List of Essex first-class cricket records

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This is a list of Essex first-class cricket records; that is, record team and individual performances in first-class cricket for Essex. Records for Essex in List A cricket, the shorter form of the game, are found at List of Essex List A cricket records.


Team Notation: When a team score is listed as "300-3", this indicates that they have scored 300 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. If it is followed by a "d", this indicates that the side declared. When the team score is listed as "300", this means the side was all out.

Batting Notation: When a batsman's score is listed as "100", the batsman scored 100 runs and was out. If it followed by an asterisk *, the batsman was not out.

Bowling Notation: "5/100" indicates that the bowler took 5 wickets while conceding 100 runs.

Team records[edit]

Total Runs Opponents Venue Season
Highest for Essex 761-6 d v Leicestershire Chelmsford 1990
Highest against Essex 803-4 d by Kent Brentwood 1934
Lowest for Essex 20 v Lancashire Chelmsford 2013
Lowest against Essex 14 by Surrey Chelmsford 1983
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 20 May 2007.

Batting records[edit]

Runs Batsman Opponents Venue Season
Highest individual innings 343* England Percy Perrin v Derbyshire Chesterfield 1904
Most runs in a season for Essex 2,559 England Graham Gooch 1984
Most runs in a career for Essex 30,701 England Graham Gooch 1973 - 1997
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 20 May 2007.

Bowling records[edit]

Analysis Bowler Opponents Venue Season
Best innings analysis for Essex 10/32 England Harry Pickett v Leicestershire Leyton 1895
Best match analysis for Essex 17/119 England Walter Mead v Hampshire Southampton 1895
Wickets Bowler Season
Most wickets in a season for Essex 172 England Peter Smith 1947
Most career wickets for Essex 1,610 England Peter Smith 1929 - 1951
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 20 May 2007.

Partnership records[edit]

Runs Batsmen Opponents Venue Season
1st 373 England Nick Browne
England Alastair Cook
v Middlesex Chelmsford 2017
2nd 403 England Graham Gooch
England Paul Prichard
v Leicestershire Chelmsford 1990
3rd 347* Australia Mark Waugh
England Nasser Hussain
v Lancashire Ilford 1992
4th 314 Pakistan Saleem Malik
England Nasser Hussain
v Surrey The Oval 1991
5th 339 England James Foster
England Jaik Mickleburgh
v Durham Chester-le-Street 2010
6th 253 England Adam Wheater
England James Foster
v Northants Chelmsford 2011
7th 261 England Johnny Douglas
England John Freeman
v Lancashire Leyton 1914
8th 263 England Denys Wilcox
England Reginald Taylor
v Warwickshire Southend-on-Sea 1946
9th 251 England Johnny Douglas
England Steriker Hare
v Derbyshire Leyton 1921
10th 218 England Frank Vigar
England Peter Smith
v Derbyshire Queen's Park, Chesterfield 1947
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 28 June 2017