Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 11th, 12th, 13th July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLancashire won by 72 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Lancashire 19 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDJ Dennis, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 33/2 (Cook 7*, Lamb 10*; 16 overs)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (2) 150/2 (Wood 78*, CH Lloyd 100*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz14      
D Lloydst Sharp b Williams70      
J Abrahamsc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz65      
*FC Hayesc Willey b Griffiths26      
CH Lloydc Sharp b Willey45      
BW Reidyc Yardley b Willey7      
J Simmonslbw b Willey12      
DP Hughesnot out13      
RM Ratcliffeb Willey0      
PJW Allottnot out1      
+J Lyondid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 9 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)25
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-157, 3-163, 4-243, 5-243, 6-252, 7-276, 8-276
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz28   8532--
Griffiths16   1571--
Hodgson14   4330--
Willey30   6784--
Williams12   4321--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc Hughes b Simmons34      
IM Richardsc Lyon b Allott0      
RG Williamsb Allott11      
AJ Lambc D Lloyd b Hughes35      
P Willeynot out68      
TJ Yardleyb Simmons1      
*PJ Wattsc Abrahams b Hughes2      
+G Sharpc Hughes b Ratcliffe6      
Sarfraz Nawazc Wood b Hughes23      
A Hodgsonc Lyon b Simmons1      
BJ Griffithsc Simmons b Hughes2      
Extras(16 b, 11 lb, 4 nb)31
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-17, 3-81, 4-97, 5-107, 6-114, 7-129, 8-186, 9-199, 10-214 (88.2 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allott11   0322--
Ratcliffe14   6301--
Simmons25   8363--
D Lloyd1   100--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodnot out94      
D Lloydlbw b Griffiths0      
J Abrahamsc Yardley b Griffiths0      
*FC Hayesretired hurt0      
CH Lloydc Sharp b Griffiths102      
BW Reidyb Hodgson2      
J Simmonsnot out6      
DP Hughesdid not bat      
RM Ratcliffedid not bat      
PJW Allottdid not bat      
+J Lyondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)14
Total(4 wickets, declared, 70 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-7, 3-195, 4-201
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz13   3280--
Griffiths14   4263--
Hodgson5   0141--
Willey18   1770--
Williams5   0260--
Watts15   4330--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc Lyon b D Lloyd50      
IM Richardsb Simmons15      
RG Williamsc CH Lloyd b D Lloyd12      
AJ Lambc Hayes b D Lloyd20      
P Willeyc CH Lloyd b D Lloyd0      
TJ Yardleylbw b Allott63      
*PJ Wattsc CH Lloyd b D Lloyd6      
+G Sharplbw b Simmons11      
Sarfraz Nawazc Simmons b Allott8      
A Hodgsonc Hughes b D Lloyd10      
BJ Griffithsnot out0      
Extras(11 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(all out, 93.3 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-75, 3-80, 4-80, 5-119, 6-125, 7-189, 8-197, 9-206, 10-210 (93.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allott9   2242--
Ratcliffe3   070--
Hughes17   3480--
Simmons32   8562--
D Lloyd32.313606--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> J Abrahams (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> G Cook (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> P Willey reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> BJ Griffiths reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire second innings
--> FC Hayes retired hurt in the Lancashire second innings having scored 0 (team score 7/2)





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