Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1971
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 25th, 26th, 27th August 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsEssex 8 (Batting 5, Bowling 3); Worcestershire 16 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresJF Crapp, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 27/0 (Headley 18*, Stimpson 6*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 42/0 (Edmeades 29*, Francis 12*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Wilcock b D'Oliveira36     
BC Francisc Ormrod b Carter2     
GJ Savillec Ormrod b Wilkinson77     
KWR Fletcherc Ormrod b D'Oliveira0     
B Wardnot out101     
KD Boycec Holder b Griffith24     
*+B Taylorc Cass b Wilkinson35     
RNS Hobbsb Holder5     
RE Eastnot out6     
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 8 nb)18
Total(7 wickets, declared, 92 overs)304
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-71, 3-71, 4-176, 5-201, 6-264, 7-290
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder19   5411--
Carter20   3681--
Wilkinson23   1702--
D'Oliveira19   3472--
Griffith11   1601--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RGA Headleyc and b Lever27     
PJ Stimpsonc Ward b Boyce22     
JA Ormrodc Taylor b Boyce5     
TJ Yardleylbw b Acfield47     
BL D'Oliveirab Acfield28     
GR Cassc Francis b East30     
KW Wilkinsonrun out31     
K Griffithnot out34     
+HG Wilcocknot out31     
VA Holderdid not bat      
RGM Carterdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 8 nb)18
Total(7 wickets, declared, 100 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-50, 3-76, 4-119, 5-142, 6-205, 7-205
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce21   5522--
Lever19   0551--
Hobbs17   4580--
Acfield21   8522--
East21   7361--
Edmeades1   020--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Yardley b Holder79     
BC Francisb D'Oliveira87     
GJ Savillec Ormrod b Carter10     
KWR Fletcherc Holder b Carter6     
B Wardc Wilcock b Holder0     
KD Boycenot out18     
*+B Taylorb Carter13     
RNS Hobbsnot out2     
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(6 wickets, declared, 57 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-163, 2-175, 3-188, 4-188, 5-192, 6-209
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder21   3742--
Carter10   0503--
Wilkinson7   1260--
D'Oliveira8   2181--
Griffith11   1470--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RGA Headleyc Lever b Acfield25     
PJ Stimpsonc and b Hobbs53     
JA Ormrodb Lever69     
TJ Yardleyb Lever41     
BL D'Oliveiranot out27     
GR Cassb Lever6     
+HG Wilcocklbw b Lever2     
VA Holdernot out13     
KW Wilkinsondid not bat      
K Griffithdid not bat      
RGM Carterdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 5 nb)20
Total(6 wickets, 65 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-102, 3-190, 4-203, 5-213, 6-220
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce18   1690--
Lever11   0494--
Hobbs11   2471--
Acfield16   4411--
East9   2300--

--> GJ Saville (1) passed his previous highest score of 75 in County Championship matches
--> B Ward (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 64
--> TJ Yardley (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> BC Francis (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42





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