Essex v Kent
County Championship 1939
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 2nd, 3rd, 4th August 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresD Hendren, FI Walden
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 51/1 (Fagg 26*, Ames 8*; 14 overs)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Chalk b Watt9      
AV Averyb Wright78      
*DR Wilcoxb Harding2      
J O'Connorb Watt11      
MS Nicholslbw b Watt8      
TPB Smithc Todd b Davies25      
JWA Stephensonlbw b Todd1      
RM Taylorb Watt16      
R Smithc Wright b Watt1      
+TH Wadenot out5      
K Farnesb Wright5      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-26, 3-43, 4-57, 5-130, 6-133, 7-156, 8-160, 9-167, 10-172 (50.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding11   0481--
Todd14   1471--
Watt13   2295--
Davies5   0151--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggnot out26      
*FGH Chalkb Farnes15      
LEG Amesnot out8      
BH Valentinedid not bat      
PG Fosterdid not bat      
LJ Todddid not bat      
JGW Daviesdid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
NW Hardingdid not bat      
AE Wattdid not bat      
+WHV Levettdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 w)2
Total(1 wicket, 14 overs)51
Fall of wickets:
1-38 (Chalk)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes7   0241--
Nichols7   2250--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AV Avery (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 54
--> AE Fagg (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25





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