Essex v Derbyshire
County Championship 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 20th, 21st, 22nd May 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 3; Derbyshire 5
UmpiresLC Braund, F Chester
Close of play day 1Derbyshire (1) 374/4 (Townsend 48*, Worthington 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 5/1 (Cutmore 4*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Storerb Smith19     
D Smithrun out131     
AE Aldermanlbw b Smith1     
GM Leeb O'Connor147     
LF Townsendnot out80     
TS Worthingtonc Hipkin b Eastman2     
AG Slaterc and b Eastman2     
JM Hutchinsonc Cutmore b Hipkin13     
+H Elliottlbw b Smith10     
*AW Richardsondid not bat      
TB Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 12 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)30
Total(8 wickets, declared, 151.5 overs)435
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-45, 3-260, 4-361, 5-375, 6-383, 7-416, 8-435 (151.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols25   7600--
Daer3   170--
Hipkin23   3461--
Eastman38   9912--
O'Connor17   2531--
Hockey3   230--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorec Townsend b Mitchell17     
DF Popec Mitchell b Slater27     
J O'Connorrun out48     
GW Hockeyb Lee16     
MS Nicholsc Smith b Lee3     
LC Eastmanc Alderman b Worthington4     
+JR Sheffieldlbw b Mitchell5     
*HM Morrisnot out31     
AB Hipkinc Hutchinson b Slater6     
AG Daerc Smith b Mitchell5     
TPB Smithc Lee b Mitchell19     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 92.4 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-64, 3-90, 4-96, 5-117, 6-124, 7-127, 8-150, 9-161, 10-187 (92.4 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Slater25   9362--
Worthington14   6261--
Townsend12   4220--
Lee6   1142--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmorenot out4     
DF Popec Slater b Storer0     
J O'Connordid not bat      
GW Hockeydid not bat      
MS Nicholsdid not bat      
LC Eastmandid not bat      
+JR Sheffielddid not bat      
*HM Morrisdid not bat      
AB Hipkindid not bat      
AG Daerdid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(1 wicket, 7.2 overs)5
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Pope, 7.2 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Slater3   240--
Worthington3   300--
Mitchell1   100--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> D Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 107 in County Championship matches
--> D Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 107 in first-class matches
--> GM Lee (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> LF Townsend (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 57
--> LF Townsend (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> GW Hockey made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GW Hockey made his last appearance in County Championship matches

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