Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 16th, 17th, 18th June 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultEssex won by 109 runs
PointsEssex 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresH Horton, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 13/3 (Balderstone 2*, Davison 2*; 16 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 138/5 (Fletcher 61*, Turner 10*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Tolchard b Booth155     
BR Hardiec Davison b Booth11     
KS McEwanc Davison b Cross38     
*KWR Fletcherb McVicker29     
GA Goochlbw b Clift0     
KR Pontc Illingworth b Higgs76     
S Turnerlbw b McVicker12     
RE Eastc Tolchard b McVicker0     
+N Smithc Booth b Clift24     
JK Leverb Higgs16     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(17 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 96.3 overs)384
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-117, 3-182, 4-183, 5-290, 6-343, 7-343, 8-344, 9-378, 10-384 (96.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs20   0902--
Booth18   1812--
Cross11   2371--
McVicker22   4663--
Steele6   0280--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DI Gowerc East b Turner4     
JF Steeleb Lever5     
JC Balderstoneb Gooch18     
NM McVickerb Lever0     
BF Davisonb Turner61     
*R Illingworthb Lever36     
+RW Tolchardc Smith b Lever38     
GF Crossc Smith b Turner16     
PB Cliftc Fletcher b Lever50     
P Boothc McEwan b Lever12     
K Higgsnot out7     
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 87.1 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-11, 3-11, 4-67, 5-103, 6-161, 7-168, 8-218, 9-241, 10-255 (87.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner32   8973--
Gooch13   0621--
Acfield12   6170--
East4   180--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Cross b Higgs0     
BR Hardiec Tolchard b McVicker17     
KS McEwanc Tolchard b Higgs21     
GA Goochlbw b Clift14     
*KWR Fletcherc Davison b Higgs66     
KR Pontc and b Illingworth10     
S Turnerc Balderstone b Clift35     
RE Eastc Tolchard b McVicker4     
+N Smithb Clift15     
JK Leverrun out4     
DL Acfieldnot out8     
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(all out, 61.1 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-34, 3-38, 4-68, 5-111, 6-153, 7-173, 8-173, 9-190, 10-202 (61.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs16   4363--
Booth4   0220--
McVicker16   1632--
Illingworth8   2101--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DI Gowerc Smith b Turner1     
JF Steelec Smith b Turner32     
JC Balderstonec Smith b Turner52     
BF Davisonc Gooch b Turner0     
*R Illingworthlbw b Turner35     
+RW Tolchardlbw b East66     
GF Crossc Turner b East0     
PB Cliftb Turner23     
K Higgsc McEwan b Acfield1     
NM McVickernot out0     
P Boothb Acfield0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 4 w)12
Total(all out, 95.3 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-58, 3-58, 4-126, 5-127, 6-130, 7-176, 8-216, 9-217, 10-222 (95.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   6310--
Turner32   10826--
Gooch2   0130--
East25   7542--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PB Clift (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> RW Tolchard (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> K Higgs reached 1150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings
--> S Turner achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 6-87)
--> S Turner achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 6-87)





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