Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1968
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 26th, 27th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 58 runs
UmpiresAE Alderman, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 144/2 (Lawry 56*, Walters 1*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Redpath b Renneberg38     
B Wardb Renneberg0     
KW Wallacec Cowper b Hawke7     
KWR Fletcherc Walters b Renneberg6     
BL Irvinelbw b Freeman15     
KD Boycec Freeman b Renneberg39     
*+B Taylorc Hawke b Renneberg4     
S Turnerc Taber b Renneberg4     
RNS Hobbsc Hawke b Renneberg4     
RE Eastnot out12     
JK Leverlbw b Renneberg9     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 40.4 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-17, 3-44, 4-61, 5-71, 6-90, 7-108, 8-112, 9-124, 10-140 (40.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hawke5   2221--
Freeman7   0251--
Mallett8   2190--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WM Lawryc Taylor b Lever135     
IR Redpathc Ward b Hobbs69     
RM Cowperc Taylor b Turner13     
KD Waltersb Boyce30     
RJ Inverarityc Taylor b Boyce4     
LR Joslinb Boyce0     
+HB Taberc Fletcher b East1     
EW Freemanc Hobbs b East35     
NJN Hawkec Irvine b Turner10     
AA Mallettnot out5     
DA Rennebergb Turner5     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(all out, 107.4 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-108, 2-143, 3-193, 4-206, 5-208, 6-213, 7-259, 8-302, 9-310, 10-320 (107.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce21   2593--
Lever23   5431--
East23   51062--
Hobbs14   6231--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Walters b Cowper43     
B Wardc Freeman b Mallett40     
KW Wallacec Walters b Cowper2     
KWR Fletcherc Hawke b Renneberg2     
BL Irvinec Redpath b Cowper25     
KD Boycelbw b Cowper6     
*+B Taylorb Cowper0     
S Turnerc Redpath b Cowper0     
RNS Hobbslbw b Cowper0     
RE Eastnot out4     
JK Leverlbw b Mallett0     
Total(all out, 51 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-62, 3-73, 4-104, 5-110, 6-110, 7-110, 8-110, 9-120, 10-122 (51 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Renneberg13   5281--
Hawke7   0280--
Mallett9   4172--
Walters2   070--
Cowper20   7427--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 9500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 5
--> KD Boyce (1) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> DA Renneberg achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 7-33)
--> DA Renneberg reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RM Cowper achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 4-8)
--> RM Cowper achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Essex second innings