Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1969
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 18th, 19th, 20th June 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 1 (Bowling 1); Essex 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresJG Langridge, H Mellows
ScorersWH Ashdown (Leicestershire), CV Jenkinson (Essex)
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 260/9 (Edmeades 114*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 314/8 (Illingworth 139*, McKenzie 14*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Marner b Knight39      
BEA Edmeadesnot out114      
G Barkerc Tolchard b Knight8      
KWR Fletcherc Hallam b Knight41      
BL Irvinec Norman b Illingworth14      
*+B Taylorb Illingworth5      
S Turnerc Knight b Birkenshaw13      
RNS Hobbsc McKenzie b Birkenshaw0      
RE Eastb McKenzie20      
JK Leverc McKenzie b Spencer1      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 nb)5
Total(9 wickets, declared, 108 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-69, 2-85, 3-117, 4-198, 5-204, 6-221, 7-222, 8-257, 9-260 (108 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie12   0331--
Spencer10   2271--
Birkenshaw35   7932--
Knight22   7523--
Illingworth29   8502--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamc East b Turner12      
MEJC Normanst Taylor b East17      
BJ Boothrun out30      
PT Marnerc Barker b Acfield0      
B Dudlestonc and b Hobbs23      
*R Illingworthnot out153      
BR Knightb Lever14      
J Birkenshawb Lever20      
+RW Tolchardc Turner b Acfield27      
GD McKenzielbw b Lever14      
CT Spencerc Fletcher b Turner12      
Extras(5 b, 11 lb, 5 nb)21
Total(all out, 143.3 overs)343
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-60, 3-61, 4-67, 5-110, 6-134, 7-195, 8-278, 9-315, 10-343 (143.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever24   2703--
East24   11421--
Acfield43   14952--
Hobbs24   8621--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc McKenzie b Spencer7      
BEA Edmeadesc Dudleston b Illingworth12      
G Barkerc Tolchard b McKenzie16      
KWR Fletcherb McKenzie15      
BL Irvinenot out4      
*+B Taylorlbw b Illingworth0      
S Turnerc Birkenshaw b Illingworth0      
RNS Hobbsc Dudleston b Birkenshaw7      
RE Eastnot out0      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(7 wickets, 41 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-25, 3-50, 4-50, 5-50, 6-54, 7-64
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie11   4172--
Spencer3   191--
Birkenshaw10   8121--
Knight5   0150--
Illingworth12   883--

--> R Illingworth (1) passed his previous highest score of 150 in County Championship matches
--> BEA Edmeades (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> BR Knight reached 1050 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JK Lever reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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