Leicestershire v Kent
County Championship 1938
VenueDoncaster Close, Oakham School on 17th, 18th, 19th August 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 9 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Kent 12
UmpiresHG Baldwin, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 519 all out
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 217/2 (Armstrong 15*, Dawkes 7*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FE Woolleyb Smith0      
AE Fagglbw b Lester50      
+LEG Amesc Dawkes b Smith10      
BH Valentinec Lester b Dempster242      
*FGH Chalkb Flamson31      
LJ Toddc sub b Lester10      
CH Knottb Flamson108      
PR Sunnucksc Smith b Armstrong7      
NW Hardingb Flamson33      
DVP Wrightnot out0      
AE Wattlbw b Prentice5      
Extras(11 b, 8 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)23
Total(all out, 132.3 overs)519
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-22, 3-123, 4-258, 5-296, 6-396, 7-432, 8-513, 9-514, 10-519 (132.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith44   91242--
Flamson28   2993--
Cherrington7   0410--
Lester25   11082--
Thursting1   090--
Armstrong7   0341--
Dempster4   1161--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Knott b Woolley35      
*CS Dempsterb Watt20      
NF Armstrongc Ames b Woolley6      
FT Prenticec Todd b Woolley75      
GS Watsonb Harding13      
LD Thurstingc Watt b Wright7      
PR Cherringtonc Todd b Woolley33      
+GO Dawkesb Wright7      
G Lesterc Watt b Wright0      
HA Smithc Fagg b Woolley6      
WH Flamsonnot out4      
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(all out, 75.4 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-65, 3-70, 4-97, 5-109, 6-204, 7-211, 8-212, 9-217, 10-223 (75.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Todd6   2130--
Harding14   2421--
Watt10   5211--
Wright23   4813--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berrylbw b Wright62      
*CS Dempsterb Watt116      
NF Armstronglbw b Watt24      
+GO Dawkesc Wright b Woolley38      
FT Prenticec and b Wright8      
GS Watsonlbw b Woolley11      
LD Thurstingc Chalk b Woolley6      
PR Cherringtonc Fagg b Woolley10      
G Lesternot out13      
HA Smithlbw b Woolley0      
WH Flamsonb Woolley21      
Extras(16 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)31
Total(all out, 91.3 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-180, 2-208, 3-253, 4-261, 5-279, 6-279, 7-292, 8-304, 9-304, 10-340 (91.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Todd11   1420--
Harding7   0340--
Watt25   7722--
Wright28   51042--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggnot out31      
PR Sunnucksc Thursting b Dempster3      
LJ Toddnot out12      
FE Woolleydid not bat      
+LEG Amesdid not bat      
BH Valentinedid not bat      
*FGH Chalkdid not bat      
CH Knottdid not bat      
NW Hardingdid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
AE Wattdid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 13 overs)46
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Sunnucks)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith7   2140--
Flamson4   0180--
Dempster2   0141--

--> BH Valentine (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in first-class matches
--> BH Valentine (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in County Championship matches
--> BH Valentine (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 81
--> CH Knott (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 84
--> FT Prentice (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 51
--> PR Cherrington (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in first-class matches
--> PR Cherrington (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in County Championship matches
--> CS Dempster (2) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 73
--> GO Dawkes (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> LJ Todd (2) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> DVP Wright reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> NW Harding reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings

Valentin 242 (a career best), three 6's and twenty-eight 4's. He reached his century in 105 minutes
Knott 108, two 6's and eleven 4's in 135 minutes,
Dempster 116, fifteen 4's in under 120 minutes.
LEG Ames and DVP Wright were both injured and unable to participate in the Fifth Test.





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