Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1972
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 10th, 11th, 12th May 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 5 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 14 (Bowling 4); Essex 5 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresJ Arnold, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 147/9 (Edmeades 65*, Acfield 8*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 126/1 (Saville 55*, Fletcher 48*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesnot out65     
GJ Savillec Johnson b Dye1     
KWR Fletcherlbw b Dye1     
B Wardc Cook b Willey10     
KD Boycec Larkins b Bedi32     
*+B Taylorb Bailey8     
S Turnerlbw b Bailey2     
RNS Hobbsc Watts b Bedi9     
RE Eastc Steele b Bailey1     
JK Leverc Johnson b Dye2     
DL Acfieldnot out8     
Extras(4 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(9 wickets, declared, 77 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-3, 3-30, 4-81, 5-103, 6-105, 7-116, 8-117, 9-129
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye21   8313--
Bailey19   6343--
Bedi25   10492--
Willey12   3251--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cooklbw b Boyce6     
*PJ Wattsc Taylor b Lever4     
DS Steelelbw b Boyce0     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Boyce b Turner47     
P Willeyc Taylor b Turner43     
BS Crumpc Taylor b Boyce5     
W Larkinsc and b Boyce0     
+LA Johnsonc and b Boyce7     
RR Baileyc Turner b Boyce0     
BS Bedib Boyce0     
JCJ Dyenot out0     
Extras(11 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(all out, 74.2 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-14, 4-95, 5-111, 6-114, 7-126, 8-126, 9-126, 10-129 (74.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   5367--
Lever6   281--
East13   2240--
Acfield11   5130--
Hobbs7   3140--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Mushtaq Mohammad b Willey16     
GJ Savillenot out67     
KWR Fletchernot out63     
B Warddid not bat      
KD Boycedid not bat      
*+B Taylordid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(1 wicket, declared, 52 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye12   3320--
Bailey6   1290--
Bedi11   6200--
Willey12   1351--
Crump11   3300--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookst Taylor b East16     
*PJ Wattsc Boyce b Turner55     
DS Steelec Taylor b Lever45     
Mushtaq Mohammadnot out42     
P Willeyb Lever2     
BS Crumprun out6     
W Larkinsnot out1     
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
RR Baileydid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 3 nb)5
Total(5 wickets, 57.2 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-120, 3-120, 4-128, 5-171
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce8   2390--
Turner6   1151--
East15   4421--
Acfield13   4300--
Hobbs3   180--

--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> W Larkins made his debut in County Championship matches
--> W Larkins made his debut in first-class matches
--> BS Bedi made his debut in County Championship matches
--> KD Boyce achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 7-80)





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