Gloucestershire v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenuePhoenix County Ground, Bristol on 23rd, 24th August 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by an innings and 14 runs
PointsGloucestershire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Middlesex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresPB Wight, TG Wilson
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 187/4 (Featherstone 73*, Butcher 64*; 45 overs)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Shepherdc Patel b Selvey1     
Sadiq Mohammadc Gould b Selvey12     
Zaheer Abbasb Daniel1     
AJ Hignellc Gould b Jones10     
*MJ Procterc Smith b Jones71     
JC Foatb Daniel5     
DA Graveneynot out59     
+AJ Brassingtonb Jones6     
BM Brainc Gould b Jones4     
J Daveyb Daniel1     
JH Childsb Daniel0     
Extras(9 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 52.2 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-10, 3-24, 4-31, 5-60, 6-145, 7-164, 8-172, 9-181, 10-187 (52.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey21   5602--
Jones15   0594--
Gatting2   0140--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithb Brain4     
WN Slackc Brassington b Procter14     
MW Gattinglbw b Procter9     
NG Featherstonelbw b Brain78     
GD Barlowlbw b Brain12     
RO Butcherc Brassington b Procter142     
+IJ Gouldc Brassington b Procter16     
AS Patelnot out25     
*MWW Selveyc Hignell b Davey0     
WW Danielb Procter12     
AA Jonesb Brain4     
Extras(11 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 80.1 overs)329
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-15, 3-39, 4-75, 5-229, 6-263, 7-288, 8-289, 9-312, 10-329 (80.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter26   3895--
Davey15   0701--
Childs8   0540--
Graveney5   1170--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Shepherdc Gould b Selvey15     
Sadiq Mohammadlbw b Selvey15     
Zaheer Abbasb Jones29     
AJ Hignelllbw b Daniel0     
JC Foatb Jones13     
*MJ Procterb Selvey26     
DA Graveneyb Selvey2     
+AJ Brassingtonc Gatting b Jones2     
BM Brainc sub b Selvey8     
J Daveyc Slack b Jones9     
JH Childsnot out4     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)5
Total(all out, 26.2 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-32, 3-45, 4-67, 5-88, 6-99, 7-106, 8-114, 9-119, 10-128 (26.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel7   0241--
Selvey13   1765--

--> 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
--> AJ Brassington (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> RO Butcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 74 in first-class matches
--> RO Butcher (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> RO Butcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 74 in County Championship matches
--> RO Butcher (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> RO Butcher (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 94
--> AS Patel made his debut in first-class matches
--> AS Patel made his debut in County Championship matches



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