithdid not bat      
DF Cockdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(7 wickets, declared, 45.1 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-44, 3-60, 4-72, 5-133, 6-167, 7-173 (45.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith16   0562--
Sims10   2381--
Peebles4   1161--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Stephenson7     
SM Brownc sub b Stephenson58     
WJ Edrichc Avery b Taylor35     
CIJ Smithb Stephenson45     
DCS Comptonc R Smith b Stephenson15     
JHA Hulmec O'Connor b Nichols16     
JM Simsrun out6     
AW Thompsonc R Smith b Nichols10     
+WFF Pricenot out21     
*IAR Peeblesnot out4     
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 2 w)7
Total(8 wickets, 26.6 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-86, 3-150, 4-159, 5-172, 6-181, 7-187, 8-206
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols11   0812--
Taylor4   0421--

--> AW Thompson made his debut in County Championship matches
--> AV Avery (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> AV Avery (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 119
--> MS Nichols (1) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> DCS Compton (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in first-class matches
--> DCS Compton (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in County Championship matches
--> DCS Compton (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 111
--> LC Eastman (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 28
--> SM Brown (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> IAR Peebles reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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