Warwickshire v Gloucestershire
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 10th, 11th, 12th September 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWarwickshire won by an innings and 81 runs
PointsWarwickshire 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresNT Plews, G Sharp
ScorersAE Davis (Warwickshire), KT Gerrish (Gloucestershire)
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 407/7 (Smith 145*, Brown 74*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 186/5 (Ball 19*, Davis 3*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*NV Knightc Hewson b Smith7112914411- 
MA Waghb Lewis1027282- 
DL Hempc Ball b Lewis66109153111 
DP Ostlerc Russell b Smith11815-- 
TL Penneylbw b Lewis135969-- 
+KJ Piperc Ball b Lewis257-- 
NMK Smithlbw b Lewis148167208251 
AF Gilesc Windows b Lewis99141- 
DR Brownc Davis b Smith7914916310- 
G Welchnot out1711-- 
AA Donaldc Ball b Smith011-- 
Extras(8 lb, 10 nb)18
Total(all out, 112.3 overs)418
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Wagh), 2-148 (Knight), 3-156 (Ostler), 4-165 (Hemp), 5-167 (Piper), 6-204 (Penney), 7-226 (Giles), 8-412 (Smith), 9-418 (Brown), 10-418 (Donald, 112.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lewis24   5896--
Ball29   10690--
Young12   0700--
Alleyne17   3690--
Davis6   0220--
Hancock4   1210--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MGN Windowsc Piper b Donald0109-- 
THC Hancockb Smith3572926- 
RI Dawsonc Ostler b Brown1028331- 
S Youngc Piper b Welch916202- 
*MW Alleynec Ostler b Welch53039-- 
+RC Russellc Wagh b Donald1025421- 
MCJ Ballc Ostler b Smith1015131- 
RP Davislbw b Smith21920-- 
J Lewisnot out911202- 
AM Smithb Smith1518173- 
DR Hewsonabsent
Extras(8 nb)8
Total(all out, 40 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Windows), 2-25 (Dawson), 3-44 (Young), 4-62 (Hancock), 5-70 (Alleyne), 6-83 (Ball), 7-89 (Russell), 8-89 (Davis), 9-113 (Smith, 40 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald10   4242--
Brown9   5201--
Welch10   2372--
Smith11   3324--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MGN Windowsc Piper b Welch2035414- 
THC Hancockb Giles4166699- 
RI Dawsonc Ostler b Smith52135-- 
S Youngc Ostler b Giles2551735- 
*MW Alleyneb Smith4211- 
+RC Russellc Piper b Donald6712113712- 
MCJ Ballc Knight b Donald2346625- 
RP Davisc sub b Donald33834-- 
J Lewisnot out834481- 
AM Smithb Donald233-- 
DR Hewsonabsent
Extras(13 b, 3 lb, 8 nb, 2 w)26
Total(all out, 68.5 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-34 (Windows), 2-71 (Hancock), 3-73 (Dawson), 4-77 (Alleyne), 5-154 (Young), 6-186 (Davis), 7-191 (Ball), 8-222 (Russell), 9-224 (Smith, 68.5 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown16   7230--
Welch4   1171--
Giles19   6482--
Smith14   2572--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> NV Knight (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 64
--> NMK Smith (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 100
--> DR Brown (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> AM Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> RC Russell (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 59
--> RC Russell retired hurt in the Gloucestershire second innings having scored 44 (team score 158/5) - he returned when the score was 186/6





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