Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 31st July, 1st, 2nd August 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 12 (Batting 7, Bowling 5); Essex 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresJS Buller, H Yarnold
ScorersWH Ashdown (Leicestershire), JWW Bartlam (Essex)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 60/0 (Hallam 25*, Norman 26*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 61/0 (Ward 28*, Edmeades 33*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardb Knight6      
BEA Edmeadesc Tolchard b Knight0      
*+B Taylorlbw b Cotton35      
KWR Fletcherlbw b Spencer1      
BL Irvinec Booth b Marner36      
KD Boycec Tolchard b Marner8      
S Turnerc Marner b Cotton3      
AM Jordenc Tolchard b Knight7      
RNS Hobbsc Hallam b Knight33      
RE Eastc Tolchard b Knight16      
JK Levernot out4      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 43.4 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-23, 3-24, 4-80, 5-87, 6-89, 7-128, 8-131, 9-133, 10-157 (43.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cotton16   3482--
Spencer6   1241--
Marner8   0282--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamb Boyce39      
MEJC Normanb Boyce40      
BJ Boothc Taylor b Jorden29      
CC Inmanc Hobbs b Jorden56      
PT Marnerb Jorden90      
BR Knightc Boyce b Lever17      
J Birkenshawc Jorden b Lever10      
B Dudlestonb East37      
+RW Tolchardnot out33      
J Cottonc and b Hobbs25      
CT Spencernot out9      
Extras(10 lb, 16 nb)26
Total(9 wickets, declared, 113 overs)411
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-95, 3-175, 4-184, 5-246, 6-263, 7-318, 8-369, 9-398
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce29   5892--
Lever23   5852--
Jorden24   5913--
East23   4771--
Hobbs14   2431--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardb Booth46      
BEA Edmeadesc and b Birkenshaw107      
*+B Taylorc Birkenshaw b Marner0      
KWR Fletcherc Norman b Knight24      
BL Irvinenot out44      
KD Boycec Booth b Spencer31      
AM Jordennot out8      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(5 wickets, 106 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-108, 2-115, 3-153, 4-193, 5-255
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cotton17   3540--
Knight17   4361--
Spencer20   6441--
Marner14   2441--
Birkenshaw26   11451--
Booth11   3371--
Dudleston1   100--

--> MEJC Norman (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> BR Knight reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> BR Knight reached 750 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RE East reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> AM Jorden reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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