Leicestershire v Middlesex
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 7th, 9th, 10th July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 3 (Bowling 3); Middlesex 8 (Batting 5, Bowling 3)
UmpiresA Jepson, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 232 all out
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 57/2 (Steele 23*, Booth 8*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Jones19     
JF Steelerun out15     
JC Balderstoneb Selvey24     
BF Davisonc Murray b Jones47     
*+RW Tolchardc Radley b Titmus3     
JG Tolchardlbw b Jones7     
PR Haywoodc Emburey b Titmus11     
J Birkenshawb Emburey47     
P Boothc Gomes b Emburey21     
K Higgsnot out22     
RB Matthewsb Latchman5     
Extras(7 b, 4 lb)11
Total(all out, 117.1 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-43, 3-89, 4-98, 5-116, 6-117, 7-137, 8-198, 9-211, 10-232 (117.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey30   7581--
Jones24   7473--
Titmus42   17612--
Emburey17   3502--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Haywood b Balderstone100     
NG Featherstonec Davison b Birkenshaw29     
*JM Brearleyc Steele b Birkenshaw18     
CT Radleylbw b Balderstone9     
HA Gomesc Birkenshaw b Steele47     
+JT Murrayc Higgs b Birkenshaw6     
FJ Titmusc Balderstone b Birkenshaw0     
KV Jonesc Birkenshaw b Steele17     
AH Latchmanc Balderstone b Birkenshaw0     
MWW Selveyc Booth b Birkenshaw0     
JE Embureynot out0     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 91 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-135, 2-137, 3-163, 4-171, 5-197, 6-197, 7-230, 8-231, 9-237, 10-237 (91 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs9   3220--
Booth8   0460--
Matthews6   0340--
Birkenshaw37   12716--
Steele7   492--
Balderstone24   11442--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Selvey2     
JF Steeleb Emburey23     
JC Balderstoneb Latchman23     
P Boothrun out9     
BF Davisonb Titmus50     
*+RW Tolchardc Selvey b Latchman29     
JG Tolchardc Emburey b Latchman46     
PR Haywoodc Murray b Emburey11     
J Birkenshawc Radley b Emburey4     
K Higgsnot out22     
RB Matthewsc Featherstone b Titmus10     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(all out, 100 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-49, 3-57, 4-61, 5-128, 6-158, 7-186, 8-200, 9-218, 10-239 (100 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey10   3281--
Jones4   150--
Titmus41   13602--
Emburey24   6743--
Latchman21   4623--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithnot out60     
NG Featherstonelbw b Booth0     
*JM Brearleyc RW Tolchard b Booth8     
CT Radleyc Balderstone b Birkenshaw20     
HA Gomesb Dudleston6     
+JT Murraynot out1     
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
KV Jonesdid not bat      
AH Latchmandid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 w)7
Total(4 wickets, 49 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-27, 3-70, 4-79
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs7   2200--
Booth7   1182--
Birkenshaw19   6371--
Steele8   3110--
Balderstone5   320--
Dudleston3   071--

--> Day 2 Lunch: Middlesex (1) ?/? (Smith 100*, [unknown] ?*)
--> J Birkenshaw (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> P Booth made his debut in County Championship matches
--> P Booth (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> MJ Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 37
--> RW Tolchard (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> PR Haywood (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> MWW Selvey reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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