Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1899
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 3rd, 4th, 5th August 1899 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 3 runs
PointsEssex -1; Gloucestershire 1
UmpiresRO Clayton, W Hearn
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 388/7 (Townsend 156*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 26/0 (Fane 2*, Carpenter 13*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Ricest Russell b Bull6     
H Wrathallc Street b Young34     
CL Townsendnot out181     
FH Bateman-Champainc Russell b Mead13     
COH Sewellc Perrin b Bull23     
*W Troupb Young54     
GL Jessopb McGahey84     
WSA Brownc Russell b Perrin14     
AJ Paishc Russell b Young0     
+WF Boroughsb Mead25     
FG Robertsc Perrin b Mead3     
Extras(3 b, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 163.3 overs)441
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-41, 3-62, 4-93, 5-221, 6-339, 7-388, 8-389, 9-437, 10-441 (163.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bull61   161582--
Young48   91263--
McGahey9   1421--
Carpenter8   4130--
Street2   0140--
Owen2   0140--
Perrin3   0111--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Fanec and b Townsend48     
HA Carpenterc Jessop b Roberts34     
PA Perrinc Brown b Townsend37     
CP McGaheyb Roberts9     
AP Lucasnot out39     
F Streetc and b Townsend14     
*HGP Owenb Townsend3     
+TM Russellrun out2     
HI Youngc Townsend b Roberts0     
FG Bullc and b Paish19     
W Meadc Jessop b Paish0     
Extras(10 b, 4 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 89.3 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-104, 3-138, 4-142, 5-160, 6-164, 7-166, 8-166, 9-220, 10-220 (89.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jessop29   4680--
Roberts20   9333--
Townsend24   2644--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Fanec Townsend b Paish65     
HA Carpenterc Brown b Paish26     
PA Perrinc Sewell b Paish23     
CP McGaheylbw b Paish13     
AP Lucasb Brown1     
F Streetb Brown0     
*HGP Owennot out24     
FG Bullc Bateman-Champain b Paish0     
HI Youngst Boroughs b Townsend39     
W Meadst Boroughs b Paish7     
+TM Russellabsent ill
Extras(11 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)20
Total(all out, 100.2 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-106, 3-125, 4-126, 5-126, 6-152, 7-152, 8-204, 9-218 (100.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jessop22   5530--
Roberts20   11310--
Townsend12   3301--
Brown15   9172--

--> CL Townsend (1) passed his previous highest score of 167 in first-class matches
--> CL Townsend (1) passed his previous highest score of 167 in County Championship matches
--> CL Townsend (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 117
--> CL Townsend (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 95
--> WF Boroughs made his debut in County Championship matches
--> WF Boroughs made his debut in first-class matches
--> PA Perrin (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> HI Young (2) passed his previous highest score of 29 in County Championship matches
--> FG Bull reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> W Mead reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> CL Townsend reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings

Townsend batted for 345 minutes for innings of 181* and hit 17 fours. Russell was unable to bat in the second innings because his arm was so swollen from the effects of a mosquito bite.





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