Surrey v Sussex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 15th, 16th, 17th August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Sussex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWL Budd, DJ Constant
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 26/0 (Wessels 19*, Barclay 5*; 8 overs)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 79/3 (Howarth 51*, Roope 23*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butchernot out71     
GS Clintonb Pigott24     
GP Howarthc Waller b Imran Khan4     
*RDV Knightc Waller b Pigott23     
GRJ Roopec Long b Imran Khan1     
DM Smithb Imran Khan1     
RD Jackmanc Long b Waller14     
Intikhab Alamc Wessels b Imran Khan50     
+CJ Richardsc Graves b Pigott28     
PI Pocockc Barclay b Spencer10     
PHL Wilsonb Imran Khan3     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 98.3 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-45, 3-59, 4-69, 5-76, 6-112, 7-142, 8-208, 9-237, 10-240 (98.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan23.311315--
Spencer28   7681--
Pigott20   2713--
Phillipson19   9400--
Waller8   3191--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc Roope b Wilson19     
JRT Barclaynot out20     
GD Mendisb Wilson10     
PWG Parkerc Richards b Wilson8     
CP Phillipsonlbw b Jackman1     
Imran Khanc Butcher b Jackman60     
PJ Graveslbw b Jackman1     
ACS Pigottc Pocock b Jackman27     
*+A Longc Richards b Wilson7     
J Spencerc Richards b Knight20     
CE Wallerb Jackman8     
Extras(6 lb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 67.5 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-38, 3-45, 4-49, 5-50, 6-137, 7-138, 8-166, 9-166, 10-189 (67.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilson22   5744--
Knight10   2221--
Intikhab Alam2   150--
Pocock7   3160--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherc Phillipson b Imran Khan0     
GS Clintonc Phillipson b Imran Khan3     
GP Howarthnot out68     
*RDV Knightb Spencer1     
GRJ Roopenot out31     
DM Smithdid not bat      
RD Jackmandid not bat      
Intikhab Alamdid not bat      
+CJ Richardsdid not bat      
PI Pocockdid not bat      
PHL Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(3 wickets, declared, 39 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-9, 3-21
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Imran Khan10   4172--
Spencer13   2531--
Pigott10   1240--
Phillipson3   130--
Barclay3   160--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PI Pocock (1) passed 4000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 7
--> Imran Khan (1) passed 8000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 6
--> Imran Khan reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Surrey second innings
--> Imran Khan reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Surrey second innings
--> AR Butcher retired ill in the Surrey first innings (team score 26/0) - he returned when the score was 142/7
--> JRT Barclay retired hurt in the Sussex first innings having scored 5 (team score 26/0) - he returned when the score was 166/9