Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 30th, 31st May, 1st June 1898 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresRO Clayton, W Hearn
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 45/1 (Knight 20*, Tomlin 4*; 29 overs)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HA Carpenterlbw b Coe21 90   
*HGP Owenc and b Coe51     
PA Perrinc and b Geeson15     
CP McGaheyc Geeson b Pougher72 150   
CJ Kortrightc Knight b Geeson0     
AP Lucasc Wood b Woodcock17     
F Streetb Woodcock8     
G Tosettib Woodcock2     
+TM Russelllbw b Coe1     
W Meadb Coe8     
FG Bullnot out19     
Extras(7 b, 4 lb, 3 w)14
Total(all out, 104.2 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-77, 3-103, 4-103, 5-148, 6-170, 7-178, 8-179, 9-189, 10-228 (104.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coe44   20714--
Geeson14   3302--
Woodcock29   13593--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CJB Woodc Russell b Bull17     
AE Knightnot out20     
W Tomlinnot out4     
*CE de Trafforddid not bat      
AD Pougherdid not bat      
L Browndid not bat      
S Coedid not bat      
H Whiteheaddid not bat      
F Geesondid not bat      
A Woodcockdid not bat      
+JP Whitesidedid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(1 wicket, 29 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-? (Wood)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright11   2220--
Bull14   6191--
Mead4   400--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> G Tosetti made his debut in County Championship matches
--> A Woodcock reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> FG Bull reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings

The attendance on the first day, which was Whit Monday, was 10,724





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