County Championship Division Two at Chelmsford, Jun 6-9 2007
241 & 367 (112.2 ov)
Essex won by an innings and 41 runs
Essex 1st Innings
V Chopra c Peters b Brown501781767028.08
ML Pettini (c)c Sales b Crook828291028.57
RS Bopara lbw b Rob White22939146527158.56
GW Flower c Klusener b Brown20333943720259.88
JS Foster c †O'Brien b Dawson69647381107.81
RN ten Doeschate not out62374772167.56
JD Middlebrook not out014000.00
Extras(b 10, lb 15, w 3)28
TOTAL(173 Ov, RR: 3.75)649/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Mark Pettini), 2-127 (Varun Chopra), 3-447 (Ravi Bopara), 4-568 (James Foster), 5-632 (Grant Flower)
L Klusener2394101.7800
DS Lucas29212104.1730
SP Crook37614013.7800
JF Brown42914823.5200
RKJ Dawson32112914.0300
Rob White1004514.5000
Northamptonshire 1st Innings
SD Peters lbw b Saggers1036471027.77
DJ Jacobs lbw b Saggers4661066.66
U Afzaal c Flower b Danish Kaneria7311114012065.76
DJG Sales (c)c Chopra b Middlebrook23601013038.33
DS Lucas c Flower b Middlebrook1263741019.04
Rob White c †Foster b Saggers61081060.00
L Klusener not out701221496057.37
NJ O'Brien c Pettini b Middlebrook031000.00
SP Crook c Chopra b Danish Kaneria022000.00
RKJ Dawson  b ten Doeschate2672662036.11
JF Brown c Flower b Middlebrook0812000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 10, nb 2, w 1)17
TOTAL(82 Ov, RR: 2.93)241
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Davy Jacobs), 2-51 (Stephen Peters), 3-121 (Usman Afzaal), 4-121 (David Sales), 5-127 (Rob White), 6-176 (David Lucas), 7-176 (Niall O'Brien), 8-177 (Steven Crook), 9-236 (Richard Dawson), 10-241 (Jason Brown)
A Nel1133903.5400
MJ Saggers1636934.3101
RS Bopara511703.4000
Danish Kaneria2683621.3800
JD Middlebrook2045342.6500
RN ten Doeschate421313.2510
Northamptonshire 2nd Innings (following on)
SD Peters lbw b Middlebrook9322928614040.61
DJ Jacobs  b Nel1617341194.11
U Afzaal c Flower b Danish Kaneria3245664071.11
DJG Sales (c) b Danish Kaneria671171769157.26
Rob White c †Foster b Danish Kaneria1444551031.81
L Klusener c Bopara b Middlebrook2536363069.44
NJ O'Brien lbw b Danish Kaneria2029293068.96
SP Crook c Flower b Middlebrook4968847072.05
RKJ Dawson c Chopra b Nel717210041.17
DS Lucas not out955631016.36
JF Brown c ten Doeschate b Danish Kaneria719190036.84
Extras(b 14, lb 10, nb 4)28
TOTAL(112.2 Ov, RR: 3.26)367
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Davy Jacobs), 2-89 (Usman Afzaal), 3-223 (David Sales), 4-223 (Stephen Peters), 5-263 (Lance Klusener), 6-273 (Rob White), 7-290 (Niall O'Brien), 8-312 (Richard Dawson), 9-354 (Steven Crook), 10-367 (Jason Brown)
A Nel2439223.8301
MJ Saggers1644803.0000
GR Napier721602.2800
Danish Kaneria38.21110152.6301
JD Middlebrook2507733.0800
RS Bopara20904.5000
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex , elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship Division Two 2007
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.15-13.55, Tea (usually) 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30<br>Final day: Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00.
Match days6,7,8,9 June 2007 (4-day match)
Neil Bainton
Barrie Leadbeater
PointsEssex 22, Northamptonshire 1
Wed, 06 Jun - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 309/2 (RS Bopara 155*, GW Flower 71*, 108 ov)
Thu, 07 Jun - day 2 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 121/4 (DS Lucas 0*, Rob White 0*, 37 ov)
Fri, 08 Jun - day 3 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 111/2 (SD Peters 51*, DJG Sales 12*, 35 ov)
Sat, 09 Jun - day 4 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 367 (112.2 ov) - end of match
Day 2
  • GW Flower 100 in 276 mins off 206 balls, 12x4
  • RS Bopara 200 in 432 mins off 357 balls, 22x4, 1x6
  • GW Flower 200 in 425 mins off 334 balls, 20x4, 2x6
Day 1
  • Essex 1st innings
  • RS Bopara 100 in 221 mins off 182 balls, 12x4, 1x6