Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 10th, 11th, 12th August 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLeicestershire won by 9 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 19 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Derbyshire 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresBJ Meyer, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 89/2 (Balderstone 46*, Davison 10*)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (2) 104/5 (Cartwright 34*, Harvey-Walker 1*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hillst RW Tolchard b Birkenshaw17      
JG Wrightc and b Balderstone44      
*EJ Barlowc Balderstone b Birkenshaw48      
AJ Borringtonnot out79      
H Cartwrightc Higgs b Balderstone4      
+RW Taylorc Balderstone b Steele11      
AJ Harvey-Walkerc Ward b Balderstone4      
FW Swarbrookc Booth b Balderstone3      
J Waltersc Booth b Illingworth28      
CJ Tunnicliffec Birkenshaw b Illingworth2      
K Stevensonnot out2      
Extras(7 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-93, 3-143, 4-157, 5-180, 6-184, 7-188, 8-238, 9-249
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs4   050--
Booth6   280--
Birkenshaw31   8672--
Illingworth16   2532--
Balderstone28   6714--
Steele15   4381--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec and b Tunnicliffe18      
JG Tolchardc Taylor b Tunnicliffe0      
JC Balderstonec Wright b Swarbrook49      
BF Davisonc Taylor b Tunnicliffe24      
DI Gowerc and b Swarbrook16      
+RW Tolchardlbw b Tunnicliffe35      
J Birkenshawc Barlow b Harvey-Walker9      
*R Illingworthnot out36      
P Boothc Taylor b Harvey-Walker32      
A Wardnot out3      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 14 lb, 5 nb, 8 w)32
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-44, 3-107, 4-107, 5-133, 6-156, 7-188, 8-233
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tunnicliffe25   9564--
Stevenson18   5520--
Swarbrook41   20642--
Harvey-Walker13   2452--
Barlow3   050--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Hilllbw b Ward7      
JG Wrightc RW Tolchard b Birkenshaw16      
*EJ Barlowb Ward0      
AJ Borringtonlbw b Illingworth36      
H Cartwrightb Illingworth34      
+RW Taylorc RW Tolchard b Illingworth0      
AJ Harvey-Walkerc Davison b Steele12      
FW Swarbrookc Balderstone b Illingworth1      
J Waltersb Steele21      
CJ Tunnicliffenot out1      
K Stevensonc Balderstone b Illingworth2      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 5 nb)13
Total(all out, 67.5 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-14, 3-35, 4-98, 5-98, 6-105, 7-135, 8-135, 9-140, 10-143 (67.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs3   240--
Birkenshaw22   8451--
Balderstone6   2140--
Steele9   3132--
Ward9   2222--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelenot out71      
JG Tolchardb Swarbrook54      
JC Balderstonenot out13      
BF Davisondid not bat      
DI Gowerdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(1 wicket, 48.4 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-127 (Tolchard)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tunnicliffe4   0170--
Swarbrook20   12251--
Harvey-Walker14   2540--
Barlow3   180--
Walters6   1260--
Hill1   040--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> A Ward reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire second innings
--> A Ward reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire second innings





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