Essex in First-Class Matches in 1978

See Also One-Day Matches and Second XI Matches and Other Matches

Captain: KWR Fletcher

Home Grounds used:
County Ground, Chelmsford; Valentine's Park, Ilford; Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester; Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea

Away Grounds visited:
FP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge; Grace Road, Leicester; Kennington Oval, Kennington; Wagon Works Ground, Gloucester; Sophia Gardens, Cardiff; Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood; County Ground, Hove; County Ground, Northampton; Trafalgar Road, Southport; County Ground, Derby; Cheriton Road Sports Ground, Folkestone; Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Championship playing record:
P 22     W 12     D 9     L 1

First-Class playing record:
P 24     W 12     D 11     L 1

Click on these links for the season's First-Class scorecards and results
or First-Class batting averages or First-Class bowling averages or Championship batting averages or Championship bowling averages

17 players appeared in First-Class matches for Essex in 1978:
DL Acfield; MH Denness; RE East; KWR Fletcher; MK Fosh; GA Gooch; BR Hardie; JK Lever; AW Lilley; MSA McEvoy; KS McEwan; SJ Malone; N Phillip; KR Pont; DR Pringle; N Smith; S Turner.

3 players made their debut for Essex in these matches in 1978:
AW Lilley; N Phillip; DR Pringle.

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