Worcestershire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 6th, 8th, 9th June 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 6 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 19 (Batting 2, Bowling 1); Essex 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, B Leadbeater
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 308/4 (Pont 25*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 28/1 (McEvoy 7*, McEwan 9*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Fisher b Pridgeon76      
MSA McEvoyc Neale b Pridgeon11      
*KWR Fletcherb Gifford127      
KS McEwanc Hemsley b Patel51      
KR Pontnot out25      
N Phillipdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 15 nb)18
Total(4 wickets, declared, 81.4 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-210, 3-240, 4-308 (81.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alleyne16   1720--
Pridgeon22   7722--
Inchmore17   3600--
Gifford19   5461--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Turnerc Pont b Lever26      
JA Ormrodretired hurt84      
PA Nealelbw b Phillip9      
Younis Ahmedlbw b Lever18      
EJO Hemsleyc McEvoy b Acfield9      
DN Patelc Hardie b Acfield19      
JD Inchmoreb Acfield12      
+PB Fisherb Acfield0      
N Giffordc Lever b East21      
HL Alleyneb East0      
AP Pridgeonnot out13      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-73, 3-104, 4-142, 5-183, 6-186, 7-191, 8-192, 9-221 (90.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   7312--
Phillip20   5741--
Turner10   1380--
Acfield20   6344--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardieb Alleyne5      
MSA McEvoylbw b Inchmore7      
KS McEwanc and b Alleyne11      
KR Pontc Neale b Gifford26      
N Phillipnot out80      
S Turnernot out46      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 4 nb, 3 w)12
Total(4 wickets, declared, 54 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-29, 3-30, 4-103
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alleyne11   3352--
Inchmore8   1261--
Patel12   1460--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Turnerc Lever b East101      
DN Patelc Smith b Phillip7      
Younis Ahmedc Phillip b Lever65      
PA Nealec McEwan b East19      
JD Inchmorenot out40      
EJO Hemsleynot out27      
JA Ormroddid not bat      
+PB Fisherdid not bat      
N Gifforddid not bat      
HL Alleynedid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(13 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)17
Total(4 wickets, 56.5 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-171, 3-202, 4-215
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip12   0531--
Turner8   0360--
East15   1622--
Acfield4   1170--

--> JA Ormrod (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 79
--> S Turner (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> GM Turner (2) passed 18000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 44
--> JK Lever reached 1050 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings





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