Middlesex County Cricket Club

Middlesex v Northamptonshire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 31st May, 1st June 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMiddlesex won by 10 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 19 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresDJ Constant, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 30/3 (Larkins 12*, Williams 8*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Smithc Sharp b TM Lamb43     
WN Slackb Willey32     
MW Gattingc Willey b TM Lamb0     
GD Barlownot out102     
NG Featherstonelbw b Griffiths26     
RO Butcherc Griffiths b Hodgson38     
JE Embureyc Cook b Willey8     
MWW Selveyc Larkins b TM Lamb1     
+MOC Sturtrun out9     
WW Danielnot out10     
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-78, 3-78, 4-131, 5-186, 6-212, 7-233, 8-261
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hodgson20   4701--
Griffiths18   3551--
TM Lamb18   6343--
Willey32   12682--
Steele12   4420--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cooklbw b Selvey7     
W Larkinsc Daniel b Emburey31     
DS Steelec Butcher b Selvey0     
AJ Lambretired hurt0     
P Willeylbw b Selvey3     
RG Williamsc Barlow b Daniel16     
TJ Yardleyc Featherstone b Selvey26     
+G Sharpnot out24     
TM Lambc Butcher b Selvey0     
A Hodgsonlbw b Emburey1     
BJ Griffithsc Butcher b Selvey11     
Extras(1 lb, 10 nb)11
Total(all out, 43.5 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-9, 3-13, 4-40, 5-75, 6-96, 7-96, 8-100, 9-130 (43.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel12   4361--
Emburey8   3202--
Jones2   060--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cookc Sturt b Emburey12     
W Larkinsc Slack b Daniel2     
DS Steelelbw b Daniel0     
P Willeyc Sturt b Daniel5     
TJ Yardleyc Butcher b Emburey97     
RG Williamsc Gatting b Featherstone38     
+G Sharpc Barlow b Featherstone0     
TM Lambc Smith b Featherstone0     
A Hodgsonnot out1     
BJ Griffithslbw b Featherstone0     
AJ Lambabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 73.3 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3, 3-13, 4-60, 5-150, 6-152, 7-160, 8-160, 9-163 (73.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel10   4233--
Selvey7   2290--
Emburey23   8392--
Jones8   2240--
Gatting5   2130--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Smithnot out7     
WN Slacknot out8     
MW Gattingdid not bat      
GD Barlowdid not bat      
NG Featherstonedid not bat      
RO Butcherdid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
+MOC Sturtdid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(no wicket, 5.5 overs)16
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willey3   050--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> WN Slack (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in County Championship matches
--> AJ Lamb retired hurt in the Northamptonshire first innings having scored 0 (team had lost 2 wickets)



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