Leicestershire v Sussex
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 16th, 17th, 18th May 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 9 (Batting 6, Bowling 3); Sussex 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresR Aspinall, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 223 all out
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 370/7 (RW Tolchard 62*, Birkenshaw 3*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Busslbw b Higgs3      
GA Greenidgec RW Tolchard b McKenzie3      
RM Prideauxc RW Tolchard b Davison14      
PJ Gravesc Illingworth b Birkenshaw52      
*AW Greiglbw b Illingworth32      
MG Griffithb Higgs43      
+AW Mansellc Higgs b Balderstone20      
JRT Barclayc Higgs b Birkenshaw5      
JA Snowc Davison b Higgs32      
J Spencerc Steele b McKenzie14      
UC Joshinot out2      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 120.2 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-11, 3-31, 4-97, 5-107, 6-144, 7-171, 8-184, 9-217, 10-223 (120.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs23   6383--
Davison4   0241--
Birkenshaw28   8532--
Illingworth21   9211--
Balderstone15   5261--
Dudleston4   1150--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Greig b Joshi133      
JF Steelec Griffith b Barclay19      
JC Balderstonec and b Joshi99      
BF Davisonc Graves b Joshi2      
*R Illingworthc Griffith b Snow12      
+RW Tolchardnot out73      
JG Tolchardc Mansell b Snow19      
PR Haywoodlbw b Spencer2      
J Birkenshawrun out13      
GD McKenziec Mansell b Spencer1      
K Higgsnot out6      
Extras(6 b, 13 lb, 1 nb)20
Total(9 wickets, declared, 121 overs)399
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-264, 3-269, 4-274, 5-288, 6-352, 7-358, 8-382, 9-397
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow24   7722--
Greig29   5760--
Buss6   0270--
Joshi36   81053--
Barclay7   1331--
Spencer19   2662--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Bussc Higgs b Illingworth27      
GA Greenidgec Higgs b Steele89      
RM Prideauxnot out51      
PJ Gravesrun out20      
*AW Greigc RW Tolchard b Steele9      
MG Griffithc and b Steele8      
+AW Mansellnot out0      
JRT Barclaydid not bat      
JA Snowdid not bat      
J Spencerdid not bat      
UC Joshidid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, 98 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-137, 3-178, 4-192, 5-204
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie5   0170--
Higgs2   0130--
Davison4   160--
Birkenshaw23   3620--
Illingworth23   10391--
Balderstone19   9430--
Steele22   14243--

--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 90 in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 90 in first-class matches
--> GD McKenzie (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> R Illingworth reached 1300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex second innings





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