Leicestershire v Lancashire
County Championship 1976
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 10th, 12th, 13th July 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 1 (Batting 1); Lancashire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Aspinall, H Horton
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 44/1 (Steele 21*, Balderstone 8*; 13 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 32/1 (Steele 15*, Balderstone 10*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Lloydb Higgs2      
A Kennedynot out176      
H Pillingc Booth b Birkenshaw130      
+FM Engineernot out38      
J Abrahamsdid not bat      
BW Reidydid not bat      
DP Hughesdid not bat      
J Simmonsdid not bat      
P Leverdid not bat      
AJ Gooddid not bat      
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)5
Total(2 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-242
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth11   0450--
Higgs19   4621--
Clift17   3480--
Illingworth13   4520--
Balderstone2   140--
McVicker8   0290--
Birkenshaw22   5771--
Steele8   1290--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steeleb Good47      
DI Gowerb Lever9      
JC Balderstonec Abrahams b Lever8      
BF Davisonc Hughes b Lever9      
*R Illingworthc Reidy b Lever11      
+RW Tolchardc Abrahams b Lever2      
J Birkenshawc Engineer b Lee9      
PB Cliftc Engineer b Lee13      
NM McVickerc Engineer b Good11      
P Boothnot out15      
K Higgsc Engineer b Lee7      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 15 nb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 52 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-44, 3-67, 4-85, 5-89, 6-106, 7-110, 8-123, 9-148, 10-164 (52 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever19   4635--
Lee26   6683--
Good7   2102--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec Simmons b Lever19      
DI Gowerc Kennedy b Lever7      
JC Balderstoneb Lee14      
BF Davisonc Engineer b Lee37      
*R Illingworthc Lloyd b Hughes0      
+RW Tolchardc and b Hughes7      
J Birkenshawc Engineer b Lever66      
PB Cliftlbw b Hughes0      
NM McVickerc Kennedy b Simmons5      
P Boothnot out58      
K Higgsnot out7      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(9 wickets, 104 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-36, 3-74, 4-75, 5-77, 6-89, 7-93, 8-121, 9-194
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever17   6483--
Lee34   12682--
Good7   430--
Hughes15   4423--
Simmons25   9451--
Lloyd6   2140--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> A Kennedy (1) passed his previous highest score of 114 in first-class matches
--> A Kennedy (1) passed his previous highest score of 114 in County Championship matches
--> A Kennedy (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 35
--> H Pilling (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 83
--> JF Steele (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> P Booth (2) passed his previous highest score of 57 in first-class matches
--> P Booth (2) passed his previous highest score of 57 in County Championship matches





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