Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 31st August, 2nd, 3rd September 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 1 (Bowling 1); Worcestershire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 126/3 (Turner 68*; 46.4 overs)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Yardley b Gifford30     
KS McEwanc Ormrod b Gifford18     
RMO Cookelbw b Holder0     
GA Goochc Ormrod b Gifford1     
BEA Edmeadesb Holder2     
S Turnerc Ormrod b Gifford0     
KD Boycelbw b Holder7     
RE Eastlbw b Gifford0     
+N Smithc Wilcock b Gifford10     
*RNS Hobbsnot out7     
JK Leverc Headley b Gifford3     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 35 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-45, 3-48, 4-53, 5-53, 6-53, 7-62, 8-64, 9-80, 10-84 (35 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder15   2353--
Brain6   0280--
Gifford14   7157--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc East b Lever25     
GM Turnernot out68     
JA Ormrodb Lever11     
JM Parkerc East b Turner21     
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 46.5 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-83, 3-126 (46.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce8   1160--
East16   1470--
Lever10   1242--
Gooch5   0210--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RGA Headley (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 7





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