Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1985
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th July 1985 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJH Hampshire, MJ Kitchen
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 277/9 (Gilbert 5*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 325/7 (Hardie 81*, East 10*)
Close of play day 3Australians (2) 289/5 (Boon 132*, Matthews 5*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Lilley b Gooch33     
*AMJ Hilditchc Pringle b Foster80     
KC Wesselsb Gooch23     
DM Wellhamc Acfield b Phillip10     
DC Boonc Gooch b Foster21     
SP O'Donnellc and b Gooch39     
GRJ Matthewsb Acfield5     
+RB Phillipsc and b Phillip28     
MJ Bennettlbw b Phillip23     
DR Gilbertnot out6     
JR Thomsonb Phillip1     
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 110.3 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-105, 2-125, 3-142, 4-155, 5-182, 6-217, 7-217, 8-261, 9-277, 10-279 (110.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foster27   6962--
Acfield18   5361--
Pringle26   7430--
Gooch21   7413--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochc Hilditch b Matthews68     
C Gladwinc O'Donnell b Gilbert5     
PJ Prichardc Phillips b Gilbert7     
AW Lilleylbw b Gilbert15     
DR Pringlec Phillips b Thomson29     
BR Hardienot out113     
KS McEwanc and b Bennett18     
N Phillipc Matthews b Thomson50     
+DE Eastc Wessels b Thomson23     
NA Fosterc Phillips b Matthews14     
DL Acfieldc and b Matthews14     
Extras(12 b, 8 lb, 28 nb, 5 w)53
Total(all out, 103.4 overs)409
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-53, 3-91, 4-131, 5-146, 6-192, 7-299, 8-345, 9-389, 10-409 (103.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson24   2933--
Gilbert23   2903--
O'Donnell15   1580--
Bennett26   4721--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AMJ Hilditchc Pringle b Foster35     
GM Woodc East b Pringle8     
KC Wesselsc Foster b Pringle0     
DM Wellhamb Foster63     
DC Boonb Gooch138     
SP O'Donnellb Pringle31     
GRJ Matthewsc East b Gooch6     
+RB Phillipsb Gooch9     
MJ Bennettc East b Gooch0     
DR Gilbertb Pringle7     
JR Thomsonnot out21     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 96.3 overs)333
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-45, 3-49, 4-211, 5-273, 6-291, 7-296, 8-296, 9-303, 10-333 (96.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foster20   3922--
Phillip7   0390--
Acfield22   6580--
Pringle27   5694--
Lilley1   050--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochc Boon b Gilbert27     
C Gladwinlbw b Matthews27     
PJ Prichardc Phillips b Gilbert4     
KS McEwanlbw b Gilbert0     
DR Pringlec Phillips b Gilbert4     
BR Hardieb Thomson17     
AW Lilleyc Wessels b Matthews11     
N Phillipc Wood b Thomson22     
+DE Eastnot out30     
NA Fosternot out15     
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(10 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(8 wickets, 64 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-56, 3-56, 4-62, 5-66, 6-84, 7-123, 8-124
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson16   2462--
Gilbert21   9414--
O'Donnell4   0220--
Bennett4   280--
Matthews19   7422--

--> AMJ Hilditch (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> RB Phillips (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8





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