Kent v Leicestershire
County Championship 1938
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 29th, 30th June 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 387 runs
PointsKent 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresF Chester, A Dolphin
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (2) 74/1 (Armstrong 23*, Watson 13*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryb Harding0     
*CS Dempsterc Levett b Watt28     
NF Armstrongc Spencer b Wright47     
GS Watsonc Fagg b Wright3     
M Tompkinc Fagg b Wright27     
G Gearyc Lewis b Wright26     
PR Cherringtonc Fagg b Wright18     
LD Thurstingnot out26     
+GO Dawkesb Lewis0     
HA Smithc Watt b Harding8     
WH Flamsonc Wright b Harding0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)12
Total(all out, 76.2 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-42, 3-45, 4-106, 5-111, 6-142, 7-170, 8-170, 9-195, 10-195 (76.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Todd11   2280--
Wright29   6815--
Watt11   2261--
Lewis16   5221--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Fagglbw b Smith2     
PR Sunnucksb Flamson9     
*FGH Chalk hit wkt b Smith6     
LJ Toddc Armstrong b Geary6     
TW Spencerc Tompkin b Geary0     
FG Foyb Geary13     
NW Hardingb Geary0     
DVP Wrightb Smith2     
+WHV Levettb Smith0     
AE Wattb Smith13     
C Lewisnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 26.1 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-14, 3-24, 4-24, 5-28, 6-29, 7-32, 8-32, 9-58, 10-58 (26.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Flamson6   431--
Geary7   3194--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Todd b Wright33     
*CS Dempsterc Spencer b Lewis142     
NF Armstrongc and b Lewis61     
GS Watsonb Todd19     
M Tompkinrun out48     
G Gearyb Lewis20     
PR Cherringtonst Levett b Lewis0     
LD Thurstingnot out0     
+GO Dawkesdid not bat      
HA Smithdid not bat      
WH Flamsondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 91.2 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-95, 3-135, 4-249, 5-324, 6-324, 7-337 (91.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding10   2310--
Todd24   5891--
Wright14   3551--
Watt18   2650--
Chalk3   1130--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PR Sunnucksb Smith17     
AE Fagglbw b Smith7     
*FGH Chalkb Geary12     
LJ Toddb Smith9     
TW Spencerc Dawkes b Geary8     
FG Foyc Dawkes b Smith11     
NW Hardingb Geary6     
DVP Wrightlbw b Smith0     
+WHV Levettc Tompkin b Smith0     
AE Wattc Tompkin b Smith10     
C Lewisnot out0     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb)7
Total(all out, 37 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-32, 3-38, 4-54, 5-60, 6-75, 7-75, 8-75, 9-87, 10-87 (37 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith19   5407--
Flamson5   1120--
Geary13   5283--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> PR Sunnucks (1) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 6
--> DVP Wright reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> CS Dempster retired hurt in the Leicestershire second innings - he returned when the score was 95/2

Twenty-one wickets fell on the first day as Kent were bowled out for 58 in 82 minutes in their first innings.
Dempster 142 with two 6's and nineteen 4's in about 170 minutes.





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