Essex v Kent
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 12th, 13th, 14th August 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 67 runs
PointsEssex 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Kent 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1)
UmpiresR Aspinall, B Leadbeater
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 450/5 (Fletcher 165*, Turner 59*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 58/1 (Woolmer 30*, Wood 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Woolmer b Wood28      
AW Lilleyc Woolmer b Wood67      
*KWR Fletchernot out165      
KS McEwanc Benson b Wood59      
KR Pontb Wood10      
N Phillipc Benson b Jarvis35      
S Turnernot out62      
+DE Eastdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 11 nb, 2 w)27
Total(5 wickets, declared, 135.1 overs)453
Fall of wickets:
1-98, 2-108, 3-203, 4-233, 5-313
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis21   2731--
Shepherd14   4470--
Johnson46   71130--
Wood43   111244--
Cowdrey5   0410--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc McEwan b RE East73      
MR Bensonb RE East36      
NR Taylorc McEwan b RE East0      
*Asif Iqbalb Acfield58      
CS Cowdreyb RE East0      
GW Johnsonc McEwan b RE East6      
JN Shepherdlbw b Lever21      
EAE Baptisterun out1      
+SNV Watertonlbw b Lever8      
LJ Woodb Lever0      
KBS Jarvisnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb)13
Total(all out, 94.4 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-90, 3-132, 4-132, 5-162, 6-182, 7-183, 8-215, 9-215, 10-216 (94.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip7   0310--
RE East39   10685--
Acfield39   10911--
Turner1   010--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc Fletcher b RE East41      
MR Bensonc Fletcher b RE East25      
LJ Woodb Acfield5      
NR Taylorlbw b RE East6      
*Asif Iqbalb RE East52      
CS Cowdreylbw b RE East8      
GW Johnsonc Pont b Acfield2      
JN Shepherdb Acfield8      
EAE Baptisteb RE East11      
+SNV Watertonnot out0      
KBS Jarvisb RE East0      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 76 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-65, 3-78, 4-87, 5-103, 6-114, 7-136, 8-159, 9-170, 10-170 (76 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever6   2200--
Phillip5   1180--
RE East33   9557--
Acfield32   10653--

--> Essex score at 100 overs in the first innings was 305-4
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 21000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 74
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 50
--> RA Woolmer (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 59
--> LJ Wood made his debut in first-class matches
--> LJ Wood made his debut in County Championship matches
--> DL Acfield reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> RE East reached 850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent second innings





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