Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1975
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 28th, 29th, 30th May 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 3 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2); Essex 16 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresAE Fagg, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 58/1 (McEwan 34*, Pont 1*; 20 overs)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 116/5 (Barlow 8*, Murray 8*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Smith b Lever6      
RO Butcherc McEwan b East53      
*JM Brearleyc Gooch b Lever58      
NG Featherstonelbw b Hobbs30      
CT Radleylbw b Turner54      
GD Barlowc Gooch b East36      
+JT Murraynot out70      
PH Edmondsnot out0      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
TM Lambdid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)17
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)324
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-97, 3-145, 4-153, 5-202, 6-310
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever24   3632--
Turner22   1671--
Edmeades7   1220--
East24   6702--
Hobbs19   1721--
Pont4   1130--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KS McEwanc Radley b Lamb38      
BEA Edmeadesb Titmus20      
KR Pontb Selvey2      
*KWR Fletcherb Titmus99      
GA Goochb Selvey11      
BR Hardienot out91      
S Turnerb Titmus6      
RE Eastnot out15      
+N Smithdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 7 lb, 5 nb)18
Total(6 wickets, declared, 99.2 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-63, 3-65, 4-79, 5-235, 6-249
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey35   11962--
Lamb16   1751--
Edmonds21   7410--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Fletcher b Lever7      
RO Butcherc Pont b Edmeades43      
*JM Brearleyc Smith b Lever22      
NG Featherstoneb Edmeades8      
CT Radleyc East b Lever0      
GD Barlownot out68      
+JT Murraynot out88      
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
TM Lambdid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 9 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)27
Total(5 wickets, declared, 76.2 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-72, 3-91, 4-96, 5-99
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever27   5773--
Turner20   4550--
Edmeades13   3212--
East6   1390--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Selvey8      
KS McEwanc Brearley b Edmonds47      
*KWR Fletcherc Murray b Edmonds49      
GA Goochc Edmonds b Titmus24      
BR Hardiec Smith b Selvey41      
KR Pontc Featherstone b Selvey53      
S Turnernot out35      
RE Eastlbw b Edmonds8      
+N Smithnot out15      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)8
Total(7 wickets, 76.1 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-106, 3-111, 4-141, 5-227, 6-230, 7-250
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey21   3723--
Lamb11   0530--
Titmus17   1581--
Featherstone3   1130--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RO Butcher (1) equalled his previous highest score of 53 in County Championship matches
--> RO Butcher (1) equalled his previous highest score of 53 in first-class matches
--> JM Brearley (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 26
--> BR Hardie (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> JT Murray (2) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4





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