Minor Counties West v Lancashire
Benson and Hedges Cup 1978 (Group A)
VenueWoodside, Watford on 20th May 1978 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossMinor Counties West won the toss and decided to field
ResultLancashire won by 65 runs
PointsMinor Counties West 0; Lancashire 3
UmpiresA Jepson, BJ Meyer
Man of the MatchMD Nurton

Lancashire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
B Woodc Gooch b Merry59      
D Lloydc Ottley b Jeffries43      
H Pillinglbw b Jeffries27      
CH Lloydb Merry2      
*FC Hayesc Merry b Gooch18      
DP Hughesnot out42      
J Simmonsnot out1      
+J Lyondid not bat      
RM Ratcliffedid not bat      
CEH Croftdid not bat      
W Hoggdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 55 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-130, 3-140, 4-144, 5-199
Minor Counties West bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Collins11   0540--   -4.91
Merry11   3322--   33.002.91
Yeabsley11   5240--   -2.18
Gooch11   1461--   66.004.18
Jeffries11   0362--   33.003.27

Minor Counties West inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
WM Osmanb Hogg3      
MD Nurtonc Pilling b Hughes51      
AJ Burridgeb Hogg2      
DG Ottleyb Croft0      
G Wallenlbw b Croft22      
*+FE Collyerlbw b Simmons7      
BR Jeffriesc CH Lloyd b Hughes15      
PA Goochb Hughes7      
DI Yeabsleynot out4      
BG Collinsb Hughes17      
WG Merryc and b Hughes3      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 51.2 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-12, 3-14, 4-55, 5-71, 6-103, 7-120, 8-129, 9-140, 10-144 (51.2 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Croft11   2312--   33.002.82
Hogg10   4222--   30.002.20
Ratcliffe11   4250--   -2.27
Simmons6   3151--   36.002.50
Wood6   1150--   -2.50
Hughes7.21235--   8.803.14

--> B Wood passed 4000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 12
--> MD Nurton equalled his previous highest score of 51 in ListA matches
--> AJ Burridge made his last appearance in ListA matches
--> BR Jeffries made his last appearance in ListA matches





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