Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 8th, 10th, 11th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMiddlesex 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Essex 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresF Jakeman, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 144/5 (Irvine 15*, Taylor 31*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 21/1 (Bear 14*, Edmeades 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Parfitt b Hooker26      
B Wardb Latchman27      
BEA Edmeadesc Russell b Latchman28      
KWR Fletcherc Murray b Latchman3      
BL Irvinec Radley b Titmus15      
KD Boycec Radley b Latchman5      
*+B Taylorc Russell b Titmus39      
S Turnerc Radley b Titmus1      
RE Eastc Parfitt b Titmus0      
JK Leverb Price1      
RNS Hobbsnot out0      
Extras(4 lb, 6 nb)10
Total(all out, 86.2 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-68, 3-90, 4-93, 5-99, 6-150, 7-152, 8-154, 9-155, 10-155 (86.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Herman7   1160--
Hooker19   11131--
Titmus25   14314--
Latchman13   3344--
Parfitt4   0180--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellb East26      
MJ Harrislbw b Hobbs45      
PH Parfittc Boyce b East16      
CT Radleyc Bear b East20      
+JT Murrayb East57      
*FJ Titmusb East22      
MJ Smithc Boyce b Lever16      
RW Hookerc Taylor b Boyce10      
AH Latchmannot out3      
RS Hermandid not bat      
JSE Pricedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(8 wickets, declared, 90.5 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-81, 3-111, 4-121, 5-163, 6-202, 7-222, 8-228 (90.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   1241--
Hobbs38   9801--
East37   12915--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Murray b Latchman65      
B Wardb Price2      
BEA Edmeadesretired hurt3      
KWR Fletcherb Price88      
BL Irvinec Price b Titmus19      
KD Boycec Murray b Price33      
*+B Taylorb Price0      
S Turnernot out10      
RNS Hobbsb Price2      
RE Eastc Murray b Price9      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(15 b, 2 lb, 6 nb)23
Total(8 wickets, declared, 90.4 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-133, 3-172, 4-226, 5-228, 6-229, 7-236, 8-254 (90.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Herman8   1180--
Titmus30   13511--
Latchman22   3851--
Parfitt14   4260--
Smith2   090--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellc Hobbs b Lever3      
MJ Smithc Taylor b East30      
PH Parfittc and b Turner47      
+JT Murrayc Fletcher b East4      
CT Radleyc Taylor b East4      
*FJ Titmuslbw b Hobbs45      
RW Hookerc and b Boyce16      
RS Hermanrun out3      
MJ Harrisnot out8      
AH Latchmannot out4      
JSE Pricedid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)13
Total(8 wickets, 37 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-76, 3-80, 4-88, 5-136, 6-145, 7-153, 8-171
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce8   1271--
Lever11   2411--
Hobbs4   0221--
East9   0513--
Turner5   0231--

--> MJ Bear (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> KD Boyce (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> AH Latchman reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RE East reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> BEA Edmeades retired hurt in the Essex second innings having scored 3 (team had lost 1 wickets)





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