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Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 23rd, 25th, 26th May 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 154 runs
PointsEssex 15; Worcestershire 0
UmpiresLC Braund, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 72/3 (Cutmore 48*, Nichols 12*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (1) 174/9 (Gibbons 81*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec Winwood b Root64     
DF Popeb Root1     
J O'Connorc Nichol b Perks3     
C Brayb Root7     
MS Nicholsb Brook21     
LC Eastmanlbw b Root3     
+JR Sheffieldb Root12     
*HM Morrisnot out21     
HTO Smithb Perks12     
TPB Smithb Perks7     
HJ Palmerb Perks0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 77 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-32, 3-41, 4-94, 5-99, 6-110, 7-124, 8-142, 9-156, 10-156 (77 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Root28   7495--
White4   0160--
Perks16   5274--
Brook23   2521--
Wright6   270--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+BW Quaifeb Palmer37     
RH Williamsb Nichols2     
M Nicholb Nichols3     
HHIH Gibbonsnot out87     
*CF Walterslbw b O'Connor4     
L Wrightc Palmer b Eastman15     
TL Winwoodb HTO Smith3     
CF Rootc TPB Smith b Eastman7     
GW Brookc and b Eastman2     
RTD Perkslbw b Eastman8     
ME Whiteb HTO Smith2     
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(all out, 94 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-19, 3-72, 4-83, 5-123, 6-128, 7-145, 8-153, 9-174, 10-182 (94 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols17   5292--
HTO Smith17   7222--
Palmer14   7221--
TPB Smith19   2520--
Eastman20   9274--
O'Connor7   1181--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec Walters b Perks73     
DF Popeb Root3     
J O'Connorlbw b Root4     
C Brayc and b Root66     
MS Nicholsc Winwood b Root50     
LC Eastmanc Root b Perks15     
+JR Sheffieldb Root9     
HTO Smithnot out2     
TPB Smithnot out19     
*HM Morrisdid not bat      
HJ Palmerdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 64 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-11, 3-133, 4-170, 5-217, 6-220, 7-230
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Root29   5835--
White5   1200--
Perks20   2882--
Brook6   1340--
Wright4   0160--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+BW Quaifec Eastman b Nichols3     
RH Williamsb Nichols0     
M Nichollbw b Eastman26     
HHIH Gibbonslbw b Nichols0     
*CF Waltersrun out27     
L Wrightb TPB Smith0     
TL Winwoodlbw b Eastman0     
CF Rootb Nichols6     
GW Brookb Nichols0     
RTD Perksb O'Connor1     
ME Whitenot out0     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 43 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-10, 3-10, 4-45, 5-58, 6-59, 7-66, 8-66, 9-67, 10-69 (43 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols11   3135--
HTO Smith6   3100--
Palmer5   270--
TPB Smith10   4241--
Eastman9   682--
O'Connor2   111--

Notes
--> MS Nichols reached 650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> MS Nichols reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Worcestershire second innings

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