Cambridge University v Essex
University Match 1978
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 19th, 20th, 21st April 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJG Langridge, B Satyaji Rao
Close of play day 1Cambridge University (1) 11/0 (Fosh 3*, Peck 6*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (1) 61/2 (Parker 23*, Hignell 16*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Greig18      
GA Goochst Littlewood b Gardiner40      
KS McEwanretired hurt109      
*KWR Fletcherc Parker b Gardiner89      
KR Pontc Littlewood b Howat3      
DR Pringlenot out50      
BR Hardienot out37      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
SJ Malonedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 nb)5
Total(4 wickets, declared, 90 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-70, 3-221, 4-284
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Howat17   2641--
Greig21   4751--
Gardiner21   2752--
Allbrook19   5790--
Popplewell12   2530--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MK Foshc and b Pont12      
IG Peckc McEwan b Pringle7      
PWG Parkerb Gooch60      
*AJ Hignellc Acfield b Lever39      
NC Crawfordc Acfield b Gooch30      
IA Greigb Malone0      
NFM Popplewelllbw b Lever27      
SJ Gardinerb Acfield6      
+DJ Littlewoodlbw b Acfield1      
MG Howatnot out0      
ME Allbrookc Pringle b Lever3      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 99.3 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-31, 3-107, 4-152, 5-152, 6-159, 7-186, 8-186, 9-187, 10-190 (99.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malone15   6281--
Pringle16   6311--
Acfield18   7362--
Pont19   10351--
Gooch14   3332--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Parker b Gardiner5      
GA Goochst Littlewood b Parker24      
KR Pontc sub b Greig0      
+N Smithnot out59      
DR Pringlelbw b Parker0      
BR Hardienot out7      
KS McEwandid not bat      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
SJ Malonedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 nb)4
Total(4 wickets, 36 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-20, 3-41, 4-41
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Greig8   2231--
Gardiner10   4321--
Popplewell8   4140--
Parker8   2232--
Hignell2   030--

--> DR Pringle made his debut in first-class matches
--> IG Peck made his debut in first-class matches
--> NC Crawford made his debut in first-class matches
--> NFM Popplewell (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> SJ Gardiner (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> SJ Gardiner made his debut for Cambridge University in first-class matches
--> SJ Gardiner made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> KS McEwan retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 109 (team had lost 3 wickets)





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