Chelmsford, Jul 22 - 25 2008, County Championship Division Two
275 & 184
(47.4 ov, target 181)279 & 181/2
Essex won by 8 wickets
Gloucestershire 1st INNINGS
William Porterfield c †Foster b Masters1237361032.43
Kadeer Ali lbw b Napier59291055.55
Hamish Marshall c †Foster b Masters12112510109.09
Marcus North c Masters b Danish Kaneria9812518116078.40
Alex Gidman  b Napier3161785050.81
Chris Taylor lbw b Danish Kaneria1642521038.09
Steve Snell  b Middlebrook2134284061.76
Mark Hardinges not out 4048545183.33
Vikram Banerjee c Bopara b Middlebrook01516000.00
Jon Lewis (c)c †Foster b Napier1221192057.14
Steve Kirby  b Napier2890025.00
Extras(b 4, lb 15, nb 6, w 1)26
TOTAL(68 Ov, RR: 4.04)275
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Kadeer Ali), 2-27 (William Porterfield), 3-52 (Hamish Marshall), 4-131 (Alex Gidman), 5-194 (Chris Taylor), 6-221 (Marcus North), 7-223 (Steve Snell), 8-245 (Vikram Banerjee), 9-265 (Jon Lewis), 10-275 (Steve Kirby)
David Masters1425123.64---11
Graham Napier1535043.33---00
Ryan ten Doeschate402105.25---00
Danish Kaneria1846723.72---00
Ravi Bopara603505.83---02
James Middlebrook1123222.90---00
Essex 1st INNINGS
Varun Chopra  b Hardinges47911117051.64
Jason Gallian c †Snell b Kirby481181627040.67
Neil Dexter c †Snell b Banerjee1152621021.15
Ravi Bopara c North b Kirby01014000.00
Mark Pettini (c)lbw b Kirby0410000.00
James Foster c Porterfield b Kirby571161467049.13
Ryan ten Doeschate lbw b Banerjee054000.00
James Middlebrook lbw b North4171793257.74
Graham Napier c †Snell b Lewis2730363190.00
David Masters c North b Kirby2127404077.77
Danish Kaneria not out 17162730106.25
Extras(b 5, lb 2, nb 2, w 1)10
TOTAL(89.5 Ov, RR: 3.10)279
Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Varun Chopra), 2-102 (Jason Gallian), 3-106 (Neil Dexter), 4-106 (Ravi Bopara), 5-108 (Mark Pettini), 6-109 (Ryan ten Doeschate), 7-178 (James Middlebrook), 8-227 (Graham Napier), 9-241 (James Foster), 10-279 (David Masters)
Jon Lewis2589013.60---00
Steve Kirby22.556052.62---10
Vikram Banerjee2987222.48---01
Marcus North813414.25---00
Mark Hardinges501613.20---00
Gloucestershire 2nd INNINGS
Kadeer Ali c Dexter b Masters432003403021.50
William Porterfield lbw b Danish Kaneria1649633032.65
Hamish Marshall c Bopara b Masters1131500035.48
Marcus North c Danish Kaneria b Middlebrook1531543048.38
Alex Gidman c Middlebrook b Danish Kaneria89112088.88
Chris Taylor c & b Danish Kaneria723241030.43
Vikram Banerjee c Gallian b Middlebrook21370015.38
Steve Snell c Dexter b Masters531641916032.31
Mark Hardinges c & b Danish Kaneria1826392069.23
Jon Lewis (c)c Bopara b Danish Kaneria661110100.00
Steve Kirby not out 097000.00
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL(93.3 Ov, RR: 1.96)184
Fall of wickets: 0-6, 1-31 (William Porterfield), 2-31 (Hamish Marshall), 3-48 (Alex Gidman), 4-60 (Chris Taylor), 5-64 (Marcus North), 6-68 (Vikram Banerjee), 7-153 (Steve Snell), 8-170 (Kadeer Ali), 9-183 (Jon Lewis), 10-184 (Mark Hardinges)
David Masters1443732.64---00
Graham Napier2346202.69---00
Danish Kaneria32.3105351.63---00
James Middlebrook1571521.00---00
Ravi Bopara51701.40---00
Ryan ten Doeschate42501.25---00
Essex 2nd INNINGS (target: 181 runs)
Varun Chopra run out 430390013.33
Jason Gallian  b Kirby17110014.28
Neil Dexter not out 711361799152.20
Ravi Bopara not out 10311415111290.35
Extras(nb 2)2
TOTAL(47.4 Ov, RR: 3.79)181/2
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Jason Gallian), 2-7 (Varun Chopra)
Steve Kirby1232211.83---00
Jon Lewis1252402.00---00
Mark Hardinges402205.50---01
Vikram Banerjee12.417205.68---00
Chris Taylor201407.00---00
Marcus North502705.40---00
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossGloucestershire, elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship Division Two
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days22,23,24,25 July 2008 - day (4-day match)
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Ian Gould
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Nigel Cowley
PointsEssex 19, Gloucestershire 5
Tue, 22 Jul - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 66/0 (Varun Chopra 43*, Jason Gallian 23*, 26 ov)
Wed, 23 Jul - day 2 - Gloucs 2nd innings 70/6 (Kadeer Ali 8*, Steve Snell 2*, 32 ov)
Thu, 24 Jul - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 150/2 (Neil Dexter 60*, Ravi Bopara 83*, 43 ov)
Fri, 25 Jul - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 181/2 (47.4 ov) - end of match
Day 2
  • Gloucestershire 2nd innings
  • Kadeer Ali (2) retired hurt on 3* from 6/0 to 64/5
Day 4
  • Essex 2nd innings
  • RS Bopara 100 in 150 mins off 111 balls, 11x4, 2x6