Essex v Kent
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 31st May, 1st, 2nd June 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 41 runs
PointsEssex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Kent 1 (Bowling 1)
UmpiresDO Oslear, J van Geloven
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 25/2 (Woolmer 11*, Rowe 2*; 18 overs)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 150/6 (Shepherd 24*, Hills 10*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Downton b Jarvis76     
GA Goochb Underwood108     
KS McEwanc Woolmer b Johnson40     
*KWR Fletchernot out69     
BR Hardienot out24     
S Turnerdid not bat      
N Phillipdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(11 lb, 7 nb, 2 w)20
Total(3 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-138, 2-210, 3-260
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis19   6491--
Shepherd12   2410--
Hills22   4720--
Underwood27   5761--
Johnson20   3791--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerlbw b Lever48     
GS Clintonlbw b Phillip2     
CJ Tavaréc Fletcher b Phillip4     
CJC Rowec Gooch b Lever14     
*AGE Ealhamc and b Lever3     
JN Shepherdc Fletcher b Lever2     
GW Johnsonc Smith b Lever6     
RW Hillsc Smith b Turner6     
+PR Downtonnot out7     
DL Underwoodb Phillip21     
KBS Jarvisb Turner0     
Extras(1 b, 6 nb)7
Total(all out, 55 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-17, 3-46, 4-50, 5-52, 6-62, 7-81, 8-89, 9-119, 10-120 (55 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever21   3385--
Phillip19   3483--
Turner14   5272--
East1   100--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc Smith b Phillip17     
GS Clintonc Gooch b Turner26     
CJ Tavaréc Gooch b Turner26     
CJC Rowec Smith b Turner11     
*AGE Ealhamc Gooch b Phillip15     
JN Shepherdb Phillip46     
GW Johnsonc Denness b Lever8     
RW Hillsc Smith b Phillip13     
+PR Downtonc Hardie b Lever0     
DL Underwoodnot out1     
KBS Jarvisb Phillip0     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 5 nb, 2 w)13
Total(all out, 77.2 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-74, 3-86, 4-91, 5-107, 6-127, 7-157, 8-158, 9-176, 10-176 (77.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever17   5422--
Turner23   7473--
East14   4290--
Acfield4   270--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RA Woolmer (1) passed 9000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 25
--> N Phillip achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 1-80)
--> JK Lever reached 750 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent second innings
--> N Phillip achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Kent second innings (previous best was 3-48)
--> N Phillip achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Kent second innings





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