Worcestershire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1972
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 15th, 17th, 18th July 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 44 runs
PointsWorcestershire 14 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Leicestershire 7 (Batting 5, Bowling 2)
UmpiresJG Langridge, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 16/0 (Dudleston 8*, Steele 7*; 6 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 87/0 (Headley 39*, Turner 37*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RGA Headleyc and b Steele30      
GM Turnerb McKenzie9      
JM Parkerrun out45      
JA Ormrodnot out157      
TJ Yardleyc Tolchard b McKenzie2      
DER Stewartrun out34      
IN Johnsonb Matthews22      
KW Wilkinsonc Tolchard b Birkenshaw20      
+HG Wilcockc and b Birkenshaw0      
VA Holdernot out8      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 nb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 110 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-74, 3-105, 4-119, 5-205, 6-270, 7-321, 8-323
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19   3552--
Higgs18   0610--
Matthews15   2611--
Davison3   0140--
Birkenshaw31   6712--
Steele16   8321--
Dudleston2   0160--
Haywood6   0170--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Wilkinson132      
JF Steelec Johnson b Ormrod76      
JC Balderstonec and b Wilkinson51      
BF Davisonnot out15      
BJ Boothb Holder22      
PR Haywooddid not bat      
*+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 8 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)27
Total(4 wickets, declared, 92.1 overs)323
Fall of wickets:
1-145, 2-249, 3-286, 4-323 (92.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pridgeon15   4440--
Johnson22   3690--
Wilkinson9   0462--
Ormrod20   3761--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RGA Headleyc Higgs b Birkenshaw52      
GM Turnerc Tolchard b McKenzie50      
JM Parkerc Steele b Birkenshaw36      
JA Ormrodrun out26      
TJ Yardleynot out33      
DER Stewartc Dudleston b Balderstone9      
IN Johnsonc Dudleston b Balderstone2      
KW Wilkinsonnot out10      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)22
Total(6 wickets, declared, 90 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-115, 2-119, 3-176, 4-187, 5-220, 6-222
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie17   5221--
Higgs9   3280--
Matthews7   2180--
Birkenshaw29   6902--
Steele14   4230--
Haywood2   110--
Booth1   100--
Balderstone11   0362--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Pridgeon17      
JF Steeleb Holder2      
BF Davisonc Pridgeon b Ormrod12      
JC Balderstonenot out81      
PR Haywoodc Wilcock b Ormrod14      
*+RW Tolchardc Wilkinson b Pridgeon42      
GD McKenzielbw b Holder4      
BJ Boothc Wilcock b Pridgeon11      
J Birkenshawc Wilcock b Holder4      
K Higgsc Wilcock b Holder0      
RB Matthewsc Wilcock b Holder4      
Extras(2 b, 17 lb)19
Total(all out, 34.4 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-43, 4-95, 5-173, 6-178, 7-193, 8-206, 9-208, 10-210 (34.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pridgeon10   1503--
Johnson6   1400--
Ormrod7   0572--

--> JA Ormrod (1) passed his previous highest score of 155 in first-class matches
--> JA Ormrod (1) passed his previous highest score of 155 in County Championship matches
--> JA Ormrod (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> IN Johnson (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in first-class matches
--> IN Johnson (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> AP Pridgeon made his debut in County Championship matches
--> BJ Booth (1) passed 13000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 16
--> JM Parker (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> B Dudleston (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> JC Balderstone (2) passed his previous highest score of 71 in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings
--> AP Pridgeon achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 0-20)
--> VA Holder reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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