Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1971
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 12th, 13th, 14th May 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2); Northamptonshire 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)
UmpiresWL Budd, CS Elliott
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 329/6 (Crump 40*, Sharp 47*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 334/7 (Turner 44*, Hobbs 19*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Willeyb East14      
WM Osmanc Taylor b Turner7      
HM Ackermanst Taylor b Hobbs103      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Taylor b Turner35      
DS Steelec Taylor b Boyce25      
*PJ Wattsrun out49      
BS Crumpnot out40      
+G Sharpnot out47      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)9
Total(6 wickets, declared, 116 overs)329
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-25, 3-115, 4-183, 5-219, 6-246
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce23   3621--
Turner26   8482--
East23   6671--
Acfield22   4600--
Hobbs22   4831--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Sharp b Mushtaq Mohammad55      
BC Francisc Sharp b Breakwell75      
GJ Savillec Ackerman b Steele16      
KWR Fletcherc Sharp b Willey12      
G Barkerc Ackerman b Steele22      
KD Boycelbw b Lee36      
*+B Taylorc Steele b Lee46      
S Turnerc Steele b Hodgson72      
RNS Hobbsb Hodgson28      
RE Eastb Hodgson8      
DL Acfieldnot out1      
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 140.2 overs)380
Fall of wickets:
1-121, 2-129, 3-163, 4-175, 5-188, 6-232, 7-279, 8-353, 9-379, 10-380 (140.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lee26   6772--
Breakwell27   7611--
Willey17   7261--
Mushtaq Mohammad20   5541--
Steele16   2482--
Crump9   0530--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Willeyc Turner b Acfield30      
WM Osmanst Taylor b Hobbs38      
HM Ackermanc Boyce b Acfield0      
Mushtaq Mohammadb Fletcher79      
DS Steeleb Barker24      
*PJ Wattsnot out11      
BS Crumpnot out8      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(5 wickets, 96 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-66, 3-139, 4-178, 5-187
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce4   180--
Turner2   030--
East13   7240--
Acfield20   7442--
Hobbs27   10581--
Fletcher13   5311--
Barker12   5191--
Saville5   430--

--> A Hodgson made his debut in County Championship matches
--> BC Francis (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in County Championship matches
--> GJ Saville (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> DS Steele (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> DL Acfield reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings





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