County Championship Division Two, Worcestershire v Essex at Worcester, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2006
30,31 August, 1,2 September 2006 (4-day match)
  Worcestershire 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Vincent c Flower b Tudor 114 143 120 18 1 95.00
SC Moore lbw b Bichel 16 46 30 2 0 53.33
VS Solanki* c Chopra b Phillips 122 250 202 15 1 60.39
BF Smith c †Foster b Bichel 19 41 24 3 0 79.16
GA Hick c †Foster b Middlebrook 104 135 113 18 0 92.03
SM Davies c Middlebrook b Bichel 46 72 67 6 0 68.65
GJ Batty not out 16 56 41 1 0 39.02
RJ Sillence not out 1 7 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 12, w 1, nb 22) 35
  Total (6 wickets dec; 98.3 overs) 473 (4.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AJ Bichel 21.3 0 111 3 5.16
  AJ Tudor 15 1 72 1 4.80 (9nb)
  MS Westfield 6 1 28 0 4.66 (1nb)
  RS Bopara 12 2 63 0 5.25 (1nb, 1w)
  TJ Phillips 28 2 110 1 3.92
  JD Middlebrook 16 2 77 1 4.81
  Essex 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
V Chopra c Smith b Malik 70 197 157 10 0 44.58
ML Pettini c †Davies b Khan 6 52 28 1 0 21.42
RS Bopara c Hick b Malik 12 19 13 2 0 92.30
A Flower b Ali 5 64 49 0 0 10.20
RC Irani* c †Davies b Solanki 66 202 150 7 1 44.00
JS Foster st †Davies b Batty 80 138 126 11 0 63.49
JD Middlebrook b Khan 13 31 28 2 0 46.42
TJ Phillips c †Davies b Ali 20 87 52 3 0 38.46
AJ Bichel c Ali b Khan 9 31 10 1 0 90.00
AJ Tudor b Batty 12 54 36 1 0 33.33
MS Westfield not out 9 25 19 1 0 47.36
Extras (b 12, lb 10, w 2, nb 4) 28
  Total (all out; 111 overs) 330 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Z Khan 26 4 95 3 3.65 (1w)
  Kabir Ali 24 7 49 2 2.04 (1nb)
  RJ Sillence 16 1 45 0 2.81 (1nb)
  MN Malik 19 6 41 2 2.15 (1w)
  GJ Batty 17 3 58 2 3.41
  L Vincent 2 0 5 0 2.50
  VS Solanki 7 0 15 1 2.14
  Worcestershire 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Vincent b Bichel 32 41 33 6 0 96.96
SC Moore c †Foster b Tudor 3 22 13 0 0 23.07
VS Solanki* c †Foster b Middlebrook 30 67 48 2 0 62.50
BF Smith lbw b Westfield 42 91 87 4 0 48.27
GA Hick not out 105 191 133 9 1 78.94
SM Davies st †Foster b Phillips 33 66 76 4 0 43.42
GJ Batty not out 46 80 66 6 0 69.69
Extras (b 8, lb 17, w 3, nb 12) 40
  Total (5 wickets dec; 75 overs) 331 (4.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AJ Bichel 19 4 77 1 4.05
  AJ Tudor 9 0 47 1 5.22 (4nb, 1w)
  TJ Phillips 13 0 49 1 3.76
  JD Middlebrook 24 8 71 1 2.95 (1w)
  MS Westfield 3 0 18 1 6.00 (2nb)
  RS Bopara 7 0 44 0 6.28 (1w)
  Essex 2nd innings (target: 475 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
V Chopra lbw b Malik 5 33 29 0 0 17.24
ML Pettini c Hick b Khan 26 129 75 3 0 34.66
AJ Bichel c Smith b Ali 6 15 11 1 0 54.54
RS Bopara not out 28 165 86 1 0 32.55
A Flower lbw b Batty 29 44 32 4 0 90.62
RC Irani* not out 8 38 37 0 0 21.62
Extras (b 8, lb 4, nb 2) 14
  Total (4 wickets; 44.5 overs) 116 (2.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Z Khan 13.5 3 35 1 2.53
  Kabir Ali 12 1 36 1 3.00 (1nb)
  MN Malik 3 1 10 1 3.33
  GJ Batty 10 6 10 1 1.00
  VS Solanki 6 1 13 0 2.16

Match details


Toss - Worcestershire, who chose to bat
Points - Worcestershire 12, Essex 9
Umpires - B Dudleston and JW Holder
Close of play
  • Wed, 30 Aug - day 1 - Worcestershire 1st innings 473/6 (GJ Batty 16*, RJ Sillence 1*, 98.3 ov)
  • Thu, 31 Aug - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 296/7 (TJ Phillips 8*, AJ Bichel 9*, 97 ov)
  • Fri, 1 Sep - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 19/1 (ML Pettini 10*, AJ Bichel 0*, 11 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Sep - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 116/4 (44.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 1
    • Worcestershire 1st innings
    • L Vincent 100 in 126 mins off 101 balls, 16x4 and 1x6
    • VS Solanki 100 in 211 mins off 163 balls, 15x4
    • GA Hick 100 in 139 mins off 110 balls, 18x4
    • Worcestershire 2nd innings
    • GA Hick 100 in 189 mins off 130 balls, 9x4 and 1x6
 
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 1.15pm-1.55, Tea (usually) 4.10-4.30, Close 6.30
Final day: Lunch 1.00pm-1.40, Tea 3.40-4.00, Close 6.00