Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1948
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 21st, 23rd, 24th August 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 4; Essex 0
UmpiresH Elliott, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 153/2 (Cray 7*, Vigar 19*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 209/6 (Bailey 2*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc CP Davis b Nutter64      
AV Averyc and b Webster54      
SJ Crayc Oldfield b Clarke11      
FH Vigarb Nutter50      
R Horsfallb Webster4      
*TN Pearcelbw b Nutter11      
TE Baileynot out37      
R Smithc and b Webster1      
TPB Smithc Oldfield b Broderick18      
+TH Wadeb Broderick8      
KC Prestonst CP Davis b Broderick5      
Extras(9 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)18
Total(all out, 110.2 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-122, 2-124, 3-174, 4-183, 5-206, 6-209, 7-213, 8-251, 9-263, 10-281 (110.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nutter34   8733--
Webster35   9653--
Clarke20   2541--
Childs-Clarke5   0210--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookeslbw b R Smith85      
+CP Davisc Cray b TPB Smith12      
W Barronc Wade b Bailey78      
N Oldfieldnot out55      
E Davisnot out65      
*AW Childs-Clarkedid not bat      
J Websterdid not bat      
JE Timmsdid not bat      
V Broderickdid not bat      
AE Nutterdid not bat      
RW Clarkedid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 nb)8
Total(3 wickets, 94 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-180, 3-180
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith26   7701--
Bailey12   3311--
Preston17   2550--
TPB Smith30   41031--
Vigar7   2250--
Pearce1   060--
Dodds1   050--

--> N Oldfield (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> AE Nutter reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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