Leicestershire v Kent
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 9th, 11th, 12th July 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Kent 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresTF Brooks, DJ Constant
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 43/0 (Briers 20*, Steele 21*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 140/4 (Ealham 3*, Tavaré 0*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Johnsonlbw b Higgs3      
GS Clintonc Gower b Clift88      
CJC Rowec Tolchard b Clift11      
*Asif Iqbalc and b Balderstone49      
AGE Ealhamc Clift b Steele38      
BD Julienc Gower b Balderstone21      
JN Shepherdlbw b Clift28      
CJ Tavarénot out46      
CS Cowdreynot out7      
+PR Downtondid not bat      
KBS Jarvisdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 9 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)12
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-36, 3-109, 4-181, 5-216, 6-220, 7-292
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs16   4391--
Ward15   3530--
Clift22   5653--
Birkenshaw9   2230--
Balderstone17   3592--
Illingworth10   3120--
Steele11   2401--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersb Johnson56      
JF Steelelbw b Shepherd36      
JC Balderstonec Asif Iqbal b Johnson49      
BF Davisonc Tavaré b Johnson50      
DI Gowerc Downton b Shepherd3      
+RW Tolchardc Johnson b Shepherd15      
*R Illingworthc Tavaré b Shepherd1      
J Birkenshawnot out48      
PB Cliftc Ealham b Johnson24      
A Wardb Johnson0      
K Higgsnot out2      
Extras(9 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-122, 3-188, 4-195, 5-207, 6-219, 7-220, 8-293, 9-293
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis8   1180--
Julien14   3380--
Shepherd32   8804--
Johnson27   6775--
Asif Iqbal8   1220--
Rowe11   2490--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Cowdreyc Tolchard b Higgs9      
GS Clintonc Tolchard b Balderstone48      
CJC Rowec Tolchard b Steele61      
CJ Tavarélbw b Birkenshaw17      
*Asif Iqbalc Tolchard b Balderstone16      
AGE Ealhamlbw b Balderstone17      
GW Johnsonnot out58      
BD Julienc Balderstone b Ward46      
JN Shepherddid not bat      
+PR Downtondid not bat      
KBS Jarvisdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, declared, 99.1 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-117, 3-137, 4-137, 5-157, 6-212, 7-281 (99.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs8   1361--
Clift11   3320--
Birkenshaw21   2631--
Balderstone29   10483--
Illingworth3   160--
Steele17   8311--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Shepherd44      
JF Steeleb Julien5      
JC Balderstonenot out89      
BF Davisonc Johnson b Shepherd5      
DI Gowerb Shepherd2      
+RW Tolchardnot out30      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)15
Total(4 wickets, 64 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-94, 3-102, 4-106
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Julien17   4541--
Shepherd14   1443--
Johnson17   5400--
Asif Iqbal5   1140--
Rowe11   3230--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GS Clinton (1) passed his previous highest score of 79 in first-class matches
--> GS Clinton (1) passed his previous highest score of 79 in County Championship matches
--> NE Briers (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> GW Johnson reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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