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Essex v Middlesex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st September 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 9 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Middlesex 10 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Palmer, NT Plews
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 30/1 (Ramprakash 2*, Johnson 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 174/6 (Nash 34*, Hewitt 21*)
Close of play day 3Essex (2) 170/1 (Robinson 73*, Hussain 85*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Prichardc Brown b Bloomfield25     
DDJ Robinsonc Weekes b Hewitt3     
N Hussainc Brown b Fraser0     
SG Lawc Johnson b Fraser63     
RC Iranib Bloomfield5     
AP Graysonb Bloomfield0     
DR Lawrun out34     
+BJ Hyamc Shah b Johnson10     
MC Ilottc Gatting b Bloomfield47     
AP Cowanc Weekes b Bloomfield77     
PM Suchnot out1     
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(all out, 84 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-29, 3-31, 4-63, 5-63, 6-117, 7-137, 8-145, 9-258, 10-271 (84 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser25   4692--
Hewitt13   3501--
Bloomfield21   5775--
Johnson13   2371--
Tufnell12   1360--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Ramprakashc Robinson b Ilott2     
PN Weekeslbw b DR Law26     
RL Johnsonc Hyam b Cowan15     
MW Gattingb Ilott14     
OA Shahb Such37     
DC Nashc Irani b Ilott100     
+KR Brownc Irani b Such8     
JP Hewittc Robinson b Ilott75     
ARC Fraserc Hussain b Cowan5     
PCR Tufnellc SG Law b Cowan0     
TF Bloomfieldnot out0     
Extras(7 b, 13 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)24
Total(all out, 113.1 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-34, 3-50, 4-86, 5-112, 6-128, 7-297, 8-306, 9-306, 10-306 (113.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott28   8634--
Cowan26.15843--
DR Law13   5311--
SG Law5   410--
Such23   2652--
Grayson18   2420--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Prichardc Brown b Hewitt3     
DDJ Robinsonc Shah b Johnson134     
N Hussainc Brown b Hewitt104     
SG Lawc Brown b Hewitt1     
RC Iranic Weekes b Hewitt0     
DR Lawc Johnson b Tufnell26     
AP Cowanc Weekes b Tufnell1     
MC Ilottc Shah b Nash2     
+BJ Hyamnot out2     
AP Graysonnot out7     
PM Suchdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 10 w)21
Total(8 wickets, declared, 97 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-216, 3-218, 4-220, 5-283, 6-288, 7-290, 8-293
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser20   5520--
Hewitt12   2314--
Bloomfield6   1230--
Tufnell29   6632--
Weekes11   0530--
Johnson18   1621--
Nash1   081--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RL Johnsonb Ilott12     
PN Weekesc Hyam b Cowan0     
*MR Ramprakashc Robinson b Ilott3     
MW Gattingb Grayson27     
OA Shahnot out54     
DC Nashb DR Law23     
+KR Brownnot out6     
TF Bloomfielddid not bat      
JP Hewittdid not bat      
ARC Fraserdid not bat      
PCR Tufnelldid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 4 w)14
Total(5 wickets, 44 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-14, 3-21, 4-67, 5-128
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott11   1372--
Cowan5   0201--
Grayson9   5201--
Such9   3160--
SG Law8   2320--
DR Law2   141--

Notes
--> SG Law (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> AP Cowan (1) passed his previous highest score of 46 in first-class matches
--> AP Cowan (1) passed his previous highest score of 46 in County Championship matches
--> DC Nash (1) passed his previous highest score of 94 in first-class matches
--> DC Nash (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> DC Nash (1) passed his previous highest score of 94 in County Championship matches
--> DC Nash (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> JP Hewitt (1) passed his previous highest score of 45 in County Championship matches
--> JP Hewitt (1) passed his previous highest score of 72 in first-class matches
--> N Hussain (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 23
--> RL Johnson (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> TF Bloomfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 3-33)
--> TF Bloomfield achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Essex first innings
--> TF Bloomfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 3-33)
--> TF Bloomfield achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings
--> AP Cowan reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> MC Ilott reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> AP Cowan reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> RL Johnson reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings

 

 

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