Leicestershire v Kent
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 2nd, 4th, 5th June 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 8 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Kent 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 2)
UmpiresJVC Griffiths, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 1/0 (Woolmer 1*, Rowe 0*; 3 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 34/2 (Balderstone 9*, Davison 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersc Woolmer b Hills8     
JF Steelelbw b Shepherd35     
JC Balderstoneb Shepherd11     
BF Davisonb Shepherd32     
DI Gowerlbw b Dilley56     
+RW Tolchardc Hills b Shepherd61     
PB Cliftnot out36     
P Boothnot out5     
NGB Cookdid not bat      
*K Higgsdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(6 wickets, declared, 97 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-43, 3-76, 4-97, 5-174, 6-239
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley15   3401--
Shepherd24   3844--
Hills17   6471--
Woolmer7   0110--
Underwood21   11320--
Johnson13   2300--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerlbw b Higgs14     
CJC Rowec Steele b Higgs10     
CJ Tavarélbw b Higgs4     
CS Cowdreyrun out53     
*AGE Ealhamc Gower b Higgs64     
JN Shepherdb Higgs0     
GW Johnsonc Booth b Clift53     
+APE Knottc Briers b Steele16     
RW Hillsb Taylor9     
DL Underwoodc Steele b Clift7     
GR Dilleynot out0     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 99.2 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-26, 3-36, 4-150, 5-150, 6-165, 7-209, 8-234, 9-243, 10-245 (99.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor24   5581--
Higgs24   10375--
Booth11   5290--
Cook15   4460--
Steele10   2181--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersb Dilley24     
JF Steelec Ealham b Dilley0     
JC Balderstonec and b Underwood51     
BF Davisonc Tavaré b Shepherd1     
DI Gowerc Knott b Underwood56     
+RW Tolchardc Underwood b Rowe10     
PB Cliftc Tavaré b Underwood27     
P Boothb Rowe14     
NGB Cookc Johnson b Underwood5     
*K Higgsb Underwood1     
LB Taylornot out0     
Extras(1 b, 3 nb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 89.2 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-34, 3-35, 4-130, 5-146, 6-146, 7-176, 8-192, 9-194, 10-195 (89.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley14   2422--
Shepherd15   5441--
Hills8   1330--
Johnson4   260--
Rowe19   9262--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmernot out88     
CJC Rowec Briers b Clift42     
CJ Tavaréc Higgs b Clift25     
+APE Knottnot out38     
CS Cowdreydid not bat      
*AGE Ealhamdid not bat      
JN Shepherddid not bat      
GW Johnsondid not bat      
RW Hillsdid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
GR Dilleydid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)13
Total(2 wickets, 30.1 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-155
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor11   1580--
Higgs8   0340--
Clift6   0532--
Cook1   080--
Steele2   0140--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PB Clift (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> APE Knott (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> CJC Rowe reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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