Leicestershire v Lancashire
County Championship 1948
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 18th, 19th, 20th August 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLancashire won by 4 runs
PointsLeicestershire 0; Lancashire 12
UmpiresF Chester, CN Woolley
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 55/3 (Prentice 19*, Jackson 3*)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (2) 98/5 (Howard 39*, Greenwood 5*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Placec Berry b Sperry19     
ND Howardc Corrall b Munden44     
GA Edrichlbw b Walsh35     
JT Ikinb Sperry81     
A Whartonc Cornock b Walsh48     
*K Cranstonb Sperry0     
P Greenwoodc Jackson b Sperry4     
R Pollardb Sperry13     
WB Robertsst Corrall b Walsh11     
MJ Hiltonb Sperry3     
+A Wilsonnot out3     
Extras(16 b, 6 lb)22
Total(all out, 96.5 overs)283
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-73, 3-136, 4-221, 5-221, 6-237, 7-263, 8-267, 9-271, 10-283 (96.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry27   6696--
Cornock11   3330--
Munden12   3261--
Jackson14   3310--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc Edrich b Greenwood9     
GS Watsonb Cranston17     
FT Prenticeb Pollard68     
M Tompkinc Wilson b Wharton5     
VE Jacksonc Hilton b Cranston62     
G Lesterb Roberts25     
WB Cornockb Pollard4     
JE Walshb Greenwood38     
VS Mundenb Hilton27     
+P Corrallc Howard b Hilton10     
J Sperrynot out0     
Extras(11 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)17
Total(all out, 113.1 overs)282
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-35, 3-50, 4-169, 5-173, 6-181, 7-244, 8-244, 9-279, 10-282 (113.1 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollard37   13822--
Greenwood17   5352--
Roberts25   9421--
Cranston23   5742--
Wharton9   1291--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Placec Corrall b Cornock11     
ND Howardb Walsh41     
GA Edrichb Cornock1     
JT Ikinc Cornock b Sperry16     
A Whartonb Walsh9     
*K Cranstonb Jackson17     
P Greenwoodb Walsh9     
R Pollardc Watson b Sperry2     
WB Robertsb Sperry0     
MJ Hiltonnot out12     
+A Wilsonc Walsh b Sperry4     
Total(all out, 57.2 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-20, 3-48, 4-59, 5-88, 6-103, 7-104, 8-105, 9-110, 10-122 (57.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cornock9   1212--
Walsh21   6493--
Jackson8   2141--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryc Cranston b Pollard24     
GS Watsonb Pollard1     
FT Prenticerun out33     
M Tompkinc Cranston b Roberts32     
VE Jacksonc Greenwood b Pollard18     
WB Cornockc Wilson b Pollard1     
JE Walshc Wilson b Pollard0     
G Lesterrun out4     
+P Corrallc Howard b Roberts1     
VS Mundenb Roberts0     
J Sperrynot out1     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 37 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-36, 3-81, 4-98, 5-100, 6-100, 7-117, 8-117, 9-118, 10-119 (37 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollard18   4605--
Greenwood11   1280--
Roberts8   0273--

--> FT Prentice (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> J Sperry reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> R Pollard reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> R Pollard reached 850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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