Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1974
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 3rd, 4th, 5th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 3 (Bowling 3); Essex 3 (Batting 3)
UmpiresA Jepson, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 20/0 (Dudleston 8*, Steele 11*)
Close of play day 2No play

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Steele b McVicker16      
BR Hardiec RW Tolchard b McKenzie14      
KS McEwanc RW Tolchard b McKenzie14      
RMO Cookeb McKenzie16      
GA Goochlbw b Higgs21      
S Turnerc Birkenshaw b McKenzie88      
RE Eastb McVicker64      
+N Smithb McKenzie6      
*RNS Hobbsnot out5      
DL Acfieldnot out4      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(8 wickets, declared, 99.4 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-30, 3-57, 4-66, 5-91, 6-225, 7-236, 8-244
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie26   9545--
Higgs21   3581--
Illingworth12   7120--
Birkenshaw15   2390--
Balderstone4   0230--
Steele7   1210--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonnot out8      
JF Steelenot out11      
JC Balderstonedid not bat      
BF Davisondid not bat      
JG Tolcharddid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(no wicket, 10 overs)20
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner3   130--
Lever5   1120--
Acfield2   140--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> S Turner (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13





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