Essex v Kent
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1998
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th July 1998 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 2 wickets
PointsEssex 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Kent 23 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresGI Burgess, RA White
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 8/0 (Fulton 5*, Key 3*; 7 overs)
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 313/7 (Fleming 35*, Headley 0*; 111 overs)
Close of play day 3Essex (2) 223 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Prichardlbw b McCague15     
AP Graysonlbw b Ealham6     
N Hussainc Hooper b Fleming48     
SG Lawc Marsh b Fleming47     
RC Iranic Hooper b Patel47     
SD Petersc Ward b Hooper9     
DR Lawc Hooper b Ealham18     
+BJ Hyamnot out47     
MC Ilottc Fulton b McCague15     
NF Williamsc Marsh b Patel2     
PM Suchc Key b McCague25     
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 6 nb)16
Total(all out, 94.1 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-27, 3-113, 4-134, 5-163, 6-196, 7-206, 8-231, 9-248, 10-295 (94.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Headley17   2530--
Ealham15   4422--
Patel20   5422--
Fleming14   5302--
Hooper10   2401--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DP Fultonc Hyam b Williams50     
RWT Keyc Hyam b Ilott6     
TR Wardc SG Law b Such32     
CL Hooperc Peters b Grayson100     
AP Wellsc Irani b Such30     
MA Ealhamb Williams28     
MV Flemingc Prichard b Ilott44     
*+SA Marshb Ilott9     
DW Headleyb Such24     
MM Patellbw b Ilott0     
MJ McCaguenot out16     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 12 nb)25
Total(all out, 127.1 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-80, 3-125, 4-201, 5-241, 6-288, 7-311, 8-329, 9-344, 10-364 (127.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott35   9914--
Williams27   4672--
Irani15   6300--
DR Law7   0380--
Grayson14   6241--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PJ Prichardc Key b McCague7     
AP Graysonc Fleming b Ealham6     
N Hussainlbw b Ealham12     
SG Lawlbw b Fleming38     
RC Iranic Hooper b Ealham2     
SD Petersb Fleming19     
DR Lawlbw b Ealham52     
+BJ Hyamb Ealham25     
MC Ilottb McCague3     
NF Williamsc Key b Fleming36     
PM Suchnot out9     
Extras(4 b, 10 lb)14
Total(all out, 84.3 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-21, 3-34, 4-38, 5-82, 6-87, 7-159, 8-168, 9-188, 10-223 (84.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Headley16   3360--
McCague13   1332--
Ealham24   9455--
Patel17   4560--
Hooper4   0110--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DP Fultonst Hyam b Such59     
RWT Keylbw b Ilott5     
TR Wardc SG Law b Irani7     
CL Hooperc Prichard b Such9     
MA Ealhamc Hussain b Irani8     
MV Flemingb Such15     
*+SA Marshc Grayson b Ilott16     
AP Wellslbw b Grayson20     
DW Headleynot out2     
MJ McCaguenot out6     
MM Pateldid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(8 wickets, 56.4 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-25, 3-50, 4-65, 5-88, 6-113, 7-145, 8-147
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ilott13   4282--
Williams2   060--
Such26   8673--
Irani7   0242--

--> Kent score at 120 overs in the first innings was 335-8
--> N Hussain (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> BJ Hyam (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in County Championship matches
--> MC Ilott (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> MV Fleming (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> SG Law (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> MC Ilott reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> PM Such reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> MV Fleming reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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