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Kent v Leicestershire
County Championship 1957
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 22nd, 23rd, 24th May 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 4 (Batting 2); Leicestershire 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, RSM Lay
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), WH Handford (Kent)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 16/2 (Lester 9*, Firth 4*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 134/5 (Cowdrey 63*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Firth b Munden27     
RC Wilson hit wkt b Palmer157     
JF Pretloveb Lester101     
*MC Cowdreyc and b Palmer86     
SE Learyst Firth b Palmer5     
+TG Evansb Spencer0     
DJ Halfyardnot out6     
BE Disburydid not bat      
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 106.2 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-221, 3-347, 4-375, 5-376, 6-392 (106.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer14   0571--
Boshier13   1620--
van Geloven9   0380--
Palmer16.23723--
Munden27   10831--
Savage21   9480--
Lester6   1221--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Leary b Wright19     
MR Hallamc Leary b Halfyard0     
J van Gelovenb Ridgway3     
+J Firthc Wilson b Wright5     
*CH Palmerc Cowdrey b Wright57     
LR Gardnerc and b Halfyard47     
MF Hickmanb Wright38     
VS Mundenb Ridgway15     
JS Savagenot out6     
CT Spencerc and b Cowdrey0     
BS Boshierc Wilson b Cowdrey0     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 79 overs)199
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-20, 4-31, 5-134, 6-134, 7-182, 8-192, 9-199, 10-199 (79 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway14   7192--
Halfyard14   5312--
Wright35   121054--
Page14   6330--
Cowdrey2   022--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeylbw b Spencer15     
RC Wilsonc Palmer b Boshier9     
BE Disburyc and b Spencer19     
*MC Cowdreynot out63     
+TG Evansc Savage b Boshier22     
DJ Halfyardb Spencer3     
JF Pretlovedid not bat      
SE Learydid not bat      
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(5 wickets, declared, 32.5 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-29, 3-86, 4-129, 5-134 (32.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer16.54663--
Boshier16   2652--

Notes
--> There was no play on the final day.
--> RC Wilson (1) passed his previous highest score of 131 in County Championship matches
--> RC Wilson (1) passed his previous highest score of 131 in first-class matches
--> RC Wilson (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> JF Pretlove (1) passed his previous highest score of 60 in County Championship matches
--> JF Pretlove (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> LR Gardner (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in first-class matches
--> LR Gardner (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in County Championship matches

 

 

 

 

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