Essex v Kent
County Championship 1968
VenueGidea Park Sports Ground, Romford on 19th, 20th, 21st May 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Kent 0
UmpiresAE Fagg, OW Herman
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 162/6 (Cowdrey 23*, Leary 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 194/1 (Barker 106*, Ward 50*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Boyce6     
BW Luckhurstc Bear b Boyce55     
+APE Knottb Boyce54     
*MC Cowdreyc Taylor b Boyce129     
Asif Iqbalb Boyce5     
JN Shepherdc Boyce b Hobbs4     
AL Dixonc Fletcher b Hobbs8     
SE Learylbw b Boyce56     
AJM Hoopernot out1     
JN Grahamdid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)20
Total(8 wickets, declared, 140.3 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-122, 3-123, 4-128, 5-142, 6-148, 7-327, 8-338 (140.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   3370--
Edmeades27   6630--
Hobbs39   11812--
East25   5680--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Knott b Shepherd126     
MJ Bearlbw b Dixon27     
B Wardlbw b Dye68     
KWR Fletchernot out29     
BL Irvinec Hooper b Dixon8     
BEA Edmeadesnot out11     
KD Boycedid not bat      
*+B Taylordid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(4 wickets, declared, 113 overs)283
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-233, 3-238, 4-254
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham22   5610--
Dye22   4651--
Shepherd15   4291--
Dixon35   13582--
Hooper16   3400--
Asif Iqbal3   1160--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Irvine b Boyce13     
BW Luckhurstc Bear b Lever4     
Asif Iqbalc Lever b East47     
JN Shepherdlbw b Edmeades3     
+APE Knottnot out30     
AL Dixonnot out4     
*MC Cowdreydid not bat      
SE Learydid not bat      
AJM Hooperdid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(4 wickets, declared, 32 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-27, 3-41, 4-101
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce7   2221--
Lever4   0111--
Edmeades12   1321--
East9   0361--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Dye2     
MJ Bearc and b Dixon29     
KWR Fletcherc Denness b Shepherd27     
BL Irvinec Denness b Dixon41     
KD Boyceb Dixon18     
*+B Taylorc Luckhurst b Shepherd5     
RNS Hobbslbw b Dixon2     
BEA Edmeadesnot out1     
B Wardc and b Shepherd4     
RE Eastnot out9     
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(8 wickets, 42 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-50, 3-78, 4-104, 5-115, 6-121, 7-130, 8-134
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham12   2320--
Dye8   2241--
Shepherd14   2533--
Dixon8   2294--

--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 34500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 120
--> KD Boyce achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 4-41)
--> KD Boyce achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Kent first innings





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