Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 7th, 8th, 9th July 1898 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 1 wicket
PointsEssex -1; Gloucestershire 1
UmpiresG Burton, A Chester
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 230/8 (Board 0*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 81/3 (Grace 36*, Townsend 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HA Carpenterb Jessop14     
*HGP Owenb Grace10     
PA Perrinc and b Grace7     
CP McGaheyb Grace0     
AJ Turnerst Board b Grace9     
AP Lucasc Board b Jessop31     
+TM Russellc Board b Roberts0     
CJ Kortrightlbw b Grace2     
W Meadc Bateman-Champain b Grace34     
FG Bullst Board b Grace14     
HI Youngnot out2     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 45.1 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-30, 3-30, 4-39, 5-56, 6-57, 7-66, 8-112, 9-112, 10-128 (45.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jessop16   3372--
Townsend6   1180--
Roberts7   1241--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Russell b Bull126     
H Wrathallc Russell b Kortright0     
W Troupc Kortright b Mead3     
COH Sewellc Russell b Mead5     
CL Townsendb Mead51     
FH Bateman-Champainc and b Kortright13     
GL Jessopb Kortright10     
WSA Brownb Kortright5     
+JH Boardnot out1     
EC Wrightb Kortright0     
FG Robertsb Bull0     
Extras(13 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)17
Total(all out, 88 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-39, 3-53, 4-184, 5-203, 6-218, 7-225, 8-230, 9-230, 10-231 (88 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright24   8415--
Bull16   4472--
Mead21   6453--
Young14   4380--
McGahey3   0200--
Carpenter5   2120--
Turner5   2110--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HA Carpenterc Brown b Wrathall54     
*HGP Owenb Townsend0     
PA Perrinc Grace b Wright81     
CP McGaheyb Brown1     
AJ Turnerlbw b Townsend39     
AP Lucasc Board b Brown22     
+TM Russellst Board b Wright10     
CJ Kortrightc Brown b Wright4     
W Meadc Jessop b Wright12     
FG Bullnot out7     
HI Youngb Jessop11     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 103.2 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-93, 3-96, 4-180, 5-182, 6-196, 7-208, 8-226, 9-231, 10-250 (103.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Townsend13   3392--
Grace20   9250--
Roberts7   1200--
Brown26   8522--
Wrathall9   0321--
Wright15   3324--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Kortright49     
+JH Boardb Kortright0     
W Troupb Kortright0     
COH Sewellc Lucas b Kortright34     
CL Townsendb Kortright15     
FH Bateman-Champainc Russell b Mead24     
GL Jessopnot out14     
H Wrathallc Carpenter b Mead4     
WSA Brownb Kortright1     
EC Wrightlbw b Kortright0     
FG Robertsnot out1     
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, 50.3 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-1, 3-71, 4-96, 5-129, 6-129, 7-145, 8-146, 9-146
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bull14   4490--
Mead10   8232--
Young6   0130--

--> W Mead (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> WG Grace (1) passed 47500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 40
--> WG Grace achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 7-59)
--> EC Wright achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 1-7)
--> CJ Kortright reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings

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