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Essex v Kent
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 11th, 13th, 14th August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 26 runs
PointsEssex 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Kent 15 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresCS Elliott, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 168/8 (Smith 15*, Acfield 2*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 246/4 (Nicholls 63*, Ealham 18*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MH Dennessb Edmeades17     
GW Johnsonlbw b Edmeades16     
+D Nichollsc Smith b Turner8     
Asif Iqballbw b Turner6     
MC Cowdreyc East b Turner2     
AGE Ealhamb Lever7     
JN Shepherdc Smith b Edmeades0     
RA Woolmerc Smith b Lever11     
PA Topleyb Edmeades4     
RB Elmsc Smith b Edmeades1     
JN Grahamnot out1     
Extras(1 lb, 7 nb)8
Total(all out, 43 overs)81
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-42, 3-49, 4-56, 5-57, 6-58, 7-73, 8-78, 9-80, 10-81 (43 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever13   6272--
Turner14   4243--
Edmeades16   3225--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francislbw b Shepherd75     
BR Hardieb Graham8     
RMO Cookeb Shepherd0     
KR Pontc Nicholls b Shepherd2     
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Graham28     
S Turnerrun out14     
RE Eastc Nicholls b Graham13     
+N Smithnot out31     
*RNS Hobbsb Shepherd8     
DL Acfieldlbw b Graham8     
JK Leverb Shepherd8     
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 68.3 overs)199
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-55, 3-59, 4-98, 5-122, 6-142, 7-146, 8-165, 9-178, 10-199 (68.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham25   5634--
Elms9   3220--
Shepherd25.31925--
Woolmer9   4180--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MH Dennessc Acfield b East37     
GW Johnsonc Turner b Acfield85     
+D Nichollsc Smith b Lever71     
Asif Iqbalc Acfield b East0     
MC Cowdreyb Acfield30     
AGE Ealhamc Hardie b Lever19     
JN Shepherdc Smith b Turner16     
RA Woolmerb Acfield13     
PA Topleyc Lever b East13     
RB Elmsb Acfield2     
JN Grahamnot out9     
Extras(9 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)16
Total(all out, 129.4 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-115, 2-137, 3-137, 4-210, 5-248, 6-265, 7-279, 8-300, 9-300, 10-311 (129.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever17   5312--
Turner20   2611--
Edmeades9   0380--
Hobbs12   3280--
East38   17763--
Acfield33.413614--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Cowdrey b Johnson58     
BR Hardielbw b Elms1     
RMO Cookec Denness b Johnson10     
KR Pontb Graham6     
BEA Edmeadesc Nicholls b Shepherd0     
S Turnerc and b Shepherd16     
RE Eastc Nicholls b Graham22     
+N Smithc Cowdrey b Shepherd14     
*RNS Hobbsb Graham4     
DL Acfieldnot out9     
JK Leverc Nicholls b Shepherd7     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)20
Total(all out, 63.4 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-29, 3-54, 4-55, 5-87, 6-109, 7-144, 8-146, 9-152, 10-167 (63.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham16   2353--
Elms6   2171--
Shepherd20.43554--
Woolmer1   010--
Johnson16   6262--
Topley4   1130--

Notes
--> BC Francis (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 49
--> GW Johnson (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 23
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 19
--> AGE Ealham (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> S Turner (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> S Turner reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent second innings
--> DL Acfield reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent second innings
--> RE East reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings
--> RE East reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings
--> RB Elms reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings

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