Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1937
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 8th, 10th May 1937 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 6 wickets
PointsSomerset 0; Essex 15
UmpiresF Chester, CV Tarbox
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 119/5 (Pearce 26*, Quick 2*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Taylor b Eastman18      
H Gimblettb Nichols14      
HD Burroughc Taylor b Eastman32      
EF Longriggc Taylor b TPB Smith12      
GM Bennettb Eastman32      
CJP Barnwellc TPB Smith b Eastman33      
AW Wellardc R Smith b TPB Smith21      
*RA Inglec and b TPB Smith5      
WHR Andrewslbw b R Smith24      
+WT Luckeslbw b Nichols10      
HL Hazellnot out3      
Extras(6 b, 11 lb, 2 w)19
Total(all out, 83 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-46, 3-77, 4-96, 5-143, 6-172, 7-191, 8-193, 9-219, 10-223 (83 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols20   7282--
R Smith17   7461--
TPB Smith20   4673--
Eastman26   6634--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorb Andrews7      
LC Eastmanlbw b Wellard25      
C Brayc Wellard b Andrews0      
J O'Connorc Gimblett b Andrews47      
MS Nicholsc Hazell b Wellard10      
*TN Pearcelbw b Andrews27      
AB Quicklbw b Hazell21      
AG Powelllbw b Wellard1      
TPB Smithnot out32      
R Smithc Bennett b Andrews37      
+TH Wadenot out10      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(9 wickets, declared, 85 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-15, 3-49, 4-73, 5-116, 6-121, 7-122, 8-160, 9-210
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard29   4853--
Andrews24   4675--
Hazell24   8451--
Gimblett8   2200--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leeb R Smith0      
H Gimblettlbw b Nichols0      
HD Burroughc Pearce b Nichols0      
EF Longrigglbw b TPB Smith26      
GM Bennettb Nichols0      
AW Wellardc O'Connor b R Smith0      
*RA Inglelbw b Nichols23      
CJP Barnwellb TPB Smith0      
WHR Andrewsnot out44      
+WT Luckeslbw b Eastman12      
HL Hazellb TPB Smith0      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 34.3 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-2, 5-4, 6-50, 7-50, 8-52, 9-105, 10-106 (34.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols12   6204--
R Smith8   3152--
TPB Smith8.30513--
Eastman6   1191--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Taylorb Andrews9      
LC Eastmanlbw b Andrews1      
C Brayc and b Bennett39      
J O'Connorc Luckes b Andrews25      
MS Nicholsnot out23      
*TN Pearcenot out3      
AB Quickdid not bat      
AG Powelldid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(4 wickets, 36.5 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-11, 3-44, 4-95
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard12   0360--
Andrews9   2193--
Hazell3   1160--
Gimblett7   2140--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> LC Eastman (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> MS Nichols (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6





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