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Essex v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 9th, 11th, 12th July 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 3 (Bowling 3); Middlesex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 125/5 (Featherstone 2*, Edmonds 14*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 154/3 (Fletcher 32*, Gooch 12*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Gould b Edmonds50     
MK Foshb Selvey9     
KS McEwanc Gould b Edmonds12     
*KWR Fletcherc Gatting b Selvey5     
GA Goochc Emburey b Selvey10     
MH Dennessc Radley b Edmonds5     
KR Pontb Emburey3     
S Turnerc Featherstone b Selvey11     
RE Eastc Barlow b Emburey0     
+N Smithnot out7     
DL Acfieldc Gould b Selvey2     
Extras(9 b, 7 lb)16
Total(all out, 67.4 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-59, 3-64, 4-78, 5-103, 6-110, 7-110, 8-110, 9-127, 10-130 (67.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel15   6300--
Selvey23.47575--
Gatting3   210--
Edmonds16   8123--
Emburey10   4142--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Smithb Pont37     
NPD Rossc Gooch b Turner7     
GD Barlowc Smith b Acfield17     
CT Radleyc Denness b Pont28     
MW Gattinglbw b Pont16     
NG Featherstonelbw b Turner65     
PH Edmondsc Smith b Turner17     
+IJ Gouldc Turner b Pont17     
JE Embureyb East45     
MWW Selveyrun out35     
WW Danielnot out2     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)12
Total(all out, 118.4 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-46, 3-86, 4-96, 5-109, 6-130, 7-161, 8-228, 9-291, 10-298 (118.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner37   9863--
Pont31   51004--
Acfield22   5381--
East28.48621--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardielbw b Selvey47     
MK Foshb Featherstone52     
KS McEwanc Emburey b Featherstone0     
*KWR Fletcherc Emburey b Gatting103     
GA Goochc Smith b Selvey27     
MH Dennessc Edmonds b Emburey35     
KR Pontb Emburey15     
S Turnerb Daniel21     
RE Eastnot out19     
+N Smithdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(20 b, 9 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)35
Total(8 wickets, declared, 122 overs)354
Fall of wickets:
1-96, 2-96, 3-116, 4-181, 5-215, 6-281, 7-309, 8-354 (122 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel24   6641--
Selvey35   61052--
Gatting5   1171--
Edmonds21   8450--
Emburey20   6512--
Featherstone17   9372--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Smithrun out16     
NPD Rosslbw b Turner0     
GD Barlowst Smith b Acfield57     
CT Radleyc Denness b Turner19     
NG Featherstoneb Acfield10     
MW Gattingb Turner9     
PH Edmondsnot out34     
+IJ Gouldlbw b Turner7     
JE Embureyc East b Turner6     
MWW Selveynot out6     
WW Danieldid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)17
Total(8 wickets, 43 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-32, 3-65, 4-93, 5-111, 6-134, 7-149, 8-169
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner22   1925--
Pont1   030--
Acfield20   2692--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> NG Featherstone (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30
--> JE Emburey (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> JE Emburey (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in first-class matches
--> MWW Selvey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> KR Pont achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 3-50)
--> S Turner reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> KR Pont achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 3-50)
--> S Turner reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex second innings

 

 

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