Essex v Somerset
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1985
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 10th, 11th, 12th July 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 149 runs
PointsEssex 20 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Somerset 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1)
UmpiresKJ Lyons, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 320/5 (Hardie 155*, Phillip 3*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 315/4 (Hayward 13*, Marks 24*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Gard b Dredge162     
C Gladwinc Popplewell b Marks31     
PJ Prichardb Marks41     
KS McEwanc Marks b Booth11     
DR Pringlec Hayward b Booth2     
*KWR Fletcherc Hayward b Dredge71     
N Phillipb Dredge21     
KR Pontc Roebuck b Dredge0     
+DE Eastc Hayward b Dredge25     
JK Leverc and b Booth7     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(6 lb, 4 w)10
Total(all out, 121.3 overs)381
Fall of wickets:
1-65, 2-127, 3-150, 4-152, 5-310, 6-332, 7-344, 8-359, 9-376, 10-381 (121.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dredge23   2955--
Davis15   1770--
Marks41   91172--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewelllbw b Pringle172     
PM Roebuckc Pringle b Acfield69     
NA Feltonb Lever14     
JG Wyattc Hardie b Acfield5     
RE Haywardnot out13     
*VJ Marksnot out24     
RL Ollisdid not bat      
+T Garddid not bat      
MR Davisdid not bat      
SC Boothdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 11 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)18
Total(4 wickets, declared, 100 overs)315
Fall of wickets:
1-243, 2-257, 3-271, 4-279
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever29   5941--
Phillip10   4170--
Pringle18   5531--
Acfield35   41092--
Pont8   1270--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardieb Marks66     
C Gladwinc and b Booth41     
PJ Prichardc Marks b Booth7     
KS McEwanst Gard b Marks20     
DR Pringlec Gard b Marks14     
*KWR Fletchernot out11     
N Phillipc Popplewell b Booth7     
KR Pontnot out7     
+DE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 1 w)8
Total(6 wickets, declared, 42 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-87, 2-97, 3-130, 4-143, 5-158, 6-167
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dredge3   0210--
Davis3   0140--
Marks18   0693--
Booth18   1703--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewelllbw b Lever6     
PM Roebuckc Pont b Lever12     
NA Feltonc East b Pringle3     
JG Wyattc Hardie b Lever7     
*VJ Marksb Lever34     
RE Haywardc East b Lever0     
RL Ollisc Fletcher b Lever0     
+T Gardc Prichard b Acfield1     
MR Davisc Phillip b Acfield28     
SC Boothnot out4     
CH Dredgelbw b Acfield0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 39.4 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-13, 3-24, 4-64, 5-64, 6-64, 7-65, 8-75, 9-98, 10-98 (39.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   7496--
Pringle4   0121--

--> Essex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 269-4
--> BR Hardie (1) equalled his previous highest score of 162 in County Championship matches
--> BR Hardie (1) equalled his previous highest score of 162 in first-class matches
--> N Phillip (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> NFM Popplewell (1) passed his previous highest score of 143 in first-class matches
--> NFM Popplewell (1) passed his previous highest score of 143 in County Championship matches
--> NFM Popplewell (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 39
--> PM Roebuck (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 48
--> BR Hardie (2) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> VJ Marks reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings
--> JK Lever reached 1200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> DR Pringle reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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