Essex v Leicestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 12th, 14th, 15th August 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, FR Goodall
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 16/0 (Briers 10*, Steele 5*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 48/3 (Fletcher 17*, Hardie 8*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessb Clift26     
MK Foshb Taylor3     
KS McEwanc Tolchard b Clift24     
*KWR Fletchernot out68     
BR Hardiec Illingworth b Clift11     
N Philliplbw b Taylor6     
S Turnerb Balderstone20     
RE Eastc Higgs b Steele19     
+N Smithb Taylor4     
JK Leverb Higgs5     
DL Acfieldc Tolchard b Higgs0     
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(all out, 84.5 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-54, 3-59, 4-79, 5-86, 6-116, 7-152, 8-162, 9-200, 10-200 (84.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor23   7603--
Clift24   11413--
Balderstone16   6251--
Steele5   161--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Turner46     
JF Steelerun out25     
JC Balderstonerun out11     
BF Davisonb East47     
M Schepensc Turner b Lever6     
+RW Tolchardb Phillip14     
PB Cliftlbw b Phillip0     
J Birkenshawnot out34     
R Illingworthc Turner b East0     
*K Higgsb Acfield11     
LB Taylorlbw b Acfield6     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 11 nb)22
Total(all out, 86.3 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-92, 3-117, 4-129, 5-167, 6-168, 7-174, 8-174, 9-208, 10-222 (86.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever25   7561--
Phillip16   3402--
East15   4342--
Turner18   5431--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Higgs12     
MK Foshc Tolchard b Taylor0     
KS McEwanc Steele b Taylor9     
*KWR Fletcherc and b Steele55     
BR Hardienot out68     
N Phillipb Illingworth3     
S Turnernot out31     
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(3 nb, 1 w)4
Total(5 wickets, declared, 63.4 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-15, 3-21, 4-106, 5-129
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor12   2372--
Higgs2   0121--
Balderstone4   230--
Steele15   2531--
Illingworth18   4471--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersc Hardie b Turner5     
JF Steelec Denness b Turner2     
JC Balderstonelbw b Turner1     
BF Davisonc Hardie b Acfield23     
M Schepenslbw b East6     
+RW Tolchardnot out2     
PB Cliftnot out0     
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
R Illingworthdid not bat      
*K Higgsdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(5 wickets, 25 overs)46
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-9, 3-13, 4-44, 5-44
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever2   130--
Phillip1   100--
East11   3251--
Turner9   4113--
Acfield2   201--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MK Fosh made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> MK Fosh made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 18000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 37
--> BF Davison (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 41
--> N Phillip reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> N Phillip reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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