Worcestershire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1985
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 17th, 19th, 20th August 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Essex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, R Palmer
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 68/2 (Newport 2*, Smith 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 72/3 (Prichard 35*, Pont 5*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardieb Newport4      
AW Lilleylbw b Radford7      
PJ Prichardb Patel95      
KS McEwanb Radford11      
DR Pringleb Inchmore1      
*KWR Fletcherb Radford34      
+DE Eastc Rhodes b Radford7      
NA Fosterlbw b Patel15      
IL Pontb Radford11      
JK Leverb Patel11      
DL Acfieldnot out3      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 6 nb, 6 w)18
Total(all out, 85.1 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-12, 3-38, 4-39, 5-134, 6-142, 7-184, 8-197, 9-211, 10-217 (85.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Radford26   1795--
Newport15   4481--
Inchmore15   5181--
Illingworth9   2230--
Hick2   050--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TS Curtislbw b Pringle15      
DB D'Oliveiralbw b Lever50      
PJ Newportc Hardie b Pringle17      
DM Smithc East b Lever8      
DN Patelc East b Lever11      
*PA Nealec Hardie b Acfield62      
GA Hickb Foster56      
+SJ Rhodeslbw b Foster1      
NV Radfordb Foster0      
JD Inchmorenot out5      
RK Illingworthabsent hurt
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 80.5 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-67, 3-77, 4-99, 5-109, 6-210, 7-222, 8-222, 9-231 (80.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever30   9673--
Pringle18   4422--
Pont9   1290--
Acfield7   0281--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardieb Radford6      
AW Lilleyc Curtis b Radford11      
PJ Prichardnot out35      
KS McEwanlbw b Radford11      
IL Pontnot out5      
DR Pringledid not bat      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
+DE Eastdid not bat      
NA Fosterdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)4
Total(3 wickets, 27 overs)72
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-31, 3-50
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Radford14   4373--
Newport5   1180--
Inchmore5   1110--
Patel3   150--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> PJ Prichard (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> DR Pringle reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> NV Radford reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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