Leicestershire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1988
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 23rd, 25th, 26th July 1988 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1); Essex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresKJ Lyons, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 226/6 (Briers 118*, Whitticase 17*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 42/1 (Briers 18*, Whitticase 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Cobbc East b Pont29     
*NE Briersc and b Topley119     
TJ Boonlbw b Lever2     
P Willeyrun out6     
JJ Whitakerlbw b Lever12     
L Potterc Miller b Topley10     
CC Lewisc Lilley b Pont18     
+P Whitticasenot out50     
JP Agnewb Topley18     
GJF Ferrisc Border b Lever18     
LB Taylornot out0     
Extras(5 lb, 9 nb, 4 w)18
Total(9 wickets, declared, 88.2 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-62, 3-78, 4-109, 5-140, 6-177, 7-237, 8-259, 9-293
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Topley29   51003--
Stephenson11   3260--
Pont20   1862--
Miller2   180--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DE Eastc Whitticase b Agnew41     
G Millerc Whitticase b Agnew1     
AW Lilleyc Cobb b Ferris9     
AR Bordernot out65     
PJ Prichardnot out71     
JP Stephensondid not bat      
N Hussaindid not bat      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
TD Topleydid not bat      
IL Pontdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 8 nb, 3 w)13
Total(3 wickets, declared, 56.2 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-14, 3-89
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ferris8   0511--
Lewis4   1140--
Taylor12   2420--
Willey16   4440--
Potter1   040--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Cobbc Miller b Pont20     
*NE Briersnot out63     
+P Whitticasenot out40     
TJ Boondid not bat      
P Willeydid not bat      
JJ Whitakerdid not bat      
L Potterdid not bat      
CC Lewisdid not bat      
JP Agnewdid not bat      
GJF Ferrisdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(1 wicket, 40 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-42 (Cobb)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever11   0320--
Topley17   3540--
Pont11   1371--
Miller1   100--

--> AR Border (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 14
--> AR Border (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 14
--> NE Briers (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 10
--> TD Topley reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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