Leicestershire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1980
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 23rd, 24th, 25th July 1980 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 101 runs
PointsLeicestershire 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2); Essex 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresDJ Dennis, D Shackleton
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 39/0 (Steele 12*, Balderstone 27*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 111/4 (Fletcher 20*, East 11*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MSA McEvoyb Taylor27     
MH Dennessc Steele b Agnew57     
KS McEwanrun out70     
*KWR Fletcherb Cook96     
BR Hardiec Balderstone b Steele14     
S Turnerc Davison b Taylor32     
N Phillipnot out0     
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 13 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)16
Total(6 wickets, declared, 99.3 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-111, 3-187, 4-218, 5-312, 6-312 (99.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew17   3461--
Clift20   5450--
Cook27   4811--
Steele12   3411--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelec sub b East25     
JC Balderstonec McEvoy b East42     
DI Gowerc sub b East10     
*BF Davisonc Denness b East150     
NE Briersb Acfield32     
+RW Tolchardnot out23     
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
JP Agnewdid not bat      
NGB Cookdid not bat      
LB Taylordid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 16 lb, 3 nb)23
Total(5 wickets, declared, 99.2 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-69, 2-74, 3-86, 4-198, 5-305 (99.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever6   1180--
Phillip19   4700--
Turner1   030--
Acfield27   12491--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MSA McEvoyb Agnew16     
MH Dennessc and b Balderstone18     
KS McEwanc Gower b Cook34     
*KWR Fletcherc Birkenshaw b Taylor25     
BR Hardiec Gower b Balderstone0     
RE Eastb Cook15     
S Turnernot out83     
N Phillipb Cook8     
+N Smithc Gower b Cook4     
JK Leverb Cook1     
DL Acfieldc Davison b Birkenshaw18     
Extras(16 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)26
Total(all out, 94 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-59, 3-73, 4-78, 5-115, 6-135, 7-175, 8-191, 9-199, 10-248 (94 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor10   2341--
Agnew8   0401--
Clift8   550--
Cook43   141055--
Balderstone24   10342--
Birkenshaw1   041--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b East34     
JC Balderstonec Fletcher b Turner12     
DI Gowerc Hardie b East16     
*BF Davisonc McEwan b Acfield28     
NE Briersc McEwan b East20     
+RW Tolchardb East1     
J Birkenshawc sub b East1     
PB Cliftc Hardie b East36     
JP Agnewc McEvoy b Acfield0     
NGB Cookb Acfield0     
LB Taylornot out0     
Extras(5 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 63.1 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-41, 3-90, 4-94, 5-97, 6-99, 7-137, 8-154, 9-154, 10-154 (63.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip4   0230--
Turner3   0141--
Acfield28   13553--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MH Denness (1) passed 25500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 14
--> RE East reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> RE East reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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