Worcestershire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 24th, 25th, 26th July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultWorcestershire won by 8 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 16 (Batting 1, Bowling 5); Leicestershire 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresJ Arnold, OW Herman
ScorersWH Ashdown (Leicestershire), A Ross-Slater (Worcestershire)
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 127/1 (Turner 43*, Ormrod 30*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 24/0 (Headley 12*, Turner 8*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamc Barker b Holder2      
MEJC Normanb Holder7      
BJ Boothb Carter63      
CC Inmanb Carter8      
PT Marnerc Headley b Gifford6      
J Birkenshawrun out6      
B Dudlestonc Hemsley b Carter23      
+RW Tolchardnot out24      
RJ Barrattc Headley b Carter0      
J Cottonlbw b Holder11      
CT Spencerb Holder2      
Extras(1 lb, 5 nb)6
Total(all out, 63.2 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-13, 3-32, 4-45, 5-59, 6-116, 7-128, 8-128, 9-156, 10-158 (63.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Carter16   4444--
Gifford23   5411--
D'Oliveira9   2160--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyb Birkenshaw46      
GM Turnerb Birkenshaw59      
JA Ormrodb Barratt40      
ARP Barkerlbw b Barratt7      
BL D'Oliveirab Birkenshaw0      
EJO Hemsleyb Barratt34      
TJ Yardleyb Barratt0      
*+R Boothb Barratt1      
N Giffordnot out13      
VA Holderrun out1      
RGM Carterrun out0      
Extras(4 lb, 5 nb)9
Total(all out, 89.2 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-142, 3-152, 4-152, 5-158, 6-158, 7-168, 8-199, 9-202, 10-210 (89.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cotton11   1370--
Spencer14   3350--
Marner5   1190--
Birkenshaw35   16763--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamlbw b D'Oliveira23      
MEJC Normanc Headley b Holder5      
BJ Boothc Hemsley b D'Oliveira42      
CC Inmanc Headley b Carter24      
PT Marnerb Holder39      
J Birkenshawst Booth b D'Oliveira18      
B Dudlestonc Ormrod b Gifford2      
+RW Tolchardc Ormrod b D'Oliveira0      
RJ Barrattb D'Oliveira10      
J Cottonst Booth b D'Oliveira5      
CT Spencernot out11      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 71.2 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-44, 3-95, 4-99, 5-149, 6-158, 7-158, 8-168, 9-170, 10-184 (71.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder11   3312--
Carter10   1301--
Gifford25   11531--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Norman b Cotton45      
GM Turnernot out71      
JA Ormrodb Birkenshaw6      
ARP Barkernot out5      
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
EJO Hemsleydid not bat      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
*+R Boothdid not bat      
N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
RGM Carterdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(2 wickets, 49.2 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-87, 2-106
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cotton9   2221--
Spencer2   160--
Marner5   2160--
Birkenshaw22   8571--

--> RGA Headley (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> BJ Booth (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 27
--> PT Marner (2) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> RJ Barratt (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> GM Turner (2) passed his previous highest score of 66 in County Championship matches
--> RJ Barratt achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 5-45)
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> N Gifford reached 750 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> BL D'Oliveira reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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