Leicestershire v Kent
County Championship 1976
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 25th, 26th, 27th August 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultLeicestershire won by 7 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Kent 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 107/3 (Davison 55*, Illingworth 10*; 34 overs)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 163/9 (Elms 22*, Sayer 9*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Johnsonc Davison b Booth5     
+D Nichollsc Tolchard b Higgs11     
CJ Tavaréc Tolchard b McVicker10     
*MH Dennessc Higgs b McVicker68     
AGE Ealhamc Booth b Clift29     
JN Shepherdc Clift b Balderstone87     
CJC Rowec Tolchard b Booth11     
RW Hillsb Clift15     
RB Elmsc Illingworth b Balderstone1     
JMH Graham-Brownnot out7     
DM Sayerlbw b Clift2     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)9
Total(all out, 83.2 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-16, 3-46, 4-89, 5-150, 6-211, 7-238, 8-246, 9-246, 10-255 (83.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth17   3532--
Higgs15   3351--
McVicker14   5592--
Illingworth1   0120--
Birkenshaw1   080--
Steele10   2200--
Balderstone10   7112--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Shepherd4     
JF Steeleb Sayer2     
JC Balderstoneb Johnson33     
BF Davisonc Tavaré b Hills89     
*R Illingworthc Denness b Johnson14     
+RW Tolchardrun out10     
J Birkenshawb Shepherd43     
PB Cliftc Johnson b Shepherd31     
NM McVickerb Hills30     
P Boothnot out7     
K Higgsb Shepherd1     
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 90.3 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-10, 3-79, 4-119, 5-145, 6-175, 7-216, 8-269, 9-269, 10-278 (90.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sayer17   1631--
Hills19   4512--
Johnson23   7632--
Rowe5   1250--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+D Nichollsc Steele b Higgs4     
CJ Tavarélbw b McVicker32     
CJC Rowec Davison b Higgs11     
*MH Dennessc Tolchard b Higgs5     
AGE Ealhamb Clift12     
JN Shepherdb Balderstone38     
RW Hillsb Balderstone14     
GW Johnsonc Tolchard b Clift0     
RB Elmsnot out26     
JMH Graham-Brownb Clift3     
DM Sayerc Higgs b McVicker9     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)13
Total(all out, 62.2 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-36, 3-45, 4-55, 5-88, 6-116, 7-121, 8-125, 9-130, 10-167 (62.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth8   2270--
Higgs13   1373--
Clift15   0453--
Illingworth3   300--
Birkenshaw1   100--
Balderstone13   5142--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Johnson29     
JF Steelec Graham-Brown b Denness60     
JC Balderstoneb Rowe22     
BF Davisonnot out17     
*R Illingworthnot out4     
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 8 nb)15
Total(3 wickets, 44 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-106, 3-142
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sayer8   1260--
Hills5   1110--
Johnson7   2131--
Rowe7   3111--
Elms4   0180--
Graham-Brown12   1460--
Denness1   071--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> DM Sayer made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> DM Sayer made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> AGE Ealham (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 23
--> JN Shepherd (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> NM McVicker reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> PB Clift reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> PB Clift reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> K Higgs reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings





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