Essex v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 1st, 2nd, 3rd August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 10 wickets
PointsEssex 3 (Bowling 3); Middlesex 19 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJG Langridge, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 22/0 (Smith 15*, Gatting 6*; 6 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 13/2 (McEwan 6*, Fletcher 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Selvey0     
MSA McEvoyc Gould b Selvey7     
KS McEwanb Daniel24     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Selvey0     
BR Hardieb Daniel41     
KR Pontc Featherstone b Daniel0     
N Phillipc Gould b Daniel7     
S Turnerc Butcher b Selvey12     
+N Smithc Radley b Daniel0     
RE Eastnot out6     
DL Acfieldc Gould b Daniel1     
Extras(2 lb, 6 nb)8
Total(all out, 38.2 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-8, 3-9, 4-58, 5-58, 6-78, 7-92, 8-92, 9-104, 10-106 (38.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey13   7204--
Jones7   1250--
Titmus6   3150--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Fletcher b East33     
MW Gattinglbw b East39     
*CT Radleyc Hardie b Fletcher55     
GD Barlowc Fletcher b East10     
NG Featherstonelbw b Phillip3     
RO Butcherc McEvoy b East29     
+IJ Gouldc Acfield b Fletcher34     
MWW Selveyc Phillip b Fletcher45     
FJ Titmusc McEvoy b Fletcher25     
WW Danielb Fletcher2     
AA Jonesnot out1     
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 12 nb, 3 w)23
Total(all out, 105.3 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-85, 3-113, 4-116, 5-163, 6-205, 7-238, 8-290, 9-294, 10-299 (105.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip18   2691--
Turner6   1180--
East44   111064--
Acfield22   6420--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Selvey3     
MSA McEvoyc Gould b Daniel0     
KS McEwanc Butcher b Daniel8     
*KWR Fletcherc Radley b Titmus57     
BR Hardiec Gould b Selvey30     
KR Pontc Radley b Featherstone59     
N Philliplbw b Featherstone28     
S Turnerb Daniel11     
+N Smithc Gatting b Featherstone10     
RE Eastb Featherstone8     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(4 lb, 7 nb)11
Total(all out, 57.4 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3, 3-17, 4-61, 5-130, 6-191, 7-194, 8-215, 9-216, 10-225 (57.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel18   2753--
Selvey18   5452--
Jones7   0340--
Titmus9   1321--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithnot out21     
MW Gattingnot out12     
*CT Radleydid not bat      
GD Barlowdid not bat      
NG Featherstonedid not bat      
RO Butcherdid not bat      
+IJ Goulddid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 w)3
Total(no wicket, 7.1 overs)36
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip2   0140--
Pont2   150--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Middlesex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 290-8
--> MWW Selvey (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in County Championship matches
--> MWW Selvey (1) passed his previous highest score of 42 in first-class matches
--> KR Pont (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> KWR Fletcher achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 4-50)
--> KWR Fletcher achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 3-44)





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