Surrey v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 8 wickets
PointsSurrey 19 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Essex 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2)
UmpiresHD Bird, DJ Halfyard
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 43/0 (Howarth 26*, Edrich 12*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 45/1 (Gooch 12*, McEwan 32*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Roope b Thomas5     
GA Goochlbw b Intikhab Alam42     
KS McEwanb Jackman18     
*KWR Fletcherb Knight7     
BR Hardiec Roope b Intikhab Alam11     
S Turnerc and b Pocock38     
N Philliprun out22     
RE Eastc Roope b Knight8     
+N Smithb Jackman41     
JK Levernot out6     
DL Acfieldc and b Pocock10     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 97 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-35, 3-74, 4-88, 5-95, 6-125, 7-155, 8-171, 9-211, 10-222 (97 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackman16   5402--
Thomas13   2321--
Payne5   1200--
Knight15   3292--
Intikhab Alam24   10352--
Pocock24   5522--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichc Smith b Lever16     
GP Howarthb Phillip56     
*RDV Knightb Turner34     
GRJ Roopenot out113     
DM Smithlbw b Lever18     
IR Paynelbw b Lever0     
Intikhab Alamc Denness b East8     
RD Jackmannot out18     
DJ Thomasdid not bat      
+CJ Richardsdid not bat      
PI Pocockdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 11 lb, 11 nb, 1 w)27
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 103 overs)290
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-115, 3-118, 4-166, 5-174, 6-220
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever28   4643--
Phillip24   2801--
East12   2301--
Acfield23   8510--
Turner16   2381--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessb Jackman0     
GA Goochc Thomas b Jackman32     
KS McEwanb Intikhab Alam73     
*KWR Fletcherb Pocock13     
BR Hardierun out1     
S Turnerc Payne b Intikhab Alam4     
N Phillipc Jackman b Pocock15     
RE Eastlbw b Pocock57     
+N Smithc Jackman b Intikhab Alam2     
JK Leverrun out8     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(5 lb, 4 nb)9
Total(all out, 78 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-67, 3-119, 4-127, 5-127, 6-147, 7-147, 8-162, 9-214, 10-214 (78 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackman13   3342--
Thomas8   2320--
Knight4   170--
Intikhab Alam29   8753--
Pocock24   8573--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichb Lever19     
GP Howarthc Smith b Lever1     
*RDV Knightnot out63     
GRJ Roopenot out40     
DM Smithdid not bat      
IR Paynedid not bat      
Intikhab Alamdid not bat      
RD Jackmandid not bat      
DJ Thomasdid not bat      
+CJ Richardsdid not bat      
PI Pocockdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 10 lb, 8 nb)24
Total(2 wickets, 38.5 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-27
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   2192--
Phillip9   1370--
East9   1330--
Acfield6   2100--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> N Phillip made his debut in County Championship matches
--> N Smith (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 39
--> GP Howarth (1) passed 7500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 9
--> GRJ Roope (1) passed 15000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 83
--> KS McEwan (2) passed 8500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 32
--> RD Jackman reached 750 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings