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Essex v Lancashire
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 8th, 9th, 10th August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLancashire won by 4 wickets
PointsEssex 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Lancashire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 15/0 (Wood 0*, Lloyd 13*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 53/0 (Francis 33*, Hardie 18*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Engineer b Lever2     
BR Hardiec Lloyd b Lee21     
RMO Cookec Kennedy b Lever0     
KR Pontlbw b Sullivan2     
S Turnerc Lloyd b Sullivan6     
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Lee110     
RE Eastc Engineer b Sullivan1     
+N Smithc Lloyd b Wood17     
*RNS Hobbsc Engineer b Lee0     
DL Acfieldc Engineer b Lee26     
JK Levernot out8     
Extras(9 b, 2 lb, 6 nb)17
Total(all out, 95.3 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-31, 4-31, 5-42, 6-48, 7-99, 8-100, 9-195, 10-210 (95.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever24   5632--
Lee28.34674--
Sullivan22   11263--
Wood5   341--
Simmons11   4170--
Hughes5   1160--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodlbw b Hobbs58     
*D Lloydb Edmeades55     
H Pillingb Hobbs27     
KL Snellgrovec Francis b Hobbs15     
+FM Engineerb Hobbs1     
J Sullivanrun out4     
A Kennedyc Turner b Acfield31     
DP Hugheslbw b Hobbs6     
J Simmonsb Turner15     
P Leverb Turner2     
PG Leenot out5     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 9 nb)13
Total(all out, 98.3 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-150, 3-151, 4-157, 5-162, 6-182, 7-197, 8-211, 9-217, 10-232 (98.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever21   7500--
Turner15.33412--
Edmeades4   0171--
Hobbs31   12755--
Acfield14   7121--
East13   2240--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Engineer b Lever45     
BR Hardiec and b Lloyd80     
RMO Cookerun out26     
KR Pontc Lever b Lloyd21     
BEA Edmeadesc Kennedy b Hughes38     
S Turnerb Hughes11     
RE Eastc and b Hughes12     
+N Smithnot out4     
*RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 86.3 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-131, 3-179, 4-190, 5-210, 6-234, 7-245 (86.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever10   3291--
Lee12   4300--
Sullivan3   240--
Simmons8   2220--
Hughes31.37823--
Lloyd22   4702--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodb Lever62     
*D Lloydc Smith b Turner31     
H Pillingc Turner b Lever0     
KL Snellgrovec Cooke b Turner1     
+FM Engineerb Lever56     
J Sullivanc Hobbs b Lever30     
A Kennedynot out27     
DP Hughesnot out4     
J Simmonsdid not bat      
P Leverdid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)13
Total(6 wickets, 47.3 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-98, 2-98, 3-99, 4-101, 5-180, 6-193
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20.33714--
Turner15   1722--
Hobbs4   0330--
Acfield5   0240--
East3   0110--

Notes
--> JK Lever (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> D Lloyd (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 46
--> A Kennedy (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches
--> BR Hardie (2) passed his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> BR Hardie (2) passed his previous highest score of 49 in first-class matches
--> P Lever reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RNS Hobbs reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire first innings

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