Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1971
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 3rd, 5th July 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by an innings and 40 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 3 (Bowling 3); Leicestershire 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 5)
UmpiresWE Alley, OW Herman
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 31/1 (Steele 4*, Crump 5*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Bailey20     
JF Steelec Bailey b Willey35     
JC Balderstonec Ackerman b Watts25     
CC Inmanc Johnson b Willey2     
BF Davisonc Watts b Willey46     
BJ Boothb Mushtaq Mohammad12     
*R Illingworthlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad37     
+RW Tolchardlbw b Steele17     
GF Crossc Cook b Mushtaq Mohammad17     
J Birkenshawnot out7     
GD McKenzieb Bailey38     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)10
Total(all out, 99.4 overs)266
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-78, 3-81, 4-86, 5-143, 6-153, 7-196, 8-220, 9-225, 10-266 (99.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hodgson14   0460--
Willey23   4573--
Watts6   0121--
Steele12   5261--
Mushtaq Mohammad22   10613--
Crump6   2110--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanc Birkenshaw b Cross21     
BS Crumpst Tolchard b Birkenshaw27     
DS Steelec Dudleston b Birkenshaw4     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Dudleston b Birkenshaw11     
*PJ Wattsc Steele b Illingworth13     
G Cooknot out14     
P Willeyb Illingworth1     
RR Baileyb Birkenshaw0     
A Hodgsonc and b Illingworth7     
JW Swinburnelbw b Steele3     
+LA Johnsonc and b Illingworth0     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 61.3 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-31, 3-43, 4-71, 5-79, 6-79, 7-79, 8-94, 9-103, 10-104 (61.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie9   3240--
Cross4   0131--
Birkenshaw24   10424--
Balderstone4   250--
Steele1   021--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanc and b Cross24     
BS Crumpc Tolchard b Cross11     
DS Steelec Steele b Illingworth45     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Davison b Birkenshaw0     
*PJ Wattsc Illingworth b Cross2     
P Willeylbw b Illingworth0     
G Cookc Steele b Illingworth12     
RR Baileyst Tolchard b Birkenshaw0     
A Hodgsonc Dudleston b Illingworth1     
JW Swinburneb Illingworth14     
+LA Johnsonnot out5     
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(all out, 66.5 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-44, 3-49, 4-51, 5-74, 6-74, 7-81, 8-92, 9-109, 10-122 (66.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie10   2230--
Cross14   4273--
Birkenshaw23   8372--
Balderstone3   1100--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> G Cook made his debut in first-class matches
--> G Cook made his debut in County Championship matches
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> HM Ackerman (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> JW Swinburne (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> JW Swinburne (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in first-class matches
--> R Illingworth reached 1250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings





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