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Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1927
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 28th, 30th, 31st May 1927 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 3; Leicestershire 5
UmpiresLC Braund, J Hardstaff
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 22/1 (Shipman 8*, Armstrong 4*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 1/0 (Cutmore 1*, LC Eastman 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec Bale b Skelding5     
LC Eastmanc Fowke b Shipman1     
J O'Connorc Sidwell b Skelding1     
CAG Russellc Armstrong b Astill34     
HM Morrisc Bradshaw b Skelding0     
*JWHT Douglasb Astill42     
MS Nicholsb Armstrong36     
AB Hipkinc Bale b Skelding44     
EC Thompsonb Skelding7     
AH Mestonb Skelding11     
+GF Eastmannot out1     
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 96 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-4, 3-9, 4-9, 5-58, 6-116, 7-134, 8-161, 9-188, 10-197 (96 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skelding35   12636--
Shipman16   5311--
Geary2   0110--
Astill26   10392--
Armstrong6   2171--
Bale11   2210--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Shipmanrun out108     
GL Berryb Douglas7     
NF Armstronglbw b Nichols89     
JC Bradshawc Nichols b LC Eastman27     
WE Astillb LC Eastman13     
G Gearyc Meston b O'Connor18     
*GHS Fowkec and b Hipkin48     
B Tylerc Meston b O'Connor1     
+TE Sidwellc Cutmore b Hipkin50     
F Balenot out11     
A Skeldinglbw b Russell4     
Extras(9 b, 9 lb)18
Total(all out, 155 overs)394
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-205, 3-232, 4-253, 5-278, 6-280, 7-281, 8-379, 9-379, 10-394 (155 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols29   4831--
Douglas22   7351--
O'Connor34   8912--
LC Eastman31   5732--
Hipkin15   3292--
Meston5   1200--
Russell18   6391--
Thompson1   060--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorelbw b Bale21     
LC Eastmanc Berry b Bale15     
J O'Connornot out139     
CAG Russellb Bale104     
HM Morrisnot out11     
*JWHT Douglasdid not bat      
MS Nicholsdid not bat      
AB Hipkindid not bat      
EC Thompsondid not bat      
AH Mestondid not bat      
+GF Eastmandid not bat      
Extras(19 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)23
Total(3 wickets, 96 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-38, 3-288
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skelding7   1200--
Shipman12   9140--
Astill22   10410--
Armstrong6   250--
Bale29   31193--
Tyler14   1690--
Fowke6   0220--

Notes
--> JWHT Douglas (1) passed 22500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> MS Nichols (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 12
--> AW Shipman (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 93
--> NF Armstrong (1) passed his previous highest score of 76 in County Championship matches
--> NF Armstrong (1) passed his previous highest score of 76 in first-class matches

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