Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1975
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 24th, 26th, 27th May 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 29 runs
PointsWorcestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Essex 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 127/3 (Ormrod 59*, Parker 3*; 38 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 14/1 (Ormrod 7*, Wilcock 6*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KS McEwanb Brain55      
BR Hardieb Brain5      
*KWR Fletcherc and b Gifford15      
GA Goochb Brain5      
BEA Edmeadesc Parker b Inchmore3      
KD Boycec Gifford b Hemsley21      
S Turnerc D'Oliveira b Inchmore19      
RE Eastrun out23      
+N Smithb Johnson0      
RNS Hobbsrun out41      
JK Levernot out19      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 77.3 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-64, 3-84, 4-89, 5-101, 6-116, 7-153, 8-154, 9-159, 10-222 (77.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain19   3523--
Inchmore22   2672--
Hemsley13   1391--
Johnson7   0161--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Ormrodc Turner b Lever63      
GM Turnerlbw b Lever50      
EJO Hemsleyb East7      
JD Inchmoreb East2      
JM Parkerlbw b Lever3      
BL D'Oliveirac Smith b East59      
TJ Yardleyc Hobbs b East30      
IN Johnsonb Hobbs0      
+HG Wilcockc Smith b Hobbs1      
*N Giffordc Smith b Lever6      
BM Brainnot out1      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 6 nb)14
Total(all out, 86.1 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-105, 2-122, 3-124, 4-127, 5-144, 6-214, 7-215, 8-224, 9-227, 10-236 (86.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce13   1340--
Turner10   0610--
East18   6354--
Hobbs21   7292--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Brain10      
KS McEwanrun out6      
*KWR Fletcherc Ormrod b Brain0      
GA Goochb Gifford19      
BR Hardiec D'Oliveira b Brain32      
S Turnerc Wilcock b Brain10      
RE Eastc Ormrod b Brain0      
KD Boycec Inchmore b Brain14      
+N Smithb Brain38      
RNS Hobbslbw b Brain0      
JK Levernot out1      
Extras(19 b, 7 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)34
Total(all out, 54.4 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-26, 3-35, 4-76, 5-105, 6-105, 7-112, 8-153, 9-155, 10-164 (54.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Inchmore16   3380--
Hemsley9   4160--
Gifford8   2211--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Ormrodc Smith b Edmeades18      
GM Turnerlbw b Lever0      
+HG Wilcockb Hobbs33      
EJO Hemsleyc Turner b East10      
JM Parkerb Lever13      
BL D'Oliveirac Turner b East3      
TJ Yardleyc Fletcher b Hobbs7      
IN Johnsonc Smith b Hobbs6      
JD Inchmoreb Hobbs16      
*N Giffordnot out6      
BM Brainb Lever4      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 52.5 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-53, 3-53, 4-74, 5-81, 6-84, 7-90, 8-101, 9-110, 10-121 (52.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner5   0230--
East14   3332--
Hobbs18   9214--
Edmeades4   151--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> IN Johnson made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> EJO Hemsley reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RNS Hobbs reached 650 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> BM Brain achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 7-40)
--> BM Brain achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 7-40)
--> RNS Hobbs reached 1000 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Worcestershire second innings





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