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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