Essex v Indians
India in British Isles 1946
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 24th, 26th, 27th August 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultIndians won by 1 wicket
UmpiresH Elliott, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Indians (1) 39/2 (Merchant 16*, Amarnath 4*)
Close of play day 2Indians (2) 33/1 (Merchant 9*, Modi 16*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyc Hindlekar b Shinde62      
HP Crabtreec Sohoni b Shinde25      
TC Doddsc Hindlekar b Banerjee14      
TE Baileyb Sohoni22      
TPB Smithc Sohoni b Amarnath29      
*TN Pearcec Merchant b Banerjee66      
DR Wilcoxb Shinde18      
R Smithb Mankad0      
RM Taylorlbw b Banerjee31      
FH Vigarnot out10      
+TH Wadec Sohoni b Shinde15      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)11
Total(all out, 138 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-104, 3-104, 4-146, 5-156, 6-205, 7-206, 8-264, 9-277, 10-303 (138 ov)
Indians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath21   10311--
Banerjee26   4783--
Sohoni11   1331--
Mankad31   9471--
Shinde35   10694--
Sarwate14   2340--

Indians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*VM Merchantb TPB Smith38      
S Mushtaq Alib R Smith6      
RS Modic Wilcox b R Smith10      
L Amarnathb R Smith4      
MH Mankadc Wade b R Smith15      
Gul Mohammadb R Smith11      
SW Sohonib R Smith8      
SN Banerjeec Taylor b Bailey0      
CT Sarwatenot out25      
+DD Hindlekarrun out10      
SG Shindeb Bailey0      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 67 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-34, 3-51, 4-64, 5-88, 6-93, 7-97, 8-107, 9-136, 10-138 (67 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith28   5566--
Bailey26   7502--
TPB Smith13   3211--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyb Amarnath16      
HP Crabtreec Sarwate b Banerjee118  12-  
TC Doddsst Hindlekar b Mankad21      
TE Baileynot out33      
TPB Smithnot out3      
*TN Pearcedid not bat      
DR Wilcoxdid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
RM Taylordid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(3 wickets, declared, 69 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-79, 3-192
Indians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath23   5501--
Banerjee8   0321--
Sohoni5   0140--
Mankad14   2351--
Shinde14   2470--
Sarwate5   0130--

Indians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*VM Merchantlbw b R Smith181 31015-  
S Mushtaq Alib Bailey7      
RS Modic Pearce b Taylor65      
L Amarnathb TPB Smith6      
MH Mankadb TPB Smith52      
Gul Mohammadst Wade b TPB Smith2      
SW Sohonilbw b TPB Smith4      
SN Banerjeeb Taylor2      
CT Sarwatelbw b TPB Smith14      
+DD Hindlekarnot out19      
SG Shindenot out6      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(9 wickets, 126.1 overs)370
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-126, 3-139, 4-251, 5-263, 6-269, 7-282, 8-312, 9-354
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith27.15771--
Bailey15   2511--
TPB Smith47   71225--
Taylor32   2892--
Dodds2   080--
Vigar3   0110--

--> TPB Smith (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> SW Sohoni (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 20
--> TPB Smith reached 1100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Indians second innings





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