Leicestershire v Kent
County Championship 1938
VenueDoncaster Close, Oakham School on 17th, 18th, 19th August 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 9 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Kent 12
UmpiresHG Baldwin, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 519 all out
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 217/2 (Armstrong 15*, Dawkes 7*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FE Woolleyb Smith0     
AE Fagglbw b Lester50     
+LEG Amesc Dawkes b Smith10     
BH Valentinec Lester b Dempster242     
*FGH Chalkb Flamson31     
LJ Toddc sub b Lester10     
CH Knottb Flamson108     
PR Sunnucksc Smith b Armstrong7     
NW Hardingb Flamson33     
DVP Wrightnot out0     
AE Wattlbw b Prentice5     
Extras(11 b, 8 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)23
Total(all out, 132.3 overs)519
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-22, 3-123, 4-258, 5-296, 6-396, 7-432, 8-513, 9-514, 10-519 (132.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith44   91242--
Flamson28   2993--
Cherrington7   0410--
Lester25   11082--
Thursting1   090--
Armstrong7   0341--
Dempster4   1161--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Knott b Woolley35     
*CS Dempsterb Watt20     
NF Armstrongc Ames b Woolley6     
FT Prenticec Todd b Woolley75     
GS Watsonb Harding13     
LD Thurstingc Watt b Wright7     
PR Cherringtonc Todd b Woolley33     
+GO Dawkesb Wright7     
G Lesterc Watt b Wright0     
HA Smithc Fagg b Woolley6     
WH Flamsonnot out4     
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(all out, 75.4 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-65, 3-70, 4-97, 5-109, 6-204, 7-211, 8-212, 9-217, 10-223 (75.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Todd6   2130--
Harding14   2421--
Watt10   5211--
Wright23   4813--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berrylbw b Wright62     
*CS Dempsterb Watt116     
NF Armstronglbw b Watt24     
+GO Dawkesc Wright b Woolley38     
FT Prenticec and b Wright8     
GS Watsonlbw b Woolley11     
LD Thurstingc Chalk b Woolley6     
PR Cherringtonc Fagg b Woolley10     
G Lesternot out13     
HA Smithlbw b Woolley0     
WH Flamsonb Woolley21     
Extras(16 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)31
Total(all out, 91.3 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-180, 2-208, 3-253, 4-261, 5-279, 6-279, 7-292, 8-304, 9-304, 10-340 (91.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Todd11   1420--
Harding7   0340--
Watt25   7722--
Wright28   51042--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggnot out31     
PR Sunnucksc Thursting b Dempster3     
LJ Toddnot out12     
FE Woolleydid not bat      
+LEG Amesdid not bat      
BH Valentinedid not bat      
*FGH Chalkdid not bat      
CH Knottdid not bat      
NW Hardingdid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
AE Wattdid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 13 overs)46
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Sunnucks)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith7   2140--
Flamson4   0180--
Dempster2   0141--

--> BH Valentine (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in County Championship matches
--> BH Valentine (1) passed his previous highest score of 180 in First-Class matches
--> BH Valentine (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 81
--> CH Knott (1) passed 5500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 84
--> FT Prentice (1) passed 4000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 51
--> PR Cherrington (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in County Championship matches
--> PR Cherrington (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> CS Dempster (2) passed 11000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 73
--> GO Dawkes (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 19
--> LJ Todd (2) passed 11500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 7
--> DVP Wright reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> NW Harding reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings

Valentin 242 (a career best), three 6's and twenty-eight 4's. He reached his century in 105 minutes
Knott 108, two 6's and eleven 4's in 135 minutes,
Dempster 116, fifteen 4's in under 120 minutes.
LEG Ames and DVP Wright were both injured and unable to participate in the Fifth Test.





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