Essex v Sussex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 7th, 9th, 10th July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 10 wickets
PointsEssex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Sussex 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresRS Herman, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 28/0 (Wessels 21*, Barclay 6*; 12 overs)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 146/6 (Phillipson 26*, Arnold 12*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessst Long b Waller136      
GA Goochc Barclay b Phillipson86      
KS McEwanc Long b Arnold29      
*KWR Fletchernot out52      
BR Hardielbw b Phillipson1      
KR Pontb Waller17      
N Phillipdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 11 nb)17
Total(5 wickets, declared, 99.3 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-170, 2-230, 3-292, 4-295, 5-338 (99.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan17   4610--
Arnold19   3501--
Phillipson21   4552--
Spencer14   2510--
Barclay6   1250--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc Smith b Lever21      
JRT Barclayc Fletcher b Turner40      
GD Mendislbw b Lever19      
PWG Parkerc McEwan b Phillip13      
Imran Khanc Gooch b Phillip1      
PJ Gravesc Smith b Phillip0      
CP Phillipsonc Smith b Turner6      
GG Arnoldb Phillip14      
*+A Longnot out5      
J Spencerb Lever4      
CE Wallerc Gooch b Turner6      
Extras(9 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 60 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-52, 3-71, 4-78, 5-82, 6-100, 7-126, 8-130, 9-136, 10-143 (60 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   5463--
Phillip17   8424--
Turner15   5173--
Pont7   1190--
East1   050--

Sussex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc Turner b Lever33      
JRT Barclayc Hardie b Lever3      
GD Mendisc East b Phillip0      
PWG Parkerc Gooch b Lever41      
Imran Khanc Smith b Lever2      
PJ Gravesc McEwan b Pont16      
CP Phillipsonlbw b Turner42      
GG Arnoldc Smith b Phillip21      
*+A Longc Smith b Phillip2      
J Spencerc Fletcher b Phillip9      
CE Wallernot out8      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 15 nb, 3 w)27
Total(all out, 72 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-18, 3-71, 4-81, 5-82, 6-124, 7-155, 8-160, 9-180, 10-204 (72 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever24   7674--
Phillip19   5554--
Turner17   6291--
Pont6   1161--
East6   3100--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessnot out4      
GA Goochnot out5      
KS McEwandid not bat      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
BR Hardiedid not bat      
KR Pontdid not bat      
N Phillipdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 w)3
Total(no wicket, 2 overs)12
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan1   100--
Barclay1   090--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MH Denness (1) passed 24500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 98
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> KC Wessels (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> CP Phillipson (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> N Phillip reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex second innings





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