Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 25th, 27th, 28th August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 232 runs
PointsEssex 3 (Bowling 3); Worcestershire 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 5)
UmpiresLH Gray, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 20/1 (Hardie 10*, Edmeades 9*; 19 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 192/2 (Turner 106*, Ormrod 1*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Smith b Hobbs76     
JM Parkerc Cooke b Edmeades13     
JA Ormrodst Smith b East27     
RGA Headleyc and b East5     
TJ Yardleylbw b East6     
BL D'Oliveirab East20     
Imran Khanb Lever40     
+GR Cassrun out15     
*N Giffordnot out17     
JD Inchmoreb Lever3     
BM Brainc Edmeades b Lever10     
Extras(3 lb, 6 nb)9
Total(all out, 104.2 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-119, 3-123, 4-129, 5-136, 6-159, 7-187, 8-215, 9-223, 10-241 (104.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner14   5330--
Edmeades14   2381--
Acfield26   8500--
East26   10404--
Hobbs7   0351--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francislbw b Brain0     
BR Hardiec Gifford b Brain11     
BEA Edmeadesc Cass b Inchmore9     
KR Pontb D'Oliveira20     
RMO Cookec Cass b D'Oliveira16     
S Turnerc Inchmore b D'Oliveira1     
RE Eastlbw b Inchmore26     
+N Smithb D'Oliveira0     
*RNS Hobbsc Parker b Brain30     
DL Acfieldb Inchmore1     
JK Levernot out0     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 13 nb)22
Total(all out, 52.2 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-23, 3-23, 4-65, 5-67, 6-85, 7-85, 8-124, 9-135, 10-136 (52.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Inchmore13   4293--
D'Oliveira11   2304--
Imran Khan4   320--
Gifford2   120--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnernot out106     
RGA Headleyrun out14     
JM Parkerb Lever63     
JA Ormrodnot out1     
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
Imran Khandid not bat      
+GR Cassdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(2 wickets, declared, 63 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-181
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   2261--
Turner14   3290--
Edmeades14   3380--
Acfield6   0350--
East12   3320--
Hobbs5   0240--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Ormrod b Brain2     
BR Hardielbw b Brain9     
BEA Edmeadesc Turner b Imran Khan23     
KR Pontb Inchmore1     
RMO Cookelbw b D'Oliveira2     
S Turnerc Yardley b Imran Khan8     
RE Eastc Gifford b Imran Khan3     
+N Smithc Turner b D'Oliveira5     
*RNS Hobbsb D'Oliveira0     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
JK Leverlbw b Imran Khan7     
Extras(1 lb, 4 nb)5
Total(all out, 46.5 overs)65
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-18, 3-21, 4-29, 5-48, 6-52, 7-53, 8-53, 9-58, 10-65 (46.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Inchmore9   1141--
Brain10   492--
D'Oliveira14   1083--
Imran Khan13.54294--

--> Imran Khan (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in County Championship matches
--> KR Pont (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> GM Turner (2) passed 15000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> Imran Khan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 4-63)





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