Essex v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 10th, 11th, 12th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 109 runs
PointsEssex 18 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Middlesex 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresKE Palmer, B Satyaji Rao
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 58/4 (Radley 25*, Barlow 0*; 38 overs)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 50/3 (Radley 10*, Barlow 35*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc and b Emburey11     
MH Dennessc Emburey b Daniel32     
KS McEwanc Barlow b Emburey81     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Emburey11     
KR Pontb Edmonds2     
BR Hardiec Edmonds b Emburey5     
S Turnerb Emburey8     
RE Eastb Daniel34     
+N Smithb Daniel28     
JK Leverlbw b Edmonds0     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 3 nb)16
Total(all out, 92.5 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-118, 3-138, 4-142, 5-158, 6-160, 7-167, 8-219, 9-220, 10-228 (92.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey11   2170--
Emburey35   11765--
Edmonds28   11562--
Featherstone5   1300--
Gatting1   030--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Smith b Lever7     
MJ Smithst Smith b East26     
CT Radleyc Pont b Acfield31     
JE Embureyc Fletcher b Acfield0     
MW Gattingst Smith b East0     
GD Barlowst Smith b Acfield23     
NG Featherstonec Fletcher b East24     
PH Edmondsc Turner b East16     
+IJ Gouldnot out7     
MWW Selveyc and b East4     
WW Danielb East0     
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 67.5 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-54, 3-55, 4-56, 5-66, 6-108, 7-126, 8-130, 9-141, 10-141 (67.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever7   2151--
Turner5   240--
Acfield29   7533--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Gould b Edmonds38     
MH Dennessc Edmonds b Selvey4     
KS McEwanst Gould b Edmonds18     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Emburey76     
KR Pontc and b Featherstone2     
BR Hardielbw b Daniel16     
S Turnerc Radley b Daniel2     
RE Eastc Barlow b Daniel11     
+N Smithc Gould b Daniel0     
JK Leverc and b Edmonds7     
DL Acfieldnot out2     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 67.2 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-43, 3-84, 4-87, 5-123, 6-125, 7-139, 8-147, 9-178, 10-182 (67.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel11   3234--
Selvey3   161--
Emburey19   0761--
Featherstone4   091--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyb Turner2     
MJ Smithlbw b Turner1     
CT Radleyc McEwan b Lever61     
MW Gattingc Smith b Lever0     
GD Barlowlbw b Acfield62     
NG Featherstonec Fletcher b East23     
PH Edmondsnot out4     
+IJ Gouldc Smith b Acfield2     
JE Embureyrun out0     
MWW Selveyb East1     
WW Danielc Smith b East0     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 69 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-3, 3-9, 4-105, 5-151, 6-153, 7-159, 8-159, 9-160, 10-160 (69 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever14   7112--
Turner14   4272--
Acfield24   3772--
East17   4413--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> MH Denness (1) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 26
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> WW Daniel reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JE Emburey reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> DL Acfield reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex second innings



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