Gloucestershire v Worcestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueCollege Ground, Cheltenham on 3rd, 5th, 6th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 126 runs
PointsGloucestershire 2 (Bowling 2); Worcestershire 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Aspinall, AE Fagg
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 57/0 (Stovold 33*, Nicholls 20*; 17 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 87/8 (Thorn 8*, Mortimore 6*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerb Thorn181      
KW Wilkinsonb Brown46      
JA Ormrodc Stovold b Procter20      
JM Parkerc Knight b Thorn61      
BL D'Oliveiranot out43      
TJ Yardleyc Thorn b Procter3      
+HG Wilcocknot out9      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 17 lb, 4 nb)27
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)390
Fall of wickets:
1-148, 2-215, 3-306, 4-359, 5-366
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter20   5552--
Shackleton17   6600--
Brown25   5871--
Knight11   1530--
Mortimore16   3550--
Thorn11   1532--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+AW Stovoldc Gifford b Holder44      
RB Nichollsc Wilcock b Holder35      
RDV Knightc Parker b D'Oliveira18      
MJ Procterlbw b Gifford6      
DR Shepherdb D'Oliveira20      
JC Foatc Ormrod b Gifford1      
AJ Hignellc Ormrod b Gifford2      
*AS Brownc Gifford b D'Oliveira4      
PL Thornc Inchmore b Gifford1      
JB Mortimorec Yardley b Gifford0      
JH Shackletonnot out0      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(all out, 63.3 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-89, 3-109, 4-117, 5-123, 6-137, 7-137, 8-142, 9-142, 10-142 (63.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder18   4372--
Brain12   3410--
Inchmore3   0110--
D'Oliveira12   6153--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
+AW Stovoldc Wilcock b Holder0      
RB Nichollsc Ormrod b D'Oliveira15      
RDV Knightc Yardley b Gifford6      
MJ Procterb Gifford9      
DR Shepherdc Gifford b D'Oliveira0      
JC Foatc Holder b D'Oliveira0      
AJ Hignellc Yardley b D'Oliveira12      
*AS Brownc Yardley b Gifford14      
PL Thornc Ormrod b Gifford25      
JB Mortimorec Inchmore b D'Oliveira10      
JH Shackletonnot out10      
Extras(14 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)21
Total(all out, 53.2 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-30, 3-34, 4-34, 5-35, 6-45, 7-69, 8-74, 9-93, 10-122 (53.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder6   431--
Brain4   290--
D'Oliveira21   7495--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GM Turner (1) passed his previous highest score of 170 in County Championship matches
--> DR Shepherd (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> RDV Knight (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> PL Thorn (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> PL Thorn (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> N Gifford reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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