Worcestershire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 30th July, 1st, 2nd August 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 26 runs
PointsWorcestershire 2 (Bowling 2); Essex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, J van Geloven
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 52/3 (Hemsley 16*, Henderson 9*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 156/9 (Wilcock 41*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Jones b Holder62     
MK Foshb Holder2     
KS McEwanb Hemsley123     
*KWR Fletcherc Humphries b Hemsley19     
GA Goochnot out74     
KR Pontc D'Oliveira b Holder10     
S Turnernot out0     
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 8 nb)20
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-195, 3-206, 4-268, 5-308
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder31   8493--
Cumbes18   4760--
Boyns20   3670--
Hemsley24   3652--
Gifford7   0330--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerlbw b Turner19     
+DJ Humphriesc Fletcher b Lever0     
BJR Jonesc Fletcher b Lever3     
EJO Hemsleyc Turner b Lever26     
SP Hendersonc Smith b Lever10     
BL D'Oliveirac Turner b Lever13     
CN Boynslbw b Lever0     
HG Wilcockc Smith b Pont20     
VA Holdernot out20     
*N Giffordc Gooch b Turner3     
J Cumbeslbw b Turner0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 61.2 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-15, 3-27, 4-53, 5-73, 6-73, 7-81, 8-104, 9-123, 10-123 (61.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever23   7346--
Pont12   2251--
East4   130--
Gooch2   120--

Worcestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Fletcher b Pont25     
+DJ Humphriesc Smith b Turner16     
BJR Jonesc Fletcher b Lever4     
EJO Hemsleyc Fletcher b Turner13     
BL D'Oliveirab Pont17     
SP Hendersonc Fletcher b Lever10     
CN Boynsc Smith b Pont1     
HG Wilcockb Turner45     
VA Holderrun out6     
*N Giffordlbw b Acfield6     
J Cumbesnot out1     
Extras(7 lb, 10 nb)17
Total(all out, 74.2 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-50, 3-50, 4-84, 5-84, 6-86, 7-125, 8-133, 9-156, 10-161 (74.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   5442--
Pont22   2403--
East4   240--
Gooch3   050--
Acfield6   441--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 77
--> GM Turner (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 2
--> HG Wilcock (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12





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