Worcestershire v Kent
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 15th, 16th, 17th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by an innings and 64 runs
PointsWorcestershire 2 (Batting 1, Bowling 1); Kent 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJS Buller, A Gaskell
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 38/0 (Denness 22*, Luckhurst 14*)
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 280/3 (Cowdrey 27*, Asif Iqbal 52*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CD Fearnleyb Dixon24     
GM Turnerc Denness b Graham11     
JA Ormrodb Underwood34     
*TW Graveneyc Cowdrey b Underwood12     
BL D'Oliveirac Cowdrey b Shepherd2     
EJO Hemsleyb Shepherd63     
+R Boothb Shepherd13     
N Giffordc Underwood b Dixon2     
VA Holderc Shepherd b Underwood0     
BM Brainnot out6     
RGM Carterlbw b Shepherd5     
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(all out, 86.3 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-46, 3-73, 4-84, 5-104, 6-127, 7-145, 8-146, 9-177, 10-187 (86.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham20   9311--
Dye4   0130--
Dixon9   2272--
Underwood30   14503--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Booth b Holder119     
BW Luckhurstc Booth b Gifford23     
+APE Knottb Gifford45     
*MC Cowdreyc Booth b Holder44     
Asif Iqbalc D'Oliveira b Holder67     
SE Learyc and b Gifford0     
JN Shepherdc D'Oliveira b Gifford9     
AL Dixonc Graveney b Brain5     
DL Underwoodc Holder b Gifford4     
JN Grahamc Brain b Gifford4     
JCJ Dyenot out0     
Extras(9 lb, 8 nb)17
Total(all out, 129.2 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-187, 3-207, 4-309, 5-312, 6-312, 7-327, 8-333, 9-337, 10-337 (129.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder30   9833--
Brain19   3431--
Carter24   5630--
D'Oliveira6   1290--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CD Fearnleyc Dixon b Graham10     
GM Turnerc Shepherd b Underwood16     
JA Ormrodlbw b Underwood7     
*TW Graveneylbw b Dixon1     
BL D'Oliveirac Shepherd b Dixon4     
EJO Hemsleyc Denness b Underwood5     
+R Boothc Dye b Dixon22     
N Giffordb Dixon11     
VA Holderst Knott b Dixon8     
BM Brainc Shepherd b Underwood0     
RGM Carternot out0     
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(all out, 55.3 overs)86
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-35, 3-36, 4-40, 5-40, 6-46, 7-71, 8-79, 9-86, 10-86 (55.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham6   2151--
Dye2   150--
Dixon21   7535--
Leary2   200--

--> EJO Hemsley (1) passed his previous highest score of 61 in County Championship matches
--> EJO Hemsley (1) passed his previous highest score of 61 in first-class matches
--> MH Denness (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70
--> Asif Iqbal (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in County Championship matches
--> Asif Iqbal (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> R Booth (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 12





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