Worcestershire v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 29th June, 1st, 2nd July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Essex 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)
UmpiresJS Buller, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 14/2 (Ward 5*, Fletcher 9*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 84/6 (Gifford 0*, Holder 4*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyb Boyce3     
CD Fearnleyc Turner b Hobbs60     
JA Ormrodc Fletcher b East48     
*TW Graveneyc Fletcher b East72     
BL D'Oliveirac Taylor b Turner9     
EJO Hemsleyb East2     
GM Turnerb Turner2     
+R Boothb Boyce33     
N Giffordrun out12     
VA Holdernot out11     
RGM Carterb Boyce0     
Extras(5 b, 12 lb, 4 nb)21
Total(all out, 112.2 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-111, 3-150, 4-190, 5-206, 6-211, 7-217, 8-257, 9-273, 10-273 (112.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever17   5290--
Turner18   4452--
East36   15573--
Hobbs21   4611--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardb Carter11     
MJ Bearc D'Oliveira b Carter0     
KW Wallacec Turner b Carter0     
KWR Fletcherc Booth b Gifford28     
BL Irvineb Hemsley67     
KD Boycec Headley b Gifford24     
*+B Taylorrun out32     
S Turnerc Holder b Hemsley3     
RNS Hobbsb Gifford1     
RE Eastnot out0     
JK Leverb Hemsley0     
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-27, 4-60, 5-100, 6-165, 7-175, 8-176, 9-176, 10-176 (76.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder19   5390--
Carter21   7623--
Gifford26   11423--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Taylor b Boyce19     
CD Fearnleyc Taylor b Boyce6     
GM Turnerst Taylor b Hobbs16     
*TW Graveneyc Hobbs b Lever1     
JA Ormrodc Boyce b East21     
EJO Hemsleyb East12     
N Giffordnot out52     
VA Holderc Wallace b Hobbs23     
+R Boothc Fletcher b Boyce7     
RGM Carternot out5     
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(8 wickets, declared, 84 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-29, 3-30, 4-60, 5-80, 6-80, 7-125, 8-137
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   4453--
Lever8   4131--
Turner8   2110--
East31   12532--
Hobbs18   8402--

--> BL Irvine (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 48
--> GM Turner (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> N Gifford (2) passed his previous highest score of 46 in County Championship matches
--> VA Holder (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> VA Holder (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> EJO Hemsley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 0-5)
--> N Gifford reached 650 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> EJO Hemsley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 0-5)





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