Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 21st, 22nd, 23rd July 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 105 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, HD Bird
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 73/3 (Hignell 2*, Brassington 2*; 22 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 25/0 (Stovold 4*, Sadiq Mohammad 19*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Shepherd b Brown20      
G Cookst Brassington b Brown32      
*Mushtaq Mohammadc Procter b Childs62      
W Larkinsc Hignell b Procter1      
TJ Yardleyc Zaheer Abbas b Davey10      
RG Williamslbw b Brown1      
PW Romainesc and b Brown17      
+G Sharpc Brassington b Childs14      
Sarfraz Nawazc Shepherd b Graveney43      
A Hodgsonnot out41      
JCJ Dyec Davey b Graveney14      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 91.5 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-54, 3-55, 4-73, 5-74, 6-120, 7-156, 8-177, 9-235, 10-265 (91.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter20   3371--
Davey18   2541--
Brown18   5524--
Childs21   6582--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldc Mushtaq Mohammad b Hodgson38      
Sadiq Mohammadlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz8      
Zaheer Abbasc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz20      
AJ Hignellc Mushtaq Mohammad b Sarfraz Nawaz18      
+AJ Brassingtonlbw b Dye21      
MJ Procterc Sharp b Hodgson6      
DR Shepherdc Cook b Hodgson0      
DA Graveneyc Yardley b Hodgson7      
*AS Brownlbw b Dye1      
J Daveyc Cook b Dye9      
JH Childsnot out2      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 53 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-69, 3-71, 4-92, 5-107, 6-107, 7-121, 8-123, 9-126, 10-135 (53 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz24   7593--
Dye15   4483--
Hodgson14   4234--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Childs42      
G Cookc Stovold b Brown39      
*Mushtaq Mohammadnot out103      
W Larkinsc Childs b Procter30      
TJ Yardleynot out34      
RG Williamsdid not bat      
PW Romainesdid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
A Hodgsondid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(3 wickets, declared, 69.3 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-113, 3-180
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter16   3661--
Davey15   3480--
Brown14   4451--
Graveney6   3110--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldb Mushtaq Mohammad36      
Sadiq Mohammadc Romaines b Sarfraz Nawaz25      
Zaheer Abbasst Sharp b Mushtaq Mohammad5      
MJ Procterc Sharp b Hodgson6      
AJ Hignellc Virgin b Hodgson83      
DR Shepherdrun out84      
DA Graveneylbw b Mushtaq Mohammad2      
*AS Brownc Cook b Williams16      
+AJ Brassingtonlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad11      
J Daveyc Yardley b Williams2      
JH Childsnot out0      
Extras(1 lb, 6 nb)7
Total(all out, 99.1 overs)277
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-63, 3-76, 4-76, 5-191, 6-204, 7-257, 8-265, 9-277, 10-277 (99.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz21   3751--
Dye19   4490--
Hodgson16   2612--
Mushtaq Mohammad33   16664--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PW Romaines (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> PW Romaines (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> A Hodgson (1) passed his previous highest score of 40 in County Championship matches
--> A Hodgson (1) equalled his previous highest score of 41 in first-class matches
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (2) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 71





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