Warwickshire v Sussex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 31st July, 1st, 2nd August 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWarwickshire won by 9 wickets
PointsWarwickshire 21 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Sussex 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresB Dudleston, JH Hampshire
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 50/0 (Wagh 24*, Hemp 10*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 7/2 (Edwards 2*, Robinson 1*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AJ Molesc Rao b Robinson31     
MA Waghc Moores b Robinson57     
DL Hempc Athey b Drakes15     
A Singhc Drakes b Edwards0     
TL Penneyc Robinson b Drakes1     
NMK Smithc Moores b Robinson38     
DR Brownc Moores b Edwards6     
G Welchb Drakes12     
AF Gilesb Robinson4     
AA Donaldc Edwards b Drakes23     
+KJ Pipernot out17     
Extras(3 lb, 18 nb, 2 w)23
Total(all out, 59 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-59, 3-60, 4-130, 5-145, 6-149, 7-154, 8-185, 9-188, 10-227 (59 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drakes21   5844--
Kirtley10   0500--
Edwards14   4372--
Robinson14   0534--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RK Raorun out3     
MTE Peircec Piper b Donald10     
CWJ Atheyb Donald0     
M Newellc Wagh b Brown7     
K Greenfieldc sub b Welch4     
K Newelllbw b Brown17     
*+P Mooresc Singh b Brown0     
VC Drakesc Brown b Welch15     
AD Edwardsb Donald0     
MA Robinsonnot out0     
RJ Kirtleyb Donald1     
Extras(6 w)6
Total(all out, 26.2 overs)63
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-13, 3-13, 4-20, 5-26, 6-26, 7-41, 8-56, 9-56, 10-63 (26.2 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Welch12   7222--
Brown4   0303--

Sussex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RK Raoc Piper b Donald4     
MTE Peircelbw b Brown0     
AD Edwardsc Brown b Welch16     
MA Robinsonc Singh b Welch1     
CWJ Atheyc sub b Donald67     
M Newellc Wagh b Donald12     
K Greenfieldc sub b Donald9     
K Newellb Welch25     
*+P Mooresc sub b Brown7     
VC Drakesnot out42     
RJ Kirtleyrun out1     
Extras(13 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(all out, 59.1 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-11, 4-38, 5-60, 6-72, 7-126, 8-149, 9-185, 10-203 (59.1 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown14   4582--
Welch15   2633--
Hemp5   190--
Giles9   4200--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+KJ Piperc Moores b Kirtley10     
MA Waghnot out30     
DL Hempnot out0     
*AJ Molesdid not bat      
A Singhdid not bat      
TL Penneydid not bat      
NMK Smithdid not bat      
DR Browndid not bat      
G Welchdid not bat      
AF Gilesdid not bat      
AA Donalddid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(1 wicket, 4.5 overs)41
Fall of wickets:
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Edwards2   0200--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> MA Wagh (1) equalled his previous highest score of 57 in County Championship matches
--> MA Wagh (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> VC Drakes (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> AD Edwards made his debut in County Championship matches
--> K Greenfield (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> P Moores (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> G Welch reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> AJ Moles retired hurt in the Warwickshire first innings having scored 9 (team score 34/0) - he returned when the score was 188/9





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