Essex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1968
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 24th, 25th, 26th July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 5 wickets
PointsEssex 15 (Bowling 5); Yorkshire 5 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresPB Wight, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 69/3 (Ward 30*, Irvine 9*)
Close of play day 2Yorkshire (2) 102/7 (Trueman 4*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Leadbeaterlbw b Boyce11      
K Taylorb Boyce25      
DEV Padgettb Boyce1      
JH Hampshirec Ward b Lever7      
*DB Closeb Boyce18      
+JG Binksc Taylor b Jorden11      
RA Huttonc Taylor b Boyce8      
GA Copenot out4      
FS Truemanrun out2      
D Wilsonb Lever13      
AG Nicholsonb Boyce0      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 58.5 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-34, 3-45, 4-46, 5-66, 6-83, 7-84, 8-96, 9-99, 10-103 (58.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever19   9212--
Jorden15   7231--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Binks b Nicholson11      
MJ Bearb Nicholson0      
B Wardb Trueman30      
BEA Edmeadesc Close b Nicholson17      
BL Irvinec Wilson b Hutton36      
KD Boycelbw b Trueman1      
*+B Taylorc Leadbeater b Nicholson25      
AM Jordenc Binks b Hutton8      
RNS Hobbsb Trueman8      
RE Eastnot out22      
JK Leverc Close b Nicholson7      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 67.3 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-23, 3-49, 4-69, 5-71, 6-120, 7-126, 8-132, 9-142, 10-168 (67.3 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman24   5593--
Hutton13   2382--
Close2   090--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Leadbeaterb Boyce8      
K Taylorb Boyce11      
DEV Padgettrun out57      
JH Hampshireb Jorden3      
*DB Closec Taylor b Boyce3      
+JG Binksc Boyce b Jorden7      
RA Huttonc East b Jorden0      
GA Copeb Jorden10      
FS Truemanc Taylor b Boyce30      
D Wilsonb Boyce6      
AG Nicholsonnot out8      
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)18
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-33, 3-42, 4-56, 5-80, 6-89, 7-105, 8-136, 9-146, 10-161 (71.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce32   7695--
Lever24   9430--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Binks b Cope26      
MJ Bearc Leadbeater b Wilson26      
B Wardc and b Wilson7      
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Wilson0      
BL Irvinenot out28      
KD Boycec Hampshire b Hutton4      
*+B Taylornot out7      
AM Jordendid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(5 wickets, 31.5 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-58, 3-58, 4-59, 5-64
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman9   3250--
Nicholson6   3140--
Hutton4   0141--
Wilson9   4213--

--> RNS Hobbs (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> BL Irvine (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 8
--> AM Jorden achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Yorkshire second innings (previous best was 4-34)
--> AM Jorden achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Yorkshire second innings (previous best was 4-34)
--> GA Cope retired hurt in the Yorkshire second innings having scored 1 and later returned





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