Worcestershire v Kent
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 8th, 9th, 10th May 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultWorcestershire won by 5 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 16 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Kent 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresC Cook, H Horton
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 51/2 (Turner 22*, Parker 17*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 12/3 (Woolmer 0*, Cowdrey 2*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Luckhurstc Holder b Gifford100     
GW Johnsonc Parker b D'Oliveira58     
*MH Dennessc Turner b D'Oliveira19     
Asif Iqbalb Brain36     
RA Woolmerc Cass b Inchmore9     
MC Cowdreynot out35     
AGE Ealhamb Inchmore0     
+APE Knottc and b Inchmore20     
BD Julienlbw b Brain9     
JN Shepherdnot out0     
DL Underwooddid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 8 nb)16
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)302
Fall of wickets:
1-124, 2-161, 3-193, 4-235, 5-245, 6-251, 7-281, 8-294
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder13   4230--
Brain21   8552--
Inchmore21   1763--
Gifford25   7681--
D'Oliveira20   2642--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Ealham b Julien5     
GM Turnerretired hurt138     
JA Ormrodc Knott b Shepherd4     
JM Parkerc Knott b Woolmer25     
BL D'Oliveirac Cowdrey b Woolmer42     
TJ Yardleyb Woolmer0     
+GR Cassc Ealham b Julien39     
*N Giffordnot out6     
VA Holdernot out0     
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 4 nb)17
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-19, 3-84, 4-172, 5-172, 6-276
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Julien26   5712--
Shepherd26   7511--
Underwood23   8600--
Woolmer21   3533--
Johnson4   1240--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Luckhurstb Holder0     
GW Johnsonc Yardley b Brain8     
*MH Dennessnot out35     
Asif Iqbalb Brain0     
RA Woolmerc Cass b Brain4     
MC Cowdreyc Cass b Holder6     
AGE Ealhamc Holder b Gifford0     
+APE Knottc D'Oliveira b Brain2     
BD Julienc Yardley b Gifford4     
JN Shepherdc Cass b Gifford0     
DL Underwoodlbw b Gifford0     
Total(all out, 35.5 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-5, 3-10, 4-17, 5-37, 6-37, 7-50, 8-59, 9-59, 10-59 (35.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder15   6282--
Brain13   3294--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Luckhurst b Underwood52     
+GR Cassc Luckhurst b Underwood2     
JA Ormrodc Asif Iqbal b Underwood0     
BL D'Oliveirac Luckhurst b Underwood13     
TJ Yardleynot out18     
*N Giffordc Woolmer b Underwood0     
VA Holdernot out0     
GM Turnerdid not bat      
JM Parkerdid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(5 wickets, 22.2 overs)88
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-37, 3-51, 4-83, 5-83
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Julien8   1280--
Shepherd2   0160--
Underwood9   4255--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GR Cass (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> RA Woolmer reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> N Gifford reached 1200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings
--> N Gifford reached 1000 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings
--> GM Turner retired hurt in the Worcestershire first innings having scored 138 (team had lost 5 wickets)
--> MH Denness retired hurt in the Kent second innings having scored 2 (team had lost 1 wickets) - he returned when the score was 17/4





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