Lancashire v Essex
County Championship 1974
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 22nd, 24th, 25th June 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLancashire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Essex 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresCS Elliott, H Horton
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 22/0 (9 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 53/2 (McEwan 31*, East 7*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Lyon b Wood34     
GJ Savilleb Lever1     
KS McEwanc Lyon b Lever0     
RMO Cookec and b Wood40     
GA Goochc Shuttleworth b Lever94     
KR Pontc Hayes b Lee35     
S Turnerlbw b Lever20     
RE Eastnot out50     
+N Smithc and b Shuttleworth33     
*RNS Hobbslbw b Lee2     
JK Levernot out1     
Extras(14 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)22
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)332
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-4, 3-74, 4-101, 5-181, 6-230, 7-253, 8-301, 9-318
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever15   2404--
Shuttleworth28   7731--
Lee23   1842--
Wood19   6582--
Simmons10   4380--
Hughes5   2170--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodc and b Lever68     
KL Snellgrovec East b Pont42     
H Pillinglbw b Pont0     
FC Hayesst Smith b East92     
A Kennedyc Saville b Hobbs11     
DP Hughesc Hobbs b Pont62     
J Simmonsc East b Lever10     
+J Lyonrun out0     
*P Levernot out9     
K Shuttleworthnot out3     
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(8 wickets, declared, 98 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-82, 2-82, 3-146, 4-172, 5-246, 6-282, 7-284, 8-296
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever23   1722--
Turner19   2560--
Hobbs17   5511--
Pont20   4503--
East19   2681--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardielbw b Shuttleworth3     
KS McEwanb Simmons74     
RMO Cookec Hughes b Lever10     
KR Pontc and b Hughes24     
RE Eastc Lyon b Lee32     
GA Goochc and b Hughes9     
S Turnerc Lyon b Hughes13     
GJ Savillenot out41     
+N Smithnot out18     
*RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 3 nb)10
Total(7 wickets, declared, 84 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-35, 3-115, 4-139, 5-158, 6-159, 7-192
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever13   3351--
Shuttleworth11   0271--
Lee12   1341--
Simmons28   5781--
Hughes20   7503--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodb Hobbs16     
KL Snellgrovec Saville b Hobbs29     
H Pillingc Lever b East19     
FC Hayesb East86     
A Kennedyc and b East24     
DP Hughesc Gooch b Hobbs26     
J Simmonsrun out28     
+J Lyonlbw b Hobbs0     
*P Levernot out15     
K Shuttleworthdid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 4 lb)11
Total(8 wickets, 58.3 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-51, 3-123, 4-179, 5-202, 6-220, 7-220, 8-254 (58.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever6   1210--
Turner5   0120--
Pont1   050--
East16   2653--
Cooke7   0390--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GA Gooch (1) passed his previous highest score of 44 in County Championship matches
--> GA Gooch (1) passed his previous highest score of 44 in first-class matches
--> RE East (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> FC Hayes (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> KR Pont achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Lancashire first innings (previous best was 2-28)
--> KR Pont achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Lancashire first innings (previous best was 2-28)
--> KR Pont retired hurt in the Essex second innings having scored 0 (team had lost 2 wickets) and later returned





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