Essex v Derbyshire
County Championship 1938
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 24th, 25th August 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 6 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Derbyshire 4
UmpiresLC Braund, HW Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 173 all out

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RHR Buckstonc Pearce b Taylor38      
AE Aldermanc Pearce b R Smith2      
TS Worthingtonb R Smith13      
LF Townsendc Taylor b R Smith70      
AF Skinnerc Wade b Nichols0      
GH Popeb Nichols6      
AEG Rhodesc Wilcox b TPB Smith10      
AV Popelbw b TPB Smith0      
+H Elliottb TPB Smith13      
TB Mitchellnot out13      
WH Copsonb R Smith9      
Extras(7 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 62.3 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-33, 3-118, 4-121, 5-127, 6-144, 7-144, 8-150, 9-168, 10-190 (62.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols22   4562--
R Smith13.33484--
TPB Smith21   8523--
Vigar3   0110--
Taylor3   171--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxc Skinner b Mitchell32      
AV Averyb Copson1      
RM Taylorb Mitchell35      
J O'Connorc Elliott b Mitchell49      
MS Nicholsst Elliott b Townsend16      
*TN Pearcelbw b Townsend9      
N Vere Hodgeb Mitchell5      
TPB Smithnot out8      
R Smithc Townsend b Mitchell4      
+TH Wadelbw b Mitchell2      
FH Vigarlbw b Mitchell0      
Extras(3 b, 9 lb)12
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-65, 3-73, 4-123, 5-143, 6-149, 7-154, 8-160, 9-173, 10-173 (60.2 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson11   1361--
GH Pope7   0290--
AV Pope10   1280--
Townsend16   8172--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RHR Buckstonlbw b Nichols16      
AE Aldermanb Nichols2      
TS Worthingtonc and b TPB Smith22      
LF Townsendc and b TPB Smith1      
GH Popec Wilcox b TPB Smith85      
AF Skinnerc Wade b Vigar9      
AEG Rhodesst Wade b Vigar0      
AV Popeb R Smith16      
+H Elliottnot out4      
TB Mitchelllbw b TPB Smith0      
WH Copsonc R Smith b TPB Smith0      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 54.4 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-28, 3-32, 4-54, 5-90, 6-94, 7-126, 8-160, 9-160, 10-160 (54.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols10   2322--
R Smith11   2291--
TPB Smith23.46555--
Vigar10   2392--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxc Elliott b AV Pope32      
AV Averyc Elliott b AV Pope8      
RM Taylorc Alderman b AV Pope0      
J O'Connorlbw b Mitchell40      
MS Nicholsnot out52      
*TN Pearcenot out38      
N Vere Hodgedid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
+TH Wadedid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 1 nb)8
Total(4 wickets, 49 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-32, 3-57, 4-101
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson8   1440--
GH Pope4   1160--
AV Pope10   2213--
Mitchell15   1491--
Townsend10   1250--
Rhodes1   050--
Buckston1   0100--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GH Pope (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> DR Wilcox (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 3
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Derbyshire first innings
--> TPB Smith reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire second innings
--> R Smith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire second innings

TPB Smith took three wickets in four balls to end Derbyshire's second innings.





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