Kent v Nottinghamshire
County Championship 1968
VenueCrabble Athletic Ground, Dover on 3rd, 4th, 5th August 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNottinghamshire won by 7 wickets
PointsKent 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Nottinghamshire 18 (Batting 3, Bowling 5)
UmpiresOW Herman, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 198/6 (Johnson 1*)
Close of play day 2Nottinghamshire (1) 176/6 (Moore 52*, Bielby 3*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennesslbw b Forbes85     
BW Luckhurstlbw b Sobers7     
D Nichollsb Sobers6     
+APE Knottc Halfyard b Forbes54     
SE Learyc Murray b Sobers21     
JN Shepherdlbw b Sobers19     
GW Johnsonc Murray b Halfyard18     
*AL Dixonb Sobers13     
DL Underwoodb Sobers0     
DM Sayerc Taylor b Sobers6     
JCJ Dyenot out1     
Extras(3 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 72.3 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-37, 3-150, 4-157, 5-195, 6-198, 7-228, 8-228, 9-228, 10-235 (72.3 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Forbes16   3532--
Taylor13   2430--
Halfyard21   7651--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Boluslbw b Underwood49     
NW Hillb Dye0     
G Frostb Sayer3     
MJ Smedleyc Knott b Sayer36     
HI Moorec Knott b Underwood74     
+DL Murrayc Knott b Dixon12     
*GS Sobersc Sayer b Shepherd17     
SR Bielbynot out22     
MNS Taylornot out11     
C Forbesdid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)4
Total(7 wickets, declared, 85 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-5, 3-83, 4-91, 5-131, 6-169, 7-200
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye3   161--
Sayer14   2352--
Shepherd35   13841--
Dixon8   1321--
Underwood25   6672--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessst Murray b Sobers49     
BW Luckhurstc Hill b Forbes13     
D Nichollsc Bielby b Taylor1     
+APE Knottc Frost b Taylor11     
SE Learylbw b Taylor3     
JN Shepherdc Forbes b Sobers56     
GW Johnsonlbw b Forbes10     
*AL Dixonc Hill b Sobers5     
DL Underwoodnot out16     
DM Sayerc Murray b Sobers9     
JCJ Dyeb Forbes1     
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 64.2 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-31, 3-47, 4-64, 5-96, 6-123, 7-140, 8-153, 9-177, 10-178 (64.2 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers26   3874--
Taylor17   8483--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Bolusc Luckhurst b Underwood20     
NW Hillc sub b Underwood26     
*GS Sobersnot out105     
MJ Smedleyc Shepherd b Dixon29     
HI Moorenot out5     
G Frostdid not bat      
+DL Murraydid not bat      
SR Bielbydid not bat      
MNS Taylordid not bat      
C Forbesdid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 40.2 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-84, 3-164
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sayer4   0200--
Shepherd17   3680--
Dixon6   0321--

--> MH Denness (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 1
--> SE Leary (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> SR Bielby (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in first-class matches
--> SR Bielby (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in County Championship matches
--> GS Sobers (2) passed his previous highest score of 100 in County Championship matches
--> MJ Smedley (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> GS Sobers reached 650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> GS Sobers achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 6-90)




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