Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1973
VenueChester Road North, Kidderminster on 4th, 5th, 6th July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 226 runs
PointsWorcestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 23 (Batting 9, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, R Julian
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 59/1 (Headley 38*, Hemsley 21*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 148/3 (Mushtaq Mohammad 59*, Watts 1*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Ormrod b Brain10      
P Willeyb Johnson92      
DS Steelec and b Gifford105      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Yardley b Gifford26      
*PJ Wattsnot out52      
C Milburnb Gifford18      
+G Sharpb Hemsley2      
A Hodgsonc Brain b Hemsley3      
RMH Cottamlbw b Hemsley0      
BS Bedib Brain20      
JCJ Dyenot out6      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(9 wickets, declared, 85 overs)348
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-161, 3-237, 4-242, 5-278, 6-291, 7-309, 8-309, 9-340
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain25   11352--
Cumbes15   1530--
Gifford24   6633--
Hemsley12   1433--
Johnson9   0401--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Sharp b Hodgson105      
KW Wilkinsonc Sharp b Dye0      
EJO Hemsleyst Sharp b Bedi38      
JA Ormrodlbw b Hodgson23      
BL D'Oliveiralbw b Mushtaq Mohammad37      
TJ Yardleyc Steele b Bedi1      
IN Johnsonc and b Bedi0      
+GR Casslbw b Bedi6      
*N Giffordnot out9      
BM Brainrun out1      
J Cumbesc Sharp b Mushtaq Mohammad0      
Extras(10 lb)10
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-93, 3-143, 4-184, 5-187, 6-191, 7-211, 8-223, 9-226, 10-230 (90.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam6   0360--
Dye14   6321--
Bedi33   10874--
Mushtaq Mohammad27.110432--
Hodgson10   3222--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Johnson b Cumbes0      
P Willeyc Brain b Cumbes60      
DS Steelec Cass b Hemsley29      
Mushtaq Mohammadnot out63      
*PJ Wattsc Headley b Brain2      
C Milburnc Ormrod b Brain5      
+G Sharpnot out3      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 2 lb)9
Total(5 wickets, declared, 48 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-73, 3-139, 4-153, 5-162
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain13   3372--
Cumbes15   1562--
Hemsley12   2371--
Johnson8   0320--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Steele b Dye8      
KW Wilkinsonc Sharp b Cottam3      
EJO Hemsleyc Virgin b Mushtaq Mohammad18      
JA Ormrodc Sharp b Cottam5      
BL D'Oliveirac Watts b Bedi1      
TJ Yardleyc Virgin b Bedi0      
IN Johnsonc Steele b Bedi1      
+GR Cassb Mushtaq Mohammad8      
BM Brainnot out12      
J Cumbesc Hodgson b Mushtaq Mohammad0      
*N Giffordabsent hurt
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 26.4 overs)63
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-13, 3-25, 4-26, 5-26, 6-36, 7-38, 8-63, 9-63 (26.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam10   3202--
Dye4   091--
Bedi9   5253--
Mushtaq Mohammad3.4223--

--> RGA Headley (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 54
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (2) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 39
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (2) passed 22000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> RT Virgin made his debut for Northamptonshire in County Championship matches
--> BS Bedi reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire second innings





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