Middlesex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 21st, 22nd, 23rd July 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 301 runs
PointsMiddlesex 4 (Bowling 4); Leicestershire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresAE Fagg, P Rochford
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 39/2 (Brearley 20*, Edmonds 6*; 15 overs)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 28/1 (Smith 13*, Edmonds 3*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steeleb Gatting34      
NE Briersb Gatting15      
DI Gowerb Selvey0      
BF Davisonlbw b Gatting4      
*R Illingworthrun out55      
+RW Tolchardlbw b Edmonds77      
M Schepensc Butcher b Titmus39      
J Birkenshawc Smith b Edmonds15      
PB Cliftlbw b Titmus0      
NM McVickernot out12      
P Boothb Edmonds1      
Extras(12 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)18
Total(all out, 99.4 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-34, 3-45, 4-78, 5-158, 6-239, 7-243, 8-243, 9-267, 10-270 (99.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones17   1510--
Selvey26   3651--
Gatting16   2443--
Titmus15   1442--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithb Booth6      
*JM Brearleyb Clift20      
MW Gattingb Booth6      
PH Edmondsb Clift21      
GD Barlowlbw b Booth2      
NG Featherstonenot out35      
RO Butcherlbw b McVicker7      
+NPD Rossb McVicker0      
FJ Titmusc Tolchard b McVicker2      
MWW Selveyc Gower b McVicker9      
AA Jonesb McVicker0      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 44.1 overs)114
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-24, 3-42, 4-45, 5-65, 6-76, 7-76, 8-86, 9-102, 10-114 (44.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth14   3293--
Clift22   4522--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b Selvey4      
NE Briersc Butcher b Selvey2      
DI Gowernot out102      
BF Davisonnot out124      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
M Schepensdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(2 wickets, declared, 74.3 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-8
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey12   2532--
Gatting6   0210--
Edmonds22   4500--
Titmus19   5450--
Featherstone4   0210--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Tolchard b McVicker43      
*JM Brearleyc Birkenshaw b Booth10      
PH Edmondsb Booth3      
MW Gattinglbw b Clift0      
GD Barlowc Birkenshaw b Clift3      
NG Featherstonec Steele b McVicker8      
RO Butcherc Steele b McVicker19      
+NPD Rosslbw b Illingworth6      
FJ Titmusc Steele b McVicker0      
MWW Selveynot out2      
AA Jonesc McVicker b Illingworth2      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 31.3 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-33, 3-38, 4-44, 5-69, 6-80, 7-93, 8-95, 9-95, 10-99 (31.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth9   0352--
Clift13   3442--
McVicker7   3134--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> R Illingworth (1) passed 23000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 36
--> RW Tolchard (1) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 60
--> M Schepens (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> M Schepens (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> J Birkenshaw (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> DI Gower (2) passed his previous highest score of 32 in County Championship matches
--> DI Gower (2) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> DI Gower (2) passed his previous highest score of 89 in first-class matches
--> DI Gower (2) made his first century in first-class matches
--> BF Davison (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 49
--> MWW Selvey reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> PB Clift reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> P Booth achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 3-41)





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