Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 29th, 31st July, 1st August 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 4 (Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1)
UmpiresR Aspinall, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 39/3 (Larkins 22*, AJ Lamb 8*; 16 overs)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 96/4 (Larkins 61*, Willey 15*; 42 overs)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldc Willey b Sarfraz Nawaz20     
Sadiq Mohammadb Watts45     
Zaheer Abbaslbw b TM Lamb34     
DR Shepherdc Yardley b Griffiths20     
*MJ Procterb Griffiths11     
JC Foatc Steele b Watts14     
DA Graveneyc Sharp b Watts11     
+AJ Brassingtonlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz20     
BM Brainc Steele b TM Lamb10     
J Daveyc and b Sarfraz Nawaz20     
JH Childsnot out1     
Extras(4 b, 13 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)22
Total(all out, 92.5 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-95, 3-120, 4-142, 5-149, 6-162, 7-181, 8-196, 9-219, 10-228 (92.5 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz26.58503--
Griffiths26   6642--
TM Lamb23   6592--
Watts15   4323--
Willey2   110--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cooklbw b Brain3     
W Larkinsnot out61     
DS Steelec Brassington b Brain5     
AJ Lamblbw b Brain4     
TM Lambc Zaheer Abbas b Procter4     
P Willeynot out15     
TJ Yardleydid not bat      
*PJ Wattsdid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(4 wickets, 42 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-26, 3-30, 4-51
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain18   2603--
Procter8   2131--
Davey9   3180--
Childs7   610--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Sadiq Mohammad (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 20
--> Sadiq Mohammad (1) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 45
--> Sarfraz Nawaz reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings





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