Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1972
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 26th, 28th, 29th August 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 7 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 18 (Batting 3, Bowling 5); Essex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresCS Elliott, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 82/0 (Steele 36*, Dudleston 42*; 29 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 138/2 (Taylor 49*, Ward 28*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Davison b McKenzie6     
GJ Savillelbw b McKenzie2     
KW Wallacec and b Davison46     
B Wardc Steele b Matthews52     
KD Boycec RW Tolchard b McKenzie26     
KR Pontc RW Tolchard b Matthews6     
*+B Taylorb McKenzie29     
S Turnerc JG Tolchard b Birkenshaw6     
RNS Hobbsb McKenzie2     
JK Levernot out7     
RE Eastrun out30     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 78 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-9, 3-82, 4-112, 5-130, 6-156, 7-180, 8-182, 9-187, 10-222 (78 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19   3455--
Higgs17   7300--
Matthews15   3492--
Birkenshaw22   3771--
Davison5   1111--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec Saville b Boyce49     
B Dudlestonc Taylor b Boyce47     
JG Tolchardc Taylor b Boyce11     
BF Davisonc Wallace b Boyce9     
*+RW Tolchardst Taylor b Hobbs7     
PR Haywoodc and b Turner20     
BJ Boothb Hobbs9     
J Birkenshawc Boyce b East42     
GD McKenziec Pont b East17     
K Higgsnot out15     
RB Matthewsrun out8     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 9 nb)14
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-96, 2-111, 3-124, 4-133, 5-134, 6-147, 7-181, 8-222, 9-225, 10-248 (88.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   4594--
Lever19   4510--
Turner13   7161--
East20   4542--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Savillerun out40     
KW Wallacec Davison b Higgs20     
*+B Taylorc Dudleston b Higgs83     
B Wardc RW Tolchard b McKenzie28     
BEA Edmeadesc Birkenshaw b McKenzie11     
KD Boycelbw b Higgs39     
KR Pontnot out34     
S Turnerb Matthews10     
RNS Hobbsc Steele b Birkenshaw0     
JK Leverc Steele b Birkenshaw0     
RE Eastc and b Matthews5     
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 83 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-61, 3-138, 4-176, 5-206, 6-225, 7-249, 8-255, 9-272, 10-273 (83 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie17   1742--
Higgs21   4603--
Matthews8   0512--
Birkenshaw29   8582--
Haywood5   0170--
Steele3   1100--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b East29     
B Dudlestonnot out116     
JG Tolchardc East b Turner53     
BF Davisonlbw b Turner17     
*+RW Tolchardnot out11     
PR Haywooddid not bat      
BJ Boothdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 14 lb, 7 nb)22
Total(3 wickets, 68 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-184, 3-225
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce16   2560--
Lever11   1420--
Turner22   4712--
East12   4291--
Hobbs7   0280--

--> RE East (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 12
--> B Dudleston (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 49
--> JG Tolchard (2) passed his previous highest score of 43 in first-class matches
--> JG Tolchard (2) passed his previous highest score of 43 in County Championship matches
--> GD McKenzie reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RE East reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> S Turner reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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