Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1947
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 24th, 26th May 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 10 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresGM Lee, A Mitchison
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 216/7 (Lester 19*, Walsh 13*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesb Sperry2     
CP Davisst Corrall b Walsh17     
AL Coxc Watson b Jackson14     
JE Timmsc Berry b Sperry29     
W Barronc Watson b Lester36     
V Broderickb Walsh16     
*AW Childs-Clarkeb Sperry5     
WT Nevellc and b Walsh7     
CB Clarkelbw b Walsh8     
+K Fiddlingb Walsh14     
EW Clarknot out3     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 64.1 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-34, 3-42, 4-103, 5-103, 6-108, 7-126, 8-137, 9-144, 10-159 (64.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry14   2273--
Lester16   5291--
Jackson16   3351--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc Fiddling b Clark2     
FT Prenticec Fiddling b Nevell6     
GS Watsonb Cox84     
M Tompkinb Broderick21     
VE Jacksonc Barron b Childs-Clarke49     
G Lesterc Fiddling b Clark19     
A Riddingtonc Barron b Cox0     
TA Chapmanlbw b Clark15     
JE Walshc Fiddling b Nevell30     
+P Corrallnot out10     
J Sperryc Brookes b Nevell12     
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)17
Total(all out, 78 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-16, 3-48, 4-167, 5-167, 6-168, 7-198, 8-221, 9-245, 10-265 (78 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark22   3603--
Nevell20   2673--
Clarke9   1370--
Broderick9   0431--
Cox8   0192--
Childs-Clarke7   2151--
Timms3   170--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Jackson b Walsh23     
CP Davislbw b Walsh34     
AL Coxlbw b Jackson1     
JE Timmsst Corrall b Walsh32     
W Barronb Walsh31     
V Broderickb Walsh2     
*AW Childs-Clarkec Riddington b Walsh7     
WT Nevellb Lester0     
CB Clarkeb Lester18     
+K Fiddlingb Lester11     
EW Clarknot out7     
Extras(5 b, 7 lb)12
Total(all out, 65.4 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-59, 3-59, 4-120, 5-129, 6-134, 7-137, 8-147, 9-165, 10-178 (65.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry4   180--
Riddington3   0170--
Jackson16   6291--
Walsh28   2896--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berrynot out35     
FT Prenticenot out35     
GS Watsondid not bat      
M Tompkindid not bat      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
G Lesterdid not bat      
A Riddingtondid not bat      
TA Chapmandid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+P Corralldid not bat      
J Sperrydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(no wicket, 27 overs)73
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark6   0130--
Nevell6   0180--
Clarke4   0150--
Broderick4   0130--
Cox3   230--
Timms4   080--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GL Berry (2) passed 21000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> G Lester reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings
--> JE Walsh reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings





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