Essex v Yorkshire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 1st, 3rd, 4th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Yorkshire 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresDO Oslear, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 100/3 (Hampshire 25*, Cope 0*; 42.2 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 241/3 (Fletcher 62*, Pont 0*; 63 overs)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottb East49     
RG Lumblbw b Lever10     
CWJ Atheyc Hardie b Turner4     
JH Hampshirec McEwan b Lever42     
GA Copec East b Lever1     
K Sharpc Lever b East40     
+DL Bairstownot out56     
A Sidebottomc McEwan b East0     
P Carrickc McEwan b East25     
HP Cooperc McEwan b Phillip9     
S Oldhamnot out1     
Extras(2 b, 13 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)23
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-41, 3-99, 4-109, 5-128, 6-177, 7-177, 8-219, 9-255
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever22   7393--
Phillip21   2681--
Turner19   6381--
East24   4634--
Acfield14   1290--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MSA McEvoyrun out10     
S Turnerb Oldham10     
KS McEwanlbw b Oldham149     
*KWR Fletcherc Bairstow b Oldham75     
KR Pontc Cope b Cooper60     
N Phillipc and b Oldham2     
RE Eastc Cooper b Sidebottom8     
+N Smithb Cooper44     
JK Levernot out4     
DL Acfieldnot out7     
BR Hardiedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 6 nb)13
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)382
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-30, 3-236, 4-264, 5-266, 6-282, 7-370, 8-370
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Oldham32   7904--
Cooper37   111102--
Carrick12   2710--
Sidebottom14   2661--
Cope5   2320--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottc Phillip b Acfield59     
RG Lumbc Fletcher b Turner13     
CWJ Atheyc McEvoy b East56     
JH Hampshirenot out26     
K Sharpnot out19     
GA Copedid not bat      
+DL Bairstowdid not bat      
A Sidebottomdid not bat      
P Carrickdid not bat      
HP Cooperdid not bat      
S Oldhamdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 9 nb)13
Total(3 wickets, 65 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-113, 3-156
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   1140--
Phillip6   1250--
Turner9   1161--
East20   4481--
Acfield16   2581--
Pont6   1120--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> P Carrick (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 19
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 146
--> RE East (1) passed 5000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Yorkshire first innings
--> S Oldham reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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