Surrey v Sussex
County Championship 1976
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 28th, 30th, 31st August 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 4 (Bowling 4); Sussex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresCG Pepper, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 115/4 (Graves 50*, Buss 31*; 40 overs)
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 143/8 (Intikhab Alam 6*, Arnold 3*; 66 overs)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc Baker b Roope10     
JJ Groomec Roope b Baker2     
RDV Knightc Baker b Roope18     
*PJ Graveslbw b Arnold54     
PWG Parkerc Younis Ahmed b Baker1     
MA Busslbw b Arnold49     
GD Mendisc Baker b Butcher52     
+A Longc Roope b Howarth27     
J Spencerc Skinner b Arnold13     
CP Phillipsonnot out10     
CE Wallernot out3     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)14
Total(9 wickets, declared, 97.3 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-26, 3-43, 4-49, 5-131, 6-144, 7-216, 8-233, 9-239
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold30   7643--
Baker14   2352--
Roope25   4872--
Smith5   280--
Howarth10   6131--
Intikhab Alam3   090--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JH Edrichc Barclay b Spencer5     
AR Butcherc Long b Phillipson20     
GP Howarthc Mendis b Spencer3     
Younis Ahmedlbw b Spencer56     
GRJ Roopec Spencer b Phillipson19     
DM Smithc Buss b Waller16     
+LE Skinnerrun out5     
TMG Hansellc Parker b Spencer4     
Intikhab Alamc Graves b Phillipson7     
GG Arnoldc Groome b Spencer4     
RP Bakernot out0     
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 69.1 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-15, 3-39, 4-65, 5-123, 6-123, 7-128, 8-138, 9-145, 10-145 (69.1 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer23   5415--
Buss7   550--
Knight12   5200--
Barclay2   140--
Waller7   1261--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc Roope b Baker0     
JJ Groomec Baker b Butcher19     
RDV Knightc Skinner b Smith40     
*PJ Gravesb Butcher3     
PWG Parkerc Roope b Smith0     
MA Bussc Roope b Smith6     
GD Mendisnot out24     
+A Longnot out14     
J Spencerdid not bat      
CP Phillipsondid not bat      
CE Wallerdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 3 w)18
Total(6 wickets, declared, 56.5 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-59, 3-67, 4-67, 5-78, 6-86
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Baker6   1151--
Roope8   290--
Butcher22   6382--
Howarth2   040--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GP Howarthc Waller b Spencer23     
TMG Hansellb Spencer18     
Intikhab Alamc Groome b Spencer3     
Younis Ahmednot out29     
GRJ Roopec Long b Parker32     
AR Butchernot out6     
*JH Edrichdid not bat      
DM Smithdid not bat      
+LE Skinnerdid not bat      
GG Arnolddid not bat      
RP Bakerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 w)6
Total(4 wickets, 38 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-45, 3-52, 4-110
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer9   3303--
Phillipson11   2330--
Knight4   0160--
Barclay6   2180--
Waller7   3110--
Parker1   031--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GD Mendis (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in First-Class matches
--> GD Mendis (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in County Championship matches
--> GRJ Roope (1) passed 12500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 15
--> DM Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Sussex second innings (previous best was 2-9)
--> DM Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Sussex second innings (previous best was 2-9)