Leicestershire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 27th, 29th, 30th June 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1); Essex 4 (Batting 4)
UmpiresB Leadbeater, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 29/0 (Balderstone 13*, Steele 15*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 97/1 (Gooch 67*, McEwan 20*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardielbw b Taylor15     
GA Goochlbw b Taylor164     
KS McEwanc Agnew b Steele54     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Cook2     
KR Pontnot out72     
N Phillipnot out60     
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 8 nb)20
Total(4 wickets, declared, 98 overs)387
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-186, 3-195, 4-288
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew17   0840--
Parsons21   4640--
Taylor11   3492--
Cook23   5981--
Booth6   1210--
Steele16   4341--
Balderstone4   0170--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JC Balderstonenot out127     
JF Steeleb Phillip15     
DI Gowernot out156     
BF Davisondid not bat      
NE Briersdid not bat      
+MA Garnhamdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
GJ Parsonsdid not bat      
JP Agnewdid not bat      
NGB Cookdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 12 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)21
Total(1 wicket, declared, 97.5 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Steele)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever23   8490--
East20   2760--
Turner14   4320--
Acfield12   4350--
Pont4   0170--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Agnew b Parsons1     
GA Goochlbw b Cook87     
KS McEwannot out109     
*KWR Fletcherc Agnew b Cook3     
KR Pontb Steele27     
N Phillipst Garnham b Cook30     
S Turnernot out3     
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(10 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 68 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-119, 3-135, 4-206, 5-253
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew7   1210--
Parsons5   0271--
Cook27   81063--
Booth6   2150--
Steele22   2761--
Balderstone1   0150--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JC Balderstoneb Phillip12     
JF Steeleb Lever16     
DI Gowerst Smith b Acfield67     
BF Davisonc Smith b Phillip4     
NE Briersb Acfield65     
+MA Garnhamb East17     
P Boothlbw b Phillip13     
GJ Parsonsnot out14     
JP Agnewnot out7     
NGB Cookdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 1 nb, 4 w)20
Total(7 wickets, 76 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-76, 3-81, 4-142, 5-175, 6-214, 7-214
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   0701--
Phillip16   3553--
East21   10291--
Acfield26   9572--
Gooch1   040--

--> Day 1 Lunch: Essex (1) ?/? (Gooch 102*, [unknown] ?*)
--> GA Gooch (1) passed his previous highest score of 136 in County Championship matches
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> DI Gower (1) passed his previous highest score of 144 in County Championship matches
--> DI Gower (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> MA Garnham made his debut for Leicestershire in County Championship matches





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