Middlesex v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1988
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 28th, 29th, 30th April, 2nd May 1988 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMiddlesex won by 176 runs
PointsMiddlesex 23 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Essex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, JH Hampshire
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 62/1 (Gooch 34*, Prichard 16*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 127/5 (Lilley 7*, Fletcher 8*)
Close of play day 3Middlesex (2) 275/8 (Emburey 76*, Fraser 7*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WN Slacklbw b Lever5     
JD Carrc East b Gooch66     
*MW Gattingb Lever0     
KR Brownc Gooch b Pringle13     
RO Butcherlbw b Gooch22     
+PR Downtonc Pringle b Topley39     
JE Embureyc Gooch b Pringle18     
NF Williamsc Border b Lever44     
SP Hughesc Border b Pringle19     
ARC Frasernot out14     
NG Cowanslbw b Pringle1     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 11 nb, 1 w)22
Total(all out, 83.4 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-22, 3-46, 4-117, 5-126, 6-172, 7-189, 8-245, 9-253, 10-263 (83.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever23   8473--
Topley17   2741--
Gooch17   4382--
Childs4   240--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochb Williams43     
BR Hardielbw b Cowans6     
PJ Prichardc Emburey b Fraser16     
AR Borderlbw b Williams30     
AW Lilleyb Williams52     
DR Pringlec Cowans b Williams6     
*KWR Fletcherc Downton b Hughes14     
+DE Eastc Downton b Williams1     
TD Topleyc Brown b Hughes1     
JK Leverc Emburey b Williams0     
JH Childsnot out0     
Extras(13 lb, 5 nb)18
Total(all out, 82.2 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-62, 3-92, 4-105, 5-113, 6-146, 7-155, 8-168, 9-178, 10-187 (82.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowans21   7541--
Fraser13   7141--
Hughes25   6632--
Gatting1   010--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WN Slacklbw b Lever65     
JD Carrc Gooch b Pringle5     
*MW Gattinglbw b Pringle16     
KR Brownlbw b Topley20     
RO Butcherc East b Topley19     
+PR Downtonc Border b Topley35     
JE Embureynot out76     
NF Williamslbw b Topley2     
SP Hughesb Topley16     
ARC Frasernot out7     
NG Cowansdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 82 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-32, 3-89, 4-132, 5-132, 6-211, 7-213, 8-251
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever19   3471--
Topley23   1945--
Pringle20   2672--
Gooch20   1630--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Downton b Williams12     
BR Hardiec sub b Cowans5     
PJ Prichardb Cowans25     
AR Borderc sub b Hughes19     
DR Pringlec Cowans b Hughes20     
AW Lilleyc Downton b Cowans18     
*KWR Fletcherc Downton b Hughes9     
+DE Eastb Williams20     
TD Topleylbw b Fraser7     
JK Leverb Cowans20     
JH Childsnot out1     
Extras(2 b, 11 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(all out, 76.4 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-29, 3-70, 4-80, 5-101, 6-113, 7-128, 8-148, 9-169, 10-175 (76.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser24   6441--
Hughes17   4453--
Williams16   3282--

--> JD Carr (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> NF Williams achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-15)





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