Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 5th, 7th, 8th June 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 8 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresH Horton, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 244/4 (Willey 12*, Williams 4*; 77 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 208/6 (Illingworth 63*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec Yardley b Sarfraz Nawaz9      
GF Crosslbw b Sarfraz Nawaz0      
JC Balderstonec Larkins b Dye9      
BF Davisonlbw b Dye0      
*R Illingworthlbw b Dye5      
+RW Tolchardb Sarfraz Nawaz24      
J Birkenshawlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz12      
PB Cliftc Larkins b Dye17      
NM McVickerc Sharp b Bedi13      
P Boothnot out1      
K Higgsb Bedi8      
Extras(1 b, 5 nb)6
Total(all out, 37.2 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-13, 3-13, 4-19, 5-27, 6-50, 7-64, 8-85, 9-94, 10-104 (37.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz14   3324--
Dye15   2514--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Booth9      
G Cookb Cross38      
*Mushtaq Mohammadc Illingworth b Higgs115      
W Larkinsb Cross55      
P Willeynot out71      
RG Williamsc Tolchard b Clift11      
TJ Yardleyc Illingworth b Higgs7      
+G Sharpc Higgs b Clift1      
Sarfraz Nawazc Tolchard b Booth54      
BS Bedirun out4      
JCJ Dyeb Higgs13      
Extras(10 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 112 overs)394
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-101, 3-222, 4-228, 5-255, 6-264, 7-271, 8-355, 9-371, 10-394 (112 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs27   8703--
Booth17   3792--
Clift22   3782--
McVicker14   5580--
Cross15   3442--
Steele10   4230--
Balderstone7   1260--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b Sarfraz Nawaz6      
GF Crossc Cook b Sarfraz Nawaz19      
JC Balderstonerun out10      
BF Davisonlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad24      
*R Illingworthc Larkins b Dye86      
+RW Tolchardst Sharp b Willey57      
J Birkenshawc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz14      
PB Cliftlbw b Willey20      
NM McVickerst Sharp b Willey54      
P Boothb Willey27      
K Higgsnot out2      
Extras(7 b, 10 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)30
Total(all out, 151.4 overs)349
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-31, 3-42, 4-93, 5-187, 6-208, 7-247, 8-270, 9-342, 10-349 (151.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz35   12813--
Dye17   3431--
Bedi40   13970--
Mushtaq Mohammad26   11431--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginnot out27      
G Cookc Illingworth b Higgs2      
*Mushtaq Mohammadc Steele b Birkenshaw21      
W Larkinsnot out9      
P Willeydid not bat      
RG Williamsdid not bat      
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(2 wickets, 21.4 overs)60
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-39
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs4   181--
Clift3   090--
Steele2   070--
Birkenshaw8   2251--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (1) passed 26000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 98
--> GF Cross (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7





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