Leicestershire v Somerset
Benson and Hedges Cup 1974 (Semi-Final)
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 26th, 27th June 1974 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 140 runs
UmpiresC Cook, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Somerset 20/2 (Kitchen 8*, Richards 3*; 6 overs)
Man of the MatchBF Davison

Leicestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
B Dudlestonc Botham b Burgess54      
JF Steeleb Jones91      
+RW Tolchardrun out1      
BF Davisonc Richards b Jones73      
JC Balderstoneb Moseley1      
MEJC Normanc Denning b Clapp26      
NM McVickerc Botham b Moseley0      
*R Illingworthlbw b Jones6      
J Birkenshawnot out1      
GD McKenzienot out5      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 55 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-105, 2-106, 3-221, 4-231, 5-235, 6-238, 7-257, 8-264
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Jones11   1393--   22.003.55
Burgess11   0411--   66.003.73
Breakwell2   0150--   -7.50
Botham9   1600--   -6.67
Clapp11   0671--   66.006.09
Moseley11   2362--   33.003.27

Somerset inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
MJ Kitchenc McVicker b Illingworth20      
GI Burgessrun out2      
PW Denningc Tolchard b Higgs2      
IVA Richardsc Dudleston b Illingworth42      
*DB Closec Steele b Birkenshaw3      
+JM Parksnot out19      
IT Bothamb Illingworth18      
D Breakwellrun out4      
HR Moseleylbw b Illingworth7      
AA Jonesb Illingworth0      
RJ Clappc Birkenshaw b McKenzie3      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 40.4 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-17, 3-51, 4-65, 5-80, 6-103, 7-110, 8-118, 9-118, 10-130 (40.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
McKenzie6.41191--   40.002.85
Higgs6   0191--   36.003.17
Illingworth11   2205--   13.201.82
Birkenshaw11   0511--   66.004.64
McVicker3   070--   -2.33
Steele3   140--   -1.33

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.
--> B Dudleston passed 2000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 22
--> R Illingworth achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ListA matches in the Somerset innings (previous best was 5-29)
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in ListA matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset innings





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