Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 18th, 20th, 21st August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1); Essex 8 (Batting 5, Bowling 3)
UmpiresJF Crapp, H Horton
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 9/2 (Dudleston 2*, Balderstone 2*; 4 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 18/0 (Francis 14*, Hardie 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Tolchard b McKenzie148      
BR Hardielbw b Matthews35      
*KWR Fletcherc Tolchard b McKenzie8      
KR Pontst Tolchard b Birkenshaw69      
BEA Edmeadesc Birkenshaw b Illingworth27      
S Turnernot out19      
RE Eastb Higgs2      
+N Smithnot out4      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)14
Total(6 wickets, declared, 104 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-62, 3-201, 4-256, 5-310, 6-313
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie16   2652--
Higgs12   1481--
Matthews11   1391--
Birkenshaw34   9691--
Steele8   2350--
Illingworth19   6441--
Balderstone4   0120--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Turner5      
JF Steeleb Turner0      
RB Matthewsc Smith b Lever5      
JC Balderstoneb Turner37      
BF Davisonb Acfield39      
*R Illingworthb East75      
+RW Tolchardc East b Hobbs26      
GA Knewb East1      
J Birkenshawlbw b Acfield29      
GD McKenziest Smith b Hobbs0      
K Higgsnot out24      
Extras(9 lb, 5 nb)14
Total(all out, 99.3 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-7, 3-25, 4-88, 5-88, 6-179, 7-197, 8-198, 9-203, 10-255 (99.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever20   4451--
Turner21   4543--
Edmeades9   1400--
East15   7202--
Hobbs15   4522--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisb Higgs20      
BR Hardielbw b McKenzie12      
*KWR Fletcherc Tolchard b Higgs0      
KR Pontrun out48      
BEA Edmeadesc Higgs b Illingworth21      
S Turnernot out54      
RE Eastc Balderstone b Steele4      
+N Smithc Dudleston b Illingworth2      
RNS Hobbsnot out13      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(7 wickets, declared, 60 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-29, 3-33, 4-87, 5-128, 6-136, 7-150
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie11   3311--
Higgs10   1312--
Matthews3   0120--
Birkenshaw8   3130--
Steele7   2271--
Illingworth15   1452--
Balderstone6   0150--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Fletcher b Lever2      
JF Steeleb Lever1      
JC Balderstonenot out52      
BF Davisonnot out93      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
GA Knewdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(2 wickets, 55 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-15
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever8   2172--
Turner5   140--
Acfield5   1140--
East20   2640--
Hobbs17   3490--

--> BC Francis (1) passed his previous highest score of 140 in County Championship matches
--> BC Francis (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 117
--> R Illingworth (1) passed 14000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 66
--> BC Francis (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 20
--> BEA Edmeades (2) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> K Higgs reached 1250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





This page was created by the CricketArchive Oracles


We would like to thank all our contributors. Click here to see how you can help.
Copyright © 2003-2015 CricketArchive