Essex v Sussex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1985
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 14th, 15th, 16th August 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2); Sussex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDS Thompsett, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 105/2 (Hardie 61*, East 1*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (1) 231/4 (Mendis 90*, Gould 64*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Reeve b Barclay74      
C Gladwinb Jones28      
PJ Prichardc Barclay b Waller6      
+DE Eastc Green b le Roux42      
KS McEwanb Barclay0      
DR Pringlec Gould b le Roux3      
*KWR Fletcherb le Roux3      
AW Lilleyb le Roux2      
NA Fosterlbw b le Roux3      
JK Levernot out3      
DL Acfieldc AP Wells b le Roux0      
Extras(6 b, 7 lb, 7 nb)20
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-103, 3-136, 4-136, 5-147, 6-151, 7-157, 8-161, 9-184, 10-184 (62.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
le Roux15.44466--
Jones15   2421--
Reeve6   1250--
Waller9   2221--
Barclay17   3362--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GD Mendisnot out143      
AM Greenb Acfield46      
NJ Lenhamlbw b Acfield1      
CM Wellsc Gladwin b Acfield4      
AP Wellsc and b Lever18      
+IJ Gouldc Fletcher b Acfield78      
GS le Rouxrun out60      
*JRT Barclayb Foster5      
DA Reeveb Foster7      
AN Jonesnot out5      
CE Wallerdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)13
Total(8 wickets, declared, 117 overs)380
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-81, 3-91, 4-124, 5-257, 6-342, 7-350, 8-374
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever25   6781--
Foster25   3932--
Acfield42   61254--
Pringle25   6740--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardieb Barclay28      
C Gladwinc Barclay b le Roux5      
PJ Prichardnot out62      
KS McEwannot out6      
+DE Eastdid not bat      
DR Pringledid not bat      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
AW Lilleydid not bat      
NA Fosterdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 5 nb, 4 w)15
Total(2 wickets, 26.2 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-66
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
le Roux9.21341--
Jones5   0290--
Reeve2   070--
Barclay8   0301--
Green2   0100--

--> Sussex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 288-5
--> BR Hardie (1) passed 12000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 72
--> GD Mendis (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 55
--> AM Green (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38





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