Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 7th, 8th, 9th June 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRO Clayton, W Draper
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 138/1 (Knight 95*, Rudd 25*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 77/1 (Carpenter 39*, Perrin 12*; 28 overs)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CP McGaheyb Coe11     
HA Carpenterb Coe4     
PA Perrinb Geeson46     
+TM Russellc Geeson b Wright20     
AP Lucasb Geeson27     
*HGP Owenc Geeson b Wood13     
AL Gibsonb Woodcock4     
CJ Kortrightb Woodcock20     
W Meadc Coe b Geeson1     
FG Bullc Whiteside b Geeson0     
H Pickettnot out0     
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 69.3 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-23, 3-62, 4-90, 5-113, 6-128, 7-142, 8-145, 9-149, 10-149 (69.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woodcock25   9562--
Coe15   3342--
Wright8   3141--
Wood2   181--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Knightc Russell b Mead110     
CJB Woodc Russell b Pickett18     
GE Ruddc and b Mead47     
W Tomlinc Carpenter b Bull10     
S Coec Pickett b Bull0     
SR Wrightlbw b Mead9     
L Brownc Russell b Mead0     
*CE de Traffordb Bull0     
F Geesonb Bull7     
A Woodcocknot out15     
+JP Whitesideb Bull0     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 108.2 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-160, 3-181, 4-183, 5-192, 6-196, 7-201, 8-201, 9-221, 10-223 (108.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright11   3240--
Mead44   21654--
Pickett16   5371--
Carpenter3   0170--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CP McGaheyb Coe18     
HA Carpenternot out39     
PA Perrinnot out12     
+TM Russelldid not bat      
AP Lucasdid not bat      
*HGP Owendid not bat      
AL Gibsondid not bat      
CJ Kortrightdid not bat      
W Meaddid not bat      
FG Bulldid not bat      
H Pickettdid not bat      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(1 wicket, 28 overs)77
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (McGahey)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woodcock7   1170--
Coe11   6191--
Wright3   0110--
Geeson3   0140--
Rudd4   080--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AE Knight (1) passed his previous highest score of 96 in County Championship matches
--> AE Knight (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> AE Knight (1) passed his previous highest score of 96 in first-class matches
--> AE Knight (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> AE Knight (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 41
--> GE Rudd (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> GE Rudd (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in first-class matches

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