Benson & Hedges Cup, Final: Essex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 21, 1979
Essex won by 35 runs
Played at Lord's, London
21 July 1979 (55-over match)
  Essex innings (55 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MH Denness c Smith b Wilson 24 43 36 4 0 66.66
GA Gooch b Wilson 120 203 141 11 3 85.10
KS McEwan c †Richards b Wilson 72 96 99 10 0 72.72
KWR Fletcher* b Knight 34 37 30 3 0 113.33
BR Hardie c Intikhab Alam b Wilson 4 14 6 0 0 66.66
KR Pont not out 19 19 13 3 0 146.15
N Phillip c Howarth b Jackman 2 5 6 0 0 33.33
S Turner not out 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 3, lb 8, w 1, nb 2) 14
  Total (6 wickets; 55 overs) 290 (5.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RD Jackman 11 0 69 1 6.27
  PHL Wilson 11 1 56 4 5.09
  RDV Knight 11 1 40 1 3.63
  Intikhab Alam 11 0 38 0 3.45
  PI Pocock 11 0 73 0 6.63
  Surrey innings (target: 291 runs from 55 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AR Butcher c †Smith b Lever 13 20 22 2 0 59.09
MA Lynch c McEwan b East 17 53 32 2 0 53.12
GP Howarth c Fletcher b Pont 74 131 99 6 0 74.74
RDV Knight* c †Smith b Pont 52 66 64 8 0 81.25
DM Smith b Phillip 24 45 34 2 0 70.58
GRJ Roope not out 39 64 32 2 1 121.87
Intikhab Alam c Pont b Phillip 1 9 5 0 0 20.00
RD Jackman b East 1 3 5 0 0 20.00
CJ Richards b Turner 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
PI Pocock b Phillip 7 21 17 1 0 41.17
PHL Wilson b Lever 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 16, w 1, nb 5) 26
  Total (all out; 51.4 overs) 255 (4.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JK Lever 9.4 2 33 2 3.41
  N Phillip 10 2 42 3 4.20
  RE East 11 1 40 2 3.63
  S Turner 11 1 47 1 4.27
  KR Pont 10 0 67 2 6.70

Match details


Toss - Surrey, who chose to field
Series - Essex won the 1979 Benson & Hedges Cup
Player of the match - GA Gooch (Essex)
Umpires - HD Bird and BJ Meyer
 
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