Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1938
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 4th, 6th June 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 97 runs
UmpiresE Cooke, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Australians (2) 0/0 (Walker 0*, Ward 0*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JHW Fingletonb Farnes7      
WA Brown hit wkt b Smith55      
*SJ McCabec Wilcox b Stephenson4      
CL Badcockb Nichols11      
AL Hassettb Farnes26      
AG Chipperfieldb Farnes3      
MG Waitec Pearce b Stephenson5      
ECS Whiteb Farnes11      
+CW Walkerc and b Smith5      
FA Wardnot out5      
LO Fleetwood-Smithc and b Smith8      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(all out, 61.5 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-25, 3-52, 4-92, 5-100, 6-105, 7-126, 8-128, 9-133, 10-145 (61.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes21   7434--
Nichols16   5341--
Stephenson10   3202--
Eastman5   1180--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxb Ward38      
LC Eastmanlbw b Ward21      
MS Nicholsb Ward5      
J O'Connorc Chipperfield b Fleetwood-Smith6      
*TN Pearceb Fleetwood-Smith0      
CT Ashtonc and b Ward8      
JN Dennisc and b Ward18      
TPB Smithlbw b Ward10      
+TH Waderun out3      
JWA Stephensonnot out0      
K Farnesc Waite b Ward0      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)114
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-33, 3-44, 4-44, 5-53, 6-98, 7-101, 8-114, 9-114, 10-114 (57.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Waite6   1170--
McCabe5   090--
Fleetwood-Smith13   8172--
White10   3150--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+CW Walkerb Nichols18      
FA Wardb Smith23      
WA Brownlbw b Smith15      
JHW Fingletonc Wade b Nichols1      
CL Badcocklbw b Nichols23      
AL Hassettc Dennis b Farnes4      
*SJ McCabec Wilcox b Nichols50      
AG Chipperfieldb Nichols3      
ECS Whitenot out7      
MG Waitec Wade b Nichols0      
LO Fleetwood-Smithst Wade b Stephenson0      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-42, 3-46, 4-68, 5-75, 6-88, 7-114, 8-130, 9-151, 10-153 (59.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes13   5241--
Nichols18   8256--
Smith19   3592--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxst Walker b Ward20      
LC Eastmanc Brown b Waite0      
*TN Pearcelbw b Fleetwood-Smith23      
J O'Connorc White b Ward14      
MS Nicholsb Ward1      
CT Ashtonc McCabe b Fleetwood-Smith17      
JN Dennisc Chipperfield b Fleetwood-Smith6      
TPB Smithnot out1      
+TH Wadeb Ward0      
JWA Stephensonlbw b Fleetwood-Smith1      
K Farnesc sub b Fleetwood-Smith0      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 34.4 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-32, 3-52, 4-56, 5-67, 6-80, 7-83, 8-85, 9-86, 10-87 (34.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Waite6   1211--
McCabe3   180--
Ward14   6264--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> TN Pearce (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> CT Ashton made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> FA Ward achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 7-62)
--> LO Fleetwood-Smith reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings

Essex lost their last three 1st innings wickets in successive balls from Ward, the middle dismissal being a run out.
Record gate of 12,500 on Day 2 paid record receipts of 1,085.
The Essex 2nd innings lasted 95 minutes.
Fingleton took over behind the stumps in the second innings, Walker having fractured a finger in stumping Wilcox.





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