Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 28th, 30th July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by an innings and 7 runs
PointsEssex 4 (Bowling 4); Leicestershire 21 (Batting 6, Bowling 5)
UmpiresAE Fagg, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 184/5 (Norman 38*, Haywood 25*; 56 overs)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b McKenzie5     
BC Francisc Birkenshaw b Higgs11     
BR Hardiec Dudleston b Birkenshaw17     
RMO Cookec Davison b Booth1     
KR Pontb McKenzie1     
*B Taylorb McKenzie25     
RE Eastb McKenzie6     
RNS Hobbsb McKenzie10     
+N Smithlbw b Birkenshaw3     
JK Leverb McKenzie0     
DL Acfieldnot out4     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(all out, 50.5 overs)91
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-20, 3-25, 4-38, 5-48, 6-69, 7-74, 8-83, 9-83, 10-91 (50.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19   1406--
Higgs12   891--
Booth7   391--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Edmeades15     
JF Steelec Smith b Edmeades2     
JC Balderstoneb Lever18     
BF Davisonst Smith b East78     
*+RW Tolchardc Acfield b Pont5     
MEJC Normanc Cooke b East47     
PR Haywoodst Smith b Hobbs55     
J Birkenshawc Cooke b East22     
P Boothlbw b East0     
GD McKenziec Acfield b Hobbs9     
K Higgsnot out4     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 85.2 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-19, 3-66, 4-77, 5-137, 6-214, 7-234, 8-235, 9-258, 10-262 (85.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   3731--
Edmeades12   0402--
Pont7   1251--
East28   8644--
Acfield10   2250--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Steele b Higgs10     
BR Hardiec Davison b Steele34     
*B Taylorc and b Higgs13     
RMO Cookec Birkenshaw b Booth15     
KR Pontb Steele3     
BEA Edmeadesnot out25     
RE Eastc Davison b Steele17     
RNS Hobbsb Steele5     
+N Smithb Steele0     
JK Leverc Norman b Birkenshaw14     
DL Acfieldc Booth b Birkenshaw17     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 68 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-38, 3-66, 4-79, 5-94, 6-120, 7-126, 8-127, 9-144, 10-164 (68 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie10   2390--
Higgs8   2152--
Booth5   0101--
Birkenshaw20   8312--
Steele22   6535--
Balderstone3   150--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> MEJC Norman (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> BEA Edmeades (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 19
--> BR Hardie (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in County Championship matches
--> RE East reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JF Steele reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Essex second innings





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