Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 27th, 29th, 30th August 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Aspinall, WL Budd
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 29/6 (Tolchard 0*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 25/1 (Cook 15*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Ward7      
G Cookc Birkenshaw b Booth16      
*DS Steeleretired hurt25      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Ward b Birkenshaw44      
W Larkinsb Higgs1      
P Willeylbw b Higgs12      
+G Sharpc Birkenshaw b Higgs1      
Sarfraz Nawazb Booth2      
A Hodgsonnot out13      
BS Bedic Dudleston b Higgs38      
BJ Griffithslbw b Higgs0      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 84.5 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-33, 3-65, 4-83, 5-91, 6-96, 7-121, 8-170, 9-172 (84.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward11   4251--
Booth21   8432--
Illingworth10   590--
Birkenshaw16   4311--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz2      
JF Steeleb Sarfraz Nawaz7      
JC Balderstoneb Sarfraz Nawaz2      
BF Davisonlbw b Hodgson5      
P Boothlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz2      
+RW Tolchardc Sharp b Griffiths8      
DI Gowerc Cook b Bedi7      
*R Illingworthnot out119      
J Birkenshawb Griffiths4      
A Wardlbw b Griffiths0      
K Higgsrun out98      
Extras(16 lb, 3 nb)19
Total(all out, 107.3 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-9, 3-16, 4-18, 5-29, 6-29, 7-38, 8-44, 9-45, 10-273 (107.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz21   5274--
Bedi21   5581--
Griffiths14   6303--
Willey20   7410--
Mushtaq Mohammad19   4580--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Ward9      
G Cookc Ward b Birkenshaw126      
Mushtaq Mohammadlbw b Birkenshaw21      
W Larkinsc Balderstone b Booth38      
P Willeyb Booth0      
+G Sharpc Steele b Balderstone20      
Sarfraz Nawazc Booth b Balderstone35      
*DS Steelec Illingworth b Birkenshaw0      
A Hodgsonc Booth b Birkenshaw6      
BS Bedib Balderstone6      
BJ Griffithsnot out0      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)17
Total(all out, 113 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-63, 3-149, 4-149, 5-220, 6-244, 7-250, 8-266, 9-272, 10-278 (113 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs7   490--
Ward15   1531--
Booth16   5332--
Illingworth3   240--
Birkenshaw30   12554--
Balderstone29   10663--
Steele7   3230--
Gower4   1120--
Tolchard2   060--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonnot out1      
JF Steelenot out1      
JC Balderstonedid not bat      
BF Davisondid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
DI Gowerdid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(no wicket, 3 overs)3
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Larkins2   120--
Virgin1   100--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RW Tolchard (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> K Higgs (1) passed his previous highest score of 60 in County Championship matches
--> K Higgs (1) passed his previous highest score of 63 in first-class matches
--> K Higgs (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 94
--> K Higgs (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 63
--> G Cook (2) passed his previous highest score of 122 in County Championship matches
--> G Cook (2) passed his previous highest score of 122 in first-class matches
--> G Cook (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 61
--> G Cook (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 37
--> P Booth reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings
--> DS Steele retired hurt in the Northamptonshire first innings having scored 25 (team had lost 2 wickets)





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