Kent v Essex
County Championship 1974
VenueHesketh Park, Dartford on 27th, 29th, 30th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 3 (Bowling 3); Essex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, H Horton
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 204/3 (McEwan 96*, East 5*; 71 overs)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 208/4 (Nicholls 38*, Ealham 17*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BW Luckhurstlbw b Turner12      
GW Johnsonb Lever12      
MC Cowdreylbw b Boyce10      
+D Nichollsc Cooke b Turner10      
RA Woolmerb Edmeades17      
AGE Ealhamc Smith b Boyce12      
CJ Tavarélbw b Boyce2      
JN Shepherdlbw b Edmeades12      
CJC Rowelbw b Boyce0      
RB Elmsnot out0      
JN Grahamrun out0      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 45.4 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-27, 3-42, 4-71, 5-75, 6-78, 7-93, 8-97, 9-97, 10-97 (45.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce13   6234--
Lever10   4161--
Turner10   2162--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Shepherd15      
BR Hardieb Graham11      
KS McEwanb Graham126      
RMO Cookeb Shepherd62      
RE Eastc Cowdrey b Johnson33      
GA Goochlbw b Shepherd15      
S Turnerc Woolmer b Johnson0      
KD Boycelbw b Graham2      
+N Smithb Graham0      
*RNS Hobbsc Cowdrey b Woolmer11      
JK Levernot out2      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 8 nb)18
Total(all out, 101.1 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-44, 3-195, 4-258, 5-264, 6-264, 7-272, 8-272, 9-293, 10-295 (101.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elms13   1540--
Johnson22   7422--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BW Luckhurstlbw b Turner25      
GW Johnsonlbw b Hobbs50      
MC Cowdreyc and b Hobbs50      
+D Nichollslbw b Boyce44      
RA Woolmerlbw b Turner10      
AGE Ealhamb Turner73      
CJ Tavarérun out3      
JN Shepherdb Boyce29      
CJC Rowenot out32      
RB Elmsc Cooke b Hobbs10      
JN Grahamlbw b Hobbs2      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 20 nb, 1 w)30
Total(all out, 141 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-135, 3-137, 4-161, 5-220, 6-227, 7-308, 8-310, 9-347, 10-358 (141 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce34   7782--
Lever19   3520--
Turner28   8643--
Edmeades5   2100--
East25   10450--
Hobbs30   11794--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesb Woolmer23      
BR Hardienot out87      
KS McEwanc Nicholls b Woolmer0      
RMO Cookeb Woolmer2      
GA Goochb Woolmer0      
S Turnerc Nicholls b Shepherd0      
KD Boyceb Shepherd6      
RE Eastlbw b Woolmer18      
+N Smithrun out8      
*RNS Hobbsnot out4      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(8 wickets, 50 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-71, 2-71, 3-75, 4-75, 5-76, 6-96, 7-131, 8-151
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham10   1250--
Elms6   1250--
Woolmer19   3595--
Shepherd9   0342--
Johnson6   350--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BW Luckhurst (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> KS McEwan (1) passed his previous highest score of 119 in first-class matches
--> KS McEwan (1) passed his previous highest score of 119 in County Championship matches
--> JN Graham reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JN Shepherd reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings





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