Worcestershire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1987
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 30th May, 1st, 2nd June 1987 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Essex 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresJW Holder, DR Shepherd
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 106/2 (Hick 18*, D'Oliveira 17*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 127/3 (Curtis 45*, Illingworth 7*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TS Curtisc East b Foster19      
MJ Westonlbw b Pringle44      
GA Hickc East b Foster29      
DB D'Oliveirac Fletcher b Foster17      
*PA Nealec East b Foster11      
IT Bothamc Gooch b Lever22      
+SJ Rhodesc Hardie b Topley31      
PJ Newportc Gooch b Foster0      
NV Radfordlbw b Pringle17      
RK Illingworthnot out0      
AP Pridgeonc Pringle b Topley0      
Extras(8 lb, 5 w)13
Total(all out, 66.2 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-77, 3-115, 4-122, 5-147, 6-151, 7-153, 8-203, 9-203, 10-203 (66.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   6641--
Foster26   8745--
Pringle10   3292--
Childs1   080--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochlbw b Botham29      
I Redpathc Hick b Botham9      
BR Hardielbw b Radford0      
KWR Fletcherlbw b Radford8      
DR Pringlelbw b Botham4      
+DE Eastc Curtis b Radford5      
NA Fosterc Rhodes b Radford17      
C Gladwinc Pridgeon b Radford19      
TD Topleylbw b Radford4      
JK Leverc Rhodes b Radford4      
JH Childsnot out7      
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 38.2 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-21, 3-44, 4-54, 5-60, 6-73, 7-89, 8-96, 9-108, 10-121 (38.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pridgeon3   150--
Botham16   3513--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TS Curtisnot out45      
MJ Westonc Lever b Topley42      
GA Hickc Gooch b Foster1      
DB D'Oliveirac East b Gooch26      
RK Illingworthnot out7      
*PA Nealedid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
+SJ Rhodesdid not bat      
PJ Newportdid not bat      
NV Radforddid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, 38 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-67, 3-120
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever5   0210--
Foster11   3271--
Topley14   1561--
Pringle4   1150--
Gooch4   131--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> MJ Weston (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> GA Hick (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> DR Pringle (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> TS Curtis (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> DB D'Oliveira (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2





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