Northamptonshire v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 3rd, 4th, 5th August 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 4 (Bowling 4); Essex 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5)
UmpiresC Petrie, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 42/1 (Ward 18*, Barker 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 229/8 (Hobbs 18*, East 11*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxb Lever23      
C Milburnb Boyce13      
A Lightfootrun out6      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Taylor b Jorden4      
HM Ackermanb Boyce32      
BL Reynoldsc Boyce b Jorden10      
BS Crumplbw b Jorden3      
ME Scottc Irvine b Jorden0      
+LA Johnsonb Boyce0      
H Sullynot out6      
AJ Duroseb Boyce6      
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(all out, 51.1 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-37, 3-48, 4-49, 5-70, 6-94, 7-94, 8-94, 9-98, 10-106 (51.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever13   4241--
Jorden17   5294--
Hobbs3   090--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Prideaux b Durose71      
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Mushtaq Mohammad18      
G Barkerc Johnson b Crump20      
KWR Fletcherst Johnson b Crump2      
BL Irvinerun out39      
KD Boycec Lightfoot b Scott22      
*+B Taylorst Johnson b Crump16      
AM Jordenc Lightfoot b Scott3      
RNS Hobbsnot out18      
RE Eastnot out11      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)9
Total(8 wickets, declared, 84 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-64, 3-66, 4-152, 5-158, 6-182, 7-198, 8-200
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crump23   7613--
Durose21   5561--
Milburn7   380--
Mushtaq Mohammad8   1131--
Sully6   2190--
Scott19   5632--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxc Taylor b Jorden8      
C Milburnb Jorden50      
A Lightfootc Taylor b Jorden44      
Mushtaq Mohammadc and b East56      
HM Ackermanc Edmeades b Irvine78      
BL Reynoldsnot out48      
BS Crumpc and b Taylor4      
ME Scottnot out12      
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
H Sullydid not bat      
AJ Durosedid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)21
Total(6 wickets, 112 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-63, 2-66, 3-131, 4-220, 5-255, 6-284
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce18   6370--
Lever16   3410--
Jorden11   2293--
Hobbs16   5410--
East25   7811--
Barker9   1160--
Irvine10   0391--
Taylor7   2161--

--> HM Ackerman (2) passed his previous highest score of 68 in County Championship matches
--> HM Ackerman (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> AM Jorden achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-31)
--> AM Jorden achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-31)
--> BS Crump reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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