Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1926
VenueGarrison A Cricket Ground, Colchester on 29th, 31st May 1926 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 10 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 5
UmpiresLC Braund, T Flowers
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 60/7 (Morris 5*, Nichols 6*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Shipmanb Nichols2      
GL Berryb Hipkin14      
NF Armstronglbw b Eastman1      
WE Astillc Hipkin b Palmer76      
JC Bradshawlbw b Nichols18      
*GHS Fowkelbw b Hipkin5      
G Gearyc Hipkin b Nichols7      
+TE Sidwellc Eastman b Palmer77      
HA Smithc Eastman b Hipkin30      
F Balenot out22      
A Skeldingb Palmer10      
Extras(7 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(all out, 92.3 overs)277
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-5, 3-55, 4-84, 5-95, 6-111, 7-144, 8-203, 9-254, 10-277 (92.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols24   4623--
Eastman9   1251--
Hipkin28   6673--
Russell11   3220--
O'Connor2   0230--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JR Freemanc Bradshaw b Geary5      
JA Cutmoreb Skelding19      
J O'Connorc Skelding b Geary5      
CAG Russell hit wkt b Skelding11      
FWH Nicholasb Skelding2      
*PA Perrinlbw b Skelding0      
HM Morrisc Skelding b Geary7      
LC Eastmanb Geary1      
MS Nicholsnot out20      
AB Hipkinc Bradshaw b Skelding4      
HJ Palmerc Sidwell b Geary8      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)14
Total(all out, 37.4 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-20, 3-42, 4-46, 5-46, 6-51, 7-52, 8-63, 9-71, 10-96 (37.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skelding19   5415--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
+JR Freemanb Geary52      
JA Cutmorelbw b Bale10      
J O'Connorlbw b Astill14      
CAG Russellc Bradshaw b Astill44      
FWH Nicholasc Fowke b Astill13      
MS Nicholslbw b Astill0      
*PA Perrinc Fowke b Geary7      
HM Morrisc Geary b Astill0      
LC Eastmanc Bale b Geary5      
AB Hipkinb Geary16      
HJ Palmernot out2      
Extras(11 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)21
Total(all out, 83.2 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-48, 3-124, 4-145, 5-149, 6-149, 7-149, 8-154, 9-168, 10-184 (83.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skelding16   5350--
Bale12   4161--
Astill23   9475--
Shipman2   120--
Smith4   0130--
Armstrong4   280--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HA Smithnot out4      
*GHS Fowkenot out0      
AW Shipmandid not bat      
GL Berrydid not bat      
NF Armstrongdid not bat      
WE Astilldid not bat      
JC Bradshawdid not bat      
G Gearydid not bat      
+TE Sidwelldid not bat      
F Baledid not bat      
A Skeldingdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 0.2 overs)4
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GL Berry (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> JR Freeman (2) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> HA Smith (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> AB Hipkin reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> A Skelding reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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