Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1); Leicestershire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresJF Crapp, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 38/3 (Davison 15*, Gower 2*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 116/4 (Willey 0*, Yardley 4*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc and b Steele96     
W Larkinsc Higgs b Taylor1     
DS Steeleb Higgs15     
AJ Lamblbw b Clift7     
P Willeyc Clift b Balderstone22     
TJ Yardleyc Steele b Clift9     
RG Williamsnot out32     
*PJ Wattsc Tolchard b Higgs8     
+G Sharpc Steele b Higgs13     
TM Lambnot out9     
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 8 nb, 3 w)18
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-29, 3-45, 4-107, 5-129, 6-166, 7-188, 8-212
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs25   7423--
Taylor18   1581--
Clift23   8432--
Steele16   4241--
Birkenshaw3   140--
Balderstone9   2241--
Illingworth6   1170--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Griffiths0     
JF Steelec Yardley b Griffiths13     
JC Balderstoneb Griffiths7     
BF Davisonnot out180     
DI Gowerc Cook b Steele33     
+RW Tolchardnot out77     
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb)7
Total(4 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-13, 3-28, 4-108
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Griffiths24   7753--
TM Lamb23   3820--
Watts3   0160--
Willey26   4500--
Steele20   5621--
Williams4   0250--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookb Steele31     
W Larkinsc Gower b Birkenshaw60     
DS Steeleb Illingworth10     
AJ Lambc Tolchard b Illingworth1     
P Willeylbw b Birkenshaw77     
TJ Yardleyc Steele b Higgs93     
RG Williamsnot out14     
*PJ Wattsc Taylor b Balderstone9     
+G Sharpnot out0     
TM Lambdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 10 nb, 2 w)26
Total(7 wickets, declared, 137 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-111, 3-111, 4-112, 5-278, 6-303, 7-314
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs12   3261--
Taylor9   0360--
Clift15   6560--
Steele23   9381--
Birkenshaw32   12472--
Balderstone27   4731--
Illingworth19   11192--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BF Davisonc and b Willey45     
DI Gowerc Larkins b Griffiths9     
B Dudlestonb TM Lamb49     
+RW Tolchardnot out38     
JC Balderstonec AJ Lamb b TM Lamb11     
J Birkenshawc AJ Lamb b TM Lamb10     
JF Steelenot out1     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(12 lb)12
Total(5 wickets, 29 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-69, 3-142, 4-160, 5-172
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Griffiths15   0711--
TM Lamb7   0433--
Willey7   0491--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> LB Taylor made his debut in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> BF Davison (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 139
--> RW Tolchard (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 63
--> TJ Yardley (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37





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