Essex v Sussex
County Championship 1973
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 9th, 11th, 12th June 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Sussex 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1)
UmpiresWL Budd, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 47/2 (Edmeades 21*, Cooke 1*; 27 overs)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 6/0 (Morley 2*, Greenidge 1*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JD Morleyc Pont b Edmeades5     
GA Greenidgec Saville b Turner56     
RM Prideauxc Turner b Edmeades4     
PJ Gravesc Taylor b Turner29     
MA Bussst Taylor b Hobbs89     
MG Griffithc Taylor b Turner25     
+AW Mansellrun out8     
*A Bussrun out15     
J Spencerlbw b Turner3     
J Denmannot out5     
UC Joshib Turner1     
Extras(8 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 86.1 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-30, 3-92, 4-133, 5-211, 6-224, 7-225, 8-241, 9-248, 10-253 (86.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   3650--
Edmeades8   0162--
Pont9   0280--
Acfield17   7260--
East7   1340--
Hobbs6   1191--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Mansell b A Buss0     
BEA Edmeadeslbw b A Buss76     
GJ Savillec Prideaux b Denman24     
RMO Cookerun out139     
KR Pontc Prideaux b Joshi34     
S Turnerlbw b A Buss17     
RE Eastc Morley b Spencer5     
*+B Taylorc Graves b A Buss3     
RNS Hobbsnot out36     
JK Leverc Morley b MA Buss12     
DL Acfieldnot out5     
Extras(10 b, 9 lb, 1 w)20
Total(9 wickets, declared, 131 overs)371
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-40, 3-156, 4-244, 5-285, 6-296, 7-299, 8-320, 9-343
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer25   8621--
A Buss23   6514--
MA Buss25   8771--
Denman27   5851--
Joshi31   10761--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JD Morleylbw b Acfield34     
GA Greenidgelbw b Edmeades25     
RM Prideauxc Edmeades b Acfield32     
PJ Gravesst Taylor b Hobbs28     
MA Busslbw b Acfield10     
MG Griffithb Lever2     
+AW Mansellc Lever b Acfield4     
*A Bussc Pont b Acfield0     
J Spencerc Saville b Acfield9     
J Denmannot out11     
UC Joshic Francis b Acfield7     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 76.4 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-88, 3-101, 4-114, 5-117, 6-128, 7-128, 8-140, 9-148, 10-166 (76.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   9421--
Edmeades8   0291--
Turner9   1180--
East7   1220--
Hobbs8   3151--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisnot out43     
BEA Edmeadesb Spencer3     
GJ Savillelbw b Spencer1     
RMO Cookenot out0     
KR Pontdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
*+B Taylordid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(2 wickets, 8.4 overs)49
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-27
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer4   1232--
A Buss4   0200--

--> MA Buss (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> RMO Cooke (1) passed his previous highest score of 57 in County Championship matches
--> RMO Cooke (1) passed his previous highest score of 57 in first-class matches
--> J Spencer reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> DL Acfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Sussex second innings (previous best was 6-28)
--> DL Acfield reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex second innings
--> DL Acfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Sussex second innings (previous best was 5-32)





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