Northamptonshire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th July 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 15 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Essex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJH Hampshire, P Willey
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 354/9 (Ripley 33*, Boswell 27*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 14/0 (Roberts 0*, Warren 12*)
Close of play day 3Northamptonshire (2) 216/8 (Curran 40*, Sales 63*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Warrenc Rollins b DR Law25     
DJ Robertsb Grayson117     
*RJ Baileyc Rollins b DR Law0     
MB Loyec Williams b Cowan32     
KM Curranb Cowan36     
DJG Saleslbw b Such31     
JN Snapec DR Law b Grayson23     
+D Ripleynot out39     
JP Taylorb Grayson1     
Mohammad Akramlbw b Grayson7     
SAJ Boswellc Hussain b Cowan29     
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 17 nb)24
Total(all out, 114 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-55, 3-100, 4-155, 5-224, 6-281, 7-282, 8-284, 9-294, 10-364 (114 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowan24   5983--
Williams19   4580--
DR Law23   5702--
Irani16   4370--
Such13   3411--
Grayson19   6534--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Mohammad Akram24     
*PJ Prichardc Ripley b Curran50     
N Hussainc Bailey b Curran77     
SG Lawc and b Mohammad Akram14     
RC Iranic Warren b Taylor18     
AP Graysonc and b Boswell3     
DR Lawc Warren b Snape33     
+RJ Rollinsc Bailey b Mohammad Akram2     
AP Cowanc Ripley b Curran23     
NF Williamsnot out6     
PM Suchb Curran0     
Extras(5 lb, 12 nb, 8 w)25
Total(all out, 67.2 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-94, 3-123, 4-160, 5-167, 6-212, 7-217, 8-256, 9-271, 10-275 (67.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mohammad Akram19   2913--
Taylor19   3821--
Boswell14   2411--
Snape3   0231--
Bailey1   010--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Robertsc Williams b Cowan4     
RJ Warrenlbw b Williams32     
*RJ Baileyc Rollins b Irani0     
MB Loyenot out43     
KM Curranc Rollins b Cowan40     
DJG Salesc Such b DR Law63     
JN Snapec DR Law b Grayson1     
+D Ripleyst Rollins b Grayson5     
JP Taylorb Cowan0     
Mohammad Akramc Grayson b Cowan1     
SAJ Boswellb Williams0     
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 12 nb, 2 w)27
Total(all out, 91.3 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-26, 3-72, 4-135, 5-147, 6-154, 7-156, 8-182, 9-216, 10-216 (91.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowan19   9544--
Williams18   3522--
Such3   210--
Irani16   6441--
DR Law12.31311--
Grayson23   11212--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Taylor b Boswell16     
*PJ Prichardc Ripley b Taylor75     
N Hussainc Ripley b Mohammad Akram13     
SG Lawc Snape b Taylor45     
RC Iranic Ripley b Taylor30     
AP Graysonrun out62     
DR Lawst Ripley b Snape8     
+RJ Rollinsc and b Snape0     
AP Cowanlbw b Snape0     
NF Williamsc Bailey b Snape23     
PM Suchnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)18
Total(all out, 72.2 overs)290
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-96, 3-154, 4-183, 5-192, 6-221, 7-221, 8-225, 9-277, 10-290 (72.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mohammad Akram16   3721--
Boswell13   3551--
Snape19   6464--
Curran7   1330--

--> DJ Roberts (1) passed his previous highest score of 73 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Roberts (1) passed his previous highest score of 73 in first-class matches
--> DJG Sales (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 59
--> AP Grayson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-82)
--> AP Grayson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-82)
--> Mohammad Akram reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> MB Loye retired hurt in the Northamptonshire second innings having scored 43 (team score 120/3) - he returned when the score was 216/9
--> KM Curran retired hurt in the Northamptonshire second innings having scored 28 (team score 128/3) - he returned when the score was 182/8





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