Nottinghamshire v Essex
County Championship 1938
VenueTown Ground, Worksop on 20th, 21st, 22nd July 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 11 runs
PointsNottinghamshire 4; Essex 12
UmpiresLC Braund, FI Walden
Close of play day 1Essex (2) 8/0 (Eastman 1*, Avery 7*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 334/9 (Wade 4*, R Smith 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanb Voce0     
AV Averyc Gunn b Staples21     
RM Taylorc Gunn b Jepson7     
J O'Connorc Gunn b Jepson1     
MS Nicholsc Wheat b Jepson16     
*TN Pearcec Wheat b Voce1     
DR Wilcoxlbw b Voce0     
AB Laversc Woodhead b Voce0     
TPB Smithc Wheat b Woodhead4     
+TH Wadec Jepson b Voce7     
R Smithnot out0     
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 31.4 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-20, 3-24, 4-42, 5-46, 6-46, 7-46, 8-51, 9-58, 10-58 (31.4 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Voce12   5195--
Woodhead9   4171--
Staples4   061--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WW Keetonlbw b Nichols0     
CB Harrisc Wade b Nichols13     
J Knowlesc Wilcox b Nichols41     
GV Gunnc TPB Smith b Nichols87     
*GFH Heanelbw b Nichols35     
A Staplesrun out1     
D Jonesb Eastman16     
W Voceb R Smith4     
+AB Wheatc Nichols b R Smith19     
FG Woodheadnot out19     
A Jepsonb Nichols2     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-30, 3-92, 4-144, 5-151, 6-196, 7-198, 8-204, 9-237, 10-242 (88.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith18   0622--
TPB Smith21   5550--
Eastman16   4331--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Jepson b Voce2     
AV Averyb Voce136 32513- 
RM Taylorlbw b Staples21     
J O'Connorc Jones b Voce24     
MS Nicholsb Jepson3     
*TN Pearceb Heane79     
DR Wilcoxc Jones b Gunn40     
AB Laversb Staples16     
TPB Smithc and b Gunn1     
+TH Wadec Gunn b Voce7     
R Smithnot out6     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 159.2 overs)343
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-59, 3-113, 4-132, 5-267, 6-273, 7-308, 8-320, 9-331, 10-343 (159.2 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woodhead22   4510--
Jepson16   3291--
Staples28   6712--
Heane25   7471--
Harris8   3180--
Gunn16   2292--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WW Keetonb R Smith3     
CB Harrisc R Smith b TPB Smith53     
J Knowlesc Nichols b TPB Smith15     
GV Gunnb Nichols5     
*GFH Heaneb TPB Smith2     
A Staplesc Taylor b TPB Smith34     
D Jonesrun out17     
W Vocec Lavers b Nichols5     
+AB Wheatc Pearce b Nichols7     
FG Woodheadc Pearce b TPB Smith0     
A Jepsonnot out1     
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 60.3 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-59, 3-67, 4-78, 5-87, 6-130, 7-137, 8-142, 9-142, 10-148 (60.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith3   091--
TPB Smith27   7605--
Eastman8   3180--

--> GV Gunn (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 59
--> AV Avery (2) passed his previous highest score of 109 in first-class matches
--> AV Avery (2) passed his previous highest score of 109 in County Championship matches
--> AV Avery (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 129
--> MS Nichols reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Nottinghamshire first innings
--> W Voce reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings




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