Kent v Leicestershire
County Championship 1938
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 29th, 30th June 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 387 runs
PointsKent 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresF Chester, A Dolphin
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (2) 74/1 (Armstrong 23*, Watson 13*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryb Harding0      
*CS Dempsterc Levett b Watt28      
NF Armstrongc Spencer b Wright47      
GS Watsonc Fagg b Wright3      
M Tompkinc Fagg b Wright27      
G Gearyc Lewis b Wright26      
PR Cherringtonc Fagg b Wright18      
LD Thurstingnot out26      
+GO Dawkesb Lewis0      
HA Smithc Watt b Harding8      
WH Flamsonc Wright b Harding0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)12
Total(all out, 76.2 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-42, 3-45, 4-106, 5-111, 6-142, 7-170, 8-170, 9-195, 10-195 (76.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Todd11   2280--
Wright29   6815--
Watt11   2261--
Lewis16   5221--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Fagglbw b Smith2      
PR Sunnucksb Flamson9      
*FGH Chalk hit wkt b Smith6      
LJ Toddc Armstrong b Geary6      
TW Spencerc Tompkin b Geary0      
FG Foyb Geary13      
NW Hardingb Geary0      
DVP Wrightb Smith2      
+WHV Levettb Smith0      
AE Wattb Smith13      
C Lewisnot out0      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 26.1 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-14, 3-24, 4-24, 5-28, 6-29, 7-32, 8-32, 9-58, 10-58 (26.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Flamson6   431--
Geary7   3194--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Todd b Wright33      
*CS Dempsterc Spencer b Lewis142      
NF Armstrongc and b Lewis61      
GS Watsonb Todd19      
M Tompkinrun out48      
G Gearyb Lewis20      
PR Cherringtonst Levett b Lewis0      
LD Thurstingnot out0      
+GO Dawkesdid not bat      
HA Smithdid not bat      
WH Flamsondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 91.2 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-95, 3-135, 4-249, 5-324, 6-324, 7-337 (91.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding10   2310--
Todd24   5891--
Wright14   3551--
Watt18   2650--
Chalk3   1130--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PR Sunnucksb Smith17      
AE Fagglbw b Smith7      
*FGH Chalkb Geary12      
LJ Toddb Smith9      
TW Spencerc Dawkes b Geary8      
FG Foyc Dawkes b Smith11      
NW Hardingb Geary6      
DVP Wrightlbw b Smith0      
+WHV Levettc Tompkin b Smith0      
AE Wattc Tompkin b Smith10      
C Lewisnot out0      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb)7
Total(all out, 37 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-32, 3-38, 4-54, 5-60, 6-75, 7-75, 8-75, 9-87, 10-87 (37 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith19   5407--
Flamson5   1120--
Geary13   5283--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> PR Sunnucks (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> DVP Wright reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> CS Dempster retired hurt in the Leicestershire second innings - he returned when the score was 95/2

Twenty-one wickets fell on the first day as Kent were bowled out for 58 in 82 minutes in their first innings.
Dempster 142 with two 6's and nineteen 4's in about 170 minutes.





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