Gloucestershire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueArchdeacon Meadow, Gloucester on 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th May 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsGloucestershire 9 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Essex 10 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDJ Constant, B Leadbeater
ScorersCF Driver (Essex), KT Gerrish (Gloucestershire)
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (1) 84/7 (Russell 0*)
Close of play day 3Essex (1) 136/4 (SG Law 60*, Grayson 15*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Wrightc Gooch b Irani2669804- 
NJ Trainorc DR Law b Ilott01719-- 
RJ Cunliffeb Ilott022-- 
MA Lynchc Gooch b Irani1530343- 
S Younglbw b Cowan2762903- 
*MW Alleynec Grayson b Ilott1650512- 
RP Davislbw b Ilott011-- 
+RC Russellnot out9118825912- 
THC Hancockc Grayson b Cowan621391658- 
MCJ Ballc Prichard b DR Law3863786- 
AM Smithlbw b DR Law011-- 
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)15
Total(all out, 103.3 overs)290
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Trainor), 2-3 (Cunliffe), 3-30 (Lynch), 4-43 (Wright), 5-80 (Alleyne), 6-80 (Davis), 7-84 (Young), 8-192 (Hancock), 9-290 (Ball), 10-290 (Smith, 103.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott27   7824--
Cowan25   9472--
Irani20   7492--
Such23   5570--
DR Law5.30342--
Grayson3   0100--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Smith2048551- 
*PJ Prichardlbw b Young136-- 
N Hussainc Russell b Smith828321- 
SG Lawc Cunliffe b Davis8413414616- 
RC Iranib Alleyne2124305- 
AP Graysonst Russell b Alleyne8119920781 
DR Lawst Russell b Davis24434331 
+BJ Hyamrun out612171- 
MC Ilottb Smith169190-- 
AP Cowanb Hancock3449654- 
PM Suchnot out21720-- 
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 107.5 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Prichard), 2-25 (Hussain), 3-36 (Gooch), 4-72 (Irani), 5-177 (SG Law), 6-217 (DR Law), 7-236 (Hyam), 8-263 (Grayson), 9-298 (Ilott), 10-310 (Cowan, 107.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   3683--
Young16   4341--
Alleyne13   4412--
Ball28   3650--
Davis22   8632--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Wrightnot out24891103- 
NJ Trainorlbw b Ilott02837-- 
RJ Cunliffelbw b Ilott022-- 
MA Lynchc Grayson b Such2017204- 
S Youngnot out1440483- 
*MW Alleynedid not bat      
+RC Russelldid not bat      
THC Hancockdid not bat      
MCJ Balldid not bat      
RP Davisdid not bat      
AM Smithdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, 29 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Trainor), 2-15 (Cunliffe), 3-42 (Lynch)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott7   4222--
Cowan6   600--
Such5   071--
DR Law5   2290--
SG Law3   210--
Grayson3   230--

--> THC Hancock (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> AP Cowan (1) equalled his previous highest score of 34 in first-class matches
--> AP Cowan (1) equalled his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> AP Cowan reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when he dismissed THC Hancock, his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> DR Law reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when he dismissed MCJ Ball, his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> MW Alleyne reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when he dismissed RC Irani, his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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