Essex v Surrey
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 26th, 28th August 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 107 runs
PointsEssex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Surrey 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresDJ Constant, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 224/4 (Pont 26*, East 5*; 69 overs)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherc Hardie b Turner39      
MA Lynchlbw b Lever3      
JH Edrichb Lever2      
*RDV Knightrun out10      
GRJ Roopeb Turner7      
DM Smithlbw b Phillip0      
+CJ Richardsc Fletcher b Phillip0      
RD Jackmanc Denness b Turner6      
Intikhab Alamb Phillip4      
PI Pococklbw b Turner8      
DJ Thomasnot out5      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)12
Total(all out, 37.4 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-21, 3-63, 4-71, 5-71, 6-71, 7-71, 8-81, 9-90, 10-96 (37.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever10   4212--
Phillip13   4393--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc and b Jackman3      
BR Hardieb Intikhab Alam109      
KS McEwanc Richards b Pocock69      
*KWR Fletcherst Richards b Pocock1      
KR Pontb Intikhab Alam52      
RE Eastlbw b Jackman11      
N Philliplbw b Intikhab Alam27      
S Turnernot out16      
+N Smithc Jackman b Intikhab Alam0      
JK Leverc Roope b Pocock3      
DL Acfieldb Intikhab Alam1      
Extras(12 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)19
Total(all out, 101.5 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-121, 3-145, 4-218, 5-234, 6-288, 7-293, 8-293, 9-304, 10-311 (101.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackman31   31192--
Thomas12   5360--
Knight8   1330--
Pocock29   8593--
Intikhab Alam21.58455--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherc Smith b Lever3      
JH Edrichnot out61      
*RDV Knightb Phillip0      
GRJ Roopec Smith b Lever3      
MA Lynchc Smith b Phillip3      
DM Smithlbw b Phillip17      
+CJ Richardslbw b Lever7      
RD Jackmanc East b Lever0      
Intikhab Alamc Hardie b Phillip1      
PI Pocockb Phillip5      
DJ Thomasc Smith b Lever5      
Extras(2 lb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 31.4 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-18, 3-25, 4-30, 5-57, 6-78, 7-78, 8-79, 9-89, 10-108 (31.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip15   4475--
Turner3   240--
Acfield1   040--

--> 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
--> RDV Knight (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> RDV Knight (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> Intikhab Alam reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> Intikhab Alam reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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