Essex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1939
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 20th, 22nd, 23rd May 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to field
ResultYorkshire won by 7 wickets
PointsEssex 4; Yorkshire 12
UmpiresHG Baldwin, JJ Hills
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 1/1 (Sutcliffe 1*, Mitchell 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 110/7 (Nichols 4*, Cock 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyc Wood b Leyland49     
SJ Crayc Sellers b Smailes8     
RM Taylorb Smailes3     
J O'Connorlbw b Leyland15     
MS Nicholsb Leyland4     
DF Cockb Bowes1     
*JWA Stephensonc Hutton b Leyland10     
LC Eastmanlbw b Bowes58     
TPB Smithc Hutton b Leyland9     
+TH Wadelbw b Smailes38     
R Smithnot out0     
Extras(11 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(all out, 63.2 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-38, 3-80, 4-86, 5-87, 6-87, 7-100, 8-116, 9-209, 10-209 (63.2 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bowes15   6262--
Verity9   2170--
Robinson10   3370--
Leyland18   3745--
Hutton2   0100--

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Sutcliffelbw b R Smith4     
L Huttonb Nichols0     
A Mitchellc Wade b Taylor29     
M Leylandc Taylor b TPB Smith31     
W Barberc Taylor b TPB Smith3     
*AB Sellerslbw b TPB Smith20     
TF Smailesb Taylor6     
+A Woodb Taylor0     
EP Robinsonnot out21     
H Verityc Wade b TPB Smith4     
WE Bowesc O'Connor b TPB Smith10     
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 38.2 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-17, 3-68, 4-77, 5-88, 6-103, 7-103, 8-115, 9-125, 10-141 (38.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols10   3191--
R Smith6   2111--
Stephenson6   1170--
Taylor9   0503--
TPB Smith7.23315--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averylbw b Verity33     
SJ Craylbw b Smailes0     
+TH Wadest Wood b Verity17     
J O'Connorc Barber b Robinson45     
MS Nicholsnot out31     
LC Eastmanb Robinson0     
RM Taylorb Robinson4     
*JWA Stephensonst Wood b Verity4     
DF Cocklbw b Verity12     
TPB Smithb Verity12     
R Smithc Verity b Leyland6     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 70 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-35, 3-88, 4-98, 5-98, 6-102, 7-107, 8-126, 9-158, 10-165 (70 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bowes11   2240--
Verity25   12275--
Smailes7   1221--
Robinson16   4433--
Leyland9   0421--
Hutton2   060--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Sutcliffelbw b TPB Smith36     
L Huttonst Wade b Taylor35     
A Mitchellnot out55     
M Leylandc Avery b TPB Smith38     
W Barbernot out49     
*AB Sellersdid not bat      
TF Smailesdid not bat      
+A Wooddid not bat      
EP Robinsondid not bat      
H Veritydid not bat      
WE Bowesdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 13 lb, 2 nb)24
Total(3 wickets, 57 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-79, 3-139
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols8   0380--
R Smith3   0100--
Stephenson8   0390--
Taylor12   0601--
TPB Smith19   6392--
Eastman7   1270--

--> LC Eastman (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> DF Cock (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> DF Cock (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> H Sutcliffe (2) passed 49500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> L Hutton (2) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> A Mitchell (2) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> H Verity reached 1800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex second innings





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