Essex v Surrey
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 4th, 6th, 7th June 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 121 runs
PointsEssex 19 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Surrey 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2)
UmpiresR Aspinall, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 62/1 (Howarth 18*, Roope 14*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 92/2 (Hardie 29*, Fletcher 53*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Younis Ahmed b Baker22      
MH Dennessc and b Pocock58      
KS McEwanlbw b Jackman0      
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Jackman103      
GA Goochc Roope b Pocock0      
KR Pontnot out101      
S Turnernot out8      
KD Boycedid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-71, 3-106, 4-106, 5-289
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackman18   2602--
Butcher6   0240--
Pocock29   6712--
Intikhab Alam16   4490--
Howarth1   020--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherc and b Turner21      
GP Howarthlbw b Boyce30      
GRJ Roopec Acfield b Turner115      
Younis Ahmedc Fletcher b Acfield29      
TMG Hanselllbw b Acfield9      
+LE Skinnernot out32      
Intikhab Alamc Boyce b Acfield1      
*RD Jackmanc McEwan b Turner4      
PI Pocockc Fletcher b Turner4      
RP Bakernot out13      
GG Arnolddid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 22 nb)28
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-83, 3-165, 4-185, 5-243, 6-249, 7-256, 8-262
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce18   3681--
Turner29   6674--
Acfield33   5793--
East20   7440--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Howarth b Pocock29      
MH Dennesslbw b Jackman0      
KS McEwanlbw b Jackman7      
*KWR Fletcherb Baker88      
GA Goochc Howarth b Baker66      
KR Pontnot out24      
S Turnernot out35      
KD Boycedid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(5 wickets, declared, 84 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-8, 3-95, 4-192, 5-197
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackman30   9802--
Butcher4   370--
Baker17   5702--
Pocock22   9521--
Intikhab Alam11   2400--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherc Hardie b Boyce0      
GP Howarthlbw b Turner0      
GRJ Roopest Smith b East79      
Younis Ahmedc Gooch b Boyce7      
TMG Hansellc Turner b Acfield12      
+LE Skinnerc Hardie b East4      
Intikhab Alamb East10      
*RD Jackmanc Denness b Boyce4      
PI Pocockc McEwan b East12      
RP Bakerc Fletcher b East10      
GG Arnoldnot out0      
Extras(13 nb)13
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-25, 4-67, 5-75, 6-92, 7-110, 8-126, 9-150, 10-151 (59.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce14   5293--
Turner12   4221--
Acfield16   3341--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GRJ Roope (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> GRJ Roope (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed 25500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 71
--> KD Boyce made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RD Jackman reached 900 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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