Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 8th, 9th, 10th August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Northamptonshire 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2)
UmpiresJG Langridge, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 34/2 (Steele 17*, Davison 12*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 35/2 (Steele 14*, Sharp 4*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Higgs b McKenzie15     
P Willeyb McKenzie2     
DS Steelec Higgs b Booth41     
Mushtaq Mohammadc and b Steele96     
C Milburnst Tolchard b Steele41     
*PJ Wattsb McKenzie18     
G Cooklbw b McKenzie6     
+G Sharplbw b McKenzie5     
RMH Cottamnot out6     
BS Bedic Norman b McKenzie0     
JCJ Dyeb Higgs3     
Extras(2 lb, 6 nb)8
Total(all out, 95.1 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-21, 3-131, 4-200, 5-203, 6-224, 7-229, 8-238, 9-238, 10-241 (95.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie21   3476--
Booth9   1221--
Steele22   6472--
Birkenshaw19   3600--
Balderstone7   1260--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Dye5     
JF Steelec Steele b Bedi33     
JC Balderstonec Sharp b Dye0     
BF Davisonlbw b Bedi16     
MEJC Normanc Watts b Bedi66     
+RW Tolchardc Virgin b Cottam70     
PR Haywoodb Mushtaq Mohammad3     
J Birkenshawc Steele b Dye28     
P Boothc Sharp b Cottam0     
GD McKenziec Watts b Bedi3     
*K Higgsnot out10     
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 5 nb)15
Total(all out, 106.3 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-41, 4-66, 5-190, 6-197, 7-225, 8-225, 9-237, 10-249 (106.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam29   8652--
Bedi35   10764--
Mushtaq Mohammad20   7441--
Steele3   090--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b McKenzie9     
P Willeyc and b Higgs3     
DS Steelec Tolchard b McKenzie26     
+G Sharplbw b Higgs40     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Tolchard b Birkenshaw26     
C Milburnc Higgs b Birkenshaw20     
*PJ Wattsnot out45     
G Cookb Birkenshaw0     
RMH Cottamc Norman b Steele13     
BS Bedinot out8     
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(8 wickets, declared, 70 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-18, 3-72, 4-98, 5-124, 6-141, 7-141, 8-181
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19   1432--
Higgs15   3282--
Booth3   180--
Steele4   1191--
Birkenshaw22   8653--
Balderstone7   1270--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Virgin b Bedi21     
JF Steelelbw b Cottam34     
JC Balderstonec Virgin b Bedi0     
BF Davisonlbw b Cottam16     
MEJC Normanlbw b Cottam19     
+RW Tolchardc Cook b Mushtaq Mohammad22     
J Birkenshawc Virgin b Mushtaq Mohammad26     
PR Haywoodc Virgin b Bedi7     
P Boothlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad0     
GD McKenzienot out5     
*K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(9 wickets, 65 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-47, 3-67, 4-72, 5-115, 6-124, 7-139, 8-148, 9-155 (65 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam17   5383--
Dye2   060--
Bedi26   8563--
Mushtaq Mohammad20   5503--

--> PR Haywood made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> PR Haywood made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> MEJC Norman (2) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> RMH Cottam reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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