Leicestershire v Lancashire
County Championship 1897
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 27th, 28th May 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLancashire won by an innings and 101 runs
PointsLeicestershire -1; Lancashire 1
UmpiresJ Lillywhite, AF Smith
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 51/3 (Wood 22*, Brown 6*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AG Paulb Smith36     
A Ward hit wkt b Smith62     
FH Suggb Woodcock18     
GR Bakerrun out1     
JT Tyldesleyc Brown b Coe45     
J Briggsb Woodcock10     
+C Smithc Coe b Woodcock4     
AW Hallamc Brown b Woodcock0     
*AN Hornbyc Tomlin b Smith32     
WR Cuttellc Tomlin b Wright5     
AW Moldnot out11     
Extras(14 b, 10 lb)24
Total(all out, 101.3 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-117, 3-118, 4-122, 5-146, 6-166, 7-170, 8-197, 9-218, 10-248 (101.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woodcock36   17564--
Coe10   0251--
Geeson11   3380--
Wood9   1250--
Wright14   4401--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CE de Traffordc and b Briggs1     
AE Knightb Mold17     
W Tomlinc Paul b Briggs0     
CJB Woodlbw b Briggs22     
L Brownc Ward b Briggs20     
A Smith hit wkt b Briggs0     
S Coenot out14     
F Wrightb Cuttell6     
F Geesonc Mold b Briggs0     
A Woodcockc Hallam b Briggs6     
+JP Whitesiderun out2     
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 59.3 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-27, 4-51, 5-51, 6-68, 7-77, 8-78, 9-84, 10-93 (59.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mold24   10411--
Cuttell7   481--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*CE de Traffordc Baker b Briggs0     
AE Knightc Baker b Briggs0     
W Tomlinst +Paul b Briggs5     
CJB Woodc Paul b Mold16     
L Brownb Hallam4     
S Coec Baker b Mold6     
A Smithb Briggs3     
F Wrightc Ward b Mold12     
F Geesonc Cuttell b Mold2     
A Woodcockc Hornby b Briggs4     
+JP Whitesidenot out0     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 34.2 overs)54
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-1, 3-8, 4-13, 5-25, 6-36, 7-42, 8-49, 9-54, 10-54 (34.2 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mold13   6174--
Hallam4   341--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> F Wright made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> F Wright made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> A Ward (1) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> JT Tyldesley (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> A Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Lancashire first innings (previous best was 0-40)
--> A Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Lancashire first innings (previous best was 0-40)
--> J Briggs reached 1800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> AW Hallam reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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