Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 17th, 18th, 19th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 9 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresAEG Rhodes, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 43/1 (Tait 19*, Steele 8*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 92/4 (Tolchard 1*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonretired hurt1     
JF Steeleb Bedi28     
JC Balderstonec Cook b Dye140     
BF Davisonlbw b Dye1     
MEJC Normanc Cottam b Bedi16     
+RW Tolchardlbw b Dye0     
J Birkenshawb Willey5     
NM McVickerb Bedi12     
P Boothc Sharp b Bedi4     
GD McKenzieb Bedi1     
*K Higgsnot out0     
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 88 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-71, 2-76, 3-115, 4-127, 5-156, 6-200, 7-214, 8-215, 9-216 (88 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye21   8393--
Cottam18   4420--
Bedi31   11695--
Milburn3   0150--
Watts7   2170--
Willey8   2261--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Tolchard b Higgs15     
A Taitc Balderstone b Birkenshaw63     
DS Steelec Tolchard b Booth20     
G Cookc Steele b Booth2     
P Willeyc Tolchard b McKenzie22     
*PJ Wattsc McKenzie b Steele63     
C Milburnb Balderstone25     
+G Sharpst Tolchard b Steele5     
RMH Cottamlbw b Booth1     
JCJ Dyenot out11     
BS Bedic Davison b McKenzie24     
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 6 nb)14
Total(all out, 104 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-89, 3-97, 4-122, 5-128, 6-176, 7-226, 8-228, 9-230, 10-265 (104 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie21   3642--
Higgs19   8311--
Booth22   4573--
Birkenshaw21   4491--
McVicker11   0270--
Balderstone4   1141--
Steele6   392--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec Cottam b Dye2     
MEJC Normanc Sharp b Bedi21     
JC Balderstonec Cottam b Bedi42     
BF Davisonc Cook b Bedi26     
+RW Tolchardc Cottam b Bedi10     
J Birkenshawb Cottam4     
NM McVickerb Cottam8     
B Dudlestonnot out2     
P Boothlbw b Cottam2     
GD McKenziec Virgin b Cottam0     
*K Higgsc Cook b Cottam0     
Total(all out, 56.4 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-47, 3-85, 4-92, 5-105, 6-109, 7-113, 8-117, 9-117, 10-117 (56.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye11   3331--
Bedi23   6414--
Steele2   200--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginnot out35     
A Taitb Booth28     
DS Steelenot out3     
G Cookdid not bat      
P Willeydid not bat      
*PJ Wattsdid not bat      
C Milburndid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
Extras(2 nb, 1 w)3
Total(1 wicket, 21.5 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie5   1150--
Higgs4   0140--
Booth6   1191--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 105 in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 105 in first-class matches
--> A Tait (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> BF Davison (2) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> A Tait (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> BS Bedi reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> P Booth achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 2-18)
--> B Dudleston retired hurt in the Leicestershire first innings having scored 1 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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