Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 8th, 10th, 11th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 17 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, J van Geloven
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 231/7 (Graveney 38*, Brain 0*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 57/1 (Sadiq Mohammad 24*, Zaheer Abbas 7*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc and b Steele60     
AW Stovoldb Higgs0     
Zaheer Abbaslbw b Higgs10     
AJ Hignellb Clift12     
*MJ Procterc Illingworth b Steele89     
JC Foatc and b Steele0     
DA Graveneyc Shuttleworth b Steele60     
+AJ Brassingtonc Tolchard b Clift17     
BM Brainc Clift b Steele14     
J Daveynot out0     
JH Childsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 nb)5
Total(9 wickets, declared, 94.5 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-26, 3-46, 4-158, 5-170, 6-173, 7-231, 8-267, 9-267 (94.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs17   6402--
Shuttleworth15   2760--
Clift6   2142--
Birkenshaw21   7440--
Illingworth5   0230--
Balderstone4   2110--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersc Hignell b Brain0     
JF Steelest Brassington b Childs79     
JC Balderstoneb Brain0     
BF Davisonlbw b Brain22     
DI Gowerc Brassington b Childs6     
+RW Tolchardc Graveney b Childs10     
J Birkenshawc Brassington b Brain15     
PB Cliftc Zaheer Abbas b Childs13     
*R Illingworthc Sadiq Mohammad b Childs8     
K Shuttleworthc Procter b Childs16     
K Higgsnot out13     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 78.4 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-1, 3-31, 4-52, 5-66, 6-99, 7-124, 8-143, 9-168, 10-187 (78.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter8   4140--
Brain24   7654--
Davey6   380--
Graveney10   2310--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadb Balderstone50     
AW Stovoldlbw b Illingworth25     
Zaheer Abbasc Higgs b Balderstone39     
AJ Hignellc Higgs b Birkenshaw3     
*MJ Procterc Davison b Steele35     
JC Foat hit wkt b Birkenshaw3     
DA Graveneyc Birkenshaw b Balderstone22     
+AJ Brassingtonc Steele b Balderstone4     
BM Brainnot out2     
J Daveydid not bat      
JH Childsdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(8 wickets, declared, 69.5 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-118, 3-121, 4-121, 5-126, 6-160, 7-181, 8-187 (69.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs4   1220--
Shuttleworth13   2360--
Birkenshaw20   2522--
Steele5   1121--
Illingworth17   9291--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Procter14     
JF Steeleb Childs68     
JC Balderstonec Graveney b Davey70     
BF Davisonc Foat b Childs4     
DI Gowerc Davey b Childs15     
J Birkenshawc sub b Davey38     
*R Illingworthnot out36     
+RW Tolchardnot out14     
PB Cliftdid not bat      
K Shuttleworthdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(9 lb)9
Total(6 wickets, 68.3 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-118, 3-124, 4-160, 5-197, 6-224
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter18   3591--
Brain6   1130--
Childs23   41143--
Graveney15   2440--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MJ Procter (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 85
--> K Shuttleworth (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> MJ Procter (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 26
--> R Illingworth reached 1500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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