Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 17th, 19th, 20th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 10 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Essex 3 (Batting 3)
UmpiresHD Bird, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 65/2 (Turner 30*, Inchmore 4*; 28 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 56/0 (Edmeades 23*, Hardie 19*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Headley b Holder18     
BR Hardieb Brain11     
KS McEwanb Inchmore46     
*KWR Fletcherc Inchmore b Holder0     
RMO Cookec Wilcock b Brain12     
KD Boycec Brain b Inchmore9     
S Turnerc Wilcock b Inchmore27     
RE Eastst Wilcock b D'Oliveira54     
+N Smithc Yardley b D'Oliveira42     
JK Leverb Gifford8     
DL Acfieldnot out3     
Extras(12 b, 16 lb, 6 nb)34
Total(all out, 81.5 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-45, 3-49, 4-65, 5-78, 6-121, 7-138, 8-224, 9-258, 10-264 (81.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder18   2462--
Brain20   0712--
Inchmore15   3523--
D'Oliveira12   0312--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerretired hurt30     
RGA Headleyc Smith b Lever9     
JA Ormrodst Smith b East15     
JD Inchmorerun out113     
JM Parkerc sub b Boyce140     
BL D'Oliveirac McEwan b Turner11     
TJ Yardleyc sub b Turner5     
*N Giffordc Hardie b Turner3     
+HG Wilcocknot out18     
VA Holderb Turner23     
BM Brainnot out6     
Extras(6 b, 12 lb, 13 nb)31
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 118 overs)404
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-59, 3-331, 4-334, 5-351, 6-351, 7-356, 8-391
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce38   51231--
Lever6   0211--
East28   10741--
Acfield17   4680--
Turner23   3654--
Edmeades6   0220--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Wilcock b Holder25     
BR Hardiec Wilcock b D'Oliveira64     
KS McEwanc Gifford b Holder1     
*KWR Fletcherb Brain10     
RMO Cookerun out16     
KD Boycelbw b Brain1     
S Turnerc Ormrod b Gifford6     
RE Eastb D'Oliveira6     
+N Smithc Brain b Gifford13     
DL Acfieldb Gifford5     
JK Levernot out5     
Extras(18 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)27
Total(all out, 82 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-89, 2-89, 3-113, 4-121, 5-122, 6-142, 7-143, 8-160, 9-166, 10-179 (82 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder15   2432--
Brain14   8322--
Inchmore3   160--
D'Oliveira22   9352--
Gifford28   12363--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnernot out19     
RGA Headleynot out19     
JA Ormroddid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
JM Parkerdid not bat      
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(no wicket, 17.5 overs)40
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce6   1150--
Turner3   060--
East6   380--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GM Turner (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> JD Inchmore (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in first-class matches
--> JD Inchmore (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in County Championship matches
--> JM Parker (1) passed his previous highest score of 118 in County Championship matches
--> BM Brain reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> N Gifford reached 1050 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> GM Turner retired hurt in the Worcestershire first innings having scored 30 (team score 65/2)





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