Leicestershire v Sussex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 20th, 21st, 22nd June 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Sussex 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1)
UmpiresTW Spencer, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 32/1 (Steele 24*, Dudleston 6*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 254/4 (Steele 155*, Schepens 4*; 89 overs)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselslbw b Shuttleworth80     
JRT Barclaylbw b Higgs7     
GD Mendisc Balderstone b Taylor0     
PWG Parkerlbw b Taylor0     
PJ Gravesc and b Higgs47     
CP Phillipsonc Tolchard b Shuttleworth0     
ACS Pigottlbw b Higgs28     
GG Arnoldc Higgs b Clift51     
*+A Longc Tolchard b Taylor28     
J Spencernot out16     
CE Wallernot out18     
Extras(2 b, 12 lb, 9 nb, 2 w)25
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-59, 3-64, 4-126, 5-136, 6-158, 7-188, 8-262, 9-262
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor22   3883--
Higgs21   7473--
Shuttleworth25   8582--
Clift24   5571--
Steele5   2150--
Balderstone3   0100--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelenot out155     
NE Brierslbw b Spencer0     
B Dudlestonc Long b Spencer15     
BF Davisonc Long b Arnold31     
JC Balderstonec Wessels b Phillipson35     
M Schepensnot out4     
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
K Shuttleworthdid not bat      
*K Higgsdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 9 nb)14
Total(4 wickets, declared, 89.3 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-59, 3-122, 4-244
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pigott8   1410--
Spencer20   5542--
Phillipson7   1151--
Waller29   9790--
Barclay6   2100--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc and b Balderstone14     
JRT Barclayc Balderstone b Steele13     
GD Mendislbw b Steele1     
PWG Parkerst Tolchard b Steele1     
PJ Graveslbw b Dudleston20     
CP Phillipsonc Higgs b Dudleston32     
ACS Pigottc Davison b Clift19     
*+A Longb Clift17     
GG Arnoldc Briers b Clift13     
J Spencernot out7     
CE Wallernot out8     
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 87 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-29, 3-30, 4-30, 5-56, 6-96, 7-118, 8-133, 9-137
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor6   1170--
Higgs5   240--
Clift20   4423--
Steele17   7203--
Balderstone24   10371--
Dudleston15   8252--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec and b Spencer4     
NE Brierslbw b Barclay48     
B Dudlestonc Long b Arnold1     
BF Davisonb Waller41     
+RW Tolchardc Waller b Barclay11     
PB Cliftc Mendis b Barclay0     
JC Balderstonenot out12     
M Schepensc Mendis b Barclay6     
K Shuttleworthnot out5     
*K Higgsdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(7 wickets, 39 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-17, 3-88, 4-105, 5-107, 6-110, 7-122
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer3   0181--
Waller16   2451--
Arnold6   2211--
Barclay13   4404--
Wessels1   040--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> ACS Pigott (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> ACS Pigott (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> GG Arnold (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> A Long (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> JF Steele (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 115
--> A Long (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 17
--> NE Briers (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 45
--> LB Taylor reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> JRT Barclay reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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