Essex v Northamptonshire
Benson and Hedges Cup 1977 (Group D)
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 14th, 16th, 17th May 1977 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to field
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 7 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Northamptonshire 3
UmpiresA Jepson, D Sang Hue
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire 20/2 (Virgin 11*, Mushtaq Mohammad 6*; 13 overs)
Man of the MatchW Larkins

Essex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
BR Hardielbw b Larkins19     
MH Dennessb Sarfraz Nawaz4     
KS McEwanlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz0     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Dye6     
S Turnerc Virgin b Larkins5     
KR Pontc Sharp b Dye4     
KD Boycelbw b Larkins6     
RE Eastb Willey54     
+N Smithc Mushtaq Mohammad b Hodgson61     
JK Leverrun out11     
DL Acfieldnot out6     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)11
Total(all out, 54.5 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-4, 3-19, 4-30, 5-38, 6-48, 7-48, 8-157, 9-174, 10-187 (54.5 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Sarfraz Nawaz10.52312--32.502.86
Dye11   2392--33.003.55
Larkins11   5133--22.001.18
Hodgson11   0591--66.005.36
Willey11   2341--66.003.09

Northamptonshire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
RT Virginb Pont13     
P Willeyb Lever3     
DS Steelec East b Boyce0     
*Mushtaq Mohammadnot out85     
W Larkinsnot out73     
G Cookdid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 10 lb, 1 w)14
Total(3 wickets, 52.4 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-23
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Boyce11   2171--66.001.55
Lever11   2371--66.003.36
Pont11   2331--66.003.00
East5   0230---4.60
Acfield5   0330---6.60

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to three.
--> RE East passed his previous highest score of 38 in ListA matches
--> N Smith passed his previous highest score of 16 in ListA matches
--> W Larkins achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ListA matches in the Essex innings (previous best was 2-27)





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