Middlesex County Cricket Club

Middlesex v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 5th, 6th, 7th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMiddlesex 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1); Essex 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresTW Spencer, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 64/4 (Radley 26*, Gould 0*; 32 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 90/3 (McEwan 39*, Pont 10*; 29 overs)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleylbw b Phillip3     
MJ Smithc Fletcher b Turner26     
CT Radleyc Fletcher b Phillip30     
GD Barlowlbw b Phillip4     
KP Tomlinslbw b Phillip0     
+IJ Gouldc Smith b Lever35     
MW Gattingb East50     
PH Edmondsst Smith b East23     
JE Embureyc Pont b East20     
MWW Selveyb Acfield1     
WW Danielnot out5     
Extras(17 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)21
Total(all out, 83.5 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-46, 3-55, 4-59, 5-70, 6-133, 7-168, 8-205, 9-206, 10-218 (83.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever19   3411--
Phillip27   5724--
Turner18   4471--
Acfield7   1141--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Daniel3     
MH Dennessb Gatting23     
KS McEwanc Gould b Emburey47     
*KWR Fletcherc Barlow b Selvey9     
KR Pontnot out18     
S Turnerdid not bat      
N Phillipdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 1 w)9
Total(4 wickets, declared, 40.1 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-47, 3-62, 4-109 (40.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel13   6271--
Selvey18   4481--
Gatting5   291--
Edmonds2   0110--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleynot out70     
MJ Smithb Turner30     
CT Radleyb East1     
GD Barlowc and b East5     
+IJ Gouldb East14     
KP Tomlinsc Gooch b East0     
MW Gattingnot out1     
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 48 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-70, 3-78, 4-124, 5-124
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever7   3210--
Phillip7   0180--
Turner5   251--
East12   3454--
Acfield17   5320--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochb Daniel49     
MH Dennesslbw b Daniel0     
KS McEwanc Brearley b Edmonds64     
*KWR Fletchernot out22     
KR Pontc Gould b Daniel0     
S Turnerb Emburey1     
N Phillipb Emburey3     
RE Eastnot out8     
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(6 wickets, 43 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-108, 3-124, 4-125, 5-133, 6-140
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel10   2293--
Selvey8   1310--
Edmonds13   3371--
Emburey12   4502--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MH Denness (1) passed 23500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 14
--> PH Edmonds reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings



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