Kent v Essex
County Championship 1927
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 18th, 19th, 20th May 1927 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsKent 0; Essex 8
UmpiresF Parris, FH Sugg
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 403/8 (Douglas 70*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 156/6 (Ames 7*, Collins 2*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Cutmoreb Wright4      
LC Eastmanb Beslee45      
J O'Connorc Woolley b Ashdown107      
CAG Russellc Evans b Beslee50      
H Ashtonlbw b Freeman38      
*JWHT Douglasb Wright73      
HM Morrisc Legge b Wright32      
AB Hipkinb Freeman7      
MS Nicholsc and b Woolley34      
EC Thompsonc Woolley b Freeman10      
+GF Eastmannot out3      
Extras(6 b, 9 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)18
Total(all out, 142.5 overs)421
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-112, 3-198, 4-210, 5-269, 6-327, 7-336, 8-403, 9-413, 10-421 (142.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Collins4   1270--
Wright35   61053--
Ashdown26   6521--
Beslee28   10532--
Hardinge4   0100--
Woolley8   2181--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Ashdownc Nichols b Douglas3      
HTW Hardingeb Nichols70      
JA Deedc O'Connor b LC Eastman56      
FE Woolleylbw b Nichols3      
*AJ Evans hit wkt b O'Connor2      
+LEG Amesst GF Eastman b O'Connor8      
GB Leggec Ashton b LC Eastman0      
GC Collinsb O'Connor1      
AC Wrightnot out18      
AP Freemanc Ashton b LC Eastman2      
GP Besleec Ashton b O'Connor5      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 52 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-122, 3-128, 4-135, 5-148, 6-153, 7-154, 8-170, 9-172, 10-179 (52 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols16   2502--
Douglas12   3321--
LC Eastman10   4163--
O'Connor12   1554--
Russell2   0150--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
HTW Hardingec Nichols b LC Eastman12      
JA Deedc Thompson b Nichols16      
*AJ Evansc and b Hipkin52      
FE Woolleyb Russell56      
WH Ashdownc Ashton b Nichols6      
+LEG Amesb Hipkin48      
GB Leggest GF Eastman b O'Connor0      
GC Collinsc and b Russell28      
AC Wrightb Hipkin3      
AP Freemanb Russell16      
GP Besleenot out5      
Extras(11 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)21
Total(all out, 106.4 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-39, 3-133, 4-145, 5-152, 6-153, 7-228, 8-242, 9-250, 10-263 (106.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nichols25   5742--
Douglas11   4130--
LC Eastman17   8271--
O'Connor21   3611--
Hipkin15   3363--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AB Hipkinc sub b Hardinge4      
EC Thompsonnot out10      
MS Nicholsnot out8      
JA Cutmoredid not bat      
LC Eastmandid not bat      
J O'Connordid not bat      
CAG Russelldid not bat      
H Ashtondid not bat      
*JWHT Douglasdid not bat      
HM Morrisdid not bat      
+GF Eastmandid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 2.5 overs)22
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Hipkin)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Freeman1   080--

--> H Ashton (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> HTW Hardinge (1) passed 23500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 59





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