Middlesex v Sussex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMiddlesex 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Sussex 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresDJ Constant, JG Langridge
ScorersGGA Saulez (Sussex), HPH Sharp (Middlesex)
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 34/0 (Barclay 20*, Mendis 9*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 67/3 (Gatting 10*, Barlow 10*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithb Cheatle61     
WN Slackb Cheatle21     
CT Radleyc Smith b Buss105     
MW Gattingb Spencer20     
GD Barlowst Long b Cheatle76     
*JM Brearleyc Phillipson b Buss2     
PH Edmondsnot out43     
JE Embureyc Groome b Cheatle4     
+MOC Sturtb Imran Khan2     
MWW Selveynot out3     
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 8 nb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 99.3 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-91, 3-158, 4-265, 5-273, 6-303, 7-317, 8-345
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan20.34511-8
Arnold17   2520--
Spencer13   3391--
Cheatle22   3894--
Buss21   5672--
Barclay3   0150--
Phillipson3   0240--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayb Jones37     
GD Mendisst Sturt b Edmonds41     
JJ Groomec Edmonds b Emburey7     
Imran Khanc Slack b Edmonds42     
MA Bussc Sturt b Selvey47     
CP Phillipsonc Sturt b Emburey24     
KB Smithb Edmonds0     
*+A Longnot out13     
GG Arnoldc Sturt b Edmonds10     
J Spencernot out0     
RGL Cheatledid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)9
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-82, 2-84, 3-105, 4-164, 5-205, 6-207, 7-207, 8-225
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey22   6461-3
Jones13   32911-
Emburey34   8872--
Edmonds31   7594--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Long b Spencer16     
WN Slackc Long b Arnold11     
CT Radleyc Mendis b Spencer13     
MW Gattingc Cheatle b Spencer19     
GD Barlowlbw b Spencer10     
*JM Brearleynot out39     
PH Edmondsc and b Cheatle3     
JE Embureynot out19     
+MOC Sturtdid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 7 lb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 68 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-30, 3-53, 4-67, 5-100, 6-107
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan10   2220--
Arnold11   1181--
Spencer29   13424--
Cheatle18   5481--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclaylbw b Jones43     
GD Mendisc Radley b Edmonds22     
Imran Khanc Gatting b Emburey3     
MA Bussnot out79     
CP Phillipsonc Sturt b Selvey1     
*+A Longc Barlow b Selvey9     
JJ Groomec Gatting b Emburey0     
KB Smithnot out7     
GG Arnolddid not bat      
J Spencerdid not bat      
RGL Cheatledid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)20
Total(6 wickets, 88 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-41, 3-134, 4-143, 5-166, 6-168
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey18   5442--
Jones10   0291--
Emburey31   11362--
Edmonds27   8551--
Brearley1   100--
Radley1   100--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> KB Smith made his debut in County Championship matches
--> MA Buss (2) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 55
--> GG Arnold reached 700 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings



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