Essex v Gloucestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 28th, 30th July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 4 wickets
PointsEssex 17 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresJG Langridge, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (2) 66/1 (Stovold 18*, Zaheer Abbas 25*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc Fletcher b Phillip5      
AW Stovoldc Smith b East47      
Zaheer Abbasc Gooch b Lever0      
AJ Hignellc Denness b Lever0      
*MJ Procterc Fletcher b Lever8      
P Bainbridgelbw b Lever0      
MD Partridgec Denness b Phillip8      
DA Graveneyc Gooch b Acfield7      
+AJ Brassingtonb Acfield3      
BM Brainst Smith b East3      
JH Childsnot out0      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 5 nb)11
Total(all out, 36 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-20, 3-20, 4-43, 5-47, 6-74, 7-80, 8-89, 9-92, 10-92 (36 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever10   2374--
Phillip12   0282--
Turner5   1110--
East5   412--
Acfield4   242--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Brain6      
MH Dennessc Hignell b Brain1      
KS McEwanc Stovold b Childs10      
*KWR Fletcherc Hignell b Brain0      
BR Hardiec Hignell b Brain14      
+N Smithc Partridge b Brain0      
N Phillipc Brassington b Graveney62      
S Turnerc Sadiq Mohammad b Childs35      
RE Eastb Childs15      
JK Leverst Brassington b Childs9      
DL Acfieldnot out5      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(all out, 42.1 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-7, 3-7, 4-37, 5-37, 6-37, 7-106, 8-132, 9-148, 10-170 (42.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain9   0335--
Procter6   2100--
Childs18   4824--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadlbw b East15      
AW Stovoldc Acfield b Lever52      
Zaheer Abbasc Smith b Turner29      
AJ Hignellc Hardie b Acfield30      
*MJ Procterc Fletcher b Acfield0      
P Bainbridgec Hardie b Acfield4      
MD Partridgec Fletcher b Acfield0      
DA Graveneyb Acfield23      
+AJ Brassingtonc Smith b Acfield4      
BM Brainc Gooch b Phillip24      
JH Childsnot out2      
Extras(8 b, 9 lb, 5 nb)22
Total(all out, 100.5 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-71, 3-138, 4-140, 5-144, 6-144, 7-145, 8-159, 9-194, 10-205 (100.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever11   3301--
Turner6   1191--
East38   18621--
Acfield40   15566--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Hignell b Partridge7      
MH Dennessc Sadiq Mohammad b Graveney44      
KS McEwanc Brassington b Graveney1      
*KWR Fletcherc sub b Childs33      
BR Hardiec and b Graveney11      
RE Eastnot out10      
N Phillipc Hignell b Graveney0      
S Turnernot out8      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(6 wickets, 42.5 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-28, 3-89, 4-108, 5-119, 6-119
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain2   070--
Procter7   1160--
Childs14   5281--
Partridge2   051--

--> 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
--> AW Stovold (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> RE East (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> N Phillip reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> DA Graveney reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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