Essex v Nottinghamshire
County Championship 1971
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 28th, 30th, 31st August 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 9 (Batting 6, Bowling 3); Nottinghamshire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Nottinghamshire (1) 46/2 (Harris 24*, Bolus 0*; 14 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 45/0 (Edmeades 18*, Francis 27*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Stead6     
BC Francisc Bolus b Stead51     
B Wardlbw b Stead2     
KWR Fletcherc Frost b Taylor97     
KR Pontc and b Taylor25     
KD Boycec Harris b White55     
*+B Taylorc Taylor b White24     
RNS Hobbsc and b White4     
RE Eastnot out41     
JK Leverb White19     
DL Acfieldrun out6     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-10, 3-85, 4-166, 5-217, 6-258, 7-270, 8-275, 9-306, 10-339 (90.1 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers12   1410--
White23   4944--
Taylor19   3512--
Plummer8   0350--
Harris8   0530--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Harrisc Taylor b Boyce107     
G Frostlbw b Acfield10     
MJ Smedleylbw b Boyce11     
JB Bolusc Boyce b Acfield27     
SB Hassanb Hobbs37     
*GS Soberslbw b Hobbs9     
RA Whitec Fletcher b Boyce42     
MNS Taylorb Hobbs13     
PJ Plummerc Lever b Hobbs4     
+DA Pullanc Ward b Hobbs13     
B Steadnot out0     
Extras(1 b, 13 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(all out, 98.1 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-46, 3-112, 4-206, 5-210, 6-215, 7-243, 8-253, 9-289, 10-289 (98.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever13   2320--
Acfield20   6442--
East22   6520--
Hobbs19   5675--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Sobers b White36     
BC Francisb Plummer140     
B Wardc Bolus b White3     
KWR Fletcherc Sobers b White5     
KR Pontnot out35     
KD Boycec White b Plummer6     
*+B Taylorc Harris b Plummer0     
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(6 wickets, declared, 71.5 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-111, 2-119, 3-131, 4-220, 5-228, 6-228 (71.5 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stead12   2250--
Sobers13   2510--
White29   11763--
Taylor8   1340--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Harrisnot out131     
G Frostlbw b Lever22     
MJ Smedleyb Lever2     
JB Bolusst Taylor b Hobbs21     
*GS Sobersc Pont b Hobbs1     
SB Hassanb Fletcher5     
RA Whitec and b Hobbs9     
MNS Taylornot out2     
PJ Plummerdid not bat      
+DA Pullandid not bat      
B Steaddid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)10
Total(6 wickets, 63 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-38, 3-114, 4-118, 5-127, 6-168
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce6   2190--
Lever10   2312--
Acfield12   5340--
East8   3300--
Hobbs16   5363--
Fletcher10   0421--
Taylor1   010--

--> KR Pont made his debut in County Championship matches
--> BC Francis (2) passed his previous highest score of 121 in County Championship matches
--> BC Francis (2) passed his previous highest score of 126 in first-class matches
--> KR Pont (2) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches
--> MJ Harris (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 70
--> MJ Harris (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 107





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