Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1969
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 31st May, 2nd, 3rd June 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 7 wickets
PointsGloucestershire 16 (Batting 1, Bowling 5); Essex 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresJS Buller, H Mellows
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 118/4 (Pullar 36*, Bissex 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 89/2 (Barker 27*, Irvine 23*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc and b Smith6      
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Procter8      
G Barkerc Allen b Smith44      
*+B Taylorb Smith14      
BL Irvinest Meyer b Allen16      
KD Boycelbw b Allen6      
S Turnerc Procter b Allen2      
RNS Hobbsb Procter14      
RE Eastc Milton b Smith0      
JK Levernot out7      
DL Acfieldb Mortimore0      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 59.3 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-18, 3-40, 4-73, 5-100, 6-102, 7-103, 8-104, 9-119, 10-125 (59.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter12   3252--
Smith15   8144--
Brown8   1270--
Allen13   3343--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsc Hobbs b East26      
DM Greenc Boyce b Lever5      
CA Miltonc Taylor b East17      
G Pullarb Hobbs80      
MJ Procterb Boyce31      
M Bissexc Hobbs b Lever38      
*AS Brownc Taylor b Lever6      
DA Allenc Irvine b Acfield30      
JB Mortimorec Lever b Acfield53      
DR Smithb Hobbs3      
+BJ Meyernot out0      
Extras(5 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(all out, 130.2 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-47, 3-57, 4-113, 5-192, 6-202, 7-208, 8-287, 9-296, 10-297 (130.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce20   2421--
Lever22   8503--
Turner15   4260--
East26   7762--
Acfield17   6262--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Brown b Procter8      
BEA Edmeadesc Procter b Allen21      
G Barkerb Allen71      
BL Irvinec Milton b Mortimore84      
*+B Taylorlbw b Mortimore3      
KD Boycest Meyer b Mortimore27      
S Turnerc Mortimore b Procter16      
RNS Hobbsb Procter12      
RE Eastb Mortimore3      
JK Leverlbw b Mortimore0      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 12 nb)23
Total(all out, 110.2 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-42, 3-151, 4-158, 5-196, 6-245, 7-245, 8-262, 9-266, 10-268 (110.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter17   5433--
Smith12   1340--
Allen38   16742--
Bissex6   2190--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Greenc Taylor b Turner46      
RB Nichollsnot out36      
MJ Procterc Acfield b Turner0      
CA Miltonc Ward b Edmeades0      
*AS Brownnot out2      
G Pullardid not bat      
M Bissexdid not bat      
DA Allendid not bat      
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
DR Smithdid not bat      
+BJ Meyerdid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)13
Total(3 wickets, 21.1 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-89, 3-89
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce6   0200--
Lever5   0230--
Edmeades5   0211--

--> RB Nicholls (1) passed 18000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> G Pullar (1) passed 14000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 55
--> MJ Procter (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> M Bissex (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> G Barker (2) passed 18000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 36
--> BL Irvine (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> DR Smith reached 950 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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