Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 26 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresCS Elliott, H Horton
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 72/7 (Graveney 2*, Mortimore 10*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 87/2 (Nicholls 32*, Brassington 0*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Brown10     
A Taitc Brassington b Davey16     
DS Steeleb Procter13     
G Cooklbw b Brown1     
P Willeyc Brown b Procter9     
*PJ Wattsc Procter b Brown15     
+G Sharpc Knight b Procter29     
JW Swinburneb Procter1     
RMH Cottamnot out62     
BS Bedic Davey b Graveney61     
JCJ Dyelbw b Mortimore11     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 73.4 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-36, 3-38, 4-48, 5-74, 6-74, 7-85, 8-118, 9-229, 10-245 (73.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter21   4894--
Davey16   3391--
Brown18   5523--
Knight2   140--
Graveney8   1241--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldb Cottam14     
RB Nichollsb Cottam7     
RDV Knightc Virgin b Cottam3     
*AS Brownc Tait b Bedi13     
AJ Hignelllbw b Dye8     
MJ Procterb Dye1     
DA Graveneyc Willey b Bedi14     
DR Shepherdrun out6     
JB Mortimoreb Cottam23     
+AJ Brassingtonlbw b Bedi3     
J Daveynot out2     
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 64 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-25, 3-32, 4-44, 5-49, 6-52, 7-62, 8-92, 9-100, 10-102 (64 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam17   5314--
Dye21   6352--
Bedi22   14193--
Swinburne4   290--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginnot out77     
A Taitb Knight10     
DS Steelec Mortimore b Brown5     
P Willeyc Procter b Knight3     
G Cooklbw b Knight0     
*PJ Wattsb Knight6     
+G Sharpc Hignell b Knight2     
JW Swinburneb Procter0     
RMH Cottamc Brassington b Knight1     
BS Bedic Mortimore b Graveney22     
JCJ Dyec Knight b Graveney5     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb)8
Total(all out, 57.4 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-31, 3-37, 4-37, 5-45, 6-49, 7-50, 8-55, 9-119, 10-139 (57.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter13   4181--
Davey6   1230--
Brown6   271--
Mortimore9   1210--
Knight18   9446--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldlbw b Swinburne52     
RB Nichollsc Virgin b Cottam51     
DA Graveneyc Cook b Swinburne0     
+AJ Brassingtonc Cook b Bedi1     
RDV Knightlbw b Bedi40     
MJ Procterc Sharp b Cottam52     
DR Shepherdc Cook b Bedi19     
AJ Hignellc Cook b Bedi3     
*AS Brownlbw b Dye15     
JB Mortimorec Sharp b Cottam1     
J Daveynot out3     
Extras(16 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)19
Total(all out, 106.3 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-83, 2-87, 3-102, 4-146, 5-163, 6-211, 7-233, 8-235, 9-248, 10-256 (106.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottam29   10493--
Bedi37   12824--
Swinburne19   9372--
Willey7   3170--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PJ Watts (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 7
--> RMH Cottam (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> RMH Cottam (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in first-class matches
--> RMH Cottam (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 53
--> BS Bedi (1) passed his previous highest score of 40 in County Championship matches
--> BS Bedi (1) equalled his previous highest score of 61 in first-class matches
--> BS Bedi (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> JCJ Dye (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> RDV Knight (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 21
--> MJ Procter (2) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> MJ Procter reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> RDV Knight achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire second innings (previous best was 6-65)
--> RDV Knight achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire second innings (previous best was 4-46)





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