Lancashire v Worcestershire
County Championship 1968
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 29th, 30th, 31st May 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 48 runs
PointsLancashire 5 (Bowling 5); Worcestershire 15 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresA Gaskell, OW Herman
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 45/1 (Atkinson 14*, Pilling 4*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 93/3 (Ormrod 43*, Gifford 2*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Lever b Savage38     
CD Fearnleyst Engineer b Savage64     
JA Ormrodlbw b Higgs6     
*TW Graveneyrun out19     
BL D'Oliveiralbw b Lever4     
EJO Hemsleylbw b Statham8     
+R Boothlbw b Higgs5     
N Giffordnot out4     
VA Holderb Statham0     
BM Brainb Statham0     
LJ Coldwellc Engineer b Statham4     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-92, 3-120, 4-135, 5-137, 6-148, 7-148, 8-148, 9-152, 10-156 (84.4 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs16   4282--
Savage26   9502--
Lever14   5241--
Hughes11   3250--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Headley b Holder20     
G Pullarc Booth b Brain26     
H Pillinglbw b Coldwell14     
+FM Engineerc Graveney b Brain28     
B Woodb Coldwell0     
*JD Bondc Headley b Brain12     
DP Hughesc D'Oliveira b Gifford1     
P Leverb Brain26     
K Higgsc Fearnley b Coldwell9     
JB Stathamb Coldwell4     
JS Savagenot out8     
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(all out, 72 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-55, 3-79, 4-79, 5-96, 6-103, 7-105, 8-141, 9-145, 10-154 (72 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coldwell29   12404--
Holder14   0371--
Brain22   1584--
Gifford7   2131--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyrun out35     
CD Fearnleyc Wood b Higgs4     
JA Ormrodc Engineer b Savage51     
*TW Graveneyc Lever b Savage5     
N Giffordb Higgs2     
BL D'Oliveiralbw b Higgs4     
EJO Hemsleyc Bond b Statham61     
+R Boothc Wood b Lever3     
VA Holderc Engineer b Higgs20     
BM Brainc Savage b Higgs4     
LJ Coldwellnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 5 nb)7
Total(all out, 83.3 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-67, 3-91, 4-93, 5-99, 6-128, 7-133, 8-188, 9-194, 10-196 (83.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham19   2621--
Savage19   8342--
Lever17   2511--
Hughes9   4140--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc D'Oliveira b Holder0     
G Pullarc D'Oliveira b Gifford43     
H Pillingb Brain57     
+FM Engineerb Holder24     
B Woodb Holder5     
*JD Bondc Holder b Gifford4     
DP Hughesb Holder0     
P Leverc D'Oliveira b Holder4     
K Higgsc Booth b Gifford7     
JB Stathamc Booth b Holder0     
JS Savagenot out3     
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 46.1 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-99, 3-111, 4-129, 5-130, 6-131, 7-139, 8-139, 9-143, 10-150 (46.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coldwell10   1310--
Holder14   2396--
Brain9   0501--

--> EJO Hemsley (2) passed his previous highest score of 59 in first-class matches
--> EJO Hemsley (2) passed his previous highest score of 59 in County Championship matches
--> R Booth (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> P Lever reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> VA Holder achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Lancashire second innings (previous best was 4-64)
--> VA Holder achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Lancashire second innings (previous best was 4-64)





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