Essex v Cambridge University
University Match 1939
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 24th, 26th June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 6 runs
UmpiresW Mead, CAG Russell
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 173/9 (O'Connor 75*, Vigar 13*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BD Carrisb R Smith25      
FG Mannc TPB Smith b Nichols3      
JR Thompsonlbw b R Smith1      
JP Blakeb R Smith2      
AH Brodhurstb R Smith1      
*PM Studdc Wade b Nichols16      
PJ Dickinsonc Nichols b R Smith0      
JAT Sharplbw b TPB Smith36      
+KD Downesst Wade b Vigar8      
DW Gillespielbw b TPB Smith15      
J Websternot out4      
Extras(3 b, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 46.5 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-17, 3-24, 4-26, 5-45, 6-49, 7-49, 8-61, 9-104, 10-115 (46.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols12   4202--
R Smith12   3315--
TPB Smith11.53342--
Vigar11   3261--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Gillespie b Dickinson17      
R Smithc Webster b Dickinson7      
+TH Wadec Webster b Dickinson0      
J O'Connorlbw b Webster92      
MS Nicholsc Downes b Webster1      
H Ashtonc Studd b Webster0      
DF Cockc Downes b Webster6      
*FS Unwinc Brodhurst b Webster10      
AB Laversb Webster6      
TPB Smithc and b Webster26      
FH Vigarnot out21      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 2 w)12
Total(all out, 48.2 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-26, 3-26, 4-27, 5-27, 6-49, 7-69, 8-82, 9-134, 10-198 (48.2 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dickinson17   1713--
Brodhurst3   080--
Gillespie7   0290--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BD Carrisc Nichols b Vigar15      
FG Mannb R Smith4      
JR Thompsonst Wade b Vigar24      
JP Blakelbw b R Smith2      
AH Brodhurstst Wade b Vigar5      
*PM Studdb R Smith2      
PJ Dickinsonc TPB Smith b Vigar6      
JAT Sharpb R Smith0      
+KD Downesb R Smith0      
DW Gillespiec Unwin b R Smith10      
J Websternot out6      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 25.5 overs)77
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-28, 3-33, 4-40, 5-47, 6-54, 7-55, 8-55, 9-61, 10-77 (25.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols5   1120--
R Smith12.52426--
Vigar8   0204--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> PM Studd (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> JAT Sharp (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in first-class matches
--> LC Eastman (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> H Ashton made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> JAT Sharp made his debut for Cambridge University in first-class matches
--> J Webster achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-62)
--> FH Vigar achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Cambridge University second innings (previous best was 2-39)
--> R Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Cambridge University second innings (previous best was 6-46)





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