Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 24th, 26th, 27th July 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Phillipson, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 59/6 (Illingworth 22*, Birkenshaw 11*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 97/7 (Graveney 0*, Brassington 0*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadb Clift25     
AW Stovoldc Steele b Clift16     
Zaheer Abbasrun out177     
AJ Hignellc McVicker b Booth13     
MJ Procterc Davison b Booth14     
DR Shepherdc Tolchard b McVicker4     
*AS Brownb Birkenshaw28     
DA Graveneyrun out2     
+AJ Brassingtonnot out4     
J Daveyc Tolchard b Booth9     
JH Childsc Tolchard b Clift5     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 87.5 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-57, 3-128, 4-153, 5-166, 6-267, 7-282, 8-285, 9-298, 10-303 (87.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth18   5473--
McVicker16   1721--
Illingworth3   0150--
Steele14   3310--
Birkenshaw13   2591--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Davey4     
JF Steeleb Procter5     
NE Briersb Procter4     
BF Davisonc Hignell b Procter4     
+RW Tolchardc Shepherd b Procter1     
*R Illingworthc Brassington b Procter26     
M Schepensc Brassington b Davey3     
J Birkenshawst Brassington b Procter62     
PB Cliftb Procter47     
NM McVickernot out20     
P Boothb Childs16     
Extras(8 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)16
Total(all out, 71.4 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-15, 3-20, 4-20, 5-25, 6-31, 7-71, 8-163, 9-164, 10-208 (71.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter24   6827--
Davey16   3422--
Brown2   040--
Graveney21   11350--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldc Birkenshaw b Illingworth50     
AJ Hignellc Tolchard b Booth7     
Zaheer Abbasc Schepens b Birkenshaw2     
DR Shepherdc Davison b Steele12     
MJ Procterc Schepens b Illingworth16     
*AS Brownc Clift b Birkenshaw0     
DA Graveneyc and b Steele13     
Sadiq Mohammadlbw b Illingworth0     
+AJ Brassingtonlbw b Birkenshaw20     
J Daveyc Steele b Illingworth0     
JH Childsnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 83.5 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-50, 3-68, 4-97, 5-97, 6-97, 7-97, 8-119, 9-120, 10-130 (83.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth8   3181--
Clift1   070--
McVicker3   1100--
Illingworth32   14404--
Steele14   7182--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Childs5     
JF Steelec Hignell b Sadiq Mohammad21     
NE Brierslbw b Procter31     
BF Davisonb Childs16     
J Birkenshawnot out74     
+RW Tolchardc Brown b Childs50     
*R Illingworthlbw b Childs9     
NM McVickernot out7     
M Schepensdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)13
Total(6 wickets, 83.1 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-31, 3-66, 4-100, 5-194, 6-215
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davey4   1130--
Graveney15   4400--
Childs34   11664--
Sadiq Mohammad11   3271--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Zaheer Abbas (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 67
--> P Booth reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> MJ Procter reached 450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 7th wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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