Essex v Lancashire
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1998
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th May 1998 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLancashire won by 7 wickets
PointsEssex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Lancashire 23 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJW Lloyds, RA White
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 36/0 (Wood 13*, Atherton 16*; 20 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 48/0 (Robinson 17*, Flanagan 24*; 14 overs)
Close of play day 3Lancashire (2) 106/3 (Crawley 22*, Chapple 0*; 23.5 overs)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DDJ Robinsonlbw b Chapple32      
IN Flanaganlbw b Chapple0      
SD Petersc Flintoff b Chapple0      
*SG Lawc Watkinson b Flintoff55      
RC Iranib Chapple4      
AJE Hibbertc Chapple b Watkinson47      
+RJ Rollinsc Hegg b Chapple23      
DR Lawc Chapple b Shadford13      
MC Ilottc Chapple b Watkinson24      
NF Williamsnot out11      
DM Cousinsb Wasim Akram8      
Extras(2 b, 15 lb, 8 nb)25
Total(all out, 81.5 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-91, 4-99, 5-99, 6-139, 7-160, 8-221, 9-222, 10-242 (81.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wasim Akram16.52491--
Chapple18   2495--
Shadford18   1561--
Green14   4410--
Flintoff8   3181--
Watkinson7   3122--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NT Woodc Rollins b Ilott14      
MA Athertonb Ilott20      
JP Crawleyb Irani1      
NH Fairbrotherc Flanagan b Williams126      
A Flintoffc Flanagan b Cousins29      
M Watkinsonc Robinson b DR Law40      
*Wasim Akramlbw b DR Law0      
+WK Heggc Hibbert b DR Law0      
G Chapplec Flanagan b DR Law31      
RJ Greenb Ilott14      
DJ Shadfordnot out13      
Extras(8 lb, 6 nb, 12 w)26
Total(all out, 107.4 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-41, 3-43, 4-100, 5-179, 6-181, 7-181, 8-284, 9-284, 10-314 (107.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williams20   5581--
Cousins15   5521--
Irani22   6641--
DR Law22   6704--
Hibbert5   1130--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DDJ Robinsonc sub b Chapple26      
IN Flanaganlbw b Watkinson44      
SD Petersc sub b Chapple45      
*SG Lawc Hegg b Green49      
RC Iranic Hegg b Chapple2      
AJE Hibbertb Watkinson6      
+RJ Rollinslbw b Watkinson4      
DR Lawst Hegg b Watkinson17      
MC Ilottb Flintoff14      
NF Williamsnot out5      
DM Cousinsb Watkinson6      
Extras(9 b, 9 lb, 8 w)26
Total(all out, 89.5 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-113, 3-162, 4-164, 5-188, 6-190, 7-195, 8-222, 9-232, 10-244 (89.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wasim Akram7.12210--
Chapple20   5593--
Green21   7571--
Flintoff4   0101--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NT Woodc Irani b Williams32      
MA Athertonc Rollins b Williams13      
JP Crawleynot out64      
A Flintoffc Williams b Ilott37      
G Chapplenot out23      
NH Fairbrotherdid not bat      
M Watkinsondid not bat      
*Wasim Akramdid not bat      
+WK Heggdid not bat      
RJ Greendid not bat      
DJ Shadforddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, 40.1 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-57, 3-106
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott14   7371--
DR Law9   2560--
Williams10   2502--
Flanagan1   010--

--> DDJ Robinson (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> SG Law (1) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> AJE Hibbert made his debut in County Championship matches
--> IN Flanagan (2) passed his previous highest score of 40 in first-class matches
--> IN Flanagan (2) passed his previous highest score of 40 in County Championship matches
--> SD Peters (2) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> A Flintoff (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> DJ Shadford made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> DJ Shadford made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RC Irani reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> M Watkinson reached 650 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings





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