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Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 5th, 6th, 7th August 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 5; Middlesex 3
UmpiresEJ Smith, J Stone
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 352/8 (Sheffield 34*, Smith 20*)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LC Eastmanc Stevens b Durston78     
DF Popec Stevens b Lee40     
DR Wilcoxb Stevens19     
J O'Connorlbw b Stevens21     
C Brayc Price b Haig0     
MS Nicholsb Stevens9     
HWF Franklinc Canning b Lee61     
*HM Morrisc Canning b Stevens29     
+JR Sheffieldnot out34     
TPB Smithnot out20     
K Farnesdid not bat      
Extras(20 b, 20 lb, 1 nb)41
Total(8 wickets, declared, 135 overs)352
Fall of wickets:
1-125, 2-131, 3-163, 4-168, 5-176, 6-187, 7-295, 8-302
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Haig29   10781--
Durston26   9491--
Peebles28   4640--
Stevens36   7884--
Lee16   4322--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GTS Stevensc Smith b Farnes1     
HW Leec and b Eastman28     
EH Hendrenrun out57     
HJ Enthovenb Smith1     
JL Guisenot out33     
*NE Haigb Nichols0     
JHA Hulmelbw b Eastman3     
FJ Durstonb Smith4     
EG Canningb Smith3     
+WFF Pricec Bray b Eastman12     
IAR Peeblesc and b Eastman0     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)13
Total(all out, 72 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-92, 3-95, 4-108, 5-108, 6-117, 7-124, 8-132, 9-155, 10-155 (72 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols14   3291--
Farnes10   4231--
Smith22   6403--
O'Connor6   1190--
Eastman20   4314--

Middlesex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Guisenot out63     
GTS Stevensb Nichols0     
HW Leenot out50     
EH Hendrendid not bat      
HJ Enthovendid not bat      
*NE Haigdid not bat      
JHA Hulmedid not bat      
FJ Durstondid not bat      
EG Canningdid not bat      
+WFF Pricedid not bat      
IAR Peeblesdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(1 wicket, 41 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Stevens)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols8   0241--
Farnes6   1220--
Smith7   0110--
O'Connor6   0220--
Eastman10   1190--
Franklin1   100--
Bray2   0130--
Pope1   020--

Notes
--> EH Hendren (1) passed 42500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 56
--> EG Canning made his last appearance in County Championship matches

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