Essex v New Zealanders
New Zealand in British Isles 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 6th, 7th, 8th May 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNew Zealanders won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNew Zealanders won by an innings and 48 runs
UmpiresF Chester, J Hardstaff
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 343/6 (Dempster 201*, Talbot 11*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 264 all out

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Dempsterb Nichols212     
JE Millsc Sheffield b Nichols33     
ML Pagelbw b Nichols5     
RC Bluntb Daer25     
GL Weirb Daer0     
JL Kerrb Daer25     
*TC Lowryst Sheffield b Eastman33     
RO Talbotb Daer21     
+KC Jameslbw b Daer7     
CFW Allcottb Smith18     
WE Merrittnot out35     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 137.3 overs)425
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-89, 3-137, 4-140, 5-216, 6-291, 7-362, 8-366, 9-379, 10-425 (137.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols32   5923--
Daer31   4745--
O'Connor9   1320--
Hipkin14   3340--
Eastman24   4571--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorelbw b Blunt5     
DF Poperun out20     
J O'Connorc Mills b Merritt129     
LC Eastmanb Talbot22     
MS Nicholsc Allcott b Blunt18     
+JR Sheffieldlbw b Blunt7     
C Brayc Lowry b Merritt12     
*HM Morrisnot out12     
AB Hipkinlbw b Merritt9     
AG Daerc James b Weir3     
TPB Smithb Merritt15     
Extras(6 b, 6 lb)12
Total(all out, 116.2 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-64, 3-118, 4-164, 5-179, 6-208, 7-227, 8-244, 9-247, 10-264 (116.2 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Talbot17   6491--
Weir22   13321--
Blunt31   10673--
Allcott6   2150--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec Allcott b Merritt18     
DF Popec James b Merritt7     
J O'Connorb Merritt23     
LC Eastmanc Page b Merritt0     
MS Nicholsb Page11     
+JR Sheffieldc and b Merritt3     
C Braynot out24     
*HM Morrisb Blunt0     
AB Hipkinb Merritt2     
AG Daerb Merritt23     
TPB Smithst James b Merritt0     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 54.2 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-26, 3-26, 4-57, 5-62, 6-67, 7-74, 8-79, 9-111, 10-113 (54.2 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Talbot3   090--
Weir5   250--
Blunt11   3391--
Allcott4   1120--
Page7   551--

--> CS Dempster (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in first-class matches
--> CS Dempster (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 79
--> J O'Connor (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> AG Daer achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the New Zealanders first innings (previous best was 4-20)
--> WE Merritt achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 6-23)

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