Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 29th, 31st August, 1st September 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 3; Leicestershire 5
UmpiresW Bestwick, TW Oates
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 14/0 (Cutmore 7*, Pope 6*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 34/2 (Armstrong 11*, Bradshaw 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*EW Dawsonrun out65     
AW Shipmanc and b Daer64     
NF Armstrongb Smith100     
JC Bradshawlbw b O'Connor16     
WE Astillb Pope13     
G Gearyb O'Connor18     
H Rileyc Sheffield b Smith3     
CAR Colemanc and b O'Connor0     
+TE Sidwellc Sheffield b Eastman11     
HC Snarynot out19     
HA Smithb Nichols4     
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)18
Total(all out, 126.3 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-125, 2-130, 3-156, 4-185, 5-242, 6-245, 7-248, 8-267, 9-326, 10-331 (126.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daer24   4531--
Eastman20   2561--
Smith28   6722--
O'Connor26   4643--
Pope4   0171--
Cutmore2   090--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec and b Astill24     
DF Popelbw b Snary48     
LC Eastmanc Astill b Geary10     
J O'Connorc Smith b Geary108     
C Brayc and b Astill1     
MS Nicholsc Sidwell b Geary10     
*HWF Franklinb Smith21     
JEW Waddingtonc Snary b Astill8     
+JR Sheffieldc Dawson b Astill23     
AG Daerc and b Astill5     
TPB Smithnot out0     
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(all out, 125.2 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-64, 3-107, 4-114, 5-142, 6-195, 7-209, 8-268, 9-268, 10-273 (125.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith20   1601--
Geary36   12523--
Shipman3   140--
Snary30   9551--
Armstrong2   0140--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*EW Dawsonc Franklin b Daer21     
AW Shipmanc Bray b Nichols0     
NF Armstrongc Smith b Daer52     
JC Bradshawb O'Connor28     
WE Astillc and b Smith85     
H Rileynot out15     
G Gearydid not bat      
CAR Colemandid not bat      
+TE Sidwelldid not bat      
HC Snarydid not bat      
HA Smithdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(5 wickets, declared, 67.2 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-30, 3-101, 4-137, 5-210 (67.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols19   3641--
Daer16   3512--
Eastman9   1210--
O'Connor11   0341--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmoreb Astill54     
DF Poperun out12     
LC Eastmanc Geary b Smith4     
J O'Connornot out52     
C Braynot out18     
MS Nicholsdid not bat      
*HWF Franklindid not bat      
JEW Waddingtondid not bat      
+JR Sheffielddid not bat      
AG Daerdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 4 w)19
Total(3 wickets, 63 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-74, 3-78
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith9   4121--
Geary7   370--
Shipman3   060--
Snary16   3330--
Astill18   4451--
Coleman6   2220--
Riley4   0150--

--> AW Shipman (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> NF Armstrong (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 87
--> JEW Waddington made his debut in first-class matches
--> JEW Waddington made his debut in County Championship matches
--> NF Armstrong (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 23
--> WE Astill (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 83
--> DF Pope (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> J O'Connor (2) passed 15000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> J O'Connor reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings

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