Northamptonshire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 18th, 20th, 21st August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 7 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Essex 17 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresKE Palmer, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 82/1 (Denness 22*, McEwan 43*; 33 overs)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 174/8 (Watts 4*, TM Lamb 0*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cooklbw b Turner32      
W Larkinslbw b Lever0      
RG Williamsb Phillip1      
AJ Lambc Hardie b Phillip2      
P Willeylbw b Turner131      
TJ Yardleyb Turner1      
+G Sharplbw b Lever9      
*PJ Wattsc Fletcher b Turner12      
Sarfraz Nawazb Turner5      
TM Lambnot out3      
BJ Griffithsc Smith b Phillip3      
Extras(4 b, 12 lb, 7 nb, 2 w)25
Total(all out, 69.4 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-7, 3-9, 4-71, 5-83, 6-149, 7-205, 8-212, 9-219, 10-224 (69.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever22   4772--
Turner17   2705--
Acfield13   4170--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardielbw b Sarfraz Nawaz11      
MH Dennessc Yardley b Sarfraz Nawaz31      
KS McEwanlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz70      
*KWR Fletchernot out52      
KR Pontc Yardley b Griffiths6      
S Turnerlbw b Griffiths6      
N Phillipb Sarfraz Nawaz2      
+N Smithb Sarfraz Nawaz0      
RE Eastc Yardley b Sarfraz Nawaz3      
JK Leverrun out1      
DL Acfieldc Sharp b Griffiths0      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 8 nb, 2 w)17
Total(all out, 79.4 overs)199
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-118, 3-121, 4-143, 5-157, 6-165, 7-169, 8-183, 9-187, 10-199 (79.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz27   7606--
TM Lamb19   6350--
Willey10   4220--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookb Turner38      
W Larkinslbw b Lever17      
RG Williamslbw b Lever1      
AJ Lamblbw b Phillip66      
P Willeylbw b Turner2      
TJ Yardleyc Denness b Phillip24      
+G Sharplbw b Turner2      
*PJ Wattsnot out25      
Sarfraz Nawazlbw b Turner0      
TM Lambb Turner2      
BJ Griffithslbw b Lever2      
Extras(2 b, 13 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)24
Total(all out, 64.3 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-41, 3-104, 4-106, 5-161, 6-166, 7-174, 8-174, 9-195, 10-203 (64.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip15   2522--
Turner25   2565--
East2   200--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardienot out103      
MH Dennessb Williams51      
KS McEwanlbw b Willey11      
*KWR Fletcherc Yardley b Larkins39      
KR Pontnot out8      
S Turnerdid not bat      
N Phillipdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 16 lb)17
Total(3 wickets, 95.3 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-113, 2-132, 3-210
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz7   2230--
Griffiths21   5550--
TM Lamb12   4230--
Willey28   7421--
Williams15   5291--
Larkins7   3151--
Watts5   1220--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 69
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> TJ Yardley (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> N Phillip reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> Sarfraz Nawaz reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> Sarfraz Nawaz reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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