Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1974
VenueWellingborough School Ground, Wellingborough on 10th, 12th, 13th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 2 (Batting 2); Essex 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresC Cook, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 43/0 (Virgin 14*, Tait 28*; 19.4 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 49/2 (McEwan 7*, East 17*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Turner16     
A Taitc Cooke b East64     
G Cookc Smith b Turner1     
P Willeyb Acfield42     
*PJ Wattsc Cooke b East10     
W Larkinsc Hardie b Acfield4     
+G Sharpnot out17     
A Hodgsonc Boyce b East4     
BS Bedinot out18     
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 6 lb, 9 nb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 93.2 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-56, 3-134, 4-147, 5-157, 6-157, 7-164
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce6   1230--
Lever8   1150--
Acfield36   15512--
East24   5553--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesb Hodgson5     
BR Hardiec Virgin b Bedi19     
KS McEwannot out7     
RE Eastnot out17     
RMO Cookedid not bat      
KD Boycedid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
*RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, 29 overs)49
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-31
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam11   6160--
Hodgson8   4111--
Bedi10   3211--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RE East reached 450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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