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Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 26th, 28th, 29th August 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Northamptonshire 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresPB Wight, TG Wilson
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 39/0 (Cook 18*, Larkins 21*; 19 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 71/3 (Davison 44*, Schepens 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersb Willey40      
JF Steeleb Griffiths0      
JC Balderstonelbw b Sarfraz Nawaz51      
BF Davisonc Willey b Williams70      
M Schepensc and b Steele38      
*+RW Tolchardc Steele b Griffiths34      
PB Cliftlbw b Griffiths30      
J Birkenshawnot out17      
P Boothnot out16      
NGB Cookdid not bat      
JP Agnewdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 10 nb, 2 w)26
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-80, 3-116, 4-198, 5-234, 6-284, 7-291
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz17   4601--
Griffiths20   3593--
TM Lamb8   2260--
Willey22   6421--
Steele15   3541--
Williams18   1551--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc Balderstone b Agnew18      
W Larkinsc Schepens b Clift42      
DS Steeleb Agnew3      
AJ Lambc Birkenshaw b Agnew2      
P Willeyc Birkenshaw b Steele61      
RG Williamslbw b Clift4      
*PJ Wattsnot out57      
Sarfraz Nawazc and b Birkenshaw6      
+VA Flynnnot out6      
TM Lambdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-50, 3-53, 4-75, 5-81, 6-161, 7-172
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew16   4513--
Booth25   10460--
Clift24   14272--
Cook2   050--
Balderstone11   6130--
Steele11   3201--
Birkenshaw11   3371--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Brierslbw b Sarfraz Nawaz0      
JF Steeleb Sarfraz Nawaz0      
JC Balderstonerun out23      
BF Davisonlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz54      
M Schepensc and b Steele39      
*+RW Tolchardb Willey1      
NGB Cookc Cook b Willey31      
PB Cliftc Cook b Willey28      
J Birkenshawnot out1      
P Boothdid not bat      
JP Agnewdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(8 wickets, declared, 69.4 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-66, 4-84, 5-140, 6-155, 7-170, 8-186 (69.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz12   1303--
Griffiths9   0350--
TM Lamb5   0160--
Willey25.47443--
Steele18   5521--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc Balderstone b Steele61      
W Larkinslbw b Balderstone33      
DS Steelec and b Cook4      
AJ Lambnot out26      
P Willeynot out9      
RG Williamsdid not bat      
*PJ Wattsdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
+VA Flynndid not bat      
TM Lambdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(3 wickets, 70.2 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-77, 3-112
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew4   0210--
Booth3   070--
Clift10   4190--
Cook19   11281--
Balderstone22   8471--
Steele3   131--
Birkenshaw9.2580--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> P Booth (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> NGB Cook made his debut in County Championship matches
--> P Willey (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> M Schepens (2) equalled his previous highest score of 39 in County Championship matches
--> M Schepens (2) equalled his previous highest score of 39 in first-class matches
--> VA Flynn made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> VA Flynn made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> BJ Griffiths reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JP Agnew achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 1-19)
--> JP Agnew achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 1-19)

 

 

 

 

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