Essex v Gloucestershire
LV County Championship 2008 (Division 2)
VenueThe Ford County Ground, Chelmsford on 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th July 2008 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 19 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Gloucestershire 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresNGC Cowley, IJ Gould
ScorersAE Choat (Essex), KT Gerrish (Gloucestershire)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 66/0 (Chopra 43*, Gallian 23*; 26 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 70/6 (Ali 8*, Snell 2*; 32 overs)
Close of play day 3Essex (2) 150/2 (Dexter 60*, Bopara 83*; 43 overs)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WTS Porterfieldc Foster b Masters1237361- 
K Alilbw b Napier59291- 
HJH Marshallc Foster b Masters1211251- 
MJ Northc Masters b Danish Kaneria9812518116- 
APR Gidmanb Napier3161785- 
CG Taylorlbw b Danish Kaneria1642521- 
+SD Snellb Middlebrook2134284- 
MA Hardingesnot out40485451 
V Banerjeec Bopara b Middlebrook01516-- 
*J Lewisc Foster b Napier1221192- 
SP Kirbyb Napier289-- 
Extras(4 b, 15 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)26
Total(all out, 68 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Ali), 2-27 (Porterfield), 3-52 (Marshall), 4-131 (Gidman), 5-194 (Taylor), 6-221 (North), 7-223 (Snell), 8-245 (Banerjee), 9-265 (Lewis), 10-275 (Kirby, 68 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Masters14   251211
Napier15   3504--
ten Doeschate4   0210--
Danish Kaneria18   4672--
Bopara6   0350-2
Middlebrook11   2322--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Choprab Hardinges47911117- 
JER Gallianc Snell b Kirby481181627- 
NJ Dexterc Snell b Banerjee1152621- 
RS Boparac North b Kirby01014-- 
*ML Pettinilbw b Kirby0410-- 
+JS Fosterc Porterfield b Kirby571161467- 
RN ten Doeschatelbw b Banerjee054-- 
JD Middlebrooklbw b North41717932 
GR Napierc Snell b Lewis27303631 
DD Mastersc North b Kirby2127404- 
Danish Kanerianot out1716273- 
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 89.5 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-74 (Chopra), 2-102 (Gallian), 3-106 (Dexter), 4-106 (Bopara), 5-108 (Pettini), 6-109 (ten Doeschate), 7-178 (Middlebrook), 8-227 (Napier), 9-241 (Foster), 10-279 (Masters, 89.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lewis25   8901--
Banerjee29   8722-1
North8   1341--
Hardinges5   0161--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
K Alic Dexter b Masters432003403- 
WTS Porterfieldlbw b Danish Kaneria1649633- 
HJH Marshallc Bopara b Masters113150-- 
MJ Northc Danish Kaneria b Middlebrook1531543- 
APR Gidmanc Middlebrook b Danish Kaneria89112- 
CG Taylorc and b Danish Kaneria723241- 
V Banerjeec Gallian b Middlebrook2137-- 
+SD Snellc Dexter b Masters531641916- 
MA Hardingesc and b Danish Kaneria1826392- 
*J Lewisc Bopara b Danish Kaneria66111- 
SP Kirbynot out097-- 
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 93.3 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Porterfield), 2-31 (Marshall), 3-48 (Gidman), 4-60 (Taylor), 5-64 (North), 6-68 (Banerjee), 7-153 (Snell), 8-170 (Ali), 9-183 (Lewis), 10-184 (Hardinges, 93.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Masters14   4373--
Napier23   4620--
Danish Kaneria32.310535--
Middlebrook15   7152--
Bopara5   170--
ten Doeschate4   250--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Choprarun out43039-- 
JER Gallianb Kirby1711-- 
NJ Dexternot out7113617991 
RS Boparanot out103114151112 
*ML Pettinidid not bat      
+JS Fosterdid not bat      
RN ten Doeschatedid not bat      
JD Middlebrookdid not bat      
GR Napierdid not bat      
DD Mastersdid not bat      
Danish Kaneriadid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(2 wickets, 47.4 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Gallian), 2-7 (Chopra)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kirby12   3221--
Lewis12   5240--
Hardinges4   0220-1
Taylor2   0140--
North5   0270--

--> MA Hardinges made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> MA Hardinges made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> NJ Dexter (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> RS Bopara (2) 100 in 111 balls, 150 minutes with 11 fours and 2 sixes
--> Danish Kaneria reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when he dismissed MA Hardinges, his 5th wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> K Ali retired hurt in the Gloucestershire second innings having scored 3 (team score 6/0) - he returned when the score was 64/5





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