Essex v Northamptonshire
LV County Championship 2008 (Division 2)
VenueThe Ford County Ground, Chelmsford on 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th April 2008 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsEssex 22 (Batting 5, Bowling 3); Northamptonshire 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1)
UmpiresGI Burgess, IJ Gould
ScorersAE Choat (Essex), AC Kingston (Northamptonshire)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 4/0 (Chopra 1*, Gallian 1*; 3 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 323/2 (Gallian 146*, Bopara 137*; 99 overs)
Close of play day 3Northamptonshire (2) 42/4 (Wakely 13*, Klusener 3*; 29 overs)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SD Petersb Nel1876901- 
AG Wakelyb Nel01618-- 
RA Whiteb Bopara601161688- 
DJG Saleslbw b Bopara1929283- 
MH Wesselslbw b Bopara2574933- 
L Klusenernot out7210216511- 
+NJ O'Brienlbw b Wright2842564- 
SP Crookc Foster b Middlebrook3564525- 
DH Wigleyc Chopra b Middlebrook052-- 
SP Baileyc Wright b Masters397-- 
JF Brownc Foster b Nel1015122- 
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 91 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Wakely), 2-43 (Peters), 3-76 (Sales), 4-123 (White), 5-146 (Wessels), 6-203 (O'Brien), 7-255 (Crook), 8-255 (Wigley), 9-259 (Bailey), 10-280 (Brown, 91 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nel24   5643--
Masters25   9551--
Wright17   2741-1
Bopara11   3393-1
Middlebrook7   2102--
ten Doeschate7   1320--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Choprac Bailey b Wigley12019-- 
JER Gallianc Sales b Bailey17134245223- 
T Westleyc Wakely b Wigley1465931- 
RS Boparac O'Brien b Klusener150241285191 
*ML Pettininot out8010112512- 
RN ten Doeschatelbw b Bailey28272441 
+JS Fosternot out2540611- 
JD Middlebrookdid not bat      
CJC Wrightdid not bat      
DD Mastersdid not bat      
A Neldid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 10 lb, 16 nb, 5 w)34
Total(5 wickets, declared, 138 overs)503
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Chopra), 2-57 (Westley), 3-351 (Bopara), 4-368 (Gallian), 5-402 (ten Doeschate)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wigley32   71052--
Crook27   9940-1
Klusener25   8741-1
Bailey25   2119256
Brown28   5940--
Wakely1   040--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SD Petersb Masters2144502- 
AG Wakelyc Gallian b Bopara531452918- 
RA Whiteb Masters034-- 
MH Wesselslbw b Masters098-- 
DJG Saleslbw b Bopara52226-- 
L Klusenerc Gallian b Masters9215334110- 
+NJ O'Brienc Bopara b Wright1237361- 
SP Crooklbw b ten Doeschate3349475- 
DH Wigleylbw b ten Doeschate041-- 
SP Baileyb ten Doeschate1532261- 
JF Brownnot out11124-- 
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-21 (Peters), 2-25 (White), 3-29 (Wessels), 4-38 (Sales), 5-119 (Wakely), 6-147 (O'Brien), 7-195 (Crook), 8-195 (Wigley), 9-219 (Bailey), 10-237 (Klusener, 84.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nel21   4530--
Wright6   0291--
Bopara12   2322--
Middlebrook12   1270--
Westley2   120--
ten Doeschate8   1233-1

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Chopranot out7710-1 
JER Gallianc Peters b Bailey4791- 
T Westleynot out001-- 
RS Boparadid not bat      
*ML Pettinidid not bat      
RN ten Doeschatedid not bat      
+JS Fosterdid not bat      
JD Middlebrookdid not bat      
CJC Wrightdid not bat      
DD Mastersdid not bat      
A Neldid not bat      
Extras(2 nb, 2 w)4
Total(1 wicket, 2.1 overs)15
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Gallian)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey1   08121

--> Essex score at 130 overs in the first innings was 430-5
--> SP Bailey made his debut in first-class matches
--> SP Bailey made his debut in County Championship matches
--> JER Gallian (1) 100 in 220 balls, 295 minutes with 14 fours
--> RS Bopara (1) 100 in 164 balls, 167 minutes with 14 fours and 1 six
--> ML Pettini (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> L Klusener (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> SP Crook (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> A Nel reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed AG Wakely, his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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