Leicestershire v Lancashire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 19th, 21st August 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLeicestershire won by an innings and 29 runs
PointsLeicestershire 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Lancashire 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresDJ Constant, FR Goodall
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 43/1 (Kennedy 38*, Abrahams 3*; 10 overs)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersc Lyon b Croft3     
JF Steeleb Reidy30     
JC Balderstonec Lyon b Reidy21     
BF Davisonc Lyon b Croft37     
DI Gowerc Kennedy b Croft24     
+RW Tolchardnot out77     
PB Cliftc sub b Arrowsmith52     
J Birkenshawnot out70     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
JP Agnewdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 10 nb)14
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)328
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-54, 3-67, 4-106, 5-126, 6-222
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croft21   4553--
Ratcliffe22   7700--
Reidy14   2622--
Arrowsmith34   11871--
Simmons9   0400--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Lloydb Agnew1     
A Kennedyb Clift42     
J Abrahamslbw b Illingworth29     
CH Lloydc Balderstone b Illingworth11     
*FC Hayesc Davison b Illingworth1     
BW Reidyc sub b Birkenshaw29     
J Simmonsc Steele b Illingworth4     
+J Lyonb Birkenshaw0     
RM Ratcliffenot out15     
R Arrowsmithb Illingworth9     
CEH Croftrun out2     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(all out, 68.1 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-51, 3-66, 4-74, 5-88, 6-104, 7-105, 8-130, 9-141, 10-147 (68.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew5   0191--
Booth2   0160--
Clift17   4371--
Birkenshaw15   4272--

Lancashire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
D Lloydlbw b Clift31     
A Kennedyc Birkenshaw b Clift11     
J Abrahamsc Tolchard b Clift0     
*FC Hayesc Gower b Clift22     
CH Lloydb Birkenshaw7     
BW Reidyc Tolchard b Clift11     
J Simmonslbw b Clift6     
+J Lyonc Gower b Birkenshaw28     
RM Ratcliffest Tolchard b Illingworth26     
R Arrowsmithnot out6     
CEH Croftb Agnew2     
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-26, 3-64, 4-65, 5-77, 6-88, 7-89, 8-139, 9-145, 10-152 (62.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth6   0310--
Clift19   5296--
Illingworth4   0101--
Birkenshaw18   4412--
Balderstone4   190--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JF Steele (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 16
--> RW Tolchard (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> PB Clift (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> JP Agnew made his debut in County Championship matches
--> JP Agnew made his debut in first-class matches
--> A Kennedy (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> PB Clift reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire second innings
--> PB Clift achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Lancashire second innings (previous best was 5-39)





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