Nottinghamshire v Essex
County Championship 1972
VenueElm Avenue, Newark-on-Trent on 31st May, 1st, 2nd June 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNottinghamshire 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Essex 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresHD Bird, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Nottinghamshire (1) 1/1 (White 0*, Pullan 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 4/0 (Edmeades 0*, East 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Stead13      
GJ Savilleb Sobers2      
KWR Fletcherc Smedley b MNS Taylor42      
B Wardlbw b Sobers1      
KD Boycelbw b W Taylor25      
*+B Taylorb MNS Taylor6      
S Turnerc Harris b MNS Taylor0      
RNS Hobbsc Smedley b W Taylor1      
RE Eastc MNS Taylor b W Taylor18      
JK Leverc Pullan b W Taylor0      
DL Acfieldnot out5      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(all out, 46.1 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-21, 3-36, 4-88, 5-88, 6-94, 7-96, 8-96, 9-106, 10-119 (46.1 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers15   4392--
Stead9   5201--
MNS Taylor14   4353--
W Taylor8.12194--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Harrislbw b Boyce0      
RA Whitelbw b Boyce24      
+DA Pullanc Taylor b Lever3      
MJ Smedleylbw b Boyce0      
*JB Bolusc Turner b East78      
GS Soberslbw b Turner32      
SB Hassanlbw b Lever17      
DW Randallc Ward b Boyce78      
MNS Taylornot out17      
B Steadc Hobbs b Boyce2      
W Taylorc Turner b Lever6      
Extras(7 b, 9 lb, 4 nb)20
Total(all out, 102 overs)277
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-8, 4-42, 5-92, 6-126, 7-206, 8-258, 9-266, 10-277 (102 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce25   5655--
Lever23   7573--
Turner18   2431--
Edmeades10   2230--
East12   4331--
Hobbs14   3360--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Harris b Stead89      
RE Eastb Sobers10      
GJ Savillec Smedley b Stead28      
KWR Fletcherc Smedley b W Taylor68      
B Wardc Pullan b Stead1      
KD Boycelbw b Stead14      
*+B Taylorc Hassan b Stead2      
RNS Hobbsnot out2      
S Turnernot out4      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 5 nb, 2 w)18
Total(7 wickets, 102 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-78, 3-205, 4-205, 5-220, 6-226, 7-229
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers9   2241--
Stead25   8435--
MNS Taylor16   3380--
W Taylor19   5491--
White20   6290--
Harris13   3350--

--> RA White (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> JB Bolus (1) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 20
--> DW Randall made his debut in first-class matches
--> DW Randall made his debut in County Championship matches
--> B Stead reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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