Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1971
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 28th, 30th, 31st August 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 14 (Batting 9, Bowling 5); Northamptonshire 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresDJ Constant, CS Elliott
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 5/0 (Ackerman 5*, Cook 0*; 4 overs)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 97/9 (Swinburne 1*, Lee 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Lee6     
JF Steelec Johnson b Lee123     
BJ Boothc Steele b Swinburne42     
CC Inmanc Swinburne b Steele103     
BF Davisonnot out100     
*R Illingworthnot out0     
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(4 wickets, declared, 87 overs)381
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-105, 3-244, 4-376
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lee22   4882--
Hodgson16   3550--
Crump16   2670--
Swinburne12   2541--
Steele15   5711--
Mushtaq Mohammad6   0390--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanb McKenzie9     
G Cookc and b Spencer4     
DS Steelec Dudleston b Steele9     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Inman b Steele7     
*PJ Wattsb Steele44     
BS Crumpc Dudleston b Birkenshaw11     
D Breakwellc Dudleston b Illingworth0     
+LA Johnsonlbw b Illingworth1     
A Hodgsonb Steele5     
JW Swinburnenot out1     
PG Leest Tolchard b Steele10     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 67.4 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-18, 3-29, 4-34, 5-53, 6-62, 7-66, 8-84, 9-97, 10-107 (67.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie8   2151--
Spencer7   2121--
Birkenshaw19   7281--
Illingworth18   9312--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanc Davison b Spencer0     
G Cookc Steele b McKenzie3     
DS Steelenot out107     
Mushtaq Mohammadb Steele84     
*PJ Wattsc Dudleston b Steele6     
BS Crumpnot out41     
D Breakwelldid not bat      
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
JW Swinburnedid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(4 wickets, 105 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3, 3-142, 4-158
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie15   5381--
Spencer4   0131--
Birkenshaw30   6640--
Steele25   7552--
Illingworth21   6470--
Matthews5   0140--
Davison4   260--
Dudleston1   040--

--> CC Inman made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> CC Inman made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JF Steele (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 72
--> BF Davison (1) 100 in 63 minutes
--> DS Steele (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 59
--> JF Steele achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 5-43)
--> JF Steele achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 5-43)

Davison's century was the fastest of the season and won him the Walter Lawrence Trophy.





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