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Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 25th, 27th, 28th July 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 5; Somerset 3
UmpiresRD Burrows, AE Street
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 54/1 (Crawley 27*, Pope 1*)
Close of play day 2No play

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EF Longriggb Nichols10     
JW Leeb Nichols45     
FS Leeb O'Connor12     
RA Inglerun out45     
*JC Whitec Daer b Farnes52     
CCC Caselbw b O'Connor9     
HD Burroughlbw b O'Connor0     
AW Wellardb Farnes4     
+AG Marshallc Sheffield b Smith10     
GE Huntb Nichols13     
WHR Andrewsnot out0     
Extras(11 b, 9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)24
Total(all out, 81.5 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-55, 3-116, 4-129, 5-142, 6-146, 7-155, 8-188, 9-224, 10-224 (81.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols19   2633--
Farnes19.57452--
Daer7   2200--
O'Connor27   7563--
Smith9   2161--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LG Crawleyc and b Wellard86     
JA Cutmoreb Wellard18     
DF Popeb White44     
J O'Connorb White26     
C Brayc Wellard b White0     
MS Nicholsnot out35     
*HM Morrisc Andrews b White0     
+JR Sheffieldnot out20     
AG Daerdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
K Farnesdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 13 lb, 2 w)20
Total(6 wickets, declared, 116 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-150, 3-187, 4-187, 5-198, 6-198
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard31   7702--
Andrews10   2350--
White46   19784--
JW Lee24   11410--
Hunt3   300--
Longrigg2   050--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EF Longriggnot out23     
WHR Andrewsb Cutmore4     
JW Leedid not bat      
FS Leedid not bat      
RA Ingledid not bat      
*JC Whitedid not bat      
CCC Casedid not bat      
HD Burroughdid not bat      
AW Wellarddid not bat      
+AG Marshalldid not bat      
GE Huntdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(1 wicket, 11.5 overs)28
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (11.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bray4   150--
Morris3   0100--
Cutmore2.50101--
Pope2   020--

Notes
--> LG Crawley (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> MS Nichols (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> MS Nichols reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings

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