Essex v Leicestershire
Gillette Cup 1977 (2nd Round)
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 13th July 1977 (60-over match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 87 runs
UmpiresTF Brooks, JF Crapp
Man of the MatchJF Steele

Leicestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
JF Steeleb Turner8      
J Birkenshawlbw b Lever0      
JC Balderstonec Hardie b Pont16      
BF Davisonc and b Gooch99      
DI Gowerc Acfield b Turner17      
+RW Tolchardrun out32      
PB Cliftc McEwan b Lever15      
*R Illingworthnot out9      
P Boothdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 16 lb, 4 nb, 3 w)29
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 60 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-16, 3-66, 4-128, 5-176, 6-211, 7-225 (60 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Lever12   3202--   36.001.67
Turner12   1362--   36.003.00
Pont12   2321--   72.002.67
Gooch10   0391--   60.003.90
East9   0440--   -4.89
Acfield5   0250--   -5.00

Essex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
BR Hardieb Steele35      
MH Dennesslbw b Ward4      
KS McEwanb Steele31      
GA Goochc Tolchard b Steele0      
*KWR Fletcherb Steele16      
KR Pontc Tolchard b Steele1      
S Turnerc and b Higgs16      
RE Eastlbw b Clift8      
+N Smithc Davison b Balderstone12      
JK Leverb Higgs3      
DL Acfieldnot out0      
Extras(9 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 53.1 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-67, 3-67, 4-92, 5-97, 6-100, 7-118, 8-123, 9-132, 10-138 (53.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Higgs9   1132--   27.001.44
Ward7   2151--   42.002.14
Booth7   0340--   -4.86
Clift6   0191--   36.003.17
Steele12   6195--   14.401.58
Illingworth12   3260--   -2.17
Balderstone0.1001--   1.000.00

--> RW Tolchard passed 4000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 8
--> JF Steele achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ListA matches in the Essex innings (previous best was 4-27)
--> JF Steele achieved his first five wickets in an innings in ListA matches in the Essex innings





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