Essex Amateurs v Essex Professionals
Other matches in England 1938
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 6th, 8th August 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex Professionals won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex Professionals won by an innings and 174 runs
UmpiresW Mead, W Reeves
Close of play day 1Essex Amateurs (1) 7/1 (Stephenson ?*)

Essex Professionals first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Pearce b Farnes12      
AV Averyb Palmer137      
RM Taylorc Pearce b Stephenson31      
J O'Connorc Wilcox b Palmer14      
MS Nicholslbw b Farnes56      
SJ Crayb Farnes2      
FH Vigarb Palmer28      
TPB Smithb Lavers62      
R Smithc Palmer b Farnes101      
TH Wadeb Farnes1      
HB Daernot out3      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 124.2 overs)456
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Eastman), 2-58 (Taylor), 3-79 (O'Connor), 4-201 (Nichols), 5-213 (Cray), 6-283 (Avery), 7-288 (Vigar), 8-405 (TPB Smith), 9-427 (Wade), 10-456 (R Smith, 124.2 ov)
Essex Amateurs bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stephenson23   5711--
Palmer37   8873--
Sorrell20   2990--
Lavers9   1341--
Pearce13   0890--

Essex Amateurs first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JWA Stephensonc Wade b Daer17      
K Farnesc Wade b Nichols6      
DR Wilcoxc Cray b Nichols8      
NG Wykesc and b TPB Smith3      
TN Pearceb TPB Smith9      
JN Dennisc Avery b Eastman0      
N Vere Hodgeb Taylor22      
HWF Franklinc R Smith b Taylor29      
AB Laversc Wade b Vigar13      
JV Sorrellc Nichols b Vigar7      
HJ Palmernot out1      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 33.5 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Farnes), 2-31 (Wilcox), 3-31 (Stephenson), 4-41 (Wykes), 5-42 (Dennis), 6-48 (Pearce), 7-87 (Vere Hodge), 8-110 (Lavers), 9-118 (Franklin), 10-119 (Sorrell, 33.5 ov)
Essex Professionals bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols6   3122--
Daer5   0131--
R Smith3   1110--
TPB Smith7   0252--
Eastman4   171--
Taylor4   0242--

Essex Amateurs second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Wilcoxb R Smith3      
JN Dennisc R Smith b Nichols33      
TN Pearcec Daer b Nichols27      
NG Wykesst Wade b TPB Smith13      
N Vere Hodgeb Taylor41      
HWF Franklinc and b Taylor22      
AB Laversc Wade b Taylor0      
K Farnesc TPB Smith b Taylor3      
JWA Stephensonc Nichols b Vigar13      
JV Sorrellc Wade b Vigar4      
HJ Palmernot out1      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 36.5 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Wilcox), 2-60 (Dennis), 3-65 (Pearce), 4-89 (Wykes), 5-126 (Vere Hodge), 6-126 (Lavers), 7-130 (Farnes), 8-158 (Franklin), 9-158 (Stephenson), 10-163 (Sorrell, 36.5 ov)
Essex Professionals bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols9   0422--
R Smith8   0381--
TPB Smith10   1351--
Daer4   0150--
Taylor4   0234--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.

On the second day, the start was delayed until 2 pm and the weather remained dull.
The Amateurs were bowled out by 3.40 and again in their second innings by around 6.10 pm.





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