Sussex v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 8th, 10th, 11th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 4 wickets
PointsSussex 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Essex 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresAGT Whitehead, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 106/4 (Mendis 62*, Greig 0*; 34 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 210/7 (Turner 30*; 68.4 overs)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc Gooch b Lever14     
GD Mendisc Smith b East128     
PWG Parkerc Gooch b Phillip21     
CP Phillipsonc McEwan b Turner1     
Imran Khanc Hardie b Turner0     
AW Greigb Phillip9     
JRT Barclaynot out55     
MA Bussb Phillip2     
*+A Longnot out7     
GG Arnolddid not bat      
RGL Cheatledid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)15
Total(7 wickets, declared, 80.4 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-101, 3-106, 4-106, 5-123, 6-234, 7-237
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   4661--
Turner24   6582--
East13   6211--
Acfield3   0100--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Arnold19     
GA Goochc Long b Arnold20     
KS McEwanb Imran Khan25     
*KWR Fletcherc Mendis b Arnold69     
BR Hardiec Long b Imran Khan17     
N Phillipc Greig b Cheatle8     
S Turnernot out30     
RE Eastlbw b Arnold6     
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 8 nb, 4 w)16
Total(7 wickets, declared, 68.4 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-50, 3-100, 4-125, 5-147, 6-190, 7-210 (68.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan19   4522--
Greig18   5350--
Buss7   1270--
Cheatle8   0421--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc Smith b Lever6     
GD Mendisb Lever4     
PWG Parkerc Hardie b Phillip1     
CP Phillipsonc McEwan b Lever5     
Imran Khanc Turner b Lever42     
AW Greigc Smith b Lever2     
JRT Barclaylbw b Lever1     
MA Bussb Phillip1     
*+A Longlbw b Lever17     
GG Arnoldc Gooch b Turner17     
RGL Cheatlenot out4     
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 40.5 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-12, 3-19, 4-30, 5-38, 6-39, 7-44, 8-85, 9-96, 10-115 (40.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever15   3327--
Phillip16   3522--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Wessels b Imran Khan2     
GA Goochc Cheatle b Greig50     
KS McEwanc Cheatle b Arnold5     
*KWR Fletcherc Greig b Arnold23     
BR Hardielbw b Buss0     
N Philliprun out34     
S Turnernot out30     
RE Eastnot out2     
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 3 nb, 3 w)12
Total(6 wickets, 53.3 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-17, 3-76, 4-77, 5-99, 6-156
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan15   3491--
Greig10   2241--
Buss12   2341--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> AW Greig made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AW Greig made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> GD Mendis (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in first-class matches
--> GD Mendis (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in County Championship matches
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 12
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 27000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 65





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