Worcestershire v Derbyshire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 25th, 27th, 28th May 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 37 runs
PointsWorcestershire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Derbyshire 1 (Bowling 1)
UmpiresAE Fagg, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 139/0 (Headley 59*, Turner 75*; 58 overs)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (2) 111/4 (Hill 48*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LG Rowec Yardley b D'Oliveira68      
A Hillb Brain7      
MH Pagelbw b Holder6      
AJ Borringtonc Ormrod b D'Oliveira30      
*JB Bolusc Cass b Brain0      
+RW Taylorb Inchmore14      
G Millerb Holder6      
FW Swarbrookc Cass b Holder4      
PE Russellc Yardley b Holder0      
CJ Tunnicliffeb Inchmore0      
M Hendricknot out0      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-29, 3-115, 4-116, 5-120, 6-129, 7-141, 8-141, 9-141, 10-141 (50.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain18   4522--
D'Oliveira12   4232--
Inchmore7   1412--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyb Hendrick82      
GM Turnerretired hurt83      
JA Ormrodc and b Swarbrook38      
EJO Hemsleyc Swarbrook b Miller57      
BL D'Oliveirac Miller b Russell84      
TJ Yardleyc Taylor b Hendrick19      
+GR Cassc Taylor b Hendrick2      
*N Giffordb Russell20      
VA Holdernot out27      
JD Inchmorenot out2      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 8 lb)10
Total(7 wickets, declared, 128 overs)424
Fall of wickets:
1-175, 2-265, 3-265, 4-315, 5-329, 6-389, 7-398
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick33   8823--
Tunnicliffe28   61020--
Russell29   7822--
Miller20   5681--
Swarbrook18   5801--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LG Rowec Cass b Holder35      
A Hilllbw b Gifford58      
MH Pageb Holder2      
AJ Borringtonb Gifford16      
*JB Boluslbw b Brain0      
G Millerc Headley b Inchmore35      
+RW Taylorb Brain2      
FW Swarbrooknot out35      
PE Russellc Cass b Holder19      
CJ Tunnicliffeb Holder14      
M Hendrickb Holder4      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 13 nb, 4 w)26
Total(all out, 99.5 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-66, 3-110, 4-111, 5-125, 6-136, 7-164, 8-212, 9-236, 10-246 (99.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain25   7572--
D'Oliveira9   680--
Inchmore13   4321--
Gifford23   10442--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JA Ormrod (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> FW Swarbrook (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> BM Brain reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Derbyshire first innings
--> M Hendrick reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> GM Turner retired hurt in the Worcestershire first innings having scored 83 (team score 166/0)

The umpires incorrectly allowed Holder to take the new ball in the Derbyshire 2nd innings after 85 overs instead of the stipulated 100





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