Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1963
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 25th, 27th, 28th May 1963 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by an innings and 13 runs
PointsEssex 10; Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresR Aspinall, AED Smith
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 88/3 (Bear 33*, Bailey 21*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 31/1 (Norman 14*, Milburn 14*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanlbw b Laker30      
BL Reynoldsc and b Laker32      
C Milburnb Preston5      
A Lightfootc Preston b Laker6      
RM Prideauxc Smith b Laker16      
D Ramsamoojlbw b Bailey14      
PD Wattslbw b Laker9      
ME Scottb Phelan5      
*+KV Andrewc Preston b Laker5      
MK Kettlenot out7      
MR Dilleyc Preston b Phelan0      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 72 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-60, 3-72, 4-75, 5-102, 6-104, 7-114, 8-124, 9-125, 10-132 (72 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight11   4160--
Bailey12   2191--
Laker32   17496--
Phelan11   3332--
Preston6   2121--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Milburn b Scott14      
MJ Bearc Andrew b Kettle84      
GJ Smithlbw b Scott4      
BR Knightb Scott10      
*TE Baileylbw b Lightfoot96      
KWR Fletcherc Andrew b Lightfoot94      
+B Taylornot out12      
BEA Edmeadesdid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
JC Lakerdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(6 wickets, declared, 150.2 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-34, 3-46, 4-181, 5-281, 6-326 (150.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley27   6600--
Kettle25   4721--
Scott50   28443--
Watts30   6770--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc Preston b Bailey16      
BL Reynoldsc Taylor b Bailey3      
C Milburnlbw b Knight14      
A Lightfootc Taylor b Laker34      
RM Prideauxc Smith b Phelan39      
D Ramsamoojc Bear b Laker16      
PD Wattsc Preston b Laker30      
ME Scottc Barker b Laker12      
*+KV Andrewc Barker b Phelan2      
MK Kettlec and b Phelan3      
MR Dilleynot out6      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-33, 3-33, 4-101, 5-126, 6-126, 7-168, 8-169, 9-174, 10-181 (88.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight15   4411--
Bailey16   5412--
Laker36   16574--

--> MJ Bear (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> TE Bailey (1) passed 24000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in first-class matches
--> B Taylor (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> RM Prideaux (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3





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