Essex v Northamptonshire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 7th, 8th, 9th September 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 17 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresC Cook, P Rochford
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 71/6 (Pont 6*, Turner 7*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 149 all out

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Turner7     
*G Cooklbw b Turner12     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Denness b Turner112     
W Larkinslbw b Lever21     
TJ Yardleyc McEwan b Pont23     
P Willeyb Lever11     
RG Williamsb Turner3     
+G Sharpnot out49     
Sarfraz Nawazc McEwan b Lever14     
A Hodgsonb Lever2     
BS Bedic Fosh b Acfield0     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 5 nb)11
Total(all out, 73 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-20, 3-75, 4-108, 5-147, 6-178, 7-231, 8-250, 9-265, 10-265 (73 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   1674--
Turner20   2734--
Pont12   0551--
Acfield20   3521--
Gooch1   070--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Sarfraz Nawaz8     
MK Foshc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz1     
KS McEwanb Sarfraz Nawaz11     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Hodgson19     
MSA McEvoylbw b Bedi4     
GA Goochlbw b Bedi5     
KR Pontlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad56     
S Turnerb Mushtaq Mohammad32     
+N Smithc Larkins b Mushtaq Mohammad12     
JK Leverc Cook b Mushtaq Mohammad0     
DL Acfieldnot out8     
Extras(5 b, 12 lb, 4 nb)21
Total(all out, 84.1 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-28, 3-29, 4-38, 5-56, 6-58, 7-123, 8-149, 9-149, 10-177 (84.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz19   10203--
Hodgson19   4471--
Bedi30   12422--
Mushtaq Mohammad13.13354--
Willey3   0120--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc McEvoy b Turner11     
*G Cookb Pont44     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Smith b Lever9     
W Larkinsc and b Lever0     
TJ Yardleylbw b Turner0     
P Willeylbw b Lever1     
RG Williamsst Smith b Pont14     
+G Sharpnot out24     
Sarfraz Nawazc Fosh b Lever17     
A Hodgsonb Lever0     
BS Bedilbw b Acfield14     
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(all out, 72 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-26, 3-26, 4-31, 5-32, 6-73, 7-97, 8-128, 9-128, 10-149 (72 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever23   9475--
Turner22   11302--
Pont16   4432--
Acfield8   391--
Gooch3   150--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessnot out124     
MK Foshlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz14     
*KWR Fletcherc Willey b Bedi56     
KS McEwannot out46     
MSA McEvoydid not bat      
GA Goochdid not bat      
KR Pontdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 nb)3
Total(2 wickets, 96.4 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-187
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz9   491--
Hodgson6   2150--
Bedi27   7621--
Mushtaq Mohammad18   2450--
Willey27   5640--
Williams9   3380--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RT Virgin made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RT Virgin made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> Mushtaq Mohammad made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> BS Bedi made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> G Cook (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (1) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 84
--> TJ Yardley (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> G Sharp (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> Sarfraz Nawaz (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> JK Lever reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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