Essex v Hampshire
County Championship 1968
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 20th, 21st, 22nd July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHampshire won by an innings and 14 runs
PointsEssex 2 (Bowling 2); Hampshire 21 (Batting 6, Bowling 5)
UmpiresAE Fagg, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Hampshire (1) 95/2 (Richards 59*, Marshall 27*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 33/1 (Bear 19*, Lever 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb White30      
MJ Bearc Lewis b Shackleton3      
B Wardc Timms b Shackleton0      
KWR Fletcherc Timms b Cottam20      
BL Irvinec Turner b Cottam9      
KD Boycec Timms b Cottam0      
BEA Edmeadesc Jesty b Shackleton15      
*+B Taylorc Richards b Shackleton5      
RNS Hobbsb White10      
RE Eastlbw b Shackleton0      
JK Levernot out0      
Extras(2 nb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 45.2 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-10, 3-35, 4-55, 5-55, 6-79, 7-83, 8-89, 9-95, 10-95 (45.2 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton20   13175--
Cottam7   1343--
Jesty5   160--

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Richardsb East176      
BL Reedlbw b Boyce0      
RV Lewisc Irvine b Lever7      
*RE Marshallc Hobbs b Edmeades60      
PJ Sainsburynot out46      
DR Turnernot out6      
TE Jestydid not bat      
+BSV Timmsdid not bat      
D Shackletondid not bat      
DW Whitedid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(4 wickets, declared, 84 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-21, 3-144, 4-288
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce21   11001--
Lever26   2771--
Edmeades11   3191--
East19   4511--
Hobbs7   0480--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerrun out11      
MJ Bearc Lewis b Shackleton19      
JK Leverlbw b White0      
B Wardb White19      
KWR Fletcherc Timms b Shackleton51      
BL Irvinec Richards b White53      
KD Boyceb White10      
BEA Edmeadesc Timms b Cottam3      
RNS Hobbs hit wkt b Cottam6      
*+B Taylorc Turner b Cottam4      
RE Eastnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 8 nb)16
Total(all out, 91.4 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-33, 3-33, 4-106, 5-110, 6-155, 7-162, 8-174, 9-192, 10-192 (91.4 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton22   13442--
Cottam18   8293--
Jesty5   1160--
Sainsbury13   8170--
Richards6   490--

--> BA Richards (1) passed his previous highest score of 133 in County Championship matches
--> BA Richards (1) passed his previous highest score of 146 in first-class matches
--> BA Richards (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> BA Richards (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 13
--> MJ Bear (2) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> B Ward (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 19
--> D Shackleton reached 2500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings





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