Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 7th, 9th, 10th July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 276 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 15 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Essex 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5)
UmpiresJF Crapp, R Julian
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 97/3 (Pont 14*, Turner 9*; 37 overs)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 330/4 (Willey 156*, Sharp 7*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Saville b Turner51     
P Willeyc Francis b Edmeades26     
DS Steelec Smith b Acfield53     
Mushtaq Mohammadb Lever18     
*PJ Wattsc Saville b Lever17     
C Milburnc Turner b Lever2     
+G Sharpc Smith b Lever4     
A Hodgsonlbw b Acfield1     
RMH Cottamc Acfield b Lever12     
BS Bedinot out4     
JCJ Dyec Cooke b Acfield1     
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(all out, 74.4 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-112, 3-152, 4-152, 5-154, 6-170, 7-172, 8-187, 9-188, 10-193 (74.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever21   5585--
Turner19   7401--
Edmeades8   0341--
East6   2110--
Hobbs6   2110--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Cottam0     
BC Francisc Cottam b Hodgson54     
GJ Savillenot out7     
RMO Cookest Sharp b Bedi9     
KR Pontc Steele b Dye43     
S Turnerc Sharp b Dye20     
RE Eastc Steele b Hodgson21     
*RNS Hobbsb Hodgson3     
+N Smithc Cottam b Hodgson10     
JK Leverc Sharp b Cottam1     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(9 wickets, declared, 56.5 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-59, 3-79, 4-115, 5-148, 6-157, 7-167, 8-172, 9-172
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam15   5432--
Dye14   1612--
Bedi11   5141--
Mushtaq Mohammad3   150--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b Lever8     
P Willeynot out156     
DS Steelec Edmeades b Lever12     
C Milburnb East36     
*PJ Wattsc Smith b Turner96     
+G Sharpnot out7     
Mushtaq Mohammaddid not bat      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 9 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(4 wickets, declared, 96 overs)330
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-47, 3-123, 4-316
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever24   3952--
Turner21   5581--
Edmeades6   0280--
East24   5551--
Hobbs6   1220--
Acfield15   1570--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Cottam17     
BC Francislbw b Dye5     
RMO Cookec Cottam b Bedi12     
KR Pontb Bedi3     
S Turnerc Bedi b Hodgson6     
RE Eastlbw b Hodgson5     
*RNS Hobbsb Bedi2     
+N Smithnot out8     
JK Leverc Watts b Cottam4     
DL Acfieldc Virgin b Bedi5     
GJ Savilleabsent hurt
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 35.3 overs)72
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-34, 3-34, 4-37, 5-47, 6-56, 7-57, 8-65, 9-72 (35.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam11   5222--
Dye6   2181--
Hodgson7   482--

--> DS Steele (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> BC Francis (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> RE East (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> P Willey (2) passed his previous highest score of 133 in County Championship matches
--> PJ Watts (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 76
--> JK Lever reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings
--> GJ Saville retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 4 (team had lost 1 wickets) - he returned when the score was 172/9





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