Northamptonshire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1987
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 8th, 10th, 11th August 1987 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Essex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresRA White, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 223/7 (Williams 60*, NGB Cook 3*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 249/8 (Topley 25*, Pont 18*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cookc Stephenson b Gooch53      
W Larkinsc and b Lever26      
RJ Baileylbw b Topley6      
+SNV Watertonc East b Topley4      
DJ Capellbw b Topley17      
RG Williamsc Lilley b Lever66      
DJ Wildb Lever3      
AJ Lambc Topley b Pont40      
NGB Cookc East b Lever11      
WW Davisnot out20      
G Smithc Stephenson b Lever11      
Extras(10 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 89 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-64, 3-83, 4-103, 5-119, 6-147, 7-208, 8-237, 9-239, 10-273 (89 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever26   6715--
Pont27   6861--
Topley25   6623--
Gooch11   4441--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochb Wild75      
JP Stephensonb Capel9      
BR Hardiec Lamb b Capel8      
AW Lilleylbw b Smith33      
N Hussainb NGB Cook12      
PJ Prichardc Davis b Capel16      
G Millerc Lamb b Davis12      
+DE Eastb Davis17      
TD Topleynot out25      
IL Pontnot out18      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)25
Total(8 wickets, declared, 89 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-51, 3-108, 4-133, 5-168, 6-168, 7-199, 8-204
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davis27   3752--
Capel19   4603--
Smith7   1301--
NGB Cook13   7291--
Wild23   10421--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cookc Gooch b Pont12      
W Larkinsc Hussain b Topley27      
RJ Baileyc East b Lever11      
AJ Lambc Hussain b Lever7      
RG Williamsc Miller b Topley15      
DJ Wildnot out59      
+SNV Watertonnot out50      
DJ Capeldid not bat      
NGB Cookdid not bat      
WW Davisdid not bat      
G Smithdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 56 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-36, 3-44, 4-63, 5-84
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever6   1292--
Pont13   1481--
Topley18   6452--
Gooch5   1100--
Miller14   3490--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochnot out7      
JP Stephensonnot out6      
BR Hardiedid not bat      
AW Lilleydid not bat      
N Hussaindid not bat      
PJ Pricharddid not bat      
G Millerdid not bat      
+DE Eastdid not bat      
TD Topleydid not bat      
IL Pontdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(no wicket, 4 overs)18
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davis2   090--
Smith2   050--

--> GA Gooch (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> N Hussain made his debut in County Championship matches
--> N Hussain made his debut in first-class matches
--> IL Pont (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in County Championship matches
--> GA Gooch (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> JK Lever reached 1650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> DJ Capel reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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