Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueTrent Bridge, Nottingham on 7th, 8th, 9th September 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by an innings and 5 runs
PointsNottinghamshire 1 (Batting 1); Leicestershire 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Julian, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Nottinghamshire (1) 50/2 (Hassan 14*, Randall 6*)
Close of play day 2Nottinghamshire (2) 62/2 (Randall 28*, Rice 29*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+B Dudlestonc Rice b Doshi93      
JF Steelerun out1      
JC Balderstonenot out178      
BF Davisonnot out51      
DI Gowerdid not bat      
RW Tolcharddid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(2 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-220
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rice12   3550--
Cooper15   2610--
Doshi44   81111--
Birch4   0260--
White25   5700--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SB Hassanc Birkenshaw b Higgs23      
PA Toddc Steele b Booth25      
+BN Frenchlbw b Booth0      
DW Randallc Dudleston b Booth11      
CEB Ricec Birkenshaw b Higgs4      
*MJ Smedleyc Davison b Illingworth41      
HT Tunnicliffeb Ward14      
JD Birchb Birkenshaw24      
RA Whitec Tolchard b Illingworth7      
KE Cooperb Illingworth0      
DR Doshinot out1      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 6 nb)12
Total(all out, 78.5 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-43, 3-67, 4-67, 5-74, 6-98, 7-140, 8-156, 9-161, 10-162 (78.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward13   4341--
Higgs17   6252--
Booth17   5263--
Birkenshaw22   7421--

Nottinghamshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
SB Hassanc Dudleston b Ward0      
PA Toddc Birkenshaw b Higgs3      
DW Randallc Dudleston b Birkenshaw28      
CEB Ricec Gower b Balderstone64      
*MJ Smedleyc Ward b Illingworth20      
HT Tunnicliffest Dudleston b Balderstone8      
JD Birchc Dudleston b Illingworth7      
RA Whitec Gower b Balderstone5      
+BN Frenchnot out2      
KE Cooperb Balderstone0      
DR Doshic Dudleston b Illingworth18      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 62.2 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-8, 3-67, 4-108, 5-122, 6-127, 7-139, 8-139, 9-140, 10-159 (62.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward6   2151--
Higgs9   2221--
Booth6   1150--
Birkenshaw10   2401--
Balderstone12   5334--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> B Dudleston (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 48
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 168 in first-class matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed his previous highest score of 168 in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 3
--> DR Doshi (2) equalled his previous highest score of 18 in County Championship matches
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Nottinghamshire second innings





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