Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1975
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 2nd, 4th, 5th August 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Essex 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresBJ Meyer, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 42/0 (Virgin 26*, Cook 8*; 9 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 74/3 (McEwan 21*, Smith 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesrun out49     
BR Hardiec Sharp b Cottam15     
*KWR Fletcherc Virgin b Sarfraz Nawaz61     
KS McEwanc Sharp b Cottam72     
KR Pontlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz14     
KD Boycelbw b Dye53     
S Turnerc Sharp b Willey11     
RE Eastrun out44     
+N Smithb Cottam32     
JK Levernot out3     
DL Acfieldnot out4     
Extras(13 b, 4 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)28
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)386
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-82, 3-188, 4-213, 5-226, 6-239, 7-311, 8-377, 9-380
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz25   5872--
Dye17   2701--
Cottam20   2793--
Bedi23   8680--
Mushtaq Mohammad4   190--
Willey11   4451--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Smith b Turner72     
G Cooklbw b Lever31     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Boyce b Acfield88     
P Willeyc Acfield b East35     
*PJ Wattsc Hardie b East21     
RG Williamsnot out28     
Sarfraz Nawazc Turner b East13     
+G Sharplbw b East8     
RMH Cottamnot out1     
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(12 lb, 8 nb)20
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-86, 2-151, 3-238, 4-266, 5-266, 6-284, 7-314
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce12   0430--
Lever17   1481--
East33   51084--
Turner16   6321--
Acfield22   4661--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz12     
BR Hardieb Dye5     
KS McEwannot out46     
KR Pontc Cook b Sarfraz Nawaz33     
+N Smithc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz66     
*KWR Fletchernot out3     
KD Boycedid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)10
Total(4 wickets, declared, 44 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-18, 3-72, 4-168
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz19   2753--
Dye15   1641--
Cottam4   0130--
Bedi6   2130--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Boyce18     
G Cookc Pont b Boyce17     
Mushtaq Mohammadnot out18     
P Willeynot out7     
*PJ Wattsdid not bat      
RG Williamsdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 6 nb)8
Total(2 wickets, 29 overs)68
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-48
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce13   1372--
Lever5   380--
Turner8   3100--
Acfield1   040--
Edmeades2   110--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> N Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> RT Virgin (1) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 49
--> RG Williams (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in County Championship matches
--> JCJ Dye reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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