result
Chelmsford, May 7 - 10 2008, County Championship Division Two
302 & 203
(target 299)207 & 301/8
Essex won by 2 wickets
Middlesex 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss c †Foster b Middlebrook8817722910049.71
Billy Godleman c †Foster b Middlebrook29751094038.66
Ed Smith (c)c Gallian b Middlebrook024000.00
Ed Joyce lbw b ten Doeschate661461738045.20
Eoin Morgan c †Foster b ten Doeschate18931001019.35
David Nash c Chopra b Middlebrook5791071.42
Vernon Philander lbw b ten Doeschate30741524140.54
Tim Murtagh c Pettini b Middlebrook412101033.33
Shaun Udal c Pettini b Nel17291093058.62
Steven Finn not out 81731047.05
Danny Evans  b ten Doeschate92121042.85
Extras(b 5, lb 6, nb 12, w 5)28
TOTAL(107.5 Ov, RR: 2.80)302
Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Billy Godleman), 2-89 (Ed Smith), 3-192 (Andrew Strauss), 4-222 (Ed Joyce), 5-229 (David Nash), 6-243 (Eoin Morgan), 7-255 (Tim Murtagh), 8-285 (Vernon Philander), 9-285 (Shaun Udal), 10-302 (Danny Evans)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Andre Nel3177612.45---00
Tony Palladino1343402.61---20
Chris Wright923604.00---15
James Middlebrook33116952.09---00
Ryan ten Doeschate20.537543.60---21
Tom Westley10101.00---00
Essex 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jason Gallian c †Nash b Evans561171178047.86
Alastair Cook lbw b Philander2536116069.44
Varun Chopra c †Nash b Philander105311200.00
Tom Westley c Strauss b Philander601401769042.85
Mark Pettini (c)c Morgan b Evans046000.00
Ryan ten Doeschate  b Murtagh2353802043.39
James Foster c Philander b Evans516241031.25
James Middlebrook  b Evans818222044.44
Chris Wright lbw b Evans413171030.76
Tony Palladino not out 57180071.42
Andre Nel  b Evans41190036.36
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 4)7
TOTAL(69.4 Ov, RR: 2.97)207
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Alastair Cook), 2-53 (Varun Chopra), 3-125 (Jason Gallian), 4-129 (Mark Pettini), 5-180 (Tom Westley), 6-186 (Ryan ten Doeschate), 7-194 (James Foster), 8-194 (James Middlebrook), 9-201 (Chris Wright), 10-207 (Andre Nel)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Murtagh1965312.78---00
Steven Finn1214804.00---00
Vernon Philander1634532.81---02
Danny Evans14.463562.38---00
Shaun Udal822302.87---00
Middlesex 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss c Gallian b Nel1223252052.17
Billy Godleman c †Foster b Middlebrook28981384028.57
Shaun Udal c Middlebrook b Nel01-000.00
Ed Smith (c)c †Foster b Nel046000.00
Ed Joyce lbw b Palladino938472023.68
Eoin Morgan c Wright b Middlebrook2542594059.52
David Nash not out 50871277057.47
Vernon Philander c Palladino b ten Doeschate2043463046.51
Tim Murtagh c †Foster b Palladino4257657073.68
Steven Finn c Pettini b Palladino021000.00
Danny Evans c Gallian b Palladino021000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 5, nb 4)17
TOTAL(65.5 Ov, RR: 3.08)203
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Andrew Strauss), 2-18 (Shaun Udal), 3-18 (Ed Smith), 4-29 (Ed Joyce), 5-79 (Billy Godleman), 6-84 (Eoin Morgan), 7-133 (Vernon Philander), 8-203 (Tim Murtagh), 9-203 (Steven Finn), 10-203 (Danny Evans)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Andre Nel2063831.90---00
Tony Palladino13.532942.09---00
Ryan ten Doeschate1315314.07---02
Chris Wright20804.00---00
James Middlebrook1726223.64---00
Essex 2nd INNINGS (target: 299 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jason Gallian c Strauss b Murtagh4081885049.38
Alastair Cook lbw b Philander3141585075.60
Varun Chopra  b Evans381151464033.04
Tom Westley c Smith b Udal1310033.33
Mark Pettini (c)c Godleman b Udal031000.00
Ryan ten Doeschate c Finn b Udal1830412060.00
Tony Palladino lbw b Philander1645461035.55
James Foster c sub (GK Berg) b Finn1657641028.07
James Middlebrook not out 33971512134.02
Chris Wright not out 7110510612167.61
Extras(b 14, lb 17, nb 4, w 2)37
TOTAL(95.5 Ov, RR: 3.14)301/8
Did not bat: Andre Nel 
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Alastair Cook), 2-83 (Jason Gallian), 3-84 (Tom Westley), 4-84 (Mark Pettini), 5-118 (Ryan ten Doeschate), 6-159 (Tony Palladino), 7-167 (Varun Chopra), 8-202 (James Foster)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander28.557522.60---02
Steven Finn1042612.60---10
Danny Evans1354613.53---10
Shaun Udal3088032.66---00
Tim Murtagh1424313.07---00
MATCH DETAILS
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex, elected to field first
SeriesCounty Championship Division Two
Season2008
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days7,8,9,10 May 2008 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
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Barry Dudleston
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Vanburn Holder
PointsEssex 18, Middlesex 6
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 07 May - day 1 - Middlesex 1st innings 263/7 (Vernon Philander 23*, Shaun Udal 2*, 96 ov)
Thu, 08 May - day 2 - Middlesex 2nd innings 19/3 (Billy Godleman 7*, Ed Joyce 0*, 10 ov)
Fri, 09 May - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 123/5 (Varun Chopra 17*, Tony Palladino 0*, 40 ov)
Sat, 10 May - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 301/8 (95.5 ov) - end of match