Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1968
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 26th, 27th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 58 runs
UmpiresAE Alderman, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 144/2 (Lawry 56*, Walters 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Redpath b Renneberg38      
B Wardb Renneberg0      
KW Wallacec Cowper b Hawke7      
KWR Fletcherc Walters b Renneberg6      
BL Irvinelbw b Freeman15      
KD Boycec Freeman b Renneberg39      
*+B Taylorc Hawke b Renneberg4      
S Turnerc Taber b Renneberg4      
RNS Hobbsc Hawke b Renneberg4      
RE Eastnot out12      
JK Leverlbw b Renneberg9      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 40.4 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-17, 3-44, 4-61, 5-71, 6-90, 7-108, 8-112, 9-124, 10-140 (40.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hawke5   2221--
Freeman7   0251--
Mallett8   2190--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WM Lawryc Taylor b Lever135      
IR Redpathc Ward b Hobbs69      
RM Cowperc Taylor b Turner13      
KD Waltersb Boyce30      
RJ Inverarityc Taylor b Boyce4      
LR Joslinb Boyce0      
+HB Taberc Fletcher b East1      
EW Freemanc Hobbs b East35      
NJN Hawkec Irvine b Turner10      
AA Mallettnot out5      
DA Rennebergb Turner5      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(all out, 107.4 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-108, 2-143, 3-193, 4-206, 5-208, 6-213, 7-259, 8-302, 9-310, 10-320 (107.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce21   2593--
Lever23   5431--
East23   51062--
Hobbs14   6231--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Walters b Cowper43      
B Wardc Freeman b Mallett40      
KW Wallacec Walters b Cowper2      
KWR Fletcherc Hawke b Renneberg2      
BL Irvinec Redpath b Cowper25      
KD Boycelbw b Cowper6      
*+B Taylorb Cowper0      
S Turnerc Redpath b Cowper0      
RNS Hobbslbw b Cowper0      
RE Eastnot out4      
JK Leverlbw b Mallett0      
Total(all out, 51 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-62, 3-73, 4-104, 5-110, 6-110, 7-110, 8-110, 9-120, 10-122 (51 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Renneberg13   5281--
Hawke7   0280--
Mallett9   4172--
Walters2   070--
Cowper20   7427--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> KD Boyce (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> DA Renneberg achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 7-33)
--> DA Renneberg reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RM Cowper achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 4-8)
--> RM Cowper achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Essex second innings





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