Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1972
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 12th, 13th, 14th July 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 8 (Batting 5, Bowling 3); Middlesex 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresKE Palmer, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 17/0 (Russell 10*, Smith 7*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 15/2 (East 6*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Murray b Price0      
GJ Savillec Radley b Price2      
KWR Fletcherc Titmus b Latchman121      
B Wardlbw b Jones48      
KD Boycec Murray b Selvey63      
*+B Taylorb Selvey39      
S Turnerb Price0      
RNS Hobbsc Murray b Price6      
RE Eastnot out6      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 10 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)21
Total(8 wickets, declared, 94.3 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-10, 3-135, 4-229, 5-283, 6-286, 7-292, 8-306 (94.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey28   4722--
Jones14   3351--
Titmus24   2720--
Latchman8   0351--
Featherstone4   0270--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellc Hobbs b Lever8      
MJ Smithb Lever112      
NG Featherstonelbw b Lever76      
CT Radleylbw b Lever10      
*JM Brearleyc Taylor b Boyce0      
+JT Murrayb Lever40      
KV Jonesc Saville b Boyce18      
AH Latchmanc Taylor b Boyce0      
FJ Titmusc Taylor b Boyce6      
JSE Pricenot out7      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 7 nb)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 92 overs)292
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-200, 3-206, 4-214, 5-214, 6-264, 7-269, 8-284, 9-292 (92 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce26   5884--
Lever24   4635--
Turner9   1180--
East8   2280--
Acfield14   2330--
Hobbs11   1470--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Latchman6      
GJ Savillec Murray b Price3      
RE Eastc Jones b Latchman59      
KWR Fletcherc Murray b Price17      
B Wardc Murray b Price7      
KD Boycelbw b Latchman55      
*+B Taylorrun out2      
S Turnerc Radley b Price34      
RNS Hobbsrun out2      
JK Leverc Brearley b Latchman8      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(7 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 57.5 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-15, 3-58, 4-77, 5-127, 6-137, 7-168, 8-170, 9-193, 10-201 (57.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey13   2400--
Jones7   2250--
Titmus5   2160--
Latchman13   2574--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellc Hobbs b Turner54      
MJ Smith hit wkt b Boyce17      
CT Radleyb Turner35      
*JM Brearleylbw b Acfield23      
+JT Murraylbw b Turner0      
NG Featherstonec Edmeades b Acfield6      
KV Jonesc Ward b Acfield32      
AH Latchmannot out13      
JSE Priceb Acfield1      
FJ Titmusnot out4      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb)4
Total(8 wickets, 47 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-108, 3-110, 4-110, 5-118, 6-165, 7-174, 8-176
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce9   1281--
Lever8   0220--
Turner10   3283--
East1   040--
Acfield6   0224--
Hobbs13   2810--

--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 77
--> B Ward (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> RE East (2) passed his previous highest score of 53 in County Championship matches
--> RE East (2) passed his previous highest score of 58 in first-class matches
--> DL Acfield reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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