Leicestershire v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 25th, 26th, 27th July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMiddlesex won by 2 runs
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Middlesex 15 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresJVC Griffiths, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 186/4 (Gower 39*, Briers 10*; 66 overs)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 289/7 (Emburey 12*, Selvey 4*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Tolchard b Clift42     
MJ Smithc Balderstone b Taylor7     
CT Radleyc Higgs b Shuttleworth7     
GD Barlowlbw b Clift11     
RO Butcherc Tolchard b Shuttleworth1     
+IJ Gouldlbw b Shuttleworth0     
PH Edmondsc Shuttleworth b Taylor11     
JE Embureylbw b Higgs8     
MWW Selveyc Tolchard b Higgs0     
WW Danielnot out0     
WG Merryc Tolchard b Taylor0     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 44.2 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-46, 3-70, 4-71, 5-71, 6-73, 7-95, 8-97, 9-97, 10-97 (44.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs13   5202--
Shuttleworth11   4193--
Clift9   2192--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Selvey10     
JF Steelec and b Edmonds33     
JC Balderstonelbw b Daniel56     
BF Davisonc Edmonds b Daniel13     
DI Gowerc Selvey b Emburey98     
NE Briersc Radley b Emburey16     
+RW Tolchardc Emburey b Edmonds20     
K Shuttleworthrun out7     
*K Higgsc Gould b Selvey9     
PB Cliftb Emburey1     
LB Taylornot out9     
Extras(15 lb, 14 nb, 2 w)31
Total(all out, 107.2 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-71, 3-92, 4-142, 5-219, 6-262, 7-278, 8-285, 9-286, 10-303 (107.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel22   4732--
Merry9   1190--
Edmonds39   91022--
Emburey22   9423--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Tolchard b Shuttleworth16     
MJ Smithc Tolchard b Taylor0     
CT Radleyc Higgs b Taylor81     
GD Barlowc Gower b Balderstone19     
RO Butcherc Tolchard b Taylor106     
+IJ Gouldc Tolchard b Shuttleworth35     
PH Edmondsc Briers b Balderstone1     
JE Embureyb Shuttleworth20     
MWW Selveyc Higgs b Balderstone19     
WW Danielb Shuttleworth0     
WG Merrynot out4     
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)16
Total(all out, 95.2 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-31, 3-58, 4-220, 5-239, 6-241, 7-280, 8-311, 9-311, 10-317 (95.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor23   4553--
Higgs15   5350--
Shuttleworth18   4604--
Steele13   5530--
Dudleston3   0170--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Daniel5     
JF Steelelbw b Daniel8     
JC Balderstoneb Daniel6     
BF Davisonc and b Emburey14     
DI Gowerc Radley b Edmonds1     
NE Briersc Radley b Daniel0     
+RW Tolchardb Emburey40     
PB Cliftc Radley b Edmonds1     
K Shuttleworthc Butcher b Emburey12     
*K Higgsb Edmonds4     
LB Taylornot out2     
Extras(1 b, 9 lb, 6 nb)16
Total(all out, 49.1 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-19, 3-27, 4-32, 5-38, 6-45, 7-50, 8-74, 9-93, 10-109 (49.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel14   1424--
Selvey2   020--
Edmonds17   5293--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Leicestershire score at 100 overs in the first innings was 258-8
--> JF Steele (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> CT Radley (2) passed 18000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70
--> RO Butcher (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> WW Daniel reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JE Emburey reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> LB Taylor completed a hat-trick for Leicestershire





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