Kent v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCheriton Road Sports Ground, Folkestone on 20th, 21st, 22nd July 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 1 wicket
PointsKent 16 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Essex 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 14/1 (Clinton 3*, Tavaré 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 54/4 (East 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Downton b Jarvis59      
MK Foshc Johnson b Shepherd66      
KS McEwanb Shepherd92      
*KWR Fletcherb Shepherd42      
GA Goochnot out32      
KR Pontnot out12      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 13 nb, 1 w)19
Total(4 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-111, 2-180, 3-252, 4-292
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis16   1661--
Julien18   7390--
Shepherd36   101173--
Underwood18   8340--
Woolmer3   050--
Johnson9   1420--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc Smith b Turner9      
GS Clintonc Pont b East57      
CJ Tavaréc Smith b Pont20      
*Asif Iqbalc Pont b Acfield90      
AGE Ealhamc McEwan b Acfield17      
GW Johnsonc Denness b Acfield21      
BD Julienrun out19      
JN Shepherdb Lever15      
+PR Downtonc Acfield b Lever8      
DL Underwoodb Lever8      
KBS Jarvisnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 16 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)25
Total(all out, 99 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-47, 3-184, 4-199, 5-210, 6-253, 7-258, 8-280, 9-287, 10-289 (99 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever27   7573--
Turner23   6661--
Pont9   1431--
Gooch5   1100--
East20   5501--
Acfield15   4383--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Johnson b Shepherd24      
MK Foshc Downton b Shepherd16      
KS McEwanc Downton b Underwood7      
*KWR Fletcherc Underwood b Shepherd0      
RE Eastc Shepherd b Woolmer11      
GA Goochb Shepherd0      
KR Pontc Downton b Underwood40      
S Turnerb Johnson22      
+N Smithc Shepherd b Underwood0      
JK Leverst Downton b Underwood11      
DL Acfieldnot out11      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-48, 3-48, 4-54, 5-61, 6-61, 7-128, 8-128, 9-128, 10-150 (62.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis5   0200--
Julien6   0130--
Shepherd21   2444--
Woolmer9   591--
Johnson7   2341--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc and b East48      
GS Clintonc Fletcher b Acfield5      
CJ Tavaréc Fletcher b East7      
*Asif Iqbalb East30      
AGE Ealhamc East b Lever54      
BD Julienrun out19      
JN Shepherdlbw b East2      
GW Johnsonb East0      
+PR Downtonc and b Lever1      
DL Underwoodnot out0      
KBS Jarvisnot out1      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 11 nb)17
Total(9 wickets, 53.4 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-40, 3-83, 4-156, 5-168, 6-180, 7-180, 8-181, 9-183
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner3   0110--
East25   7755--
Acfield14   1481--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MK Fosh (1) passed his previous highest score of 56 in County Championship matches
--> MK Fosh (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 53
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 75
--> Asif Iqbal (1) passed 18000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> JN Shepherd reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> JN Shepherd reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> DL Underwood reached 1600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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