Leicestershire v Derbyshire
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 30th June, 2nd, 3rd July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 2 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 14 (Bowling 4); Derbyshire 6 (Batting 1, Bowling 5)
UmpiresDGL Evans, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 44/4 (Illingworth 4*, McKenzie 6*)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (2) 203/5 (Bolus 55*, Taylor 23*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Borringtonrun out22      
A Hilllbw b McKenzie1      
MH Pagelbw b Illingworth96      
*JB Bolusc and b Steele12      
H Cartwrightc Matthews b Steele0      
IR Buxtonc Higgs b Birkenshaw8      
FW Swarbrookc McKenzie b Birkenshaw13      
+RW Taylorb Illingworth7      
S Venkataraghavanc Haywood b Birkenshaw12      
M Hendrickc McKenzie b Birkenshaw18      
CJ Tunnicliffenot out2      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 89.4 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-76, 3-105, 4-121, 5-138, 6-157, 7-157, 8-167, 9-190, 10-198 (89.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie14   3271--
Higgs6   1120--
Matthews4   1120--
Illingworth18   3402--
Steele19   7372--
Balderstone4   0170--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonrun out12      
JF Steelec Swarbrook b Hendrick14      
JC Balderstoneb Hendrick2      
*R Illingworthb Venkataraghavan23      
+RW Tolchardc Page b Hendrick0      
GD McKenziec Cartwright b Venkataraghavan9      
JG Tolchardc Taylor b Hendrick7      
PR Haywoodc Page b Swarbrook32      
J Birkenshawc Taylor b Venkataraghavan6      
K Higgsb Venkataraghavan10      
RB Matthewsnot out5      
Extras(3 lb, 5 nb)8
Total(all out, 55.2 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-33, 3-34, 4-34, 5-49, 6-56, 7-82, 8-106, 9-112, 10-128 (55.2 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick18   8294--
Tunnicliffe6   1170--
Swarbrook13   3381--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Borringtonc Higgs b Steele27      
A Hillb Higgs0      
H Cartwrightb McKenzie14      
MH Pagec Illingworth b Birkenshaw67      
*JB Bolusnot out59      
FW Swarbrookb Illingworth8      
+RW Taylorb Matthews37      
IR Buxtondid not bat      
S Venkataraghavandid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
CJ Tunnicliffedid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 8 nb)15
Total(6 wickets, declared, 92.2 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-20, 3-102, 4-122, 5-171, 6-227 (92.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie7   3111--
Higgs9   3131--
Illingworth21   3481--
Birkenshaw29   6711--
Steele19   5351--
Balderstone4   0170--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonst Taylor b Venkataraghavan19      
JF Steelec Cartwright b Venkataraghavan90      
JC Balderstonec Cartwright b Venkataraghavan12      
*R Illingworthlbw b Venkataraghavan36      
+RW Tolchardc Taylor b Swarbrook59      
JG Tolchardlbw b Venkataraghavan29      
PR Haywoodb Venkataraghavan15      
J Birkenshawc Tunnicliffe b Venkataraghavan9      
GD McKenzienot out16      
K Higgsnot out1      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)12
Total(8 wickets, 109.1 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-74, 3-154, 4-165, 5-250, 6-270, 7-276, 8-291
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick19   3620--
Tunnicliffe11   1350--
Swarbrook33   4891--

--> RW Taylor (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> S Venkataraghavan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 3-36)
--> S Venkataraghavan reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> S Venkataraghavan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 4-36)
--> S Venkataraghavan achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire second innings





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