Lancashire v Essex
County Championship 1976
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 8th, 9th, 10th September 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLancashire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Essex 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, R Julian
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 26/2 (Pilling 4*, Hayes 10*; 8 overs)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MSA McEvoyc Engineer b Ratcliffe40     
KS McEwanc Engineer b Hughes38     
*KWR Fletcherc Hughes b Ratcliffe65     
GA Goochlbw b Lee111     
KR Pontb Ratcliffe7     
S Turnerc Engineer b Ratcliffe2     
KD Boycec Hughes b Ratcliffe18     
RE Eastb Lee11     
+N Smithc and b Ratcliffe10     
JK Levernot out0     
DL Acfieldc Simmons b Lee0     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 8 nb)15
Total(all out, 97.1 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-65, 2-94, 3-214, 4-251, 5-258, 6-292, 7-295, 8-307, 9-317, 10-317 (97.1 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ratcliffe33   71076--
Hughes11   1341--
Arrowsmith21   5540--
Simmons11   2450--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+FM Engineerc McEvoy b Turner8     
A Kennedyb Lever0     
H Pillingc Turner b East26     
FC Hayesb Turner109     
J Abrahamsc Smith b Turner0     
BW Reidyc McEvoy b East0     
DP Hughesb Turner4     
*J Simmonsnot out19     
RM Ratcliffec McEvoy b East0     
R Arrowsmithc Acfield b Turner5     
PG Leenot out15     
Extras(10 lb, 5 nb)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 63 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-10, 3-136, 4-145, 5-146, 6-159, 7-160, 8-161, 9-169
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever9   2361--
Turner23   6775--
East24   6543--
Acfield7   2190--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KS McEwanrun out6     
+N Smithnot out6     
*KWR Fletchernot out19     
MSA McEvoydid not bat      
GA Goochdid not bat      
KR Pontdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
KD Boycedid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 nb)6
Total(1 wicket, 6.3 overs)37
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (McEwan)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ratcliffe3   0230--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> FM Engineer made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> FM Engineer made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 36
--> KR Pont (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4





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