Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1975
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 24th, 26th, 27th May 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultLeicestershire won by 142 runs
PointsLeicestershire 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresRE Barnard, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 18/2 (Virgin 12*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 163/5 (Tolchard 29*, Booth 4*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz8     
JF Steelelbw b Sarfraz Nawaz2     
JC Balderstonelbw b Dye0     
BF Davisonc Virgin b Dye4     
*R Illingworthrun out48     
+RW Tolchardb Sarfraz Nawaz106     
J Birkenshawlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz108     
P Boothb Mushtaq Mohammad1     
NM McVickernot out28     
GD McKenzienot out12     
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 10 nb)14
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-7, 3-16, 4-16, 5-106, 6-287, 7-291, 8-293
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz29   5904--
Dye17   2452--
Cottam16   5470--
Bedi24   3800--
Mushtaq Mohammad14   4551--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RT Virginlbw b McKenzie15     
P Willeylbw b Booth0     
+G Sharplbw b Booth4     
DS Steeleb McKenzie42     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Tolchard b McVicker40     
G Cookc McKenzie b Birkenshaw10     
PJ Wattsb McKenzie1     
Sarfraz Nawaznot out35     
RMH Cottamc Birkenshaw b Higgs6     
BS Bedic sub b Higgs10     
JCJ Dyelbw b Higgs4     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 12 nb)16
Total(all out, 69.2 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-18, 3-27, 4-99, 5-117, 6-123, 7-126, 8-141, 9-168, 10-183 (69.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19   3473--
Booth14   5542--
McVicker14   3241--
Birkenshaw8   2191--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Sarfraz Nawaz0     
JF Steeleb Dye0     
JC Balderstoneb Bedi35     
BF Davisonc Sharp b Cottam39     
+RW Tolchardnot out49     
J Birkenshawc Sharp b Dye50     
P Boothc and b Mushtaq Mohammad9     
NM McVickernot out1     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 60 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-74, 4-80, 5-147, 6-182
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz11   5351--
Dye9   2322--
Cottam9   3211--
Bedi19   6551--
Mushtaq Mohammad12   3401--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RT Virginlbw b Birkenshaw53     
P Willeyb Booth12     
DS Steeleb Steele21     
Mushtaq Mohammadb Birkenshaw2     
G Cookc Davison b McKenzie0     
PJ Wattsc Balderstone b Higgs36     
+G Sharpc Davison b Birkenshaw9     
Sarfraz Nawazlbw b Balderstone22     
RMH Cottamlbw b Steele12     
BS Bedilbw b Higgs20     
JCJ Dyenot out1     
Extras(3 b, 4 nb)7
Total(all out, 80 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-74, 3-83, 4-92, 5-92, 6-114, 7-142, 8-155, 9-194, 10-195 (80 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie13   5511--
Booth7   1301--
Higgs8   0182--
McVicker5   1100--
Birkenshaw17   8213--
Steele22   6412--
Balderstone8   2171--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RW Tolchard (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> NM McVicker (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> BF Davison (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> RW Tolchard (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 44
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> Sarfraz Nawaz (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> K Higgs reached 1300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> JCJ Dye reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> RMH Cottam reached 950 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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