Essex v Sussex
County Championship 1939
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 29th, 31st July, 1st August 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 76 runs
PointsEssex 4; Sussex 12
UmpiresHW Lee, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 170/2 (TPB Smith 50*, O'Connor 47*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 130/3 (HW Parks 53*, J Langridge 4*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgelbw b Stephenson71     
JH Parkslbw b Taylor25     
HW Parksc Taylor b Nichols29     
G Coxc Wilcox b Nichols0     
J Langridgeb R Smith15     
RG Staintonb R Smith38     
*AJ Holmesb R Smith0     
HE Hammondlbw b R Smith3     
+WL Cornfordb Nichols4     
JK Nyelbw b R Smith7     
JH Cornfordnot out1     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 47.6 overs)199
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-129, 3-129, 4-129, 5-154, 6-154, 7-158, 8-163, 9-176, 10-199 (47.6 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols17   1703--
R Smith11.61475--
Stephenson12   3401--
Taylor7   0361--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanb Nye22     
AV Averyb JH Parks42     
TPB Smithlbw b JH Cornford55     
J O'Connorlbw b JH Cornford50     
MS Nicholslbw b Nye4     
R Smithb Nye1     
*DR Wilcoxc JH Cornford b Nye8     
FH Vigarb Nye3     
RM Taylorb JH Cornford7     
JWA Stephensonnot out12     
+TH Wadec JG Langridge b JH Cornford5     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 61.5 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-88, 3-179, 4-180, 5-184, 6-189, 7-195, 8-200, 9-212, 10-220 (61.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nye22   1795--
JH Cornford18.53694--
JH Parks12   3221--
Hammond5   0180--
J Langridge2   0100--
JG Langridge1   0100--
Holmes1   010--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgelbw b R Smith8     
JH Parksc Wade b Nichols11     
HW Parksnot out133     
G Coxc Wilcox b Taylor44     
J Langridgeb Taylor96     
RG Staintonnot out17     
*AJ Holmesdid not bat      
HE Hammonddid not bat      
+WL Cornforddid not bat      
JK Nyedid not bat      
JH Cornforddid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 10 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)23
Total(4 wickets, declared, 71 overs)332
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-37, 3-113, 4-292
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols17   1571--
R Smith13   2431--
Stephenson8   0460--
Taylor17   1872--
TPB Smith16   1760--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc HW Parks b Hammond39     
AV Averyc JH Cornford b Hammond20     
TPB Smithc Hammond b Nye32     
J O'Connorc J Langridge b Nye28     
MS Nicholslbw b Hammond40     
R Smithb JH Parks8     
*DR Wilcoxc JH Cornford b JH Parks19     
JWA Stephensonc Nye b J Langridge17     
FH Vigarc Hammond b Nye15     
RM Taylorlbw b JH Parks3     
+TH Wadenot out4     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 57.5 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-65, 3-120, 4-133, 5-163, 6-187, 7-211, 8-211, 9-228, 10-235 (57.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nye16   2893--
JH Cornford12   3460--
JH Parks16.55323--
Hammond11   4383--
J Langridge2   0201--

--> J Langridge (1) passed 21000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> WL Cornford (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> J O'Connor (1) passed 28500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> G Cox (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 23
--> MS Nichols (2) passed 17500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> JH Cornford reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JH Parks reached 700 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex second innings





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