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Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1925
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 29th, 31st August, 1st September 1925 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 10 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 5
UmpiresHR Butt, H Draper
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 55/3 (Shipman 20*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 98/7 (Gilligan 3*, Sharp 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Freemanb Bale27     
JA Cutmoreb Bale9     
J O'Connorc Berry b Geary8     
CAG Russellb Bale2     
NG Wykesb Astill15     
*JWHT Douglaslbw b Lord37     
AB Hipkinc Sidwell b Astill0     
+FW Gilligannot out38     
RH Sharpb Geary0     
MS Nicholsb Astill2     
HJ Palmerlbw b Astill0     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 90.3 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-40, 3-44, 4-66, 5-66, 6-67, 7-136, 8-137, 9-148, 10-148 (90.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Geary26   10392--
Astill22.314134--
Shipman15   8360--
Bale14   6253--
Smith6   3110--
Lord7   1141--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EW Dawsonc Palmer b Sharp19     
AW Shipmanc Russell b Sharp102 300   
GL Berryc and b Hipkin6     
A Lordc Palmer b O'Connor5     
WE Astillc Russell b Nichols0     
G Gearyb Hipkin30     
JC Bradshawb O'Connor45     
*GHS Fowkeb O'Connor1     
HA Smithc Douglas b Nichols0     
+TE Sidwellc Nichols b O'Connor52     
F Balenot out3     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 121.5 overs)272
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-48, 3-55, 4-56, 5-109, 6-192, 7-196, 8-205, 9-260, 10-272 (121.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols25   5652-2
Douglas23   9560--
Sharp14   3332--
Hipkin26   6412--
Palmer7   2140--
O'Connor21.55484--
Russell5   260--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Freemanlbw b Bale52     
JA Cutmorec Fowke b Astill17     
J O'Connorc Smith b Astill9     
CAG Russellb Bale0     
NG Wykesb Astill0     
*JWHT Douglasb Bale5     
AB Hipkinb Astill0     
+FW Gilliganlbw b Bale3     
RH Sharpb Astill15     
MS Nicholsrun out15     
HJ Palmernot out0     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-77, 3-77, 4-78, 5-89, 6-92, 7-92, 8-98, 9-124, 10-126 (60.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Astill23.26475--
Geary14   5210--
Bale21   7474--
Shipman2   110--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+TE Sidwellnot out6     
*GHS Fowkenot out0     
EW Dawsondid not bat      
AW Shipmandid not bat      
GL Berrydid not bat      
A Lorddid not bat      
WE Astilldid not bat      
G Gearydid not bat      
JC Bradshawdid not bat      
HA Smithdid not bat      
F Baledid not bat      
Extras0
Total(no wicket, 0.2 overs)6
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gilligan0.2060--

Notes
--> JR Freeman (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> NG Wykes made his debut in County Championship matches
--> NG Wykes made his debut in first-class matches
--> AW Shipman (1) passed his previous highest score of 68 in first-class matches
--> AW Shipman (1) passed his previous highest score of 68 in County Championship matches
--> F Bale reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> MS Nichols reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> MS Nichols reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> WE Astill reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> F Bale reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings

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