Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1972
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 8th, 10th, 11th July 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 2 (Batting 1, Bowling 1); Northamptonshire 9 (Batting 4, Bowling 5)
UmpiresWL Budd, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 104/2 (Steele 43*, Mushtaq Mohammad 50*; 37 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 159/6 (Illingworth 19*, Birkenshaw 0*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Taitlbw b Higgs5     
G Cookc Illingworth b McKenzie4     
DS Steelenot out109     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Spencer b Higgs122     
*PJ Wattsnot out6     
P Willeydid not bat      
BS Crumpdid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, declared, 84.2 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-9, 3-233
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs22   7722--
Spencer13   2370--
Davison7   2110--
Birkenshaw11   1310--
Steele11   2300--
Illingworth5   250--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Willey16     
JF Steelec Steele b Mushtaq Mohammad91     
JC Balderstonelbw b Mushtaq Mohammad15     
BF Davisonc Cottam b Mushtaq Mohammad3     
*R Illingworthlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad20     
+RW Tolchardc and b Mushtaq Mohammad6     
PR Haywoodb Mushtaq Mohammad5     
J Birkenshawc Crump b Bedi17     
GD McKenziec Mushtaq Mohammad b Bedi0     
K Higgsnot out0     
CT Spencerc Mushtaq Mohammad b Bedi17     
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb)4
Total(all out, 81.4 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-99, 3-113, 4-138, 5-147, 6-159, 7-176, 8-177, 9-177, 10-194 (81.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam6   1180--
Dye6   1190--
Willey11   3301--
Mushtaq Mohammad24   9586--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Taitc Steele b Higgs4     
G Cookb McKenzie5     
DS Steelenot out59     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Birkenshaw b McKenzie3     
*PJ Wattsrun out35     
P Willeyc Balderstone b Steele0     
BS Crumplbw b Illingworth2     
+G Sharpst Tolchard b Steele1     
RMH Cottamlbw b Illingworth0     
BS Bedic McKenzie b Tolchard22     
JCJ Dyenot out2     
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(9 wickets, declared, 72 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-10, 3-19, 4-85, 5-85, 6-88, 7-89, 8-91, 9-127
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie11   4182--
Higgs5   091--
Birkenshaw18   2470--
Steele10   782--
Illingworth23   3372--
Dudleston3   0100--
Tolchard2   041--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonnot out13     
JF Steeleb Mushtaq Mohammad4     
JC Balderstonenot out13     
BF Davisondid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
PR Haywooddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(1 wicket, 23 overs)34
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Steele)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam4   260--
Dye3   050--
Willey3   120--
Bedi8   690--
Mushtaq Mohammad5   281--

--> DS Steele (1) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 68
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 92
--> PJ Watts (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> J Birkenshaw (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> BS Bedi reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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