Essex v Middlesex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1988
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 25th, 27th, 28th June 1988 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Middlesex 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2)
UmpiresBJ Meyer, NT Plews
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 27/0 (Gooch 14*, Hardie 12*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 296 all out

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WN Slackb Foster23      
JD Carrc Pringle b Foster29      
*MW Gattingc Border b Foster67      
RO Butcherc Border b Foster6      
KR Brownlbw b Pringle12      
+PR Downtonb Childs27      
JE Embureyc Hardie b Lever7      
NF Williamsnot out63      
ARC Fraserc Hardie b Childs17      
PCR Tufnellc Hardie b Childs1      
NG Cowansb Childs4      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)259
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-61, 3-67, 4-99, 5-144, 6-164, 7-184, 8-225, 9-239, 10-259 (88.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   3641--
Foster22   5644--
Pringle20   4491--
Gooch5   1190--
Miller2   090--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochc Brown b Tufnell29      
BR Hardiec and b Emburey58      
AR Borderc Butcher b Emburey20      
AW Lilleyc Emburey b Cowans61      
DR Pringlec Carr b Emburey0      
G Millerlbw b Fraser47      
NA Fosterc Emburey b Fraser22      
PJ Prichardc Downton b Fraser34      
JK Leverc Emburey b Fraser0      
+AD Brownnot out6      
JH Childsc Downton b Fraser0      
Extras(1 b, 16 lb, 2 nb)19
Total(all out, 118 overs)296
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-92, 3-159, 4-159, 5-197, 6-221, 7-263, 8-263, 9-296, 10-296 (118 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser28   7595--
Cowans15   4431--
Williams1   040--
Emburey47   16863--
Tufnell27   7871--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WN Slackc Brown b Lever13      
JD Carrc Gooch b Foster14      
KR Brownb Lever9      
RO Butcherretired hurt23      
+PR Downtonnot out7      
JE Embureynot out0      
*MW Gattingdid not bat      
NF Williamsdid not bat      
ARC Fraserdid not bat      
PCR Tufnelldid not bat      
NG Cowansdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 23.1 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-28, 3-43
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   1232--
Foster12   2361--

--> Essex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 254-6
--> JE Emburey (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> NF Williams (1) equalled his previous highest score of 63 in County Championship matches
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 25500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> AW Lilley (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> ARC Fraser reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RO Butcher retired hurt in the Middlesex second innings having scored 23 (team score 64/3)





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