Worcestershire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 4th, 6th, 7th August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 22 runs
PointsWorcestershire 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Essex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresBJ Meyer, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 49/0 (Denness 17*, Hardie 22*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 69/4 (Pont 3*, McEvoy 0*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Pont b Turner9      
JA Ormrodst Smith b East134      
PA Nealec Denness b Acfield25      
EJO Hemsleyb Acfield27      
Younis Ahmedb Phillip37      
DN Patelc Acfield b East14      
+DJ Humphriesc East b Phillip37      
JD Inchmorenot out21      
VA Holderlbw b Phillip16      
*N Giffordc Fletcher b East6      
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 15 nb)27
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)353
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-72, 3-132, 4-199, 5-248, 6-302, 7-316, 8-338, 9-353 (100 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip19   4553--
Turner11   2381--
Acfield37   101052--
East33   71283--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Humphries b Cumbes39      
BR Hardielbw b Holder33      
KS McEwanb Holder7      
*KWR Fletcherc Ormrod b Gifford18      
KR Pontc Patel b Gifford18      
MSA McEvoylbw b Cumbes6      
N Phillipc Humphries b Cumbes10      
S Turnerlbw b Gifford13      
RE Eastb Cumbes9      
+N Smithc sub b Cumbes4      
DL Acfieldnot out1      
Extras(6 b, 12 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)27
Total(all out, 85 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-88, 3-113, 4-121, 5-138, 6-151, 7-166, 8-177, 9-182, 10-185 (85 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder21   3392--
Inchmore6   0120--
Patel4   090--
Gifford36   14673--
Cumbes18   5315--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Cumbes11      
BR Hardiec Patel b Inchmore35      
KS McEwanc Holder b Inchmore9      
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Inchmore4      
KR Pontc Humphries b Inchmore4      
MSA McEvoyc Humphries b Holder28      
N Phillipc Neale b Gifford1      
S Turnerc Humphries b Holder4      
RE Eastc Hemsley b Inchmore19      
+N Smithc and b Inchmore10      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)21
Total(all out, 57.4 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-54, 3-64, 4-69, 5-72, 6-73, 7-87, 8-133, 9-138, 10-146 (57.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder20   6532--
Gifford13   5271--
Cumbes10   4101--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JA Ormrod (1) passed 18000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33





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