Nottinghamshire v Essex
County Championship 1939
VenueTrent Bridge, Nottingham on 7th, 8th, 9th June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNottinghamshire won by 8 wickets
PointsNottinghamshire 12; Essex 4
UmpiresG Beet, JJ Hills
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 423/6 (Stephenson 0*, Dennis 7*)
Close of play day 2Nottinghamshire (1) 309/4 (Harris 192*, Heane 20*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Harris b Butler62     
AV Averyc Wheat b Woodhead29     
+TH Wadeb Butler2     
J O'Connorc Jepson b Butler194     
MS Nicholsc Jepson b Butler40     
RM Taylorc Harris b Heane70     
*JWA Stephensonnot out61     
JN Dennisb Woodhead46     
SJ Craynot out6     
R Smithdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 14 lb)21
Total(7 wickets, declared, 121 overs)531
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-89, 3-116, 4-323, 5-413, 6-416, 7-517
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Butler29   11374--
Woodhead29   4962--
Jepson15   0740--
Gunn20   11040--
Giles19   3670--
Heane9   1321--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WW Keetonc Wade b Taylor46     
CB Harrisb TPB Smith196     
J Knowlesc Eastman b Taylor14     
J Hardstafflbw b Taylor8     
GV Gunnlbw b R Smith17     
*GFH Heanec Stephenson b Eastman48     
RJ Gilesb TPB Smith41     
+AB Wheatnot out13     
FG Woodheadc R Smith b TPB Smith6     
HJ Butlerc O'Connor b Stephenson7     
A Jepsonb Stephenson1     
Extras(12 b, 9 lb)21
Total(all out, 100.6 overs)418
Fall of wickets:
1-119, 2-173, 3-185, 4-252, 5-317, 6-366, 7-398, 8-406, 9-416, 10-418 (100.6 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith10   2451--
Taylor23   21173--
TPB Smith31   5953--
Eastman24   7951--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Smithb Butler0     
LC Eastmanc and b Giles17     
+TH Wadec Wheat b Giles23     
J O'Connorc Wheat b Gunn33     
TPB Smithc Woodhead b Gunn10     
RM Taylorc Jepson b Gunn16     
*JWA Stephensonc Heane b Gunn18     
JN Dennisnot out1     
AV Averydid not bat      
MS Nicholsdid not bat      
SJ Craydid not bat      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(7 wickets, declared, 32.4 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-46, 3-49, 4-78, 5-98, 6-117, 7-124 (32.4 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Butler7   1321--
Woodhead2   0240--
Giles14   1322--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WW Keetonnot out93     
CB Harrisc Wade b Eastman26     
J Knowlesc R Smith b Taylor43     
J Hardstaffnot out67     
GV Gunndid not bat      
*GFH Heanedid not bat      
RJ Gilesdid not bat      
+AB Wheatdid not bat      
FG Woodheaddid not bat      
HJ Butlerdid not bat      
A Jepsondid not bat      
Extras(9 lb)9
Total(2 wickets, 28.5 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-152
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith3   0140--
Taylor6   0631--
TPB Smith5   1500--
Eastman9   0631--

--> AV Avery (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> MS Nichols (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> J O'Connor (2) passed 25000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> RM Taylor (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> WW Keeton (2) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 72
--> MS Nichols retired hurt in the Essex first innings (team score 157/3) and later returned





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