Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1975
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 30th August, 1st, 2nd September 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 50 runs
PointsEssex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Worcestershire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Julian, P Rochford
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 42/2 (Hardie 11*, Fletcher 17*; 23 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 179/8 (Ormrod 65*, Holder 0*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Boyce b Acfield57      
JA Ormrodc Smith b East29      
KW Wilkinsonb East1      
JM Parkerc McEwan b East14      
BL D'Oliveirac Boyce b Acfield14      
TJ Yardleyb Acfield24      
Imran Khanb Acfield64      
+GR Cassrun out14      
*N Giffordc Edmeades b Lever2      
VA Holdernot out8      
BM Brainc Fletcher b Boyce0      
Extras(2 b, 4 nb)6
Total(all out, 95.1 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-78, 3-102, 4-106, 5-143, 6-146, 7-202, 8-225, 9-225, 10-233 (95.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever7   3111--
Acfield36   5944--
East39   9893--
Turner4   0120--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Brain1      
BR Hardierun out76      
KS McEwanc Cass b Brain2      
*KWR Fletcherb Holder18      
GA Goochb D'Oliveira13      
S Turnerc and b Gifford20      
KD Boyceb Holder45      
RE Eastc Ormrod b Gifford5      
+N Smithb Holder4      
JK Levernot out4      
DL Acfieldc Brain b Gifford1      
Extras(17 b, 7 lb, 4 nb)28
Total(all out, 77.3 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-6, 3-43, 4-86, 5-134, 6-191, 7-206, 8-211, 9-212, 10-217 (77.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder16   2293--
Brain6   2152--
D'Oliveira22   8611--
Imran Khan4   0130--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerb East38      
JA Ormrodnot out66      
KW Wilkinsonc Hardie b East0      
BL D'Oliveirac Turner b Acfield46      
TJ Yardleylbw b Acfield1      
Imran Khanc Smith b Lever0      
+GR Cassc Hardie b Turner8      
JM Parkerc McEwan b Acfield14      
*N Giffordc Gooch b Acfield0      
VA Holderc Turner b Acfield1      
BM Brainb Acfield0      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 71.2 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-65, 2-65, 3-128, 4-136, 5-139, 6-153, 7-172, 8-173, 9-187, 10-187 (71.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce7   2110--
Lever12   2351--
East20   5492--
Turner6   2241--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Cass b Holder10      
BR Hardiec Ormrod b Holder19      
KS McEwanc Turner b Gifford10      
KD Boycec Cass b Holder0      
*KWR Fletcherc Turner b Brain5      
GA Goochlbw b Gifford1      
S Turnerlbw b Gifford58      
RE Eastc Ormrod b D'Oliveira17      
+N Smithlbw b Gifford6      
JK Leverc Turner b Holder2      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(14 b, 7 lb, 4 nb)25
Total(all out, 42.3 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-39, 3-44, 4-44, 5-46, 6-56, 7-90, 8-122, 9-153, 10-153 (42.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain8   0281--
Gifford17   1554--
D'Oliveira8   4241--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Imran Khan (1) passed his previous highest score of 42 in County Championship matches
--> GM Turner (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 19
--> RE East reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> DL Acfield reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings
--> JK Lever reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings





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