Essex v Nottinghamshire
County Championship 1939
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 23rd, 24th August 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNottinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 7 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Nottinghamshire 4
UmpiresJJ Hills, E Robinson
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 156/3 (TPB Smith 69*, Nichols 16*)

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WW Keetonretired hurt15     
CB Harrisc Wade b Farnes0     
*GFH Heanec TPB Smith b R Smith48     
J Hardstaffb Nichols117     
GV Gunnc R Smith b Nichols40     
RJ Gilesc Vigar b Farnes7     
J Knowlesb Farnes0     
W Vocec Vigar b Nichols0     
+AB Wheatc Wade b Nichols3     
HJ Butlerb Nichols6     
A Jepsonnot out11     
Extras(20 b, 4 lb)24
Total(all out, 58.2 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-108, 3-213, 4-230, 5-230, 6-237, 7-240, 8-248, 9-271 (58.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes19   0903--
Taylor8   0460--
R Smith6   0251--
Stephenson5   0180--
TPB Smith8   0340--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averylbw b Voce9     
+TH Wadec Harris b Butler50     
TPB Smithb Voce102     
J O'Connorc sub b Butler4     
MS Nicholslbw b Jepson26     
R Smithb Heane1     
SJ Crayb Heane1     
*JWA Stephensonb Voce13     
RM Taylornot out10     
FH Vigarc Harris b Voce4     
K Farnesb Voce0     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(all out, 62.3 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-111, 3-115, 4-170, 5-175, 6-177, 7-214, 8-215, 9-233, 10-233 (62.3 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Butler19   2612--
Heane12   2442--
Jepson11   2351--
Giles4   1100--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CB Harrisc Wade b Farnes13     
J Knowlesc Wade b Nichols23     
*GFH Heanec Nichols b Farnes4     
J Hardstaffc Taylor b Farnes0     
GV Gunnb Farnes0     
RJ Gileslbw b Nichols1     
W Vocerun out11     
+AB Wheatb Farnes9     
HJ Butlerb Nichols1     
A Jepsonnot out6     
WW Keetonabsent hurt
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(all out, 22.3 overs)74
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-42, 3-42, 4-42, 5-43, 6-48, 7-66, 8-68, 9-74 (22.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols11   2383--
Stephenson1   100--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+TH Wadec Wheat b Voce21     
AV Averyb Voce0     
TPB Smithnot out49     
J O'Connorc Voce b Heane15     
MS Nicholsnot out17     
R Smithdid not bat      
SJ Craydid not bat      
*JWA Stephensondid not bat      
RM Taylordid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
K Farnesdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb)11
Total(3 wickets, 29 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-36, 3-67
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Voce7   0202--
Butler7   0240--
Heane9   1301--
Jepson6   1280--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> J Hardstaff (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 43
--> GV Gunn (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 14
--> TPB Smith (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 69
--> TPB Smith (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> MS Nichols reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Nottinghamshire first innings
--> K Farnes reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Nottinghamshire second innings
--> K Farnes completed a hat-trick for Essex
--> WW Keeton retired hurt in the Nottinghamshire first innings having scored 15 (team had lost 1 wickets)





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