Northamptonshire v Hampshire
County Championship 1939
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 10th, 11th, 12th May 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossHampshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Hampshire 4
UmpiresE Cooke, E Robinson
Close of play day 1Hampshire (1) 441/7 (Creese 209*, Boyes 13*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 46/1 (Greenwood 19*, Brookes 19*)

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+NT McCorkelllbw b Merritt48     
J Baileyc James b Buswell19     
G Hillc and b Merritt21     
WCL Creesec Herbert b Partridge241     
AG Holtc Brookes b Merritt25     
AE Pothecaryc James b Partridge40     
DF Walkerb Herbert21     
*CGA Parisc and b Partridge17     
GS Boyesc O'Brien b Buswell20     
RCL Courtnot out13     
GEM Heathdid not bat      
Extras(23 b, 10 lb, 2 nb)35
Total(9 wickets, declared, 115.7 overs)500
Fall of wickets:
1-71, 2-75, 3-131, 4-178, 5-308, 6-372, 7-412, 8-452, 9-500 (115.7 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buswell22   4872--
Timms14   3390--
Herbert17   4701--
Merritt33   11543--
Nelson3   180--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Snowdenc Creese b Heath23     
HW Greenwoodb Court7     
D Brookesc Boyes b Creese50     
JE Timmsb Hill114     
*RP Nelsonb Heath40     
+KC Jamesb Hill2     
FP O'Brienb Court9     
WE Merrittlbw b Heath27     
RJ Partridgeb Hill6     
EJ Herbertnot out4     
JE Buswellst McCorkell b Hill7     
Extras(1 b, 9 lb)10
Total(all out, 74.4 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-51, 3-130, 4-210, 5-215, 6-230, 7-258, 8-266, 9-290, 10-299 (74.4 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heath24   2833--
Court16   1792--
Boyes8   0250--
Creese5   0301--
Bailey3   0220--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Snowdenb Heath6     
HW Greenwoodlbw b Boyes59     
D Brookesc Boyes b Court47     
JE Timmsc and b Heath70     
*RP Nelsonnot out79     
+KC Jamesc McCorkell b Heath0     
FP O'Brienb Hill8     
WE Merrittnot out4     
RJ Partridgedid not bat      
EJ Herbertdid not bat      
JE Buswelldid not bat      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(6 wickets, 72.1 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-109, 3-121, 4-242, 5-242, 6-264
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heath20   2803--
Court12   0821--
Boyes14   3431--
Bailey9   2300--

--> WE Merritt made his debut in County Championship matches
--> WCL Creese (1) passed his previous highest score of 165 in first-class matches
--> WCL Creese (1) passed his previous highest score of 165 in County Championship matches
--> D Brookes (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 34
--> JE Timms (1) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 95
--> WE Merritt reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Hampshire first innings
--> WCL Creese reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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