Essex Second XI v Kent Second XI
Second Eleven Championship 1976
VenueHoffman's Sports and Social Club Ground, Chelmsford on 20th, 21st July 1976 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex Second XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex Second XI 8 (Batting 5, Bowling 3); Kent Second XI 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresBE Knight, P Robson
Close of play day 1

Essex Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Collins b Thirkell77      
MSA McEvoyc Collins b Aslett93      
SG Plumbc Thirkell b Prior11      
KR Pontretired hurt2      
CD Leeb Dilley0      
GA Goochc Graham-Brown b Aslett27      
PA Hectorb Aslett0      
+PB Fisherc Joplin b Aslett0      
PJ Snellingc Joplin b Aslett13      
SP Edwardsc and b Aslett0      
*B Taylornot out3      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 59.3 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-105 (Hardie), 2-158 (Plumb), 3-174 (Lee), 4-211 (Gooch), 5-211 (Hector), 6-211 (Fisher), 7-222 (McEvoy), 8-226 (Edwards), 9-237 (Snelling)
Kent Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prior15   3501--
Graham-Brown4   1290-3
Hollamby4   0220--
Green6   0330--
Thirkell5   1171--
Dilley11   3251--

Kent Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Wrightc and b McEvoy40      
KI Collinsb Snelling11      
JA Howgegonot out78      
JMH Graham-Brownc Plumb b Snelling13      
C Joplinc Hardie b Hector34      
G Hollambyc Fisher b Snelling0      
N Thirkellst Fisher b Snelling8      
NH Greennot out1      
GR Dilleydid not bat      
DG Aslettdid not bat      
W Priordid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 60 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Collins), 2-88 (Wright), 3-179 (Joplin), 4-180 (Graham-Brown), 5-180 (Hollamby), 6-192 (Thirkell)
Essex Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hector18   268114
Gooch1   100--
McEvoy18   4361--
Snelling15   3504--
Edwards8   1310--

Essex Second XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Green b Thirkell7      
CD Leenot out20      
SG Plumbnot out19      
MSA McEvoydid not bat      
KR Pontdid not bat      
GA Goochdid not bat      
PA Hectordid not bat      
+PB Fisherdid not bat      
PJ Snellingdid not bat      
SP Edwardsdid not bat      
*B Taylordid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 2 w)6
Total(1 wicket, 14 overs)52
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Hardie)
Kent Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prior7   1160--
Thirkell4   11211-
Aslett3   01801-

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> KR Pont retired hurt in the Essex Second XI first innings having scored 2 (team had lost 2 wickets)
--> JA Howgego retired hurt in the Kent Second XI first innings (team had lost 2 wickets) - he returned when the score was 179/3

The first day's play was curtailed by rain at 3.55pm.
Day 2 began at 11.15am but was agin curtailed by the rain at 3.55pm.





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