Essex v Lancashire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 28th, 30th, 31st May 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2); Lancashire 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresWL Budd, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 49/0 (Wood 28*, Kennedy 19*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 97/0 (Hardie 42*, Denness 43*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Lyon b Lee0     
MH Dennesslbw b Wood61     
KS McEwanst Lyon b Wood25     
*KWR Fletcherc Lyon b Lee47     
GA Goochlbw b Lee13     
S Turnerc sub b Simmons29     
KD Boycec Pilling b Lee6     
RE Eastnot out50     
+N Smithc Wood b Simmons0     
JK Levernot out8     
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 9 nb, 3 w)19
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)258
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-71, 3-109, 4-152, 5-161, 6-167, 7-215, 8-230
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croft28   7820--
Lee27   6634--
Arrowsmith13   5250--
Wood14   6212--
Simmons18   2482--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodretired hurt28     
A Kennedyc and b Turner22     
*D Lloydb Acfield14     
H Pillingb Acfield65     
FC Hayesc Smith b Lever35     
J Abrahamsnot out38     
J Simmonsb Acfield2     
+J Lyonc East b Acfield16     
R Arrowsmithdid not bat      
CEH Croftdid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)16
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-67, 3-145, 4-198, 5-200, 6-236 (100 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever17   3471--
Boyce3   180--
Acfield38   10854--
East23   6430--
Turner19   6371--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardielbw b Lee76     
MH Dennessc and b Simmons73     
KS McEwanb Simmons5     
*KWR Fletcherc Abrahams b Simmons35     
GA Goochb Lee10     
S Turnerc Lee b Simmons8     
KD Boyceb Arrowsmith5     
RE Eastnot out1     
+N Smithst Lyon b Simmons1     
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 10 lb, 9 nb)21
Total(8 wickets, declared, 85.5 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-160, 2-170, 3-172, 4-210, 5-226, 6-233, 7-233, 8-235 (85.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croft22   7460--
Lee28   5802--
Arrowsmith12   5231--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodb Acfield33     
A Kennedyb East29     
H Pillingc Denness b Acfield3     
FC Hayesb Acfield41     
J Abrahamsc Fletcher b Acfield8     
*D Lloydnot out69     
J Simmonsst Smith b East6     
+J Lyonnot out8     
R Arrowsmithdid not bat      
CEH Croftdid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 14 lb, 5 nb)23
Total(6 wickets, 72 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-70, 3-76, 4-84, 5-167, 6-180
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever5   1160--
Boyce6   1290--
Acfield28   10714--
East30   7642--
Turner2   180--
Fletcher1   090--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MH Denness (1) passed 22000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 31
--> RE East (1) passed 4500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 6
--> B Wood retired hurt in the Lancashire first innings having scored 28 (team score 49/0)





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