Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1939
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 5th, 7th, 8th August 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresH Cruice, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 85/3 (Stanning 30*, Gibbons 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 189/8 (Stephenson 16*, R Smith 10*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CJ Lytteltonc Nichols b TPB Smith26     
E Cooperc and b TPB Smith28     
J Stanningb TPB Smith30     
CH Palmerb TPB Smith0     
HHIH Gibbonsst Wade b TPB Smith46     
SH Martinlbw b Nichols24     
RHC Humanst Wade b TPB Smith7     
AP Singletonlbw b Stephenson14     
RO Jenkinsrun out5     
RTD Perksnot out54     
+JS Bullerlbw b TPB Smith22     
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-70, 3-80, 4-91, 5-127, 6-138, 7-163, 8-171, 9-213, 10-264 (57.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols13   0611--
R Smith4   0160--
Taylor6   0360--
TPB Smith21.32857--
Eastman2   0120--
Avery4   1150--
Stephenson7   1311--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Lyttelton b Martin11     
AV Averyc Buller b Martin4     
*DR Wilcoxb Martin46     
J O'Connorc Buller b Martin58     
MS Nicholsc Gibbons b Singleton6     
TPB Smithc Martin b Perks17     
FS Unwinb Perks9     
JWA Stephensonnot out16     
RM Taylorlbw b Perks1     
R Smithnot out10     
+TH Wadedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)11
Total(8 wickets, 61 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-22, 3-90, 4-103, 5-136, 6-152, 7-170, 8-171
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks17   1573--
Martin20   7394--
Human5   1150--
Jenkins6   2170--
Singleton10   1421--
Palmer3   080--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> E Cooper (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> LC Eastman (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 10
--> JWA Stephenson reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> SH Martin reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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