Worcestershire v Combined Universities
Benson and Hedges Cup 1978 (Group B)
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 6th, 8th, 9th May 1978 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossCombined Universities won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 8 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 3; Combined Universities 0
UmpiresDGL Evans, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Worcestershire 66/1 (Ormrod 28*, Neale 23*; 21 overs)
Man of the MatchGG Watson

Combined Universities inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
MK Foshc Humphries b Inchmore10      
JA Claughtonlbw b Watson0      
PWG Parkerc Humphries b Watson12      
*AJ Hignellc Humphries b Watson63      
G Pathmanathanc Humphries b Watson0      
IA Greigc Inchmore b D'Oliveira16      
SJ Gardinerb Cumbes4      
GV Mariec D'Oliveira b Cumbes4      
CJ Rossb Gifford6      
JM Knightc Ormrod b Watson6      
+DJ Littlewoodnot out3      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 52.2 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-17, 3-26, 4-26, 5-87, 6-101, 7-113, 8-120, 9-126, 10-135 (52.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Watson11   2225--   13.202.00
Inchmore10   1211--   60.002.10
Gifford9.23101--   56.001.07
Cumbes11   1372--   33.003.36
D'Oliveira11   0341--   66.003.09

Worcestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
GM Turnerc Pathmanathan b Ross2      
JA Ormrodc Pathmanathan b Gardiner51      
PA Nealenot out52      
EJO Hemsleynot out13      
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
DN Pateldid not bat      
+DJ Humphriesdid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
GG Watsondid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 10 w)21
Total(2 wickets, 50.3 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-115
Combined Universities bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Knight8.31290--   -3.41
Ross11   4151--   66.001.36
Marie11   3210--   -1.91
Gardiner11   3321--   66.002.91
Greig9   0210--   -2.33

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to three.
--> SJ Gardiner made his last appearance in ListA matches
--> GV Marie made his debut in ListA matches
--> JM Knight made his debut in ListA matches
--> DJ Littlewood made his debut in ListA matches
--> EJO Hemsley passed 2000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 1
--> CJ Ross made his debut in England in ListA matches
--> GG Watson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ListA matches in the Combined Universities innings (previous best was 2-28)
--> GG Watson achieved his first five wickets in an innings in ListA matches in the Combined Universities innings





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