Sussex v Essex
County Championship 1976
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 18th, 19th, 20th August 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 119 runs
PointsSussex 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Essex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresAE Fagg, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 45/3 (McEwan 12*; 14.3 overs)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 169/7 (Graves 43*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc McEwan b Lever2      
PJ Gravesb Lever4      
RDV Knightb Lever12      
Javed Miandadc Fletcher b Lever92      
J Spencerc Hardie b Turner5      
*AW Greigb Boyce0      
PWG Parkerc Smith b East96      
MA Bussrun out37      
+A Longlbw b Turner13      
JA Snowc Hardie b Lever6      
RGL Cheatlenot out2      
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 11 nb, 1 w)26
Total(all out, 99.5 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-15, 3-29, 4-30, 5-32, 6-211, 7-252, 8-269, 9-280, 10-295 (99.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce20   2771--
Turner22   3452--
East19   5391--
Acfield17   5250--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardieb Snow3      
KR Pontb Spencer8      
KS McEwanlbw b Spencer21      
*KWR Fletcherc Cheatle b Snow21      
GA Goochb Snow17      
S Turnerc Graves b Snow10      
KD Boycec Parker b Snow88      
RE Eastc Knight b Snow62      
+N Smithc and b Greig0      
JK Leverc Long b Greig2      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)11
Total(all out, 64.5 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-45, 4-61, 5-77, 6-90, 7-236, 8-236, 9-239, 10-243 (64.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer18   2812--
Greig8   1292--
Javed Miandad4   0170--
Knight7   1190--
Buss4   180--
Barclay1   040--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc Smith b Boyce33      
JA Snowc Smith b Boyce4      
RDV Knightc Hardie b Turner18      
PJ Gravesnot out80      
Javed Miandadb Lever9      
*AW Greigb Turner1      
PWG Parkerc Boyce b Turner3      
MA Busslbw b Lever36      
+A Longlbw b Turner7      
J Spencernot out30      
RGL Cheatledid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 13 nb)28
Total(8 wickets, declared, 99 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-53, 3-73, 4-100, 5-105, 6-117, 7-168, 8-193
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce23   9362--
Lever25   9512--
Turner39   7954--
Acfield7   2220--
Gooch5   1170--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Long b Greig0      
KR Pontc Long b Barclay53      
KS McEwanb Snow4      
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Spencer58      
GA Goochc Long b Spencer1      
S Turnerrun out1      
KD Boyceb Javed Miandad20      
RE Eastc Cheatle b Javed Miandad30      
+N Smithc Graves b Greig7      
JK Leverc Long b Greig4      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(3 nb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 53 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-14, 3-115, 4-118, 5-119, 6-132, 7-147, 8-178, 9-178, 10-182 (53 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow3   0161--
Spencer16   4432--
Greig16   3543--
Javed Miandad7   2272--
Knight5   0250--
Buss1   100--
Barclay5   0131--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PWG Parker (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in County Championship matches
--> S Turner (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> J Spencer (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> JK Lever reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> S Turner reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> J Spencer reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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