Lancashire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1973
VenueAigburth, Liverpool on 16th, 18th, 19th June 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLancashire 4 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Leicestershire 8 (Batting 7, Bowling 1)
UmpiresHD Bird, H Horton
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 364/9 (Ratcliffe 12*)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (2) 13/0 (Lloyd 8*, Wood 4*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Lloydc Dudleston b Illingworth122     
B Woodc Stretton b Birkenshaw78     
H Pillingc Dudleston b Birkenshaw26     
FC Hayesc Steele b McKenzie13     
J Sullivanc Balderstone b McKenzie20     
+FM Engineerc and b McKenzie40     
KL Snellgrovec Steele b Higgs1     
J Simmonsc Balderstone b Higgs26     
RM Ratcliffenot out12     
K Shuttleworthb Stretton13     
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 107.4 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-148, 2-230, 3-238, 4-265, 5-272, 6-310, 7-312, 8-341, 9-364 (107.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie20   3693--
Higgs21   6642--
Birkenshaw27   5812--
Illingworth18   4471--
Dudleston3   0220--
Steele4   0130--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Pilling b Shuttleworth67     
JF Steelec sub b Lloyd35     
JC Balderstoneb Lee105     
*R Illingworthc Hayes b Lloyd11     
+RW Tolchardc Pilling b Lee84     
JG Tolchardnot out12     
J Birkenshawnot out9     
BF Davisondid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
TK Strettondid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 6 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)25
Total(5 wickets, declared, 100 overs)348
Fall of wickets:
1-110, 2-116, 3-163, 4-319, 5-327
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lee25   5782--
Shuttleworth16   3561--
Wood15   6300--
Ratcliffe19   3550--
Simmons8   0420--
Lloyd13   2492--
Sullivan4   1130--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Lloydnot out8     
B Woodnot out4     
H Pillingdid not bat      
FC Hayesdid not bat      
J Sullivandid not bat      
+FM Engineerdid not bat      
KL Snellgrovedid not bat      
J Simmonsdid not bat      
RM Ratcliffedid not bat      
K Shuttleworthdid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(no wicket, 4 overs)13
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie2   140--
Higgs2   180--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> J Sullivan (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> J Simmons (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> B Dudleston (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 99 in first-class matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 99 in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 91
--> GD McKenzie reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> PG Lee reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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