Essex v Middlesex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1991
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 17th, 18th, 19th September 1991 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by an innings and 208 runs
PointsEssex 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Middlesex 1 (Bowling 1)
UmpiresSB Hassan, NT Plews
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 385/3 (Gooch 202*, Hussain 50*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 171/3 (Roseberry 70*, Brown 38*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Roseberryb Pringle2      
M Keech hit wkt b Foster3      
*MW Gattinglbw b Pringle0      
MR Ramprakashc Pringle b Foster0      
KR Brownc Gooch b Foster4      
PN Weekesrun out5      
JE Embureylbw b Pringle1      
NF Williamsc Hussain b Andrew23      
DW Headleyc Garnham b Foster1      
+P Farbracenot out12      
NG Cowansc Hussain b Andrew0      
Total(all out, 24.3 overs)51
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-12, 6-15, 7-15, 8-26, 9-51, 10-51 (24.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foster11   6184--
Pringle12   3253--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochc Weekes b Williams259      
JP Stephensonlbw b Headley18      
PJ Prichardlbw b Williams11      
Saleem Malikc Brown b Headley80      
N Hussainc Farbrace b Cowans57      
NV Knightc Farbrace b Weekes61      
+MA Garnhamnot out24      
DR Pringlenot out14      
NA Fosterdid not bat      
TD Topleydid not bat      
SJW Andrewdid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 11 lb, 15 nb, 2 w)42
Total(6 wickets, declared, 123 overs)566
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-74, 3-256, 4-395, 5-494, 6-539
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williams30   71402--
Cowans26   7701--
Headley30   31532--
Gatting16   0620--
Emburey14   0870--
Weekes4   0211--
Roseberry3   080--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Roseberryc Gooch b Pringle99      
M Keechc Garnham b Foster0      
*MW Gattingc Gooch b Foster35      
MR Ramprakashb Foster19      
KR Brownc Hussain b Pringle59      
PN Weekesb Andrew0      
JE Embureylbw b Topley37      
NF Williamsc Topley b Foster6      
+P Farbracec Topley b Foster8      
DW Headleyc Saleem Malik b Foster22      
NG Cowansnot out8      
Extras(5 lb, 9 w)14
Total(all out, 94.4 overs)307
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-63, 3-91, 4-213, 5-222, 6-225, 7-262, 8-268, 9-278, 10-307 (94.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pringle20   9382--
Andrew13   1481--
Topley19   5701--
Stephenson5   1100--
Saleem Malik7   0320--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> Essex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 440-4
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 20000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 91
--> MW Gatting (2) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> P Farbrace made his last appearance in County Championship matches





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