Sussex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueThe Saffrons, Eastbourne on 7th, 9th, 10th August 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 188 runs
PointsSussex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresC Cook, H Horton
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 42/2 (Knight 3*, Spencer 3*; 30 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 133/5 (Tolchard 44*, Illingworth 19*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Buss6     
JF Steelec Long b Spencer14     
JC Balderstoneb Snow52     
BF Davisonst Long b Waller36     
J Birkenshawc Snow b Spencer0     
+RW Tolchardnot out69     
*R Illingworthb Buss19     
PB Cliftc Greig b Buss6     
NM McVickerc Greig b Buss27     
P Boothb Buss3     
K Higgsnot out4     
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-38, 3-113, 4-113, 5-157, 6-158, 7-175, 8-231, 9-237
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer33   8712--
Snow19   4441--
Buss34   9685--
Cheatle3   0180--
Waller11   2351--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JD Morleylbw b Illingworth8     
JRT Barclayc Birkenshaw b Balderstone23     
RDV Knightc Steele b Balderstone12     
J Spencerc Booth b Birkenshaw33     
PJ Gravesnot out53     
*AW Greigc Higgs b Balderstone4     
JA Snowlbw b Birkenshaw1     
MA Bussc Clift b Steele7     
+A Longrun out17     
CE Wallerb Steele5     
RGL Cheatlec Illingworth b Balderstone0     
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)11
Total(all out, 94.4 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-37, 3-77, 4-91, 5-99, 6-100, 7-109, 8-148, 9-169, 10-174 (94.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth6   390--
Higgs13   3250--
Illingworth23   12351--
Birkenshaw19   9332--
Steele8   2122--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersc Barclay b Buss2     
JF Steelec and b Spencer8     
JC Balderstoneb Waller41     
BF Davisonlbw b Buss4     
J Birkenshawb Barclay17     
+RW Tolchardnot out69     
*R Illingworthlbw b Waller24     
PB Cliftc Long b Waller2     
NM McVickernot out25     
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(7 wickets, declared, 96 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-12, 3-23, 4-53, 5-94, 6-144, 7-150
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer5   261--
Snow4   190--
Buss11   7132--
Cheatle18   6420--
Waller36   16703--
Barclay22   3521--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JD Morleyc Illingworth b Higgs7     
JRT Barclaylbw b Balderstone10     
RDV Knightlbw b Illingworth17     
PJ Gravesc Steele b Birkenshaw0     
*AW Greigb Birkenshaw2     
MA Busslbw b Birkenshaw0     
JA Snowlbw b Balderstone13     
+A Longc Tolchard b Birkenshaw6     
J Spencerc Birkenshaw b Balderstone14     
CE Wallernot out0     
RGL Cheatleb Balderstone0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 31.2 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Morley), 2-17 (Barclay), 3-20 (Graves), 4-36 (Knight), 5-38 (Greig), 6-40 (Buss), 7-56 (Long), 8-73 (Spencer), 9-78 (Snow), 10-78 (Cheatle, 31.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs6   3101--
Illingworth5   361--
Birkenshaw10   1284--
Clift5   370--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PJ Graves (1) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 40
--> NM McVicker (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> CE Waller reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> JC Balderstone completed a hat-trick in the Sussex second innings (Spencer, Snow, Cheatle)





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