Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1972
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 19th, 21st, 22nd August 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 6 (Batting 1, Bowling 5); Leicestershire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDJ Constant, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 109/2 (Steele 53*, Sharp 0*; 40 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 150/4 (Haywood 45*, RW Tolchard 50*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec Cottam b Willey33      
MEJC Normanc Sharp b Willey30      
JG Tolchardrun out2      
BF Davisonb Willey48      
*+RW Tolchardc Cottam b Mushtaq Mohammad41      
PR Haywoodc Cottam b Bedi2      
BJ Boothc Mushtaq Mohammad b Willey0      
J Birkenshawc Mushtaq Mohammad b Willey14      
GD McKenzienot out1      
CT Spencerb Mushtaq Mohammad6      
K Higgsb Mushtaq Mohammad1      
Extras(4 lb, 5 nb)9
Total(all out, 69.1 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-69, 3-71, 4-82, 5-151, 6-151, 7-179, 8-179, 9-185, 10-187 (69.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam6   1240--
Dye10   1250--
Maltby2   0120--
Bedi18   7431--
Breakwell1   020--
Mushtaq Mohammad13.14233--
Willey19   2495--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cooklbw b Spencer22      
DS Steelec Steele b Spencer78      
Mushtaq Mohammadc JG Tolchard b Davison22      
+G Sharplbw b McKenzie0      
*PJ Wattsc JG Tolchard b Birkenshaw23      
D Breakwellc Davison b McKenzie5      
P Willeyc Steele b Spencer0      
N Maltbyc Davison b Birkenshaw16      
RMH Cottamc Steele b Birkenshaw6      
BS Bedic Norman b Birkenshaw10      
JCJ Dyenot out0      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 10 nb, 4 w)22
Total(all out, 89.5 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-108, 3-110, 4-166, 5-166, 6-166, 7-175, 8-185, 9-201, 10-204 (89.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie26   9552--
Higgs19   11280--
Spencer12   5213--
Davison1   041--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec Mushtaq Mohammad b Willey25      
MEJC Normanlbw b Dye14      
JG Tolchardb Dye0      
BF Davisonc Sharp b Bedi14      
*+RW Tolchardst Sharp b Bedi65      
PR Haywoodb Mushtaq Mohammad60      
BJ Boothc Cottam b Bedi15      
J Birkenshawlbw b Cottam22      
GD McKenzienot out41      
K Higgsnot out2      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)8
Total(8 wickets, declared, 110 overs)266
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-22, 3-53, 4-55, 5-175, 6-190, 7-202, 8-223
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam20   5511--
Dye19   3512--
Bedi29   14583--
Breakwell2   090--
Mushtaq Mohammad27   9641--
Willey13   4251--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc RW Tolchard b Higgs5      
DS Steelelbw b Higgs0      
Mushtaq Mohammadc RW Tolchard b Higgs26      
*PJ Wattslbw b Birkenshaw34      
D Breakwellb Birkenshaw0      
P Willeynot out27      
N Maltbyc RW Tolchard b Booth9      
+G Sharpnot out19      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)8
Total(6 wickets, 64.3 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-13, 3-67, 4-67, 5-67, 6-92
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie10   5100--
Higgs15   6243--
Spencer3   090--
Booth7   4251--
Steele7   1220--

--> PR Haywood (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 33
--> J Birkenshaw reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> BS Bedi reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> BS Bedi reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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