Essex v Somerset
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 2nd, 3rd, 4th July 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to field
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsEssex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Somerset 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Julian, MJ Kitchen
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 42/2 (Holloway 10*, Lathwell 30*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 249/6 (Turner 21*, Rose 6*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Parsons b Shine4      
*PJ Prichardc Ecclestone b Rose51      
DDJ Robinsonc and b Shine78      
SG Lawb Kerr5      
RC Iranic Herzberg b Kerr14      
AP Graysonlbw b Rose8      
DR Lawlbw b Rose8      
+RJ Rollinslbw b Kerr27      
MC Ilottlbw b Kerr0      
AP Cowannot out46      
PM Suchc Turner b Shine14      
Extras(4 b, 13 lb, 8 w)25
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-73, 3-78, 4-122, 5-143, 6-165, 7-210, 8-210, 9-214, 10-280 (84.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rose24   8793--
Kerr23   4834--
Parsons13   3270--
Herzberg1   010--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PD Bowlerlbw b Ilott0      
PCL Hollowayc Gooch b Grayson90      
SC Ecclestonec Gooch b Ilott0      
MN Lathwellc Cowan b DR Law87      
KA Parsonsc Rollins b Cowan31      
+RJ Turnernot out80      
M Burnsc Rollins b Grayson4      
GD Rosec Grayson b Cowan36      
JID Kerrb DR Law26      
S Herzbergc Grayson b DR Law4      
KJ Shinelbw b Ilott12      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 6 nb, 4 w)19
Total(all out, 127.4 overs)389
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-147, 4-207, 5-219, 6-233, 7-308, 8-348, 9-360, 10-389 (127.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowan22   3992--
Such27   9560--
Grayson19   7422--
Irani18   5410--
DR Law19   1723--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Shine23      
*PJ Prichardc Turner b Shine0      
AP Graysonc Holloway b Rose6      
SG Lawc Bowler b Kerr55      
RC Iranic Shine b Kerr6      
DR Lawc Parsons b Shine4      
+RJ Rollinsb Shine0      
DDJ Robinsonc Turner b Shine4      
AP Cowanc Bowler b Rose8      
MC Ilottnot out1      
PM Suchlbw b Rose1      
Extras(1 lb, 14 nb, 6 w)21
Total(all out, 37.3 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-14, 3-61, 4-76, 5-104, 6-104, 7-106, 8-117, 9-127, 10-129 (37.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shine19   5725--
Kerr8   3342--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Burnsnot out15      
PCL Hollowaynot out5      
*PD Bowlerdid not bat      
SC Ecclestonedid not bat      
MN Lathwelldid not bat      
KA Parsonsdid not bat      
+RJ Turnerdid not bat      
GD Rosedid not bat      
JID Kerrdid not bat      
S Herzbergdid not bat      
KJ Shinedid not bat      
Extras(2 w)2
Total(no wicket, 4.4 overs)22
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowan2   090--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> Somerset score at 120 overs in the first innings was 375-9
--> AP Cowan (1) passed his previous highest score of 43 in first-class matches
--> AP Cowan (1) passed his previous highest score of 43 in County Championship matches
--> AP Cowan (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> GD Rose reached 450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JID Kerr reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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