Kent v Essex
County Championship 1969
VenueCrabble Athletic Ground, Dover on 13th, 14th, 15th September 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Essex 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5)
UmpiresWE Alley, OW Herman
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 18/2 (Denness 8*, Brown 2*)
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 149/5 (Denness 71*, Knott 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Knott b Brown3      
BEA Edmeadesc Nicholls b Underwood38      
*+B Taylorc Johnson b Dye2      
KWR Fletcherc Knott b Underwood7      
BL Irvinec Johnson b Underwood32      
KD Boycelbw b Dixon22      
S Turnerc Cowdrey b Underwood21      
RNS Hobbsb Underwood32      
RE Eastrun out27      
DL Acfieldb Brown17      
JK Levernot out2      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 87.1 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-13, 3-34, 4-75, 5-99, 6-118, 7-144, 8-187, 9-187, 10-207 (87.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye9   1421--
Underwood31   11685--
Shepherd17   3390--
Dixon17   8321--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessb Boyce73      
BW Luckhurstc Irvine b Lever8      
D Nichollsc Boyce b Acfield0      
A Brownc Irvine b East2      
*MC Cowdreyb Boyce2      
GW Johnsonc Boyce b Hobbs49      
+APE Knottlbw b Boyce6      
JN Shepherdnot out30      
AL Dixonc Turner b Lever7      
DL Underwoodlbw b Lever0      
JCJ Dyec Hobbs b Lever0      
Extras(7 lb, 11 nb)18
Total(all out, 80 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-17, 3-26, 4-30, 5-145, 6-155, 7-158, 8-174, 9-174, 10-195 (80 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce20   1583--
Lever23   9344--
East14   6301--
Acfield5   1141--
Turner12   2310--
Hobbs6   2101--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Johnson b Dye3      
BEA Edmeadesc Knott b Brown0      
BL Irvinenot out18      
KWR Fletchernot out22      
*+B Taylordid not bat      
KD Boycedid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, 15 overs)44
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-7
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown6   0241--
Dye4   161--
Underwood3   280--
Shepherd2   050--

--> DL Acfield (1) equalled his previous highest score of 17 in County Championship matches
--> MH Denness (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> BL Irvine made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> DL Underwood reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex first innings
--> AL Dixon reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RE East reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings





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