Leicestershire v Essex
Gillette Cup 1978 (Quarter-Final)
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 2nd, 3rd, 4th August 1978 (60-over match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 3 runs
UmpiresWE Alley, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2No play
Man of the MatchJK Lever

Essex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
BR Hardieb Clift7      
GA Goochb Taylor20      
KS McEwannot out18      
N Phillipnot out24      
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
MH Dennessdid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
DR Pringledid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(2 wickets, innings closed, 10 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-38
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Taylor5   0311--   30.006.20
Clift5   0381--   30.007.60

Leicestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
DI Gowerc Gooch b Phillip7      
BF Davisonb Lever24      
+B Dudlestonc Fletcher b Lever0      
*RW Tolchardb Phillip3      
JC Balderstonerun out4      
JF Steeleb Lever18      
PB Cliftb Lever3      
M Schepensrun out3      
NE Briersnot out0      
P Boothdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)8
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 10 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-26, 3-35, 4-41, 5-51, 6-64, 7-68, 8-70 (10 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Phillip5   0352--   15.007.00
Lever5   0274--   7.505.40

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to three.
--> The match was reduced before play started to 10 overs per side
--> M Schepens made his debut in ListA matches





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