Northamptonshire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1972
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 5th, 7th, 8th August 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to field
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 7 wickets
UmpiresJ Arnold, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 89/2 (Cook 38*, Mushtaq Mohammad 19*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 143 all out

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francislbw b Dye27      
R Edwardsc Cottam b Willey18      
*IM Chappellb Willey5      
GD Watsonc Crump b Bedi37      
RW Marshc Willey b Crump42      
RJ Inverarityc Cottam b Bedi14      
DJ Colleyb Willey1      
+HB Taberc and b Bedi28      
JW Gleesonlbw b Bedi5      
RAL Massienot out3      
DK Lilleec Cottam b Bedi0      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 68 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-50, 3-50, 4-104, 5-140, 6-141, 7-158, 8-175, 9-191, 10-191 (68 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam12   5270--
Dye14   3421--
Willey18   3473--
Bedi17   3575--
Crump7   371--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Taitb Massie0      
G Cookst Taber b Gleeson62      
DS Steelelbw b Massie19      
Mushtaq Mohammadnot out88      
*PJ Wattslbw b Gleeson0      
BS Crumplbw b Watson3      
P Willeylbw b Watson8      
RMH Cottamst +Marsh b Gleeson0      
+LA Johnsonb Watson0      
BS Bedib Watson4      
JCJ Dyeb Watson4      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 19 nb, 1 w)22
Total(all out, 70 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-53, 3-142, 4-142, 5-149, 6-171, 7-178, 8-191, 9-195, 10-210 (70 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Massie24   10502--
Lillee12   2350--
Colley9   2290--
Watson14   3365--
Gleeson11   1383--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisb Dye9      
R Edwardsc Cook b Dye8      
*IM Chappellrun out31      
GD Watson hit wkt b Bedi52      
RW Marshc Johnson b Bedi0      
RJ Inveraritylbw b Dye6      
DJ Colleyc Johnson b Bedi16      
+HB Taberst Johnson b Bedi3      
JW Gleesonb Willey11      
DK Lilleenot out1      
RAL Massieabsent hurt
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-18, 3-99, 4-103, 5-104, 6-124, 7-128, 8-141, 9-143 (54.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam8   1320--
Dye13   6253--
Bedi20   6534--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DS Steelenot out60      
G Cookc Chappell b Gleeson24      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Marsh b Lillee30      
BS Crumprun out1      
*PJ Wattsnot out3      
A Taitdid not bat      
P Willeydid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 6 nb)7
Total(3 wickets, 32.5 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-103, 3-104
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee7   0251--
Watson4   0110--
Gleeson9   4261--
Inverarity6   0290--

--> RW Marsh (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> LA Johnson made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> BS Bedi reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Australians second innings





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