Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1939
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 16th, 17th, 18th August 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 5 runs
PointsEssex 0; Middlesex 12
UmpiresA Dolphin, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 146/6 (Taylor 39*, Stephenson 32*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 137/5 (Wilcox 32*, TPB Smith 0*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BD Carrisb Nichols53     
JDB Robertsonlbw b Nichols50     
WJ Edrichb Nichols3     
DCS Comptonc and b R Smith12     
FG Mannc Wilcox b Nichols46     
GE Hartc Taylor b Farnes7     
+WFF Pricec and b R Smith10     
JM Simsc and b TPB Smith17     
CIJ Smithc R Smith b Farnes5     
*IAR Peeblesc Stephenson b Farnes3     
LH Graynot out0     
Extras(8 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 48.5 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-69, 2-88, 3-102, 4-121, 5-166, 6-186, 7-203, 8-208, 9-213, 10-215 (48.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols19   11024--
R Smith6   1222--
Stephenson3   130--
TPB Smith4   1171--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanlbw b Smith2     
AV Averyc Edrich b Smith21     
*DR Wilcoxc Edrich b Gray0     
J O'Connorb Gray20     
TPB Smithb Gray12     
MS Nicholsc Price b Gray6     
RM Taylorlbw b Smith42     
JWA Stephensonc Price b Sims40     
R Smithb Smith0     
+TH Wadec Price b Smith28     
K Farnesnot out8     
Extras(12 b, 5 nb)17
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-14, 3-47, 4-51, 5-63, 6-74, 7-151, 8-151, 9-176, 10-196 (60.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray23   2744--
Sims6   1231--
Peebles10   3340--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BD Carrislbw b Nichols5     
JDB Robertsonb Farnes8     
WJ Edrichb Farnes26     
DCS Comptonb Nichols8     
FG Mannlbw b Farnes9     
GE Hartc Avery b TPB Smith34     
+WFF Pricec Wade b R Smith55     
JM Simsb R Smith17     
CIJ Smithc R Smith b TPB Smith9     
*IAR Peeblesb TPB Smith0     
LH Graynot out1     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(all out, 37.5 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-15, 3-25, 4-60, 5-61, 6-123, 7-162, 8-181, 9-181, 10-183 (37.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes15   3593--
Nichols11   0532--
R Smith4   0282--
TPB Smith7.50323--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averylbw b Sims11     
+TH Wadec Gray b Sims24     
RM Taylorc Price b Sims0     
J O'Connorc Carris b Sims4     
MS Nicholsc Price b Peebles52     
*DR Wilcoxc Price b Sims33     
TPB Smithc Edrich b Sims2     
JWA Stephensonst Price b Sims10     
R Smithnot out34     
K Farnesc Carris b Sims8     
LC Eastmanlbw b Smith4     
Extras(8 b, 6 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 56.4 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-35, 4-78, 5-136, 6-139, 7-144, 8-158, 9-182, 10-197 (56.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gray3   0160--
Sims21   1628--
Peebles10   4221--
Robertson6   2110--

--> LC Eastman made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> LC Eastman made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JDB Robertson (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 12
--> FG Mann (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 27
--> WFF Price (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 17
--> MS Nichols reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> MS Nichols reached 1500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings
--> IAR Peebles reached 900 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> JDB Robertson retired hurt in the Middlesex first innings (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 121/4





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