Nottinghamshire v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueTrent Bridge, Nottingham on 19th, 20th, 21st June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNottinghamshire 10 (Batting 6, Bowling 4); Essex 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresH Mellows, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 46/1 (Bear 15*, Lever 6*)
Close of play day 2Nottinghamshire (2) 17/0 (Bolus 9*, Frost 2*)

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Frostretired hurt1     
JB Boluslbw b Hobbs67     
HI Moorec Irvine b Hobbs28     
MJ Smedleyc Fletcher b Turner23     
*GS Sobersc Irvine b Hobbs28     
+DL Murraynot out102     
SR Bielbyc Taylor b Hobbs3     
RA Whitec Taylor b East2     
MNS Taylornot out65     
C Forbesdid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
Extras(14 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(6 wickets, declared, 89 overs)334
Fall of wickets:
1-100, 2-119, 3-159, 4-159, 5-182, 6-197
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce17   3640--
Lever8   0390--
Hobbs31   7944--
East21   6671--
Turner12   2551--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearlbw b Sobers22     
B Wardb Forbes22     
JK Leverlbw b Forbes11     
*+B Taylorb Forbes2     
KWR Fletcherc Murray b Taylor13     
BL Irvinec Moore b Sobers95     
KD Boycelbw b Sobers43     
HR Shermanc Frost b Sobers1     
S Turnerb Sobers60     
RNS Hobbsc Murray b Sobers0     
RE Eastnot out21     
Extras(2 b, 11 lb, 4 nb)17
Total(all out, 103 overs)307
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-55, 3-60, 4-62, 5-80, 6-172, 7-199, 8-228, 9-234, 10-307 (103 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers41   13906--
Forbes26   7763--
Taylor21   3511--
Halfyard15   4730--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Frostb Lever2     
JB Bolusc Turner b Lever29     
HI Moorelbw b Boyce0     
MJ Smedleyst Taylor b Hobbs22     
*GS Sobersb Boyce85     
+DL Murrayc and b Hobbs19     
SR Bielbynot out4     
RA Whitec Sherman b Hobbs7     
MNS Taylordid not bat      
C Forbesdid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 7 nb)10
Total(7 wickets, declared, 47.3 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-34, 3-40, 4-105, 5-149, 6-167, 7-178 (47.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce17   3582--
Lever14   9232--
Turner7   0500--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearb Forbes8     
*+B Taylorc Taylor b Forbes17     
KWR Fletchernot out29     
KD Boycec Murray b Forbes9     
BL Irvinenot out17     
B Warddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
HR Shermandid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(3 wickets, 28.4 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-27, 3-36
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers4   0140--
Forbes7   3183--
Halfyard8   1220--
Bielby2   0100--

--> GS Sobers (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> DL Murray (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> MNS Taylor (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> BL Irvine (1) passed his previous highest score of 66 in County Championship matches
--> GS Sobers achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-25)
--> KD Boyce reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Nottinghamshire second innings
--> G Frost retired hurt in the Nottinghamshire first innings having scored 1 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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