Sussex v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1987
VenueThe Saffrons, Eastbourne on 5th, 6th, 7th August 1987 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSussex 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1); Essex 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresMJ Kitchen, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 83/1 (Stephenson 28*, Page 7*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 21/1 (Alikhan 5*, Heseltine 5*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RI Alikhanb Page14     
DK Standingc Miller b Pont15     
PWG Parkerc East b Pringle18     
AP Wellsrun out20     
CM Wellslbw b Pringle4     
P Mooresc Gooch b Pringle21     
*+IJ Gouldc East b Pont20     
ACS Pigottnot out57     
SJS Kimberb Miller43     
PAW Heseltinerun out0     
AM Babingtonc Miller b Pringle1     
Extras(4 lb, 8 nb, 3 w)15
Total(all out, 82 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-38, 3-61, 4-73, 5-78, 6-109, 7-134, 8-219, 9-221, 10-228 (82 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever13   5220--
Pont20   1672--
Pringle21   2554--
Page11   1341--
Gooch13   5290--
Miller4   1171--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochlbw b Babington39     
JP Stephensonc Alikhan b Pigott43     
HA Pageb CM Wells19     
BR Hardiec Alikhan b Pigott111     
KWR Fletcherc CM Wells b Kimber92     
AW Lilleyc +Moores b Pigott31     
DR Pringlec Pigott b Kimber5     
G Millernot out21     
+DE Eastnot out11     
JK Leverdid not bat      
IL Pontdid not bat      
Extras(15 lb, 10 nb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 124 overs)397
Fall of wickets:
1-65, 2-108, 3-110, 4-324, 5-326, 6-342, 7-375
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pigott30   51033--
Babington24   5811--
CM Wells31   6681--
Heseltine17   3330--
Kimber22   2972--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RI Alikhanc Gooch b Pont14     
DK Standingb Pringle8     
PAW Heseltinec Hardie b Lever14     
PWG Parkerc Hardie b Lever10     
AP Wellslbw b Page50     
CM Wellsnot out148     
P Mooresc Miller b Pont30     
*+IJ Gouldnot out64     
ACS Pigottdid not bat      
SJS Kimberdid not bat      
AM Babingtondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)20
Total(6 wickets, declared, 99 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-39, 3-45, 4-54, 5-134, 6-210
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever26   7972--
Pont19   3682--
Pringle16   3441--
Page12   0451--
Gooch12   2350--
Miller8   1400--
Stephenson6   1150--

--> Essex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 303-3
--> HA Page made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> AP Wells (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> ACS Pigott (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> BR Hardie (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 46
--> HA Page reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex second innings

P Moores took over as wicket-keeper when Gould was injured during the Essex first innings





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