Essex v Minor Counties East
Benson and Hedges Cup 1977 (Group D)
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 23rd, 25th April 1977 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 56 runs
PointsEssex 3; Minor Counties East 0
UmpiresBJ Meyer, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Minor Counties East 75/2 (Gill 39*, Riddell 12*; 33.1 overs)
Man of the MatchKS McEwan

Essex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MH Dennessc Ikin b Lander53     
BR Hardiec and b O'Brien25     
KS McEwanc Robinson b Lander60     
*KWR Fletcherb Lander1     
GA Goochc Hancock b Howarth9     
S Turnernot out41     
KD Boyceb Wilkinson0     
RE Eastb Wilkinson8     
+N Smithnot out2     
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 12 lb)13
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 55 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-140, 3-145, 4-146, 5-162, 6-163, 7-205
Minor Counties East bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Wilkinson11   2492--33.004.45
Howarth11   1191--66.001.73
O'Brien11   2231--66.002.09
Lander11   1553--22.005.00
Ikin11   0530---4.82

Minor Counties East inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
K Pearsonlbw b Boyce3     
PN Gillc Denness b Turner41     
+G Robinsonlbw b Gooch9     
NA Riddellb Turner46     
NT O'Brienlbw b Boyce10     
DA Hancocklbw b Acfield10     
JD Moorerun out4     
MJ Ikinc Denness b Lever1     
*BR Landerc McEwan b Acfield4     
JS Wilkinsonnot out0     
JS Howarthrun out0     
Extras(2 b, 25 lb, 1 nb)28
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-37, 3-78, 4-106, 5-140, 6-146, 7-149, 8-153, 9-155, 10-156 (54.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Lever11   4191--66.001.73
Turner10   482--30.000.80
Boyce11   2272--33.002.45
Gooch11   2401--66.003.64
East3   0120---4.00

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.
--> NT O'Brien made his debut in ListA matches
--> BR Hardie passed 1500 runs in ListA matches when he reached 17
--> MH Denness made his debut for Essex in ListA matches





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