Kent v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueMote Park, Maidstone on 13th, 14th, 15th July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 69 runs
PointsKent 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Essex 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5)
UmpiresCG Pepper, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 22/0 (Barker 5*, Ward 17*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 201/9d

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Fletcher b Lever53     
BW Luckhurstlbw b Boyce9     
+D Nichollsc Jorden b Boyce3     
Asif Iqbalc Hobbs b Lever34     
SE Learyrun out28     
AGE Ealhamc Lever b East21     
RA Woolmernot out50     
*AL Dixonc Irvine b Hobbs24     
A Brownlbw b Lever7     
DM Sayerc Hobbs b Lever5     
JN Grahamb Acfield0     
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 84 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-44, 3-97, 4-106, 5-149, 6-155, 7-201, 8-225, 9-242, 10-242 (84 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   5582--
Lever19   4494--
Jorden15   1590--
East17   5351--
Hobbs7   0271--
Acfield7   461--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Dixon43     
B Wardb Graham17     
*+B Taylorc Luckhurst b Graham19     
KWR Fletcherc Nicholls b Brown26     
BL Irvinelbw b Dixon34     
KD Boycelbw b Dixon39     
AM Jordenb Sayer5     
RNS Hobbsc Brown b Dixon8     
RE Eastb Sayer0     
JK Levernot out2     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(9 wickets, declared, 82.5 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-84, 3-84, 4-132, 5-161, 6-187, 7-195, 8-197, 9-199
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham29   17422--
Brown16   3441--
Sayer8   1282--
Woolmer2   160--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessretired hurt0     
BW Luckhurstb Jorden21     
+D Nichollsnot out76     
Asif Iqbalb East23     
SE Learynot out35     
AGE Ealhamdid not bat      
RA Woolmerdid not bat      
*AL Dixondid not bat      
A Browndid not bat      
DM Sayerdid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(2 wickets, declared, 43 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-101
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce13   4270--
Lever6   1210--
Jorden4   0171--
East9   3391--
Acfield11   0510--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Woolmer b Brown0     
B Wardc Denness b Brown2     
*+B Taylorc Nicholls b Brown5     
KWR Fletcherc Leary b Brown7     
BL Irvineb Dixon53     
KD Boycelbw b Dixon20     
AM Jordenb Sayer14     
RNS Hobbsc sub b Dixon0     
RE Eastc Denness b Graham7     
JK Levernot out3     
DL Acfieldc Denness b Graham11     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-3, 3-9, 4-18, 5-79, 6-94, 7-97, 8-112, 9-118, 10-132 (50.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown8   2244--
Sayer11   5201--
Dixon17   8303--

--> RA Woolmer made his debut in first-class matches
--> RA Woolmer made his debut in County Championship matches
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> MH Denness retired hurt in the Kent second innings having scored 0 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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