Worcestershire v Kent
County Championship 1971
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 29th, 31st May, 1st June 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 4 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Kent 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2)
UmpiresJ Arnold, F Jakeman
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 378/4 (Ealham 82*, Knott 8*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 23/0 (Denness 8*, Luckhurst 12*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Wilcock b Slade62      
BW Luckhurstc and b Carter110      
*MC Cowdreyc Hemsley b Holder51      
AGE Ealhamnot out82      
BD Julienc Wilcock b Carter46      
+APE Knottnot out8      
JN Shepherddid not bat      
RA Woolmerdid not bat      
GW Johnsondid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)19
Total(4 wickets, declared, 116 overs)378
Fall of wickets:
1-112, 2-226, 3-238, 4-338
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder17   3421--
Carter25   2772--
D'Oliveira10   3270--
Gifford29   7900--
Slade22   4751--
Griffith5   0240--
Hemsley8   2240--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Graham b Johnson23      
GM Turnerc Underwood b Johnson12      
JA Ormrodc Shepherd b Underwood2      
BL D'Oliveirac Cowdrey b Johnson69      
EJO Hemsleyc Ealham b Johnson80      
K Griffithb Shepherd41      
DNF Sladec Denness b Julien39      
+HG Wilcockb Julien1      
*N Giffordc Luckhurst b Graham3      
VA Holdernot out16      
RGM Carterc Johnson b Graham1      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 112.1 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-40, 3-48, 4-177, 5-198, 6-249, 7-255, 8-264, 9-294, 10-301 (112.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shepherd16   6441--
Underwood36   12901--
Johnson23   7574--
Woolmer10   3250--
Julien11   3252--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Turner b Slade44      
BW Luckhurstc Holder b Griffith43      
+APE Knottb Slade20      
AGE Ealhamc Turner b Slade20      
JN Shepherdnot out20      
RA Woolmernot out19      
*MC Cowdreydid not bat      
BD Juliendid not bat      
GW Johnsondid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(4 wickets, declared, 56 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-108, 3-119, 4-144
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder8   2170--
Carter8   0270--
Gifford3   190--
Slade17   3403--
Griffith20   3731--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Denness b Johnson58      
GM Turnerb Julien0      
JA Ormrodc Johnson b Julien7      
BL D'Oliveirab Graham3      
EJO Hemsleynot out40      
K Griffithnot out10      
DNF Sladedid not bat      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
RGM Carterdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(4 wickets, 52 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-20, 3-29, 4-94
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham9   2141--
Underwood5   280--
Johnson10   1331--
Julien19   6472--
Cowdrey4   190--
Ealham2   020--
Denness2   140--
Knott1   010--

--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 38000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> BD Julien (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in County Championship matches
--> MH Denness (2) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> RGA Headley (2) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 40
--> DNF Slade reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent second innings





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