Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1972
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 31st May, 1st, 2nd June 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 123 runs
PointsLeicestershire 15 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Gloucestershire 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresWE Alley, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 303/7 (Tolchard 111*, McKenzie 51*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (1) 139/5 (Nicholls 54*, Brown 17*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Brown30      
JF Steelec Sadiq Mohammad b Mortimore7      
BJ Boothlbw b Allen28      
BF Davisonlbw b Brown0      
*R Illingworthc Bissex b Brown48      
+RW Tolchardnot out111      
PR Haywoodc Davey b Sadiq Mohammad13      
J Birkenshawc Nicholls b Brown2      
GD McKenzienot out51      
K Higgsdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 105 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-59, 3-65, 4-65, 5-155, 6-200, 7-204
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter14   3440--
Davey20   3590--
Mortimore20   5361--
Brown26   7704--
Allen11   3221--
Sadiq Mohammad7   0431--
Knight7   2160--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsc Tolchard b Steele74      
Sadiq Mohammadb Illingworth15      
RDV Knightc Tolchard b Illingworth0      
MJ Procterb Illingworth11      
DR Shepherdc Spencer b Higgs27      
M Bissexc Davison b McKenzie6      
*AS Brownst Tolchard b Illingworth25      
+R Swetmannot out11      
DA Allennot out23      
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
J Daveydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 8 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, declared, 79.5 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-37, 3-49, 4-83, 5-97, 6-167, 7-175
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19   5411--
Higgs14   5261--
Birkenshaw13   5230--
Illingworth17   7374--
Spencer4   190--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Brown b Allen17      
JF Steelest Swetman b Sadiq Mohammad35      
BJ Boothc Knight b Allen4      
BF Davisonc Knight b Sadiq Mohammad31      
*R Illingworthnot out16      
+RW Tolchardnot out9      
PR Haywooddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(4 wickets, declared, 39.5 overs)114
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-47, 3-73, 4-94
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter5   370--
Davey3   210--
Mortimore10   2350--
Allen15   1452--
Sadiq Mohammad6.52242--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsb Birkenshaw17      
Sadiq Mohammadst Tolchard b Birkenshaw18      
RDV Knightc Birkenshaw b Illingworth9      
MJ Procterc Steele b Birkenshaw15      
DR Shepherdc Dudleston b Birkenshaw0      
M Bissexc Booth b Illingworth16      
*AS Brownc Booth b Illingworth0      
+R Swetmanc Dudleston b Birkenshaw12      
DA Allenc Higgs b Birkenshaw0      
JB Mortimorenot out0      
J Daveyc Illingworth b Birkenshaw4      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 36.2 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-36, 3-60, 4-60, 5-61, 6-61, 7-81, 8-89, 9-89, 10-93 (36.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie4   1130--
Higgs7   0210--
Illingworth9   3203--
Steele2   170--

--> RW Tolchard (1) passed his previous highest score of 105 in County Championship matches
--> R Swetman (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> J Birkenshaw reached 650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> J Birkenshaw achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire second innings (previous best was 7-43)





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