Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1973
VenueWagon Works Ground, Gloucester on 16th, 18th, 19th June 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsGloucestershire 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5); Essex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 23/1 (Francis 10*, Taylor 5*; 4 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 124/1 (Nicholls 56*, Knight 9*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadb Edmeades32      
RB Nichollsc Taylor b Lever39      
RDV Knightc Turner b Edmeades2      
MJ Procterc Taylor b Turner8      
Zaheer Abbasc Taylor b Hobbs80      
CA Miltonlbw b Lever3      
*AS Brownc Turner b Pont85      
+R Swetmannot out35      
DA Graveneynot out17      
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
J Daveydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 10 lb, 4 nb)17
Total(7 wickets, declared, 108 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-62, 3-73, 4-100, 5-106, 6-221, 7-290
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Edmeades16   4502--
Lever27   7632--
Turner26   1641--
East23   6700--
Hobbs10   1351--
Pont6   2191--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Swetman b Sadiq Mohammad7      
BC Francisc Graveney b Davey12      
*+B Taylorb Brown36      
KWR Fletcherc Nicholls b Mortimore38      
RMO Cookec Graveney b Mortimore12      
KR Pontc Swetman b Brown8      
GJ Savillelbw b Brown8      
S Turnerc Nicholls b Mortimore4      
RNS Hobbsc Brown b Davey33      
RE Eastrun out23      
JK Levernot out3      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 78.1 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-32, 3-91, 4-99, 5-107, 6-122, 7-127, 8-129, 9-180, 10-196 (78.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter2   190--
Sadiq Mohammad4   0171--
Brown22   6453--
Knight5   0140--
Mortimore27   4503--
Graveney1   010--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc Lever b East55      
RB Nichollsc Saville b Lever56      
RDV Knightnot out11      
Zaheer Abbasnot out6      
MJ Procterdid not bat      
CA Miltondid not bat      
*AS Browndid not bat      
+R Swetmandid not bat      
DA Graveneydid not bat      
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
J Daveydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 5 nb)6
Total(2 wickets, 49.2 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-108, 2-125
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   1371--
East10   1301--
Hobbs15   4300--

--> Sadiq Mohammad (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> AS Brown (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> RNS Hobbs (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21





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