Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1939
VenueTown Ground, Peterborough on 3rd, 5th, 6th June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 6 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Essex 12
UmpiresG Beet, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 235/4 (O'Connor 26*, Taylor 23*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 335 all out

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HW Greenwoodlbw b TPB Smith30     
CP Davislbw b TPB Smith35     
D Brookesb Stephenson23     
JE Timmsb TPB Smith1     
AW Snowdenb Stephenson7     
*RP Nelsonc Avery b TPB Smith15     
FP O'Brienb TPB Smith4     
+KC Jameslbw b Eastman13     
WE Merrittc TPB Smith b Eastman26     
RJ Partridgenot out5     
JE Buswellb Eastman9     
Extras(14 b, 4 lb)18
Total(all out, 56.7 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-88, 3-94, 4-105, 5-108, 6-121, 7-136, 8-172, 9-176, 10-186 (56.7 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols9   1300--
R Smith6   0300--
TPB Smith25   4645--
Taylor2   190--
Stephenson12   2302--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanb Nelson47     
AV Averyb O'Brien62     
+TH Wadec and b Merritt66     
J O'Connorb Buswell26     
MS Nicholsb Merritt2     
RM Taylorb Partridge50     
TPB Smithc James b Partridge8     
*JWA Stephensonb Partridge0     
JN Dennisb Merritt14     
SJ Crayc James b Nelson11     
R Smithnot out0     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 62.7 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-69, 2-182, 3-182, 4-188, 5-235, 6-249, 7-251, 8-279, 9-297, 10-298 (62.7 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buswell8   0421--
Partridge11   2693--
Merritt16   0983--
Timms7   1240--
O'Brien4   0101--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HW Greenwoodc O'Connor b TPB Smith19     
CP Davisb Nichols65     
D Brookesc Stephenson b Eastman1     
JE Timmsc Wade b Stephenson44     
AW Snowdenc Wade b R Smith22     
*RP Nelsonst Wade b TPB Smith41     
FP O'Brienb Stephenson11     
+KC Jamesrun out27     
WE Merrittb Stephenson68     
RJ Partridgec Nichols b Stephenson8     
JE Buswellnot out1     
Extras(18 b, 10 lb)28
Total(all out, 81.5 overs)335
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-37, 3-125, 4-149, 5-186, 6-205, 7-243, 8-280, 9-318, 10-335 (81.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols11   2311--
R Smith11   1391--
TPB Smith26   21172--
Taylor2   0140--
Eastman19   5641--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanst James b Merritt43     
AV Averylbw b Merritt29     
+TH Wadec Merritt b Partridge59     
J O'Connorc Nelson b Buswell21     
MS Nicholsnot out48     
RM Taylornot out17     
TPB Smithdid not bat      
*JWA Stephensondid not bat      
JN Dennisdid not bat      
SJ Craydid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb)10
Total(4 wickets, 43.6 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-114, 3-145, 4-189
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buswell6   0461--
Partridge7   1261--
Merritt17   1782--
Nelson6   0260--
Timms4   0220--

--> JE Buswell (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> TH Wade (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> SJ Cray (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> SJ Cray (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> RP Nelson (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> WE Merritt (2) passed his previous highest score of 28 in County Championship matches
--> RJ Partridge (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> LC Eastman reached 1000 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> AV Avery retired hurt in the Essex second innings (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 145/3





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