Lancashire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueTrafalgar Road, Southport on 29th, 31st July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 115 runs
PointsLancashire 4 (Bowling 4); Essex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 22/4 (Pilling 3*, Reidy 7*; 11 overs)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc D Lloyd b Sutcliffe10      
MSA McEvoyc Reidy b Croft0      
KS McEwanc Abrahams b Reidy128      
*KWR Fletcherc Lyon b Arrowsmith68      
BR Hardielbw b Simmons39      
N Phillipc CH Lloyd b Arrowsmith20      
S Turnerc Simmons b Croft24      
RE Eastc Arrowsmith b Simmons40      
+N Smithc Simmons b Arrowsmith1      
JK Leverc D Lloyd b Simmons3      
DL Acfieldnot out12      
Extras(20 b, 7 lb, 4 nb, 3 w)34
Total(all out, 99.5 overs)379
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-21, 3-192, 4-244, 5-267, 6-308, 7-308, 8-316, 9-342, 10-379 (99.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croft22   3612--
Sutcliffe12   3371--
Reidy13   1631--
Arrowsmith30   51033--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Kennedyb Phillip4      
D Lloydc Denness b Lever2      
J Abrahamsc Fletcher b Phillip0      
CH Lloydc McEwan b Phillip0      
H Pillinglbw b Lever4      
BW Reidyb Lever16      
*J Simmonsb Lever2      
+J Lyonc Smith b Lever4      
R Arrowsmithb Phillip1      
CEH Croftlbw b East19      
RJ Sutcliffenot out10      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 30 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-7, 4-8, 5-28, 6-33, 7-38, 8-39, 9-41, 10-70 (30 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever14   5235--
Phillip14   5374--
East2   021--

Lancashire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
A Kennedyc Lever b Phillip9      
D Lloydc Turner b Lever17      
J Abrahamsc Smith b Lever22      
H Pillingb Turner22      
CH Lloydc Hardie b East4      
BW Reidyc Phillip b East40      
*J Simmonsc Denness b East43      
+J Lyonlbw b East8      
R Arrowsmithc East b Acfield0      
CEH Croftb Acfield4      
RJ Sutcliffenot out0      
Extras(8 b, 11 lb, 6 nb)25
Total(all out, 81.1 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-31, 3-70, 4-77, 5-81, 6-157, 7-174, 8-175, 9-185, 10-194 (81.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever11   0302--
Phillip9   3161--
East35   10864--
Turner7   2121--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Day 1 Lunch: Essex (1) ?/? (McEwan 112*, [unknown] ?*)
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> S Turner (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> RJ Sutcliffe made his debut in County Championship matches
--> RJ Sutcliffe made his debut in first-class matches
--> RJ Sutcliffe made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RJ Sutcliffe made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> N Phillip reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> N Phillip reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Lancashire first innings





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