Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1947
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 9th, 10th, 11th July 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 4; Essex 0
UmpiresPT Mills, J Tranter
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 303/9 (Fiddling 10*, Clarke 2*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 7/1 (Clarke 0*, Childs-Clarke 0*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Vigar b TPB Smith169 270    
CP Davisc Dodds b R Smith4      
AL Coxc Wade b Bailey16      
JE Timmsb Bailey4      
W Barronc Wade b R Smith13      
V Broderickc Insole b Vigar16      
E Davisc Pearce b Vigar1      
*AW Childs-Clarkelbw b R Smith50      
CB Clarkec Avery b TPB Smith1      
+K Fiddlingnot out10      
EW Clarknot out2      
Extras(11 b, 5 lb, 1 w)17
Total(9 wickets, declared, 103 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-48, 3-60, 4-85, 5-130, 6-134, 7-290, 8-290, 9-297
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey29   10832--
R Smith31   12723--
TPB Smith23   3622--
Vigar20   2692--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Fiddling b Clark25      
SJ Crayb Clarke12      
AV Averyc Barron b Broderick23      
FH Vigarb Cox20      
TE Baileylbw b Clarke67      
*TN Pearcelbw b Cox48      
DJ Insolec Clarke b Broderick11      
LS Clarkc Clark b Cox8      
R Smithlbw b Broderick4      
TPB Smithc CP Davis b Clark8      
+TH Wadenot out0      
Extras(4 lb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 104.3 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-53, 3-78, 4-88, 5-189, 6-210, 7-210, 8-223, 9-231, 10-231 (104.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Timms12   2340--
Clarke19   4672--
Broderick27   9483--
Cox23   7453--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CB Clarkeb R Smith0      
+K Fiddlingc Wade b Bailey0      
*AW Childs-Clarkec Clark b TPB Smith50      
D Brookesnot out84      
CP Davisc Wade b TPB Smith18      
AL Coxc and b TPB Smith2      
JE Timmsnot out7      
W Barrondid not bat      
V Broderickdid not bat      
E Davisdid not bat      
EW Clarkdid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)21
Total(5 wickets, declared, 66 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-11, 3-116, 4-164, 5-172
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey8   1231--
R Smith25   7621--
TPB Smith25   6573--
Vigar8   1190--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Childs-Clarke b Broderick48      
SJ Crayc Timms b Clark4      
AV Averyrun out64      
R Smithc Childs-Clarke b Broderick19      
TPB Smithrun out32      
TE Baileynot out16      
*TN Pearcenot out3      
FH Vigardid not bat      
DJ Insoledid not bat      
LS Clarkdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb)8
Total(5 wickets, 46 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-69, 3-99, 4-155, 5-181
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark14   2451--
Timms5   0120--
Clarke11   0530--
Broderick8   1332--
Cox5   0230--
Childs-Clarke1   0120--
CP Davis2   180--

--> D Brookes (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 150
--> TE Bailey (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> DJ Insole made his debut in County Championship matches
--> D Brookes (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 51
--> DJ Insole made his debut for Essex in first-class matches
--> TE Bailey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> R Smith reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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