Essex v Middlesex
LV County Championship 2008 (Division 2)
VenueThe Ford County Ground, Chelmsford on 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th May 2008 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 2 wickets
PointsEssex 18 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Middlesex 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresB Dudleston, VA Holder
ScorersAE Choat (Essex), DK Shelley (Middlesex)
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 263/7 (Philander 23*, Udal 2*; 96 overs)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 19/3 (Godleman 7*, Joyce 0*; 10 overs)
Close of play day 3Essex (2) 123/5 (Chopra 17*, Palladino 0*; 40 overs)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Straussc Foster b Middlebrook8817722910- 
BA Godlemanc Foster b Middlebrook29751094- 
*ET Smithc Gallian b Middlebrook024-- 
EC Joycelbw b ten Doeschate661461738- 
EJG Morganc Foster b ten Doeschate18931001- 
+DC Nashc Chopra b Middlebrook5791- 
VD Philanderlbw b ten Doeschate307415241 
TJ Murtaghc Pettini b Middlebrook412101- 
SD Udalc Pettini b Nel17291093- 
ST Finnnot out81731- 
D Evansb ten Doeschate92121- 
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 12 nb, 5 w)28
Total(all out, 107.5 overs)302
Fall of wickets:
1-85 (Godleman), 2-89 (Smith), 3-192 (Strauss), 4-222 (Joyce), 5-229 (Nash), 6-243 (Morgan), 7-255 (Murtagh), 8-285 (Philander), 9-285 (Udal), 10-302 (Evans, 107.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nel31   7761--
Palladino13   43402-
Wright9   236015
Middlebrook33   11695--
ten Doeschate20.5375421
Westley1   010--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JER Gallianc Nash b Evans561171178- 
AN Cooklbw b Philander2536116- 
V Choprac Nash b Philander105311 
T Westleyc Strauss b Philander601401769- 
*ML Pettinic Morgan b Evans046-- 
RN ten Doeschateb Murtagh2353802- 
+JS Fosterc Philander b Evans516241- 
JD Middlebrookb Evans818222- 
CJC Wrightlbw b Evans413171- 
AP Palladinonot out5718-- 
A Nelb Evans4119-- 
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(all out, 69.4 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-43 (Cook), 2-53 (Chopra), 3-125 (Gallian), 4-129 (Pettini), 5-180 (Westley), 6-186 (ten Doeschate), 7-194 (Foster), 8-194 (Middlebrook), 9-201 (Wright), 10-207 (Nel, 69.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Murtagh19   6531--
Finn12   1480--
Philander16   3453-2
Udal8   2230--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Straussc Gallian b Nel1223252- 
BA Godlemanc Foster b Middlebrook28981384- 
SD Udalc Middlebrook b Nel011-- 
*ET Smithc Foster b Nel046-- 
EC Joycelbw b Palladino938472- 
EJG Morganc Wright b Middlebrook2542594- 
+DC Nashnot out50871277- 
VD Philanderc Palladino b ten Doeschate2043463- 
TJ Murtaghc Foster b Palladino4257657- 
ST Finnc Pettini b Palladino021-- 
D Evansc Gallian b Palladino021-- 
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)17
Total(all out, 65.5 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Strauss), 2-18 (Udal), 3-18 (Smith), 4-29 (Joyce), 5-79 (Godleman), 6-84 (Morgan), 7-133 (Philander), 8-203 (Murtagh), 9-203 (Finn), 10-203 (Evans, 65.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nel20   6383--
ten Doeschate13   1531-2
Wright2   080--
Middlebrook17   2622--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JER Gallianc Strauss b Murtagh4081885- 
AN Cooklbw b Philander3141585- 
V Choprab Evans381151464- 
T Westleyc Smith b Udal131-- 
*ML Pettinic Godleman b Udal031-- 
RN ten Doeschatec Finn b Udal1830412- 
AP Palladinolbw b Philander1645461- 
+JS Fosterc sub (GK Berg) b Finn1657641- 
JD Middlebrooknot out339715121 
CJC Wrightnot out71105106121 
A Neldid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 17 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)37
Total(8 wickets, 95.5 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-70 (Cook), 2-83 (Gallian), 3-84 (Westley), 4-84 (Pettini), 5-118 (ten Doeschate), 6-159 (Palladino), 7-167 (Chopra), 8-202 (Foster)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Finn10   42611-
Evans13   54611-
Udal30   8803--
Murtagh14   2431--

--> AJ Strauss (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> EC Joyce (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> VD Philander made his debut in County Championship matches
--> DC Nash (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> CJC Wright (2) passed his previous highest score of 42 in County Championship matches
--> CJC Wright (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 45
--> JD Middlebrook reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when he dismissed AJ Strauss, his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> D Evans achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches when he dismissed JD Middlebrook in the Essex first innings (previous best was 3-31)
--> D Evans achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed JD Middlebrook in the Essex first innings (previous best was 3-31)





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