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Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 3rd, 5th, 6th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 2 runs
PointsEssex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, JF Crapp
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 61/0 (Edmeades 16*, Hardie 43*; 16 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 167/9 (Hobbs 1*, Lever 1*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Turner106     
A Taitc Smith b Lever16     
DS Steelec Smith b Edmeades22     
G Cookb Hobbs42     
P Willeyb Boyce32     
*PJ Wattsc Smith b Lever23     
+G Sharpnot out19     
A Hodgsonrun out18     
RMH Cottamrun out0     
BS Bedirun out6     
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 8 nb)15
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-80, 3-189, 4-201, 5-247, 6-255, 7-280, 8-282, 9-299 (100 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce30   51051--
Lever18   1492--
Turner15   1371--
Edmeades7   2141--
East18   3460--
Hobbs12   4331--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Sharp b Dye22     
BR Hardiec Virgin b Dye50     
KS McEwanc Watts b Steele27     
*KWR Fletcherb Dye0     
RMO Cookec Sharp b Cottam0     
S Turnerc Cook b Bedi47     
KD Boycec Steele b Bedi9     
RE Eastc Virgin b Bedi4     
+N Smithc Tait b Dye31     
RNS Hobbsc Watts b Steele0     
JK Levernot out12     
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(all out, 61.1 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-68, 2-79, 3-79, 4-82, 5-109, 6-124, 7-130, 8-171, 9-178, 10-205 (61.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam15   2601--
Dye13.12444--
Bedi19   9453--
Steele14   2532--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Boyce b East13     
A Taitc McEwan b Turner20     
DS Steelec Lever b East17     
*PJ Wattsc Smith b Turner1     
G Cookc Boyce b East9     
P Willeyc Hobbs b East6     
+G Sharpc Smith b East1     
A Hodgsonc Hardie b Turner1     
BS Bedib Turner0     
RMH Cottamc and b Turner2     
JCJ Dyenot out1     
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(all out, 34.4 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-39, 3-40, 4-53, 5-66, 6-67, 7-68, 8-68, 9-71, 10-75 (34.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce6   0240--
Turner12   4205--
East16.46275--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc and b Hodgson33     
BR Hardiec Cook b Steele30     
RMO Cookec Steele b Hodgson1     
*KWR Fletcherc Sharp b Cottam24     
KD Boyceb Bedi31     
KS McEwanc Virgin b Bedi4     
S Turnerc Cook b Hodgson14     
RE Eastc Dye b Hodgson22     
+N Smithc Watts b Hodgson1     
RNS Hobbsc Cook b Bedi1     
JK Levernot out1     
Extras(1 b, 4 nb)5
Total(all out, 48.1 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-56, 3-70, 4-113, 5-128, 6-130, 7-160, 8-165, 9-165, 10-167 (48.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam9   3301--
Dye3   1130--
Bedi17.11723--
Steele4   0111--
Hodgson15   6365--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> KS McEwan (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> S Turner reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings
--> A Hodgson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 4-43)
--> A Hodgson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 4-43)

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