Middlesex v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1976
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 5th, 6th, 7th May 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMiddlesex 2 (Batting 1, Bowling 1); Northamptonshire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresH Horton, P Rochford
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 87/1 (Virgin 42*, Steele 31*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 81/3 (Smith 51*, Featherstone 0*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithb Bedi31      
*JM Brearleyc Mushtaq Mohammad b Sarfraz Nawaz19      
CT Radleyc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz0      
GD Barlownot out85      
NG Featherstoneb Sarfraz Nawaz10      
MW Gattingc Virgin b Dye2      
+NPD Rossc Mushtaq Mohammad b Dye4      
PH Edmondslbw b Dye5      
FJ Titmusc Sharp b Cottam13      
MWW Selveyb Cottam0      
AA Jonesrun out1      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 61.4 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-48, 3-52, 4-89, 5-100, 6-110, 7-132, 8-172, 9-176, 10-177 (61.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz22   6393--
Dye16   1493--
Bedi13   3451--
Willey2   140--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Ross b Selvey43      
G Cookb Jones4      
DS Steelec Jones b Titmus139      
*Mushtaq Mohammadc Brearley b Gatting19      
W Larkinsc and b Edmonds29      
P Willeyb Jones45      
+G Sharpnot out48      
Sarfraz Nawazc Selvey b Edmonds10      
RMH Cottamnot out8      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 15 lb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 134 overs)370
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-91, 3-123, 4-181, 5-268, 6-327, 7-350
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones24   6692--
Selvey30   6691--
Gatting20   6541--
Titmus30   10641--
Edmonds27   5852--
Featherstone3   140--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Cottam b Dye51      
*JM Brearleyc Sharp b Dye5      
CT Radleylbw b Sarfraz Nawaz3      
GD Barlowc Bedi b Willey19      
NG Featherstonec Sharp b Mushtaq Mohammad22      
MW Gattinglbw b Dye55      
+NPD Rossb Mushtaq Mohammad0      
PH Edmondsc Sarfraz Nawaz b Mushtaq Mohammad93      
FJ Titmusc Cook b Cottam39      
MWW Selveyc Steele b Sarfraz Nawaz6      
AA Jonesnot out21      
Extras(6 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 98.2 overs)328
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-26, 3-68, 4-81, 5-125, 6-141, 7-207, 8-266, 9-274, 10-328 (98.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz23   5752--
Dye20   7553--
Bedi19   6480--
Willey4   0101--
Mushtaq Mohammad20   5833--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Edmonds b Jones27      
G Cooklbw b Selvey4      
DS Steeleb Selvey12      
W Larkinsc Edmonds b Jones7      
P Willeylbw b Selvey0      
*Mushtaq Mohammadnot out14      
+G Sharpb Titmus11      
Sarfraz Nawaznot out17      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, 40.3 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-32, 3-43, 4-51, 5-55, 6-75
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones13   4302--
Selvey18   4383--
Edmonds2   140--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> DS Steele (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 110
--> MW Gatting (2) passed his previous highest score of 28 in first-class matches
--> MW Gatting (2) passed his previous highest score of 28 in County Championship matches
--> PH Edmonds (2) passed his previous highest score of 78 in first-class matches
--> PH Edmonds (2) passed his previous highest score of 78 in County Championship matches
--> JCJ Dye reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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