Leicestershire v Warwickshire
County Championship 1974
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 9 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Warwickshire 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresA Jepson, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 58/0 (Jameson 26*, Abberley 31*)
Close of play day 2Warwickshire (2) 180/7 (MJK Smith 74*, AC Smith 9*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Abberley b Brown81      
JF Steelec MJK Smith b Brown4      
JC Balderstoneb Brown52      
BF Davisonc Brown b Hemmings89      
JG Tolchardc Abberley b Hemmings16      
+RW Tolchardb Brown20      
*R Illingworthnot out20      
J Birkenshawnot out9      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(6 wickets, declared, 97.5 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-118, 3-161, 4-242, 5-258, 6-283
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown23   10544--
Blenkiron14   3460--
AC Smith15   3360--
Jameson3   0220--
Gardom5   0270--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Jamesonc RW Tolchard b Balderstone66      
RN Abberleyc and b Steele32      
AI Kallicharranc RW Tolchard b Birkenshaw13      
RB Kanhaib Birkenshaw19      
MJK Smithc RW Tolchard b Balderstone0      
+DL Murrayc Steele b Birkenshaw1      
BK Gardomc Davison b Birkenshaw0      
EE Hemmingslbw b Balderstone0      
*AC Smithc JG Tolchard b Birkenshaw0      
W Blenkironc McVicker b Balderstone1      
DJ Brownnot out3      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 63.5 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-114, 3-118, 4-118, 5-129, 6-129, 7-130, 8-135, 9-136, 10-140 (63.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth4   0190--
Higgs5   0100--
Birkenshaw14   3365--
Illingworth17   7290--
Steele11   6221--

Warwickshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Jamesonlbw b Illingworth28      
RN Abberleyb Booth11      
AI Kallicharranb Booth0      
RB Kanhaic RW Tolchard b McVicker0      
MJK Smithnot out96      
+DL Murrayc Higgs b Illingworth17      
BK Gardomc Davison b Birkenshaw2      
EE Hemmingsc Steele b Illingworth25      
*AC Smithc McVicker b Balderstone18      
W Blenkironrun out1      
DJ Brownb Birkenshaw1      
Extras(4 b, 11 lb)15
Total(all out, 104.2 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-14, 3-15, 4-90, 5-123, 6-128, 7-163, 8-208, 9-212, 10-214 (104.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth10   2282--
Illingworth29   12363--
Balderstone12   1441--
Steele26   6390--
McVicker5   1101--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonnot out21      
JF Steeleb Brown10      
JC Balderstonenot out19      
BF Davisondid not bat      
JG Tolcharddid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 w)5
Total(1 wicket, 19.3 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Steele)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown5   291--
Blenkiron4   0150--
Hemmings3   210--
Gardom5   0130--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RN Abberley (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> B Dudleston (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> R Illingworth reached 1350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Warwickshire second innings





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