Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueWellingborough School Ground, Wellingborough on 11th, 13th, 14th August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Leicestershire 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2)
UmpiresHD Bird, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 54/1 (Dudleston 21*, Balderstone 12*; 21 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 211/7 (Birkenshaw 33*, Shuttleworth 0*; 77.2 overs)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Cookc Birkenshaw b Higgs1      
W Larkinsc Balderstone b Steele115      
RG Williamsc Dudleston b Clift27      
AJ Lambb Clift77      
P Willeyc Briers b Shuttleworth17      
TJ Yardleynot out17      
+G Sharprun out20      
*PJ Wattsnot out10      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
TM Lambdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 5 lb)16
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-80, 3-214, 4-248, 5-254, 6-282
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs17   6301--
Shuttleworth19   3731--
Clift29   7652--
Cook11   3330--
Steele12   2431--
Birkenshaw12   2400--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+B Dudlestonc AJ Lamb b Williams60      
JF Steelec Yardley b Griffiths11      
JC Balderstonec Yardley b Griffiths33      
BF Davisonlbw b Williams3      
DI Gowerb Griffiths0      
PB Cliftb Sarfraz Nawaz35      
NE Briersc Cook b Willey13      
J Birkenshawnot out33      
K Shuttleworthnot out0      
*K Higgsdid not bat      
NGB Cookdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 11 nb)23
Total(7 wickets, 77.2 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-107, 3-119, 4-120, 5-126, 6-158, 7-211
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz12.25291--
Griffiths17   4383--
Willey25   6771--
Williams21   9432--
TM Lamb2   110--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> 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 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20





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