Essex v Derbyshire
County Championship 1968
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Derbyshire 6 (Batting 5, Bowling 1)
UmpiresJ Arnold, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 280/8 (Hobbs 4*, East 3*)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (1) 227/3 (DHK Smith 91*, E Smith 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearlbw b Jackson2      
B Wardlbw b Morgan51      
*+B Taylorc Morgan b Jackson0      
KWR Fletcherc Page b Eyre82      
BL Irvinec Harvey b Eyre86      
KD Boycec Taylor b Eyre15      
GJ Nolanlbw b E Smith3      
S Turnerc and b Buxton17      
RNS Hobbsnot out4      
RE Eastnot out3      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)17
Total(8 wickets, declared, 126 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-10, 3-108, 4-188, 5-210, 6-230, 7-257, 8-272
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackson21   3682--
Rhodes19   5380--
E Smith29   14431--
Eyre21   3603--
Buxton12   5171--
Morgan24   13371--

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DHK Smithrun out99      
PJK Gibbsst Taylor b Hobbs90      
MH Pagest Taylor b Hobbs22      
TJP Eyrec Bear b Hobbs15      
E Smithst Taylor b Hobbs18      
IR Buxtonrun out16      
*DC Morgannot out37      
JF Harveyb Boyce10      
+RW Taylorb Lever15      
HJ Rhodesc Boyce b Lever1      
AB Jacksonlbw b Turner0      
Extras(4 b, 12 lb, 8 nb)24
Total(all out, 108 overs)347
Fall of wickets:
1-143, 2-201, 3-225, 4-249, 5-268, 6-272, 7-293, 8-336, 9-340, 10-347 (108 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce26   4851--
Lever13   2522--
Hobbs39   8984--
East22   3650--
Turner8   2231--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Gibbs b E Smith34      
B Wardc Page b Rhodes2      
*+B Taylorc Rhodes b E Smith2      
KWR Fletcherc Rhodes b Jackson20      
BL Irvinelbw b E Smith64      
KD Boycelbw b Rhodes5      
GJ Nolanc Taylor b Jackson11      
S Turnerc Page b Jackson4      
RNS Hobbsc Eyre b Morgan8      
RE Eastnot out1      
JK Levernot out0      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(9 wickets, 55 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-37, 3-38, 4-67, 5-89, 6-117, 7-125, 8-151, 9-155
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackson13   5453--
Rhodes12   5202--
E Smith23   8723--
Morgan7   3141--

--> GJ Nolan made his debut in first-class matches
--> GJ Nolan made his debut in County Championship matches
--> GJ Nolan made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GJ Nolan made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> TJP Eyre reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> AB Jackson reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> KD Boyce reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire first innings





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