Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 10th, 12th, 13th June 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultYorkshire won by 4 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Yorkshire 19 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresWL Budd, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 16/0 (Lumb 9*, Athey 6*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 89/1 (Briers 59*, Balderstone 21*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersb Oldham31      
JF Steeleb Oldham7      
JC Balderstoneb Oldham5      
BF Davisonc Bairstow b Old87      
DI Gowerb Stevenson49      
+RW Tolchardlbw b Stevenson22      
*R Illingworthc Athey b Cope35      
PB Cliftnot out59      
P Boothst Bairstow b Carrick10      
K Higgsnot out2      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)20
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)327
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-37, 3-72, 4-175, 5-194, 6-221, 7-288, 8-321
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old28   6671--
Stevenson21   2952--
Oldham22   4603--
Carrick10   2351--
Cope19   8501--

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Lumbc Tolchard b Taylor50      
CWJ Atheylbw b Booth19      
C Johnsonc Tolchard b Taylor35      
*JH Hampshirec Steele b Illingworth29      
K Sharpc Steele b Clift47      
CM Oldc Briers b Clift33      
+DL Bairstowlbw b Higgs22      
P Carricknot out28      
GB Stevensonb Taylor36      
GA Copeb Booth9      
S Oldhamnot out1      
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-92, 3-107, 4-139, 5-219, 6-222, 7-253, 8-321, 9-321
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs11   2201--
Booth19   2602--
Clift20   6492--
Taylor25   5953--
Balderstone4   0190--
Illingworth21   4661--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Oldham102      
JF Steelelbw b Old7      
JC Balderstonec Sharp b Stevenson35      
BF Davisonc Carrick b Old40      
DI Gowerb Cope44      
+RW Tolchardlbw b Old3      
*R Illingworthc and b Cope7      
PB Cliftnot out11      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 7 nb)16
Total(7 wickets, declared, 79.3 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-128, 3-180, 4-225, 5-234, 6-246, 7-265 (79.3 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old24   5683--
Stevenson11   0571--
Oldham13   3451--
Carrick20   7460--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Lumbc Balderstone b Illingworth103      
CWJ Atheylbw b Clift87      
C Johnsonb Illingworth0      
*JH Hampshirec Gower b Clift8      
K Sharplbw b Illingworth32      
CM Oldnot out15      
+DL Bairstowc Steele b Illingworth17      
P Carricknot out1      
GB Stevensondid not bat      
GA Copedid not bat      
S Oldhamdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(6 wickets, 55.4 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-189, 2-190, 3-198, 4-211, 5-253, 6-260
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs6   0310--
Booth5   1150--
Clift14   2582--
Taylor4   0250--
Balderstone8   0320--
Steele5   0340--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> NE Briers (2) passed his previous highest score of 87 in County Championship matches
--> NE Briers (2) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> BF Davison (2) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> DI Gower (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 7
--> P Booth reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Yorkshire first innings





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