Lancashire v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 31st August, 1st, 2nd September 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLancashire won by 9 wickets
PointsLancashire 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Essex 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresR Aspinall, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 160/4 (Atkinson 19*, Bond 24*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 149/8 (Jorden 20*, Lever 7*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Wood b Higgs12      
BEA Edmeadesb Lever25      
G Barkerlbw b Higgs8      
KWR Fletcherc Engineer b Higgs0      
BL Irvinec Lloyd b Lever8      
KD Boycec Atkinson b Wood19      
*+B Taylorrun out6      
AM Jordenb Wood0      
RNS Hobbsc Bailey b Wood0      
RE Eastb Lever0      
JK Levernot out0      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 37.2 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-41, 3-41, 4-49, 5-70, 6-74, 7-82, 8-82, 9-83, 10-84 (37.2 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever15   2453--
Higgs12   2213--
Hughes2   200--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Lloydc Lever b Boyce9      
B Woodc Taylor b Jorden40      
H Pillingc Irvine b East35      
D Baileyb Jorden26      
G Atkinsonb Boyce24      
*JD Bondb Boyce44      
+FM Engineerc Fletcher b Lever25      
DP Hughesrun out6      
P Leverb Lever8      
K Higgsnot out0      
JS Savagec Hobbs b Jorden1      
Extras(6 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 88.3 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-64, 3-117, 4-117, 5-187, 6-196, 7-213, 8-220, 9-229, 10-230 (88.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce26   5623--
Lever21   4762--
East17   8251--
Hobbs7   2140--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardc Higgs b Hughes26      
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Lever16      
G Barkerc Bond b Wood21      
KWR Fletcherc Lloyd b Savage33      
BL Irvinec Wood b Savage14      
*+B Taylorc Wood b Savage4      
AM Jordenc Wood b Hughes20      
RNS Hobbsc Hughes b Wood5      
RE Eastc Higgs b Wood0      
JK Levernot out7      
KD Boyceabsent hurt
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 64.5 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-59, 3-65, 4-85, 5-95, 6-118, 7-135, 8-135, 9-150 (64.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   1521--
Higgs12   3270--
Wood15   7213--
Savage15   8243--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+FM Engineernot out5      
P Leverb Ward0      
D Lloydnot out0      
B Wooddid not bat      
H Pillingdid not bat      
D Baileydid not bat      
G Atkinsondid not bat      
*JD Bonddid not bat      
DP Hughesdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
JS Savagedid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 1.2 overs)5
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Lever)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward1   011--

--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> JK Lever reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> AM Jorden reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire first innings





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