Middlesex County Cricket Club

Essex v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 17th, 18th, 19th June 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 95 runs
PointsEssex 23 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Middlesex 0 (Batting 3, Bowling 4, fielding an unregistered player -7)
UmpiresHD Bird, Shakoor Rana
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 39/1 (Brearley 30*, Radley 8*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 83/3 (Hardie 45*, East 8*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardielbw b Daniel21     
MSA McEvoyb Daniel21     
*KWR Fletcherretired hurt8     
AW Lilleyb Edmonds90     
KR Pontc Taylor b Thomson87     
N Philliplbw b Monteith13     
S Turnerc and b Edmonds25     
RE Eastc Butcher b Monteith15     
+N Smithc Taylor b Daniel1     
JK Levernot out2     
DL Acfieldb Thomson0     
Extras(18 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)20
Total(all out, 88.3 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-49, 3-202, 4-229, 5-264, 6-297, 7-298, 8-302, 9-303 (88.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey12   4360--
Daniel19   1713--
Edmonds20   2702--
Monteith23   6702--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyb Turner113     
WN Slacklbw b Phillip1     
CT Radleyc McEvoy b Lever8     
RO Butcherb Turner48     
KP Tomlinslbw b Turner3     
PH Edmondsc Lever b Acfield15     
MWW Selveyc Smith b Lever57     
JR Thomsonb Turner3     
JD Monteithb Lever1     
WW Danielnot out7     
+CRV Taylorc Smith b Lever1     
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 106.4 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-39, 3-107, 4-116, 5-149, 6-248, 7-254, 8-254, 9-261, 10-263 (106.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip14   4281--
East33   9650--
Acfield15   2451--
Turner22   8444--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Butcher b Monteith70     
MSA McEvoyc Taylor b Selvey14     
AW Lilleylbw b Edmonds0     
KR Pontc Brearley b Monteith7     
RE Eastc Thomson b Monteith12     
N Phillipc Taylor b Edmonds17     
S Turnerc Butcher b Monteith36     
+N Smithc Butcher b Monteith27     
JK Leverb Edmonds1     
DL Acfieldnot out7     
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 13 lb, 1 w)27
Total(9 wickets, declared, 67.3 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-53, 3-74, 4-98, 5-132, 6-138, 7-210, 8-210, 9-218 (67.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson6   1340--
Selvey8   2241--
Daniel4   0170--
Monteith20   4605--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc McEvoy b Acfield45     
WN Slackc Hardie b Turner14     
CT Radleyc Pont b East54     
RO Butcherc Fletcher b Acfield8     
PH Edmondsc and b Acfield6     
KP Tomlinsc Fletcher b Acfield4     
MWW Selveyb East2     
JR Thomsonnot out1     
JD Monteithb East8     
WW Danielst Smith b Acfield4     
+CRV Taylorlbw b East5     
Extras(3 b, 9 lb)12
Total(all out, 54.4 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-87, 3-101, 4-129, 5-141, 6-141, 7-145, 8-153, 9-158, 10-163 (54.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever6   0160--
Phillip3   090--
Acfield20   3585--
Turner4   0121--

--> Middlesex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 254-7
--> BR Hardie (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> RO Butcher (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 44
--> PH Edmonds (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> MWW Selvey (1) passed his previous highest score of 45 in County Championship matches
--> CRV Taylor made his debut in County Championship matches
--> JD Monteith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 2-70)
--> JD Monteith achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings
--> RE East reached 900 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Middlesex second innings
--> KWR Fletcher retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 8 (team score 56/2)

Middlesex lost bonus points for fielding non-registered
player C.R.V.Taylor



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