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Kent v Essex
County Championship 1966
VenueHesketh Park, Dartford on 15th, 16th, 17th June 1966 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 4 runs
PointsKent 2; Essex 10
UmpiresLH Gray, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 122/2 (Nicholls 32*, Leary 43*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 92/6 (Bailey 1*, Jorden 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Brown2     
MJ Bearc Leary b Underwood30     
+B Taylorc Luckhurst b Dixon27     
KWR Fletcherc Denness b Underwood32     
GR Cassc Luckhurst b Brown11     
GJ Smithb Dye16     
BEA Edmeadesc and b Dye1     
*TE Baileyb Underwood22     
RNS Hobbsnot out10     
AM Jordennot out1     
GC Pritcharddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 65 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-63, 3-65, 4-88, 5-112, 6-114, 7-134, 8-156
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown15   1442--
Dye16   6202--
Dixon9   2271--
Underwood25   10613--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Cass b Bailey32     
BW Luckhurstlbw b Jorden1     
D Nichollsc Taylor b Edmeades32     
SE Learyc Taylor b Edmeades48     
RC Wilsonc Bailey b Edmeades8     
JM Prodgerlbw b Edmeades13     
A Brownb Edmeades2     
+APE Knottnot out18     
*AL Dixonnot out7     
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 12 lb, 1 nb)22
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 65 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-50, 3-123, 4-137, 5-142, 6-146, 7-161
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jorden9   1161--
Pritchard8   3210--
Edmeades21   2555--
Bailey23   3531--
Hobbs4   2160--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Brown8     
MJ Bearc Luckhurst b Underwood23     
+B Taylorc Wilson b Underwood50     
KWR Fletcherc Luckhurst b Underwood0     
*TE Baileylbw b Dixon9     
GR Cassc Prodger b Underwood3     
GJ Smithc Leary b Underwood4     
AM Jordenc and b Dixon3     
BEA Edmeadesc Knott b Underwood7     
RNS Hobbsnot out2     
GC Pritchardc Leary b Dixon0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 53.3 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-73, 3-83, 4-84, 5-88, 6-92, 7-99, 8-108, 9-112, 10-112 (53.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown18   5471--
Dye10   4200--
Dixon9.33223--
Underwood16   11206--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Bailey b Edmeades38     
BW Luckhurstb Jorden0     
D Nichollsc Taylor b Edmeades4     
SE Learyc Fletcher b Smith0     
RC Wilsonc Bailey b Edmeades0     
JM Prodgerc Taylor b Edmeades1     
+APE Knottc Smith b Bailey19     
*AL Dixonb Bailey3     
A Brownc Hobbs b Bailey3     
DL Underwoodrun out10     
JCJ Dyenot out0     
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(all out, 30.2 overs)82
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-29, 3-30, 4-39, 5-45, 6-60, 7-68, 8-70, 9-82, 10-82 (30.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jorden4   0111--
Edmeades11   3294--
Bailey11.24253--
Smith4   0131--

Notes
--> Each first innings was limited to 65 overs
--> GJ Smith made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GJ Smith made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> GC Pritchard made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GC Pritchard made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> MJ Bear (1) passed 10000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 14
--> B Taylor (1) passed 13000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 11
--> APE Knott (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> DL Underwood reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> A Brown reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> DL Underwood reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings