Essex v Nottinghamshire
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 29th, 30th, 31st August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNottinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsEssex 21 (Batting 6, Bowling 5); Nottinghamshire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJG Langridge, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 142/2 (Fletcher 11*, East 13*)
Close of play day 2Nottinghamshire (2) 134/2 (Hassan 66*)

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Harrisc Taylor b Edmeades42     
RA Whitec Lever b East21     
DW Randallc Taylor b East22     
MJ Smedleylbw b East5     
*GS Soberslbw b Hobbs29     
SB Hassanb East17     
G Edwardsc East b Hobbs6     
C Forbesc Edmeades b Acfield17     
B Steadc Taylor b Lever19     
+DA Pullannot out2     
W Taylorb Acfield0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 74 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-64, 3-83, 4-94, 5-122, 6-140, 7-148, 8-176, 9-180, 10-183 (74 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   1341--
Turner10   2320--
Edmeades13   1341--
East26   6484--
Hobbs15   7302--
Acfield2   122--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Smedley b Forbes66     
BR Hardieb Stead43     
KWR Fletcherc Smedley b Sobers20     
RE Eastc Hassan b Sobers21     
KR Pontc Hassan b Sobers0     
BEA Edmeadesc Hassan b White13     
S Turnerlbw b Stead58     
*+B Taylorc Edwards b White5     
RNS Hobbsb White1     
DL Acfieldc Hassan b White38     
JK Levernot out5     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 103.1 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-114, 2-125, 3-151, 4-151, 5-170, 6-174, 7-205, 8-207, 9-269, 10-285 (103.1 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stead16   2572--
Taylor16   2610--
Forbes15   1511--
Sobers18   5463--
Edwards6   1130--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Whiteb Lever67     
SB Hassanretired hurt83     
G Edwardslbw b Lever0     
DW Randallc Taylor b Lever1     
MJ Smedleyc Taylor b Lever6     
*GS Sobersnot out47     
C Forbesb Hobbs6     
MJ Harrisc Hardie b Acfield0     
B Steadst Taylor b Acfield10     
+DA Pullanc Pont b Hobbs11     
W Taylorb Acfield0     
Extras(3 lb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 97 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-134, 2-134, 3-138, 4-156, 5-171, 6-172, 7-196, 8-213, 9-235 (97 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever17   4394--
Turner10   2270--
East11   2240--
Hobbs37   41052--
Acfield22   8363--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisb White49     
BR Hardienot out57     
KWR Fletchernot out29     
RE Eastdid not bat      
KR Pontdid not bat      
BEA Edmeadesdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
*+B Taylordid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(1 wicket, 41.3 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stead7   1390--
Taylor3   0120--
Forbes4   260--
Sobers10   1400--

--> BC Francis (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> DL Acfield (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> RA White (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> RNS Hobbs reached 950 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Nottinghamshire first innings
--> GS Sobers reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> SB Hassan retired hurt in the Nottinghamshire second innings having scored 83 (team had lost 4 wickets)





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