Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1973
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 18th, 19th, 20th July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 7 wickets
PointsEssex 15 (Bowling 5); Northamptonshire 5 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresH Horton, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 90/2 (Edmeades 26*, Gooch 16*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 91/3 (Sharp 2*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Acfield47      
P Willeylbw b Turner4      
DS Steelec Smith b Acfield17      
Mushtaq Mohammadb Lever39      
*PJ Wattslbw b East5      
C Milburnst Smith b Acfield9      
+G Sharpc and b East11      
A Hodgsonc Pont b East0      
RMH Cottamc and b East3      
BS Bedib Lever11      
JCJ Dyenot out4      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 78.4 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-61, 3-86, 4-91, 5-102, 6-117, 7-117, 8-141, 9-157, 10-161 (78.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner9   2191--
Edmeades1   070--
Hobbs8   4220--
Acfield27   10453--
East24   10374--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francislbw b Dye15      
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Dye36      
BR Hardiec Hodgson b Bedi19      
KR Pontb Dye32      
GA Goochlbw b Cottam18      
S Turnerb Dye10      
RE Eastlbw b Dye2      
+N Smithb Dye1      
*RNS Hobbsc Virgin b Bedi19      
JK Leverb Dye4      
DL Acfieldnot out5      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 80.4 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-55, 3-92, 4-115, 5-128, 6-134, 7-136, 8-137, 9-141, 10-165 (80.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam16   7251--
Dye16   4457--
Mushtaq Mohammad4   0170--
Hodgson9   2170--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Hobbs b East31      
P Willeyc Lever b East51      
DS Steelec East b Acfield4      
+G Sharpb Acfield11      
Mushtaq Mohammadc and b East4      
*PJ Wattsc East b Acfield3      
C Milburnb Acfield14      
A Hodgsonlbw b East5      
RMH Cottamnot out6      
BS Bedic Gooch b East0      
JCJ Dyec and b East1      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 72.2 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-85, 3-91, 4-99, 5-102, 6-109, 7-124, 8-135, 9-136, 10-139 (72.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   2170--
Turner9   1290--
Acfield27   10494--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisnot out80      
BEA Edmeadesc and b Steele13      
BR Hardielbw b Dye12      
RE Eastb Cottam18      
KR Pontnot out12      
GA Goochdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
*RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 49.4 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-69, 3-101
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye8   0201--
Bedi21   6360--
Mushtaq Mohammad5   0200--
Hodgson1   070--
Steele7   3201--

--> BR Hardie made his debut in County Championship matches
--> GA Gooch made his debut in first-class matches
--> GA Gooch made his debut in County Championship matches
--> P Willey (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> JCJ Dye achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 7-118)
--> JCJ Dye reached 450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 7th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> BS Bedi reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JCJ Dye achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 7-118)
--> RE East reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings
--> KR Pont retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 10 (team had lost 2 wickets) and later returned





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