Middlesex County Cricket Club

Essex v Middlesex
Frizzell County Championship 2003 (Division 1)
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st April 2003 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 12 (Batting 5, Bowling 3); Middlesex 8 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresMR Benson, TE Jesty
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 164/4 (Middlebrook 4*, Habib 0*; 45 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 356/7 (Foster 32*, Dakin 10*; 100 overs)
Close of play day 3Middlesex (2) 251/4 (Joyce 11*, Abdul Razzaq 13*; 96 overs)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AJ Straussc Robinson b Dakin167-- 
SG Koenigc Foster b Irani42771055- 
OA Shahrun out1317232- 
+DC Nashlbw b Dakin042-- 
EC Joycelbw b Dakin2858833- 
Abdul Razzaqc Foster b Irani0129-- 
PN Weekeslbw b Brant3148593- 
BL Huttonnot out45841248- 
SJ Cooklbw b Dakin2216244- 
CB Keeganst Foster b Middlebrook2423314- 
JH Dawesc Jefferson b Middlebrook21010-- 
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 59 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Strauss), 2-24 (Shah), 3-24 (Nash), 4-82 (Koenig), 5-84 (Abdul Razzaq), 6-86 (Joyce), 7-124 (Weekes), 8-169 (Cook), 9-206 (Keegan), 10-214 (Dawes)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brant13   2501--
Dakin18   3574--
McGarry9   1480--
Irani14   4432-1
Middlebrook5   0122--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DDJ Robinsonb Cook8314016114- 
WI Jeffersonb Dawes56567312- 
AP Graysonc Nash b Abdul Razzaq72537-- 
A Flowerc Shah b Cook724261- 
JD Middlebrookc Weekes b Keegan3677845- 
A Habiblbw b Weekes341061423- 
*RC Iranilbw b Abdul Razzaq699810981 
+JS Fosterb Keegan32602025- 
JM Dakinc Dawes b Abdul Razzaq524920244 
SA Brantlbw b Keegan021-- 
AC McGarrynot out414291- 
Extras(10 lb, 12 nb)22
Total(all out, 107.3 overs)402
Fall of wickets:
1-104 (Jefferson), 2-128 (Grayson), 3-148 (Flower), 4-163 (Robinson), 5-215 (Middlebrook), 6-291 (Habib), 7-320 (Irani), 8-356 (Foster), 9-356 (Brant), 10-402 (Dakin)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawes22   6691-1
Keegan23   31063--
Cook22   31052-5
Weekes16   3391--
Abdul Razzaq23.35693--
Joyce1   040--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AJ Strausslbw b Middlebrook4058616- 
SG Koenigc Foster b Dakin9419023516- 
OA Shahc Habib b Grayson461301536- 
+DC Nashc Robinson b Grayson4283875- 
EC Joyceb Robinson117320390131 
Abdul Razzaqc Habib b Middlebrook81148186122 
PN Weekeslbw b Brant055-- 
BL Huttonc Flower b Middlebrook23424531 
SJ Cooklbw b Middlebrook021-- 
CB Keeganc Grayson b Middlebrook02336-- 
JH Dawesnot out3238466- 
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 4 nb, 6 w)20
Total(all out, 172.5 overs)495
Fall of wickets:
1-65 (Strauss), 2-174 (Shah), 3-191 (Koenig), 4-233 (Nash), 5-384 (Abdul Razzaq), 6-385 (Weekes), 7-422 (Hutton), 8-422 (Cook), 9-427 (Keegan), 10-495 (Joyce)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brant23   6601--
Dakin26   11561--
Irani13   4390--
Middlebrook57   111725--
Grayson34   510724-

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DDJ Robinsonnot out2330334- 
WI Jeffersonnot out1824334- 
AP Graysondid not bat      
A Flowerdid not bat      
A Habibdid not bat      
*RC Iranidid not bat      
+JS Fosterdid not bat      
JM Dakindid not bat      
JD Middlebrookdid not bat      
SA Brantdid not bat      
AC McGarrydid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 33 minutes, 9 overs)41
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawes4   0100--
Keegan4   1160--
Strauss1   0150--

--> JH Dawes made his debut in County Championship matches
--> SA Brant made his debut in County Championship matches
--> AJ Strauss (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> EC Joyce (2) 100 in 290 balls, 356 minutes with 12 fours
--> JH Dawes (2) passed his previous highest score of 29 in first-class matches



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