Essex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1968
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 10th, 11th, 12th July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Northamptonshire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresJ Arnold, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 176/6 (Jorden 2*, Hobbs 4*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 98/4 (Ackerman 6*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Johnson b Crump32      
MJ Bearc Lightfoot b Crump8      
B Wardc Lightfoot b Mushtaq Mohammad26      
*+B Taylorc Mushtaq Mohammad b Crump5      
BL Irvineb Crump56      
KD Boycec Johnson b Crump32      
AM Jordenlbw b Kettle2      
RNS Hobbsc Steele b Sully26      
RE Eastb Crump12      
JK Levernot out0      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(9 wickets, declared, 80 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-56, 3-64, 4-97, 5-155, 6-170, 7-176, 8-211, 9-211 (80 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crump33   8846--
Kettle23   3591--
Scott3   160--
Mushtaq Mohammad8   0381--
Lightfoot10   570--
Sully3   251--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxc Hobbs b Boyce0      
DS Steeleb Lever33      
A Lightfootc Jorden b East15      
Mushtaq Mohammadlbw b Jorden39      
HM Ackermanc Jorden b Boyce10      
BL Reynoldsc Lever b Jorden0      
BS Crumpnot out9      
MK Kettlec Taylor b Boyce35      
ME Scottnot out1      
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
H Sullydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 7 nb)11
Total(7 wickets, declared, 56 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-39, 3-91, 4-98, 5-105, 6-106, 7-152
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   6483--
Lever12   4361--
Jorden14   2402--
East5   441--
Acfield6   1140--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Steele b Sully62      
MJ Bearc Johnson b Kettle1      
B Wardnot out46      
*+B Taylorb Mushtaq Mohammad6      
BL Irvinenot out33      
KD Boycedid not bat      
AM Jordendid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 w)2
Total(3 wickets, declared, 50 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-91, 3-102
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crump9   3110--
Kettle6   1211--
Scott2   0150--
Mushtaq Mohammad16   3331--
Sully17   2681--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxc Taylor b Jorden70      
DS Steelest Taylor b Hobbs15      
Mushtaq Mohammadst Taylor b East28      
HM Ackermanc Lever b Jorden3      
BL Reynoldsb Acfield28      
A Lightfootc Ward b Acfield0      
BS Crumpc Taylor b Acfield6      
ME Scottc Taylor b Hobbs0      
+LA Johnsonc East b Acfield0      
H Sullynot out0      
MK Kettlenot out0      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(9 wickets, 44 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-77, 3-96, 4-140, 5-145, 6-156, 7-160, 8-160, 9-160
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce9   1360--
Lever3   1100--
Jorden7   1212--
East9   0371--
Acfield6   4134--
Hobbs10   2332--

--> G Barker (2) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> RM Prideaux (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 2
--> BS Crump reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> KD Boyce reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> H Sully reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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