Sussex v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 12th, 13th, 14th June 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 10 wickets
PointsSussex 4 (Bowling 4); Essex 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, GI Burgess
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 232/5 (Irani 79*, DR Law 15*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 220/5 (K Newell 16*, M Newell 0*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NJ Lenhamlbw b Williams3      
RK Raoc SG Law b Williams0      
NR Taylorb Cowan11      
CWJ Atheyc Prichard b Williams33      
K Newelllbw b Williams1      
M Newellc Williams b Cowan8      
*+P Mooresc Such b DR Law19      
VC Drakesc Rollins b Cowan18      
AA Khanc sub b Cowan18      
RJ Kirtleyb Cowan0      
MA Robinsonnot out5      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 16 nb, 2 w)24
Total(all out, 43.2 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-8, 3-14, 4-17, 5-51, 6-84, 7-90, 8-133, 9-133, 10-140 (43.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williams11   2294--
Irani7   3160--
SG Law7   4130--
DR Law4   0311--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Moores b Robinson13      
*PJ Prichardb Kirtley13      
N Hussainlbw b Drakes21      
SG Lawb Kirtley31      
RC Iranic Athey b Khan110      
AP Graysonrun out41      
DR Lawc Athey b Robinson17      
+RJ Rollinsc Athey b Khan82      
AP Cowanc Kirtley b Drakes9      
NF Williamsc Athey b Robinson17      
PM Suchnot out6      
Extras(3 b, 21 nb)24
Total(all out, 93 overs)384
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-38, 3-68, 4-98, 5-192, 6-238, 7-303, 8-332, 9-370, 10-384 (93 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drakes22   6862--
Kirtley20   21122--
Robinson25   21013--
Khan21   5702--
K Newell5   3120--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NJ Lenhamrun out60      
RK Raoc Gooch b Cowan89      
NR Taylorc Cowan b Such37      
CWJ Atheylbw b Grayson1      
K Newellc Hussain b Williams35      
RJ Kirtleyc Hussain b Cowan0      
M Newellb Cowan29      
*+P Mooresb Cowan4      
VC Drakesb Irani48      
AA Khanc DR Law b Irani12      
MA Robinsonnot out0      
Extras(6 b, 7 lb, 18 nb, 10 w)41
Total(all out, 130.3 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-116, 2-181, 3-182, 4-218, 5-218, 6-267, 7-276, 8-283, 9-346, 10-356 (130.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowan29   11784--
Williams22   2771--
Such23   9401--
SG Law12   1420--
Grayson25   7561--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochnot out51      
*PJ Prichardnot out54      
N Hussaindid not bat      
SG Lawdid not bat      
RC Iranidid not bat      
DR Lawdid not bat      
AP Graysondid not bat      
+RJ Rollinsdid not bat      
AP Cowandid not bat      
NF Williamsdid not bat      
PM Suchdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb, 6 w)10
Total(no wicket, 23.2 overs)115
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drakes8   0340--
Kirtley6   0280--
Robinson3   0160--
Rao1   070--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> RC Irani (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 86
--> RK Rao (2) passed his previous highest score of 38 in County Championship matches
--> RK Rao (2) passed his previous highest score of 83 in first-class matches
--> AP Cowan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Sussex first innings (previous best was 5-49)
--> NF Williams reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> AP Cowan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Sussex first innings (previous best was 5-49)





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