Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Benson and Hedges Cup 1972 (Midland Group)
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 13th, 15th, 16th May 1972 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 8 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Worcestershire 3
UmpiresDJ Constant, GH Pope
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Worcestershire 40/2 (Headley 18*, Ormrod 2*; 22 overs)
Man of the MatchRGA Headley

Northamptonshire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
G Cookb D'Oliveira13      
A Taitrun out51      
DS Steelec Gifford b D'Oliveira3      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Ormrod b D'Oliveira6      
*PJ Wattsc Yardley b Gifford30      
P Willeyrun out25      
BS Crumprun out3      
+G Sharpnot out17      
RR Baileyc Gifford b Holder3      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)11
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 55 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-38, 3-44, 4-108, 5-111, 6-120, 7-158, 8-162 (55 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Holder11   1441--   66.004.00
Carter11   1400--   -3.64
Griffith11   2250--   -2.27
D'Oliveira11   5133--   22.001.18
Gifford11   1291--   66.002.64

Worcestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
RGA Headleyrun out71      
GM Turnerc Cook b Bailey8      
PJ Stimpsonretired hurt1      
JA Ormrodnot out63      
BL D'Oliveiranot out10      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
K Griffithdid not bat      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
RGM Carterdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 1 w)10
Total(2 wickets, 51.5 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-143
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Dye10   2330--   -3.30
Bailey11   4121--   66.001.09
Willey8.52320--   -3.62
Watts3   0180--   -6.00
Bedi11   2320--   -2.91
Crump8   1260--   -3.25

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to three.
--> A Tait passed his previous highest score of 19 in ListA matches





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