Essex v Worcestershire
County Championship 1972
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 9th, 10th, 11th August 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 2 (Batting 2); Worcestershire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, R Julian
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 2/0 (Headley 2*, Turner 0*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (1) 303/9 (Holder 1*, Pridgeon 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Ormrod b Gifford16     
GJ Savillelbw b Holder92     
KWR Fletcherb Holder25     
B Wardlbw b Holder0     
KD Boyceb Wilkinson6     
KR Pontlbw b Gifford1     
*+B Taylorb Holder0     
S Turnerc Gifford b Holder10     
RNS Hobbsb Gifford4     
RE Eastnot out89     
JK Leverc and b Wilkinson21     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(all out, 112.1 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-124, 3-124, 4-135, 5-139, 6-140, 7-157, 8-158, 9-186, 10-275 (112.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder34   6935--
Pridgeon13   3420--
Gifford33   12593--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Boyce b Turner18     
GM Turnerc and b Boyce154     
JM Parkerc East b Boyce91     
JA Ormrodlbw b Boyce0     
PJ Stimpsonc East b Lever10     
TJ Yardleylbw b Boyce8     
KW Wilkinsonlbw b Boyce0     
+HG Wilcockc and b Lever1     
*N Giffordb Lever4     
VA Holdernot out1     
AP Pridgeonnot out1     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 6 nb)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 103 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-264, 3-266, 4-284, 5-292, 6-292, 7-297, 8-301, 9-301
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce25   6525--
Lever21   4633--
Turner19   5461--
East20   5570--
Hobbs14   2600--
Edmeades4   0100--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Wilkinson b Holder18     
GJ Savillec Wilcock b Gifford50     
KWR Fletcherlbw b Wilkinson41     
B Wardlbw b Pridgeon10     
KD Boycec Gifford b Wilkinson6     
KR Pontnot out75     
*+B Taylorb Parker21     
S Turnernot out2     
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 4 lb)11
Total(6 wickets, declared, 70 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-110, 3-110, 4-119, 5-152, 6-217
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder8   3111--
Pridgeon14   1421--
Wilkinson23   5772--
Gifford19   5511--
Ormrod4   0280--
Parker2   0141--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Turner b Boyce2     
GM Turnerb Boyce4     
JM Parkernot out39     
JA Ormrodrun out22     
PJ Stimpsonnot out9     
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
KW Wilkinsondid not bat      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb, 9 w)17
Total(3 wickets, 33 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-12, 3-66
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce5   182--
Lever4   080--
Turner5   2120--
East2   050--
Hobbs3   220--
Fletcher10   2360--
Ward4   250--

--> GJ Saville (1) passed his previous highest score of 77 in County Championship matches
--> GJ Saville (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> RE East (1) passed his previous highest score of 59 in first-class matches
--> RE East (1) passed his previous highest score of 59 in County Championship matches
--> JM Parker (1) passed his previous highest score of 79 in County Championship matches
--> JM Parker (1) equalled his previous highest score of 91 in first-class matches
--> KR Pont (2) passed his previous highest score of 35 in first-class matches
--> KR Pont (2) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> S Turner reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings

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