Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1974
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 13th, 15th, 16th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2); Northamptonshire 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresR Aspinall, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 358/6 innings closed
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 64/0 (Dudleston 41*, Steele 20*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b McKenzie76     
A Taitc Steele b McKenzie0     
DS Steeleb Higgs29     
G Cookc Steele b Birkenshaw33     
P Willeynot out100     
*PJ Wattsc Balderstone b Illingworth83     
+G Sharpst Tolchard b Balderstone16     
C Milburnnot out2     
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
JW Swinburnedid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 12 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-84, 3-116, 4-168, 5-333, 6-356
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie17   1552--
Higgs23   3841--
Birkenshaw20   4491--
McVicker17   5450--
Balderstone8   1331--
Steele6   1210--
Illingworth9   0521--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonrun out135     
JF Steelelbw b Dye30     
JC Balderstonest Sharp b Swinburne11     
BF Davisonb Dye20     
NM McVickerc Virgin b Swinburne23     
MEJC Normannot out15     
+RW Tolchardnot out4     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)14
Total(5 wickets, 88.1 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-125, 3-156, 4-201, 5-244
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam22   6480--
Steele7   4140--
Swinburne24   6722--
Willey2   0200--
Milburn12   5280--
Watts2   110--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> G Cook (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> PJ Watts (1) passed 12000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 52
--> B Dudleston (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 129
--> NM McVicker (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9





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