Kent v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 29th, 30th, 31st July 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 140 runs
PointsKent 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Essex 23 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, Mahboob Shah
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 7/0 (Benson 4*, Taylor 2*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 118/6 (Turner 8*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Cowdrey b Underwood71      
AW Lilleyb Underwood32      
*KWR Fletcherc Cowdrey b Underwood7      
KS McEwanc Johnson b Underwood102      
KR Pontc Baptiste b Johnson19      
N Phillipb Shepherd9      
S Turnerst Knott b Johnson51      
RE Eastc Cowdrey b Underwood2      
JK Leverlbw b Underwood6      
+DE Eastnot out1      
DL Acfieldc Cowdrey b Underwood0      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 109.2 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-100, 3-121, 4-168, 5-211, 6-294, 7-298, 8-304, 9-310, 10-310 (109.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis13   2390--
Shepherd17   1651--
Baptiste5   1170--
Cowdrey8   0340--
Johnson24   9522--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Bensonc Fletcher b Acfield57      
NR Taylorc Fletcher b Acfield17      
CJ Tavaréc McEwan b Acfield7      
CS Cowdreyb RE East12      
*Asif Iqballbw b Acfield11      
+APE Knottb Acfield1      
GW Johnsonb Acfield10      
JN Shepherdb Acfield16      
EAE Baptistest DE East b RE East19      
DL Underwoodnot out4      
KBS Jarvisb Acfield0      
Extras(2 b, 10 lb)12
Total(all out, 79.4 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-68, 3-85, 4-98, 5-100, 6-117, 7-128, 8-161, 9-163, 10-166 (79.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever7   1220--
Phillip7   460--
RE East32   9682--
Turner1   030--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Tavaré b Underwood11      
AW Lilleyst Knott b Johnson34      
*KWR Fletcherb Underwood4      
KS McEwanb Underwood19      
KR Pontb Underwood34      
N Phillipc Shepherd b Underwood1      
S Turnernot out8      
JK Levernot out4      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+DE Eastdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(6 wickets, declared, 41.5 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-26, 3-66, 4-80, 5-92, 6-118
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis8   2150--
Shepherd3   250--
Johnson13   2341--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Bensonlbw b RE East32      
NR Taylorc Hardie b Acfield19      
CJ Tavaréc Turner b RE East6      
*Asif Iqbalc and b Acfield24      
CS Cowdreyc McEwan b RE East0      
+APE Knottlbw b RE East5      
GW Johnsonb RE East11      
JN Shepherdc Fletcher b RE East0      
EAE Baptistenot out18      
DL Underwoodlbw b Acfield0      
KBS Jarvisc Fletcher b RE East1      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb)10
Total(all out, 72.3 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-60, 3-61, 4-61, 5-75, 6-89, 7-91, 8-105, 9-113, 10-126 (72.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever1   090--
Phillip1   100--
RE East35.313497--
Acfield35   17583--

--> Essex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 299-7
--> KR Pont (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> CS Cowdrey (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> APE Knott (2) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> DL Acfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 7-36)
--> DL Acfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 7-36)
--> DL Underwood reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings





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