Warwickshire v Essex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1998
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 23rd, 24th, 25th July 1998 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 2 wickets
PointsWarwickshire 4 (Bowling 4); Essex 20 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, TE Jesty
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (2) 23/1 (Knight 6*, Giles 8*; 6 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 75/1 (Flanagan 49*, Ilott 1*; 29 overs)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Powelllbw b Ilott0      
NV Knightc Irani b DR Law34      
MA Waghc Hyam b Ilott0      
*BC Laralbw b Williams0      
T Frostc Hyam b Ilott5      
DR Brownb Irani26      
+KJ Piperc DR Law b Williams37      
G Welchc DR Law b Williams29      
NMK Smithnot out43      
AF Gilesc Hyam b Irani4      
ESH Giddinsc DR Law b Irani1      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 8 nb)11
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-6, 3-9, 4-20, 5-70, 6-139, 7-140, 8-161, 9-173, 10-190 (52.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott13   2363--
Williams15   3573--
DR Law11   0451--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Prichardc Smith b Giddins7      
IN Flanaganb Giddins13      
SD Petersc sub b Giddins0      
RC Iranic Piper b Welch39      
AP Graysonb Welch1      
SG Lawc Powell b Giles8      
DR Lawc Piper b Giles10      
+BJ Hyamnot out20      
NF Williamsb Giddins0      
MC Ilottc sub b Welch17      
PM Suchlbw b Giles12      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 6 nb)12
Total(all out, 37.1 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-20, 3-27, 4-38, 5-75, 6-84, 7-86, 8-111, 9-120, 10-139 (37.1 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Giddins12   1374--
Welch18   3693--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Powellc Grayson b Ilott5      
NV Knightc Hyam b Such29      
AF Gilesc Flanagan b Williams63      
MA Waghc Prichard b Such7      
*BC Larac DR Law b Williams26      
T Frostc Prichard b DR Law23      
+KJ Piperb DR Law20      
G Welchlbw b Such26      
NMK Smithc Prichard b Ilott47      
ESH Giddinsb Williams1      
DR Brownnot out1      
Extras(4 b, 16 lb, 12 nb)32
Total(all out, 80.2 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-88, 3-106, 4-147, 5-154, 6-184, 7-221, 8-236, 9-237, 10-280 (80.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williams19   5683--
Such23   6623--
Irani11   3300--
DR Law9   2362--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Prichardc and b Giddins18      
IN Flanaganc Lara b Welch61      
MC Ilottc Piper b Giddins8      
SD Petersb Smith26      
RC Iranic Lara b Giles69      
AP Graysonlbw b Wagh33      
SG Lawc Lara b Giddins14      
DR Lawc Knight b Wagh65      
+BJ Hyamnot out19      
NF Williamsnot out4      
PM Suchdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 10 nb)15
Total(8 wickets, 129 overs)332
Fall of wickets:
1-71, 2-85, 3-115, 4-146, 5-226, 6-226, 7-246, 8-320
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Giddins34   81023--
Welch36   51211--
Giles40   23421--
Smith10   3461--
Wagh9   1162--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> BC Lara (2) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> IN Flanagan (2) passed his previous highest score of 57 in County Championship matches
--> IN Flanagan (2) passed his previous highest score of 57 in first-class matches
--> ESH Giddins reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings
--> ESH Giddins reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex second innings
--> DR Brown retired hurt in the Warwickshire first innings having scored 26 (team score 76/5) - he returned when the score was 173/9





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