Sussex v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueCentral Recreation Ground, Hastings on 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultEssex won by an innings and 74 runs
PointsSussex 1 (Bowling 1); Essex 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Aspinall, C Petrie
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 408/6 (Fletcher 228*, Turner 7*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 95/3 (Bates 0*, Griffith 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Parks b A Buss1     
BEA Edmeadesb Marlar79     
G Barkerb Lewis7     
KWR Fletchernot out228     
BL Irvinelbw b Greig20     
KD Boycelbw b Bates35     
*+B Taylorc Bates b MA Buss2     
S Turnernot out7     
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)29
Total(6 wickets, declared, 133 overs)408
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-40, 3-219, 4-292, 5-373, 6-386
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Buss7   1171--
Bates24   6711--
Lewis33   9751--
Marlar25   4801--
Greig24   5891--
MA Buss12   4291--
Suttle8   2180--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Bussb Boyce11     
KG Suttleb Hobbs30     
LJ Lenhamlbw b Boyce14     
AW Greigc Taylor b East18     
*MG Griffithb East5     
GC Cooperc Fletcher b East29     
+JM Parksnot out37     
EJ Lewisc Fletcher b Turner6     
RG Marlarc Boyce b Turner0     
DL Batesc and b East3     
A Bussabsent hurt
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-44, 3-61, 4-70, 5-83, 6-132, 7-145, 8-145, 9-160 (62.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce12   1352--
Lever6   2150--
Hobbs14   5231--
Turner8   3212--

Sussex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Bussc Turner b Hobbs14     
KG Suttlelbw b East45     
LJ Lenhamlbw b Turner25     
AW Greigc sub b Turner1     
DL Bateslbw b East25     
*MG Griffithb Hobbs14     
GC Coopernot out32     
+JM Parksc Irvine b East6     
EJ Lewisb Hobbs0     
RG Marlarc Barker b Hobbs1     
A Bussabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)11
Total(all out, 85.3 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-80, 2-88, 3-92, 4-107, 5-107, 6-153, 7-167, 8-168, 9-174 (85.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce5   090--
Lever2   030--
East32   13603--
Turner14   5202--

--> RG Marlar made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RG Marlar made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 131 in first-class matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 131 in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> LJ Lenham (1) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> KG Suttle (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 26
--> RE East reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> RNS Hobbs reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex second innings
--> MA Buss retired hurt in the Sussex second innings having scored 14 (team had lost 0 wickets) and later returned





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