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Chelmsford, September 19 - 22, 2023, County Championship Division One
447/9d & 153/8d
(T:267) 334 & 267/7

Hampshire won by 3 wickets

Essex 1st Innings
Hampshire 1st Innings
Essex 2nd Innings
Hampshire 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Essex 1st Innings 
c †Brown b Barker328370010.71
b Mohammad Abbas037000.00
c Vince b Abbott501021449049.01
c Vince b Dawson361031323034.95
c Gubbins b Dawson991722744157.55
lbw b Dawson1431331145.16
c †Brown b Mohammad Abbas10414514410271.72
c Abbott b Organ62901227168.88
c Abbott b Organ51455434113.33
not out 741110175.00
Extras(b 8, lb 2, nb 10, w 1)21
TOTAL119.4 Ov (RR: 3.73)447/9d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Alastair Cook, 1.3 ov), 2-18 (Nick Browne, 8.5 ov), 3-82 (Tom Westley, 37.1 ov), 4-96 (Dan Lawrence, 40.5 ov), 5-132 (Paul Walter, 48.5 ov), 6-309 (Adam Rossington, 87.5 ov), 7-357 (Matt Critchley, 106.3 ov), 8-427 (Simon Harmer, 117.6 ov), 9-447 (Umesh Yadav, 119.4 ov)
8.5 to NLJ Browne, . 18/2
1.3 to AN Cook, . 0/1
87.5 to AM Rossington, . 309/6
37.1 to T Westley, . 82/3
40.5 to DW Lawrence, . 96/4
48.5 to PI Walter, . 132/5
106.3 to MJJ Critchley, . 357/7
117.6 to SR Harmer, . 427/8
119.4 to UT Yadav, . 447/9
Hampshire 1st Innings 
lbw b Walter3966916059.09
b Harmer471161414040.51
c Lawrence b Harmer1590020.00
c Westley b Critchley46454971102.22
st †Rossington b Harmer10814419415275.00
c Porter b Harmer1250050.00
c Browne b Harmer1644472036.36
c Walter b SJ Cook4262736067.74
c Critchley b Harmer066000.00
b SJ Cook1046471021.73
not out 47151057.14
Extras(b 9, lb 10, w 1)20
TOTAL90.3 Ov (RR: 3.69)334
Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Toby Albert, 23.1 ov), 2-71 (Nick Gubbins, 24.6 ov), 3-134 (Fletcha Middleton, 38.2 ov), 4-138 (James Vince, 39.2 ov), 5-141 (Liam Dawson, 40.1 ov), 6-195 (Ben Brown, 52.6 ov), 7-284 (Keith Barker, 73.1 ov), 8-285 (Felix Organ, 74.2 ov), 9-328 (Kyle Abbott, 87.1 ov), 10-334 (Tom Prest, 90.3 ov)
73.1 to KHD Barker, . 284/7
87.1 to KJ Abbott, poles akimbo! Abbott wafts loosely off the back foot and splatters his own stumps with a big inside-edge. Cook strikes early to leave Hampshire nine-down. The game is afoot.... 328/9
24.6 to NRT Gubbins, . 71/2
38.2 to FS Middleton, . 134/3
40.1 to LA Dawson, . 141/5
52.6 to BC Brown, . 195/6
74.2 to FS Organ, . 285/8
90.3 to TJ Prest, down the track, spins into a slam to leg, misses the ball as it spins through the gate, and off come the bails! A fine innings ends, and Rossington is fairly legging it to the dressing-room, almost before he's broken the wicket ... I suspect he might be about to open... Cook and Lawrence are sharpish into the pavilion too... the intrigue mounts!. 334/10
23.1 to TE Albert, . 68/1
39.2 to JM Vince, . 138/4
Essex 2nd Innings 
c †Brown b Mohammad Abbas1638461042.10
c †Brown b Mohammad Abbas0310000.00
c Dawson b Abbott4549851191.83
c †Brown b Abbott53496541108.16
b Dawson13101111130.00
c Dawson b Abbott3580060.00
c Gubbins b Abbott28170025.00
c Vince b Dawson123502400.00
not out 22700100.00
not out 21100200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4)5
TOTAL28 Ov (RR: 5.46)153/8d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Adam Rossington, 1.5 ov), 2-29 (Alastair Cook, 9.4 ov), 3-112 (Tom Westley, 21.4 ov), 4-131 (Paul Walter, 24.3 ov), 5-133 (Dan Lawrence, 25.1 ov), 6-136 (Matt Critchley, 25.6 ov), 7-149 (Umesh Yadav, 26.4 ov), 8-151 (Simon Harmer, 27.5 ov)
21.4 to T Westley, makes room to leg, inside-out and over the covers... Dawson steadies himself in the deep to take a well-judged catch, and that will be lunch. A decent hand from Westley, but Essex will be looking for another quick injection of runs after the break. 112/3
25.1 to DW Lawrence, huge swipe across the line, a steepling top-edge gives Brown a lot to do, sprinting back towards fine leg, but he judges it well. Lawrence's work is done, and so too his time as an Essex batter at Chelmsford. The crowd give him an appreciative send-off as he makes his way up the stairs. 133/5
25.6 to MJJ Critchley, another thrash down the ground, hitting up into the off-side, but Dawson is set back in the deep to swallow the chance. 136/6
27.5 to SR Harmer, back of a length, blatted hard and flat out to deep cover... a long boundary out there, and there's a man lurking ten yards in. 151/8
1.5 to AM Rossington, stepped to the pitch, had a prod, Abbas finds some away-movement and snicks through to the keeper. Well, that didn't quite come off. 4/1
9.4 to AN Cook, back of a length, Cook climbs into a pull and it's a thin tickle through to the keeper! A low-key departure, maybe for the last time at Chelmsford? Cook troops off to appreciative applause, but resists any urge to give a wave of his bat to the crowd... we shall wait and see. 29/2
24.3 to PI Walter, another big wipe and this time he's bowled... but the intent was plain. The declaration won't be far away now. 131/4
26.4 to UT Yadav, Smashed high into the leg-side... and holes out to long-on! 12 from 3 and out... give that man another contract. 149/7
Hampshire 2nd Innings (T: 267 runs)
c †Rossington b SJ Cook76810116.66
c Porter b Harmer919322047.36
c Westley b Harmer927290033.33
c Lawrence b Critchley891111567280.18
c Browne b Harmer51080050.00
c Browne b Critchley11915016616079.33
not out 1416331087.50
st †Rossington b Critchley1281020150.00
not out 023000.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL58.1 Ov (RR: 4.59)267/7
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Toby Albert, 1.4 ov), 2-25 (Fletcha Middleton, 8.2 ov), 3-26 (Nick Gubbins, 8.5 ov), 4-32 (Tom Prest, 10.4 ov), 5-216 (James Vince, 49.6 ov), 6-247 (Liam Dawson, 55.2 ov), 7-265 (Keith Barker, 57.4 ov)
1.4 to TE Albert, down the leg-side and a stunning grab from Rossington! Flings himself to his left, clings on to a fast-travelling deflection, full stretch in one glove, and now Essex are in the mix!. 11/1
8.2 to FS Middleton, Another one down! Middleton tries to launch one across the line, gets a fat top-edge on the sweep and Porter at deep square leg reaches forward to gather! Essex sense an opening now. 25/2
8.5 to NRT Gubbins, closes the face on the length ball, and a leading edge loops out to cover! Harmer has two in the over, and now It Is On!. 26/3
10.4 to TJ Prest, Not very costly is the answer! Harmer strikes one ball after the drop and the first-innings centurion is gone! Pandemonium among the close catchers! On the back foot, playing with the turn but with no conviction. A simple steer into Nick Browne's pocket at short leg!. 32/4
49.6 to JM Vince, thrashed with an open face, a massive steepler into the covers. Lawrence composes himself well and takes a vital chance! It's an opening, and it's a closing. The end of a brilliant 184-run stand that might yet have sunk Essex's title hopes. 216/5
55.2 to LA Dawson, clattered at Browne's midriff at short cover, and he clings on with a juggle! Here ends a mighty innings, but has he given Essex a sniff with victory looming?. 247/6
57.4 to KHD Barker, runs past the glory shot! Looked to launch it into the Hayes Close, but can't connect. Rossington whips off the bails and there'll be a new man in Critchley's sights. 265/7
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Tue, 19 Sep - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 310/6 (Matt Critchley 83*, Simon Harmer 0*, 89 ov)
Wed, 20 Sep - day 2 - Hampshire 1st innings 10/0 (Toby Albert 6*, Fletcha Middleton 4*, 7 ov)
Thu, 21 Sep - day 3 - Hampshire 1st innings 322/8 (Tom Prest 102*, Kyle Abbott 8*, 85.4 ov)
Fri, 22 Sep - day 4 - Hampshire 2nd innings 267/7 (58.1 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • Hampshire 2nd innings
  • Batting and Bowling points: Essex 6, Hampshire 4
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex, elected to bat first
Match days19,20,21,22 September 2023 - day (4-day match)
Match Referee
PointsHampshire 20, Essex 6
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