Sussex v Middlesex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1987
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 23rd, 25th, 26th May 1987 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMiddlesex won by 3 wickets
PointsSussex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Middlesex 22 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresB Dudleston, AA Jones
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 7/0 (Slack 5*, Miller 2*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 41/0 (Standing 17*, Green 19*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DK Standingb Hughes53      
AM Greenc Downton b Daniel4      
*PWG Parkerretired hurt0      
AP Wellsb Edmonds119      
CM Wellsc Daniel b Hughes5      
NJ Lenhamretired hurt3      
DA Reevec Daniel b Edmonds30      
GS le Rouxc Downton b Fraser26      
+P Mooresb Edmonds0      
PAW Heseltinec and b Edmonds13      
AM Babingtonnot out12      
Extras(5 lb, 13 nb, 3 w)21
Total(all out, 102 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-191, 3-197, 4-199, 5-256, 6-260, 7-260, 8-286 (102 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel21   4831--
Hughes22   2492--
Fraser25   7621--
Edmonds34   9874--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WN Slacklbw b Babington5      
AJT Millerc Green b le Roux6      
JD Carrc Reeve b CM Wells33      
MA Roseberrylbw b le Roux19      
RO Butcherc CM Wells b Reeve36      
*+PR Downtonc Green b CM Wells93      
A Needhamlbw b le Roux8      
PH Edmondslbw b Reeve32      
SP Hughesc sub b Reeve2      
ARC Fraserc Reeve b le Roux3      
WW Danielnot out4      
Extras(1 lb, 7 nb, 2 w)10
Total(all out, 95.3 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-23, 3-59, 4-68, 5-159, 6-175, 7-219, 8-226, 9-245, 10-251 (95.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
le Roux21   2514--
Reeve27   9483--
Babington16   4571--
CM Wells19.31522--
Heseltine9   3170--
AP Wells3   0250--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DK Standingrun out27      
AM Greenc Carr b Daniel22      
AP Wellsnot out78      
CM Wellsc Carr b Edmonds18      
DA Reevenot out54      
*PWG Parkerdid not bat      
NJ Lenhamdid not bat      
GS le Rouxdid not bat      
+P Mooresdid not bat      
PAW Heseltinedid not bat      
AM Babingtondid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 17 nb, 1 w)21
Total(3 wickets, declared, 72 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-61, 3-92
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel15   1571--
Hughes15   5350--
Fraser9   1210--
Edmonds22   8421--
Needham7   0410--
Roseberry4   0210--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WN Slacklbw b CM Wells40      
AJT Millerc CM Wells b le Roux0      
JD Carrlbw b Reeve17      
MA Roseberrylbw b CM Wells8      
RO Butcherc AP Wells b le Roux118      
*+PR Downtonrun out50      
A Needhamlbw b le Roux0      
PH Edmondsnot out12      
SP Hughesnot out0      
ARC Fraserdid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)11
Total(7 wickets, 48.4 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-36, 3-64, 4-90, 5-233, 6-234, 7-251
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
le Roux10.40563--
Reeve16   0791--
Babington8   0530--
CM Wells10   1312--
Heseltine4   0340--

--> Sussex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 278-7
--> PH Edmonds (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> AM Green (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> RO Butcher (2) 100 in 73 balls, 96 minutes
--> PR Downton (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> A Needham made his debut for Middlesex in County Championship matches
--> WW Daniel reached 650 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> PWG Parker retired hurt in the Sussex first innings having scored 0 (team score 11/1)
--> NJ Lenham retired hurt in the Sussex first innings having scored 3 (team had lost 4 wickets)

Butchers's century was the fastest of the season and won him the Walter Lawrence Trophy.





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