Essex v Surrey
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 27th, 28th, 29th May 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2); Surrey 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresD Shackleton, J van Geloven
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 300/6d
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 45/1 (Butcher 20*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherb Gooch73      
GS Clintonc Smith b Gooch40      
GP Howarthst Smith b Gooch0      
*RDV Knightb Phillip96      
GRJ Roopec Turner b Lever9      
DM Smithlbw b Turner14      
+CJ Richardsnot out37      
DJ Thomasnot out5      
RD Jackmandid not bat      
ST Clarkedid not bat      
PI Pocockdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 18 lb, 2 nb)26
Total(6 wickets, declared, 94.5 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-120, 2-120, 3-121, 4-146, 5-200, 6-264
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip16   3591--
Turner19   2671--
Gooch22   10473--
Acfield15   6240--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Clarke0      
MSA McEvoyc Jackman b Knight56      
*KWR Fletcherb Clarke37      
KS McEwanc Pocock b Jackman106      
N Phillipst Richards b Pocock12      
S Turnerlbw b Knight15      
RE Eastrun out11      
+N Smithc Pocock b Clarke5      
JK Leverb Clarke0      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
BR Hardieb Clarke0      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 94.2 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-76, 3-128, 4-153, 5-182, 6-215, 7-241, 8-247, 9-247, 10-247 (94.2 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackman16   4391--
Knight19   6402--
Pocock28   6931--
Thomas11   2340--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherb Lever25      
GS Clintonlbw b Lever16      
GP Howarthlbw b Turner4      
*RDV Knightc McEwan b East84      
GRJ Roopec Smith b Gooch26      
DM Smithst Smith b East13      
+CJ Richardsc Phillip b Acfield10      
DJ Thomasnot out20      
RD Jackmannot out3      
ST Clarkedid not bat      
PI Pocockdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 16 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)20
Total(7 wickets, declared, 60.3 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-50, 3-59, 4-135, 5-169, 6-196, 7-198
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever14   3332--
Phillip9   0440--
Turner9   2281--
Gooch8   1291--
East11   2322--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochb Pocock50      
MSA McEvoylbw b Clarke10      
*KWR Fletcherc Richards b Knight10      
KS McEwanc Roope b Pocock25      
N Phillipc Knight b Pocock10      
S Turnerb Clarke3      
RE Eastnot out26      
+N Smithnot out15      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
BR Hardiedid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(6 wickets, 55.3 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-57, 3-93, 4-105, 5-108, 6-126
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke14   5262--
Jackman15   2470--
Knight10   2351--

--> RDV Knight (1) passed 15000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 79
--> CJ Richards (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 23
--> GA Gooch reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> GA Gooch achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Surrey first innings (previous best was 3-57)
--> RDV Knight reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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