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Essex v Gloucestershire
LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 (Division 1)
VenueThe Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford on 11th, 12th, 13th July 2022 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsEssex 22 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Gloucestershire 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresPK Baldwin, PR Pollard
RefereeDA Cosker
ScorersAJ Bull (Gloucestershire), AE Choat (Essex)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 127/1 (Cook 61*, Westley 50*; 55 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 140/6 (OJ Price 42*, Zafar Gohar 10*; 39 overs)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
MS Harrisc Cook b Porter410101-9 
CDJ Dentlbw b Porter616271-14 
RF Higginsc sub (MS Pepper) b Harmer1434471-26 
MAH Hammondb Beard1021342-17 
+JR Braceyc Rossington b Harmer1232312-26 
*GL van Buurenrun out (Beard->Rossington)3437616-24 
OJ Pricest Rossington b Harmer11315--12 
Zafar Goharnot out2936513122 
TJ Pricec Beard b Harmer61612-115 
MD Taylorb Harmer11715--16 
J Shawc Snater b Critchley633-12 
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 5 w)13
Total(all out, 39 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Harris, 2.4 ov), 2-19 (Dent, 6.3 ov), 3-37 (Higgins, 13.1 ov), 4-37 (Hammond, 14.1 ov), 5-74 (Bracey, 21.2 ov), 6-84 (OJ Price, 25.1 ov), 7-106 (van Buuren, 30.1 ov), 8-115 (TJ Price, 33.4 ov), 9-129 (Taylor, 37.6 ov), 10-136 (Shaw, 39 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Porter9   1222--433-
Snater8   2280-13831
Harmer15   4445--7261
Beard5   02711-214-
Critchley2   091--8-1

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
NLJ Brownec Bracey b TJ Price620131-17 
AN Cookc Bracey b Higgins14531140917-237 
*T Westleyb TJ Price9024327710-198 
DW Lawrencec Zafar Gohar b TJ Price414161-13 
PI Walterc Harris b Zafar Gohar1024302-20 
MJJ Critchleyc Higgins b Zafar Gohar72835--24 
S Snaterst Bracey b Zafar Gohar122--1 
+AM Rossingtonlbw b Zafar Gohar211634129 
SR Harmerc OJ Price b Higgins0512--5 
AP Beardnot out0410--4 
JA Porterc van Buuren b Zafar Gohar186--7 
Extras(13 b, 2 lb, 10 nb)25
Total(all out, 111.4 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Browne, 3.5 ov), 2-203 (Westley, 81.5 ov), 3-219 (Lawrence, 85.2 ov), 4-239 (Walter, 91.6 ov), 5-267 (Critchley, 101.2 ov), 6-269 (Snater, 101.5 ov), 7-299 (Cook, 108.2 ov), 8-305 (Rossington, 109.3 ov), 9-309 (Harmer, 110.1 ov), 10-310 (Porter, 111.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Higgins27   9562-11357-
TJ Price18   5593-2868-
Taylor6   510--35--
Zafar Gohar31.49845-115262
van Buuren10   3120--51--
Shaw8   0400-1335-
OJ Price5   0170--192-
Hammond6   0260--224-

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
CDJ Dentlbw b Harmer33861086-71 
MS Harrisb Harmer1734363-26 
RF Higginsc Browne b Harmer048--4 
MAH Hammondb Harmer2032424-25 
+JR Braceyst Rossington b Harmer610141-7 
*GL van Buurenc Cook b Critchley122423--17 
OJ Priceb Porter4335397-16 
Zafar Goharst Rossington b Harmer81758110342 
TJ Pricec Critchley b Harmer2321242214 
MD Taylornot out923392-20 
J Shawc Snater b Harmer743-12 
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 58 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Harris, 9.6 ov), 2-26 (Higgins, 11.4 ov), 3-54 (Hammond, 23.4 ov), 4-76 (Bracey, 27.1 ov), 5-77 (Dent, 27.6 ov), 6-111 (van Buuren, 34.4 ov), 7-146 (OJ Price, 40.3 ov), 8-179 (TJ Price, 47.1 ov), 9-244 (Zafar Gohar, 57.1 ov), 10-252 (Shaw, 58 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Porter11   2261--493-
Snater5   2130--263-
Harmer27   71128--119173
Beard5   0350--177-
Critchley10   1651--3353

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
NLJ Brownenot out4355588-36 
AN Cookb Higgins99102-6 
*T Westleynot out2140461-27 
DW Lawrencedid not bat      
MJJ Critchleydid not bat      
PI Walterdid not bat      
+AM Rossingtondid not bat      
SR Harmerdid not bat      
S Snaterdid not bat      
AP Bearddid not bat      
JA Porterdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(1 wicket, 17 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Cook, 2.6 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Higgins4   0251-2164-
Zafar Gohar8   2190--372-
TJ Price2   0130--72-
Hammond3   0200--73-

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Gloucestershire (1) 104/6 (van Buuren 34*, Zafar Gohar 10*; 29 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: Essex (1) 37/1 (Cook 19*, Westley 9*; 23 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Essex (1) 222/3 (Cook 104*, Walter 0*; 87 overs)
--> Day 2 Tea: Essex (1) 310 all out
--> Day 3 Lunch: Essex (2) 50/1 (Browne 24*, Westley 11*; 11 overs)
--> Gloucestershire first innings: 50 in 16.2 overs, 72 minutes
--> Gloucestershire first innings: 100 in 28 overs, 119 minutes
--> Essex first innings: 50 in 30.2 overs, 106 minutes
--> Essex first innings: 100 in 44 overs, 158 minutes
--> Essex first innings: 150 in 63.3 overs, 227 minutes
--> Essex first innings: 200 in 78.1 overs, 280 minutes
--> Essex first innings: 250 in 95.2 overs, 358 minutes
--> Essex first innings: 300 in 109.1 overs, 417 minutes
--> Essex score at 110 overs in the first innings was 309-8
--> Gloucestershire second innings: 50 in 21.5 overs, 83 minutes
--> Gloucestershire second innings: 100 in 33 overs, 124 minutes
--> Gloucestershire second innings: 150 in 43 overs, 162 minutes
--> Gloucestershire second innings: 200 in 50.2 overs, 191 minutes
--> Gloucestershire second innings: 250 in 57.5 overs, 217 minutes
--> Essex second innings: 50 in 11 overs, 39 minutes
--> MD Taylor made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> MD Taylor made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> AN Cook (1) 50 in 126 balls, 152 minutes with 8 fours
--> AN Cook (1) 100 in 236 balls, 307 minutes with 12 fours
--> AN Cook (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 95
--> T Westley (1) 50 in 146 balls, 176 minutes with 5 fours
--> Zafar Gohar (2) 50 in 53 balls, 66 minutes with 7 fours and 1 six
--> Zafar Gohar (2) passed his previous highest score of 62 in County Championship matches
--> SR Harmer reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when he dismissed MAH Hammond, his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> RF Higgins reached 200 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed AN Cook, his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings

Essex (1) 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 172 balls, 103 minutes (AN Cook 30, T Westley 17)
Essex (1) 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 256 balls, 152 minutes (AN Cook 53, T Westley 42)
Essex (1) 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 376 balls, 224 minutes (AN Cook 69, T Westley 72)
Gloucestershire (2) 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls, 27 minutes (Zafar Gohar 45, MD Taylor 8)
Essex (2) 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls, 40 minutes (NLJ Browne 27, T Westley 19)