Yorkshire v Essex
County Championship 1973
VenueNorth Marine Road, Scarborough on 22nd, 23rd, 24th August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsYorkshire 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Essex 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)
UmpiresC Cook, A Jepson
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 18/1 (Sharpe 10*, Leadbeater 7*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 59/0 (Francis 50*, Hardie 8*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francislbw b Hutton28      
BR Hardiec Sharpe b Cope62      
BEA Edmeadesb Cooper5      
KR Pontb Nicholson3      
RMO Cookeb Cooper4      
S Turnerlbw b Hutton33      
RE Eastlbw b Hutton54      
+N Smithc Hutton b Cooper9      
*RNS Hobbsrun out5      
DL Acfieldlbw b Nicholson0      
JK Levernot out4      
Extras(5 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)18
Total(all out, 103.2 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-56, 3-66, 4-75, 5-134, 6-156, 7-182, 8-199, 9-209, 10-225 (103.2 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nicholson24   7492--
Cooper23   9373--
Bore22   8410--
Cope17   6331--

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Sharpec Smith b Hobbs81      
RG Lumbrun out0      
B Leadbeaterlbw b Hobbs59      
JH Hampshirec East b Hobbs22      
C Johnsonlbw b Lever41      
RA Huttonlbw b Lever5      
+DL Bairstowlbw b Lever17      
HP Cooperlbw b Edmeades13      
AG Nicholsonb Lever9      
MK Borenot out2      
GA Copelbw b Lever1      
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 109.1 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-134, 3-157, 4-164, 5-190, 6-227, 7-230, 8-244, 9-252, 10-256 (109.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner23   13280--
Edmeades12   1401--
Acfield12   2270--
East20   4490--
Hobbs20   3523--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisnot out188      
BR Hardieb Cope15      
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Bore0      
KR Pontb Cope9      
RMO Cookec Leadbeater b Bore1      
S Turnerc Lumb b Cope3      
RE Eastrun out45      
+N Smithdid not bat      
*RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 86.4 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-95, 2-106, 3-131, 4-134, 5-143, 6-267 (86.4 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nicholson9   2270--
Cooper22   6490--
Cope27   2923--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Sharperun out9      
RG Lumbc Smith b East20      
B Leadbeaterc and b East0      
JH Hampshirenot out66      
C Johnsonc Cooke b Hobbs6      
+DL Bairstowc Hardie b East15      
RA Huttonnot out2      
HP Cooperdid not bat      
AG Nicholsondid not bat      
MK Boredid not bat      
GA Copedid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 w)3
Total(5 wickets, 54 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-20, 3-49, 4-96, 5-115
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever4   150--
Turner3   190--
Acfield6   1210--
East21   6343--
Hobbs18   7451--
Cooke2   040--

--> BR Hardie (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 56
--> BC Francis (2) passed his previous highest score of 148 in County Championship matches
--> GA Cope reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RA Hutton reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Yorkshire first innings





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