Essex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1968
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 5th, 6th, 7th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Gloucestershire 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5)
UmpiresR Aspinall, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 310/8 (Brown 79*, Smith 12*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 55/4 (Nicholls 24*, Brown 6*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsc Fletcher b Edmeades66     
*CA Miltonb Edmeades72     
DM Greenc Boyce b Edmeades9     
MJ Procterc Boyce b Edmeades15     
M Bissexc Taylor b Edmeades17     
AS Brownnot out79     
DA Allenlbw b Turner5     
JB Mortimoreb Boyce14     
+BJ Meyerc Barker b Lever2     
DR Smithnot out12     
J Daveydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 108 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-118, 2-135, 3-166, 4-187, 5-198, 6-238, 7-276, 8-279
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce18   4451--
Lever27   2901--
Turner13   2261--
Edmeades25   6605--
Hobbs14   2400--
East11   3300--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Green b Davey22     
MJ Bearb Davey9     
BEA Edmeadesc Procter b Davey14     
KWR Fletcherc Meyer b Mortimore74     
BL Irvinec Bissex b Mortimore18     
KD Boycec and b Mortimore11     
*+B Taylorb Mortimore42     
S Turnerc Green b Procter4     
RNS Hobbsnot out13     
RE Eastb Procter0     
JK Leverc Allen b Davey0     
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 76 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-39, 3-56, 4-94, 5-110, 6-191, 7-204, 8-208, 9-216, 10-217 (76 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter15   7312--
Davey15   3434--
Smith5   0180--
Mortimore26   5714--
Brown3   0150--
Allen12   5290--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsc Taylor b Lever60     
*CA Miltonc Turner b Boyce7     
DM Greenb Lever14     
MJ Procterb Edmeades1     
M Bissexc Barker b Edmeades0     
AS Brownlbw b Lever14     
DA Allenc Taylor b Turner32     
JB Mortimoreb Turner1     
+BJ Meyernot out9     
J Daveynot out6     
DR Smithdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(8 wickets, declared, 84 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-33, 3-36, 4-36, 5-70, 6-130, 7-133, 8-144
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   7471--
Lever29   8393--
Turner19   7312--
Edmeades17   4272--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerretired hurt11     
MJ Bearc Meyer b Davey2     
BEA Edmeadesc Meyer b Davey35     
KWR Fletchernot out52     
BL Irvinec Meyer b Davey0     
KD Boycenot out32     
*+B Taylordid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 nb)7
Total(3 wickets, 44 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-92, 3-92
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter5   0130--
Davey13   3493--
Smith10   5180--
Mortimore8   1180--
Bissex7   1230--
Green1   0110--

--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> AS Brown (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> G Barker retired hurt in the Essex second innings having scored 11 (team score 12/0)





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