Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1972
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 17th, 19th, 20th June 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresR Aspinall, JF Crapp
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 128/2 (IM Chappell 67*, GS Chappell 4*)
Close of play day 2Australians (1) 284/5 (GS Chappell 98*, Marsh 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesb Massie2      
GJ Savillelbw b Lillee0      
KWR Fletcherc GS Chappell b Lillee11      
B Wardc Stackpole b Mallett59      
KD Boycec Edwards b Gleeson58      
*+B Taylorc Mallett b Massie50      
S Turnerlbw b Gleeson16      
RNS Hobbsb Mallett0      
RE Eastc Marsh b Gleeson20      
JK Leverb Gleeson13      
DL Acfieldnot out4      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 64.2 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-7, 3-25, 4-92, 5-179, 6-194, 7-198, 8-208, 9-225, 10-238 (64.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee14   2492--
Massie17   2802--
GS Chappell7   1180--
Mallett7   2262--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KR Stackpolec Taylor b Boyce22      
*IM Chappellrun out88      
R Edwardsc Taylor b East31      
GS Chappellc Hobbs b Edmeades181      
KD Waltersc Turner b East30      
GD Watsonc Fletcher b Hobbs4      
+RW Marshc East b Fletcher68      
RAL Massierun out2      
AA Mallettrun out0      
JW Gleesonnot out0      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 135.4 overs)435
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-110, 3-179, 4-238, 5-268, 6-400, 7-423, 8-435, 9-435 (135.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce21   3661--
Lever15   4520--
Turner26   3800--
Hobbs11   4401--
East26   7732--
Acfield26   8770--
Edmeades7   1221--
Fletcher2   1121--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Marsh b Massie11      
GJ Savillelbw b Lillee6      
KWR Fletcherc Edwards b GS Chappell52      
B Wardc Watson b Lillee13      
KD Boycec Edwards b Massie11      
*+B Taylornot out68      
S Turnerb Mallett1      
RNS Hobbsnot out25      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(6 wickets, 52 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-24, 3-59, 4-76, 5-113, 6-120
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee12   0432--
Massie13   3342--
Gleeson9   1390--
GS Chappell7   0301--
IM Chappell1.2090--

--> IM Chappell (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> B Taylor (2) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41





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