Derbyshire v Essex
County Championship 1931
VenueRutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston on 17th, 18th, 19th June 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsDerbyshire 4; Essex 4
UmpiresWA Buswell, JH King
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 12/4 (Pearce 6*, Nichols 0*)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (1) 39/1 (Smith 22*, Alderman 9*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmoreb Slater0     
DF Popec Worthington b Townsend0     
TH Wadeb Slater1     
J O'Connorlbw b Slater5     
TN Pearceb Slater19     
MS Nicholsc Storer b Slater0     
LC Eastmanc Lee b Slater13     
*HM Morrisc Alderman b Mitchell5     
DR Wilcoxnot out51     
+JR Sheffieldc Elliott b Slater8     
TPB Smithb Slater19     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-5, 4-6, 5-14, 6-31, 7-38, 8-63, 9-74, 10-130 (70.3 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Townsend16   4291--
Mitchell19   6411--

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithnot out22     
H Storerc Smith b O'Connor6     
AE Aldermannot out9     
GM Leedid not bat      
JDH Gilbertdid not bat      
LF Townsenddid not bat      
AG Slaterdid not bat      
*AW Richardsondid not bat      
+H Elliottdid not bat      
TS Worthingtondid not bat      
TB Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(1 wicket, 27 overs)39
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Storer)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols3   210--
Smith7   0130--
O'Connor8   2111--
Eastman6   270--
Wade3   150--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AG Slater reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings