Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1976
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 12th, 13th, 14th May 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Essex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 142/5 (Davison 64*, Birkenshaw 1*; 52 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 4/1 (Cross 1*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b Boyce6     
PB Cliftb Lever0     
JC Balderstonec Boyce b Lever39     
BF Davisonrun out132     
*R Illingworthlbw b Lever18     
+RW Tolchardb Boyce6     
J Birkenshawc Boyce b Turner3     
GF Crossc McEwan b East33     
NM McVickerc Hardie b Acfield14     
P Boothnot out7     
K Higgsnot out1     
Extras(3 lb, 14 nb)17
Total(9 wickets, declared, 95 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-6, 3-88, 4-118, 5-130, 6-144, 7-226, 8-262, 9-268
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   7412--
Lever26   4843--
Turner25   7621--
Gooch1   040--
East14   2491--
Acfield10   3191--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesb Clift12     
BR Hardieb Clift9     
KS McEwanb McVicker13     
*KWR Fletcherb Clift25     
GA Goochb Higgs42     
S Turnerc Tolchard b Clift0     
KD Boycec Higgs b Clift5     
+N Smithc Cross b Higgs22     
RE Eastc Tolchard b Booth26     
JK Levernot out4     
DL Acfieldlbw b Higgs0     
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-21, 3-44, 4-80, 5-80, 6-88, 7-121, 8-136, 9-162, 10-163 (71.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth15   4321--
Clift19   7395--
McVicker14   3381--
Illingworth3   140--
Cross2   0130--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec McEwan b Boyce0     
GF Crossnot out63     
JC Balderstonec Gooch b Boyce14     
BF Davisonnot out78     
PB Cliftdid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)18
Total(2 wickets, declared, 46 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-33
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce8   4242--
Lever10   0180--
Turner16   1610--
Acfield12   0520--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Clift b McVicker41     
BR Hardielbw b Higgs5     
KS McEwanst Tolchard b Steele26     
*KWR Fletcherc Balderstone b Clift22     
GA Goochc Steele b Balderstone10     
S Turnerc Steele b Balderstone6     
KD Boycest Tolchard b Balderstone23     
+N Smithnot out19     
RE Eastnot out11     
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb)7
Total(7 wickets, 78 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-51, 3-87, 4-95, 5-105, 6-114, 7-143
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth6   2230--
Higgs6   0241--
Clift16   2371--
McVicker5   1121--
Illingworth6   450--
Balderstone12   5273--
Steele14   7151--
Birkenshaw13   7200--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BF Davison (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 108
--> BEA Edmeades (2) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> N Smith (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> PB Clift achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 2-63)
--> PB Clift achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings





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