Kent v Essex
County Championship 1970
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 20th, 21st, 22nd June 1970 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 5 wickets
PointsKent 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2); Essex 18 (Batting 5, Bowling 3)
UmpiresDJ Constant, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 44/0 (Edmeades 12*, Taylor 32*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 322/7 (Turner 4*, Hobbs 5*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Johnsonlbw b Lever3      
RA Woolmerb Boyce1      
+D Nichollsc East b Boyce0      
Asif Iqbalb Turner51      
*MC Cowdreylbw b East65      
SE Learylbw b Boyce49      
JN Shepherdc East b Hobbs18      
AGE Ealhamc Turner b Hobbs4      
AL Dixonb Turner44      
A Brownnot out1      
JCJ Dyec Taylor b Turner4      
Extras(3 lb, 7 nb)10
Total(all out, 95 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-4, 3-5, 4-104, 5-135, 6-164, 7-170, 8-241, 9-245, 10-250 (95 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce18   2463--
Lever17   7211--
Turner22   4573--
East21   7571--
Hobbs17   3592--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Asif Iqbal b Dixon80      
*+B Taylorc Nicholls b Shepherd66      
GJ Savillec Woolmer b Shepherd75      
KWR Fletcherc Leary b Shepherd39      
G Barkerrun out3      
KD Boycelbw b Dye37      
S Turnernot out4      
ER Preslandc and b Dye0      
RNS Hobbsnot out5      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 92 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-98, 2-196, 3-269, 4-271, 5-301, 6-305, 7-315
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown14   2670--
Dye24   7762--
Shepherd22   4723--
Woolmer13   1390--
Dixon11   3281--
Asif Iqbal8   2270--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Johnsonc Fletcher b Boyce24      
RA Woolmerb Presland58      
Asif Iqbalc Boyce b East5      
*MC Cowdreynot out106      
JN Shepherdc Saville b Turner60      
AL Dixonc East b Turner0      
SE Learynot out18      
+D Nichollsdid not bat      
AGE Ealhamdid not bat      
A Browndid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(5 wickets, declared, 86 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-54, 3-136, 4-232, 5-242
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce13   4271--
Lever5   280--
Turner11   1322--
East20   5481--
Hobbs13   3350--
Presland16   0781--
Fletcher8   0430--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesb Woolmer66      
*+B Taylorb Asif Iqbal26      
KWR Fletcherc Shepherd b Dye75      
KD Boycerun out2      
S Turnerc Johnson b Woolmer0      
ER Preslandnot out21      
RNS Hobbsnot out7      
GJ Savilledid not bat      
G Barkerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(5 wickets, 39.2 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-158, 3-166, 4-176, 5-179
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown3   0210--
Dye10   0511--
Shepherd10   1500--
Asif Iqbal10   1301--

--> JN Shepherd (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> GJ Saville (1) passed his previous highest score of 69 in County Championship matches
--> GJ Saville (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 66
--> RA Woolmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 50 in first-class matches
--> RA Woolmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 50 in County Championship matches
--> BEA Edmeades (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> ER Presland (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> JK Lever reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings





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