Essex v Middlesex
Other matches in England 2008
VenueThe Ford County Ground, Chelmsford on 3rd, 4th April 2008 (2-day single innings match)
Balls per over6
Players12 per side (11 to bat and field)
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 1 wicket
UmpiresNL Bainton, DJ Braulik
ScorersAE Choat (Essex), DK Shelley (Middlesex)
Close of play day 1Essex 276/6

Essex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Chopralbw b Murtagh2664 5- 
JER Gallianb Richardson1121 1- 
T Westleyc Scott b Murtagh832 2- 
GW Flowerc Nash b Murtagh3973 7- 
*ML Pettinic Scott b Murtagh87206 11- 
+JS Fosterc Scott b Evans85146 11- 
JD Middlebrooknot out824 2- 
TJ Phillipsnot out011 -- 
AJ Tudordid not bat      
MS Westfielddid not bat      
CJC Wrightdid not bat      
DD Mastersdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb, 6 w)12
Total(6 wickets, declared, 96 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (Gallian), 2-47 (Westley), 3-72 (Chopra), 4-109 (Flower), 5-251 (Pettini), 6-276 (Foster)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Silverwood18   6410-1
Richardson7   381--
Evans21   66011-
Murtagh19   5534--
Udal17   2550--
Finn9   1310--
Malan3   0120--
Joyce2   01201-

Middlesex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EC Joyceb Middlebrook61123 10- 
BA Godlemanb Tudor711 1- 
*ET Smithc Middlebrook b Tudor1427 3- 
EJG Morganb Middlebrook2491 4- 
DJ Malanc Middlebrook b Tudor74117 122 
DC Nashc Foster b Masters315 -- 
+BJM Scottb Masters48104 61 
TJ Murtaghlbw b Tudor04 -- 
SD Udalc and b Masters1926 21 
CEW Silverwoodb Masters1014 2- 
D Evansnot out94 2- 
A Richardsondid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)16
Total(all out, 88.5 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Godleman), 2-38 (Smith), 3-108 (Morgan), 4-113 (Joyce), 5-116 (Nash), 6-244 (Scott), 7-244 (Malan), 8-247 (Murtagh), 9-270 (Silverwood), 10-285 (Udal, 88.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tudor18   1734--
Westfield12   3480--
Wright11   3280-3
Middlebrook13   4312--
Phillips11   2420--
Westley4   1120--
Chopra1   010--

--> Middlesex batted on after winning
--> Middlesex full substitute: ST Finn for A Richardson

The format agreed by the captains was for 96 overs on each of the two days with neither side having more than 96 overs batting.
During the Essex innings Scott kept wicket for the first session and then again from the start of over 81 (new ball taken) until the end at over 96. Nash kept wicket for the whole of the second session and up to over 80.



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