Essex v New Zealanders
New Zealand in British Isles 1931
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 22nd, 24th, 25th August 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNew Zealanders won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresG Beet, JJ Bowles
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 360/8 (Mills 9*, Merritt 3*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 53/1 (Pope 31*, Crabtree 3*)

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Dempsterb Smith88     
GL Weirb Nichols34     
JL Kerrb Nichols7     
ML Pagelbw b Daer22     
HG Vivianc Daer b Eastman5     
*+TC Lowryc Bray b Nichols129     
RO Talbotc Pope b O'Connor49     
JE Millslbw b Daer36     
AM Mathesonb Nichols0     
WE Merrittc and b Nichols7     
IB Crombnot out19     
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(all out, 128 overs)412
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-89, 3-150, 4-155, 5-179, 6-323, 7-357, 8-357, 9-372, 10-412 (128 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols32   5755--
Daer32   9802--
Eastman18   0831--
Smith21   0801--
O'Connor20   3621--
Crabtree5   0160--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DF Popec Matheson b Vivian33     
NG Wykesb Matheson16     
HP Crabtreeb Matheson2     
J O'Connorb Merritt1     
C Brayc Mills b Vivian27     
MS Nicholsst Lowry b Merritt40     
*HWF Franklinc Lowry b Vivian16     
AG Daernot out8     
+JR Sheffieldlbw b Merritt1     
TPB Smithc Cromb b Vivian1     
LC Eastmanabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 71.5 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-38, 3-40, 4-62, 5-111, 6-140, 7-140, 8-141, 9-150 (71.5 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Matheson11   2292--
Cromb9   2150--
Merritt23   6653--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
DF Popelbw b Matheson35     
NG Wykesb Merritt18     
HP Crabtreeb Weir11     
J O'Connorc and b Matheson47     
C Brayc Mills b Merritt129     
MS Nicholsc +Dempster b Matheson42     
*HWF Franklinc Talbot b Matheson3     
AG Daerst +Dempster b Merritt6     
+JR Sheffieldrun out56     
TPB Smithnot out1     
LC Eastmanabsent hurt
Extras(16 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)24
Total(all out, 129.1 overs)372
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-62, 3-92, 4-126, 5-209, 6-221, 7-243, 8-350, 9-372 (129.1 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Matheson24   3724--
Talbot8   0280--
Merritt38   11813--
Vivian21   5640--
Page1   010--
Weir16   9301--

New Zealanders second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JE Millsb Daer29     
IB Crombc and b Daer0     
JL Kerrlbw b O'Connor15     
HG Vivianb Daer2     
WE Merrittb Daer0     
RO Talbotnot out4     
CS Dempsternot out5     
GL Weirdid not bat      
ML Pagedid not bat      
*+TC Lowrydid not bat      
AM Mathesondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(5 wickets, 19 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-43, 3-49, 4-49, 5-50
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols6   1320--
Daer8   2194--
O'Connor5   241--

--> C Bray (2) passed his previous highest score of 122 in first-class matches
--> C Bray (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70
--> JE Mills (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 6
--> HG Vivian reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> HG Vivian reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> WE Merritt reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings

CS Dempster replaced TC Lowry as wicket keeper after lunch on the third day