Sussex v Leicestershire
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1985
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 7th, 9th, 10th September 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 2 wickets
PointsSussex 22 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresMJ Kitchen, R Palmer
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 122/5 (Reeve 7*, Gould 0*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 259/7 (Gower 121*, Whitticase 14*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IP Butcherb Jones6     
JC Balderstoneb le Roux28     
RA Cobblbw b le Roux3     
*DI Gowerb Jones2     
P Willeynot out74     
JJ Whitakerc Mendis b Reeve18     
PB Cliftlbw b CM Wells0     
PAJ DeFreitaslbw b Reeve0     
+P Whitticasec Gould b le Roux32     
JP Agnewc Gould b le Roux0     
LB Taylorb le Roux0     
Extras(2 lb, 6 nb)8
Total(all out, 56.5 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-27, 3-32, 4-43, 5-80, 6-81, 7-86, 8-159, 9-159, 10-171 (56.5 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
le Roux14.52415--
Jones10   0412--
Reeve20   2532--
CM Wells11   3301--
Barclay1   040--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GD Mendisb Willey33     
AM Greenlbw b Taylor4     
NJ Lenhamb Willey50     
CM Wellslbw b Willey1     
AP Wellsb DeFreitas6     
DA Reevec +sub (MA Garnham) b Taylor10     
+IJ Gouldc Butcher b Taylor0     
GS le Rouxb DeFreitas27     
*JRT Barclaynot out12     
IA Greiglbw b Taylor0     
AN Jonesb Willey26     
Extras(7 b, 6 lb, 25 nb, 2 w)40
Total(all out, 83.4 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-100, 3-108, 4-114, 5-122, 6-123, 7-164, 8-176, 9-176, 10-209 (83.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew12   1430--
Taylor17   4504--
DeFreitas23   5592--
Clift19   5360--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IP Butcherb Jones4     
JC Balderstoneb Reeve31     
RA Cobbc +sub (P Moores) b CM Wells23     
*DI Gowerc Reeve b Barclay128     
P Willeyc Barclay b Reeve34     
JJ Whitakerc Reeve b Barclay0     
PB Cliftc Greig b Jones14     
PAJ DeFreitasb Jones7     
+P Whitticasenot out55     
LB Taylorc Mendis b Reeve5     
JP Agnewnot out10     
Extras(4 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 108 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-61, 3-69, 4-169, 5-170, 6-193, 7-210, 8-276, 9-295
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
le Roux12   1480--
Jones23   4773--
Reeve26   3833--
CM Wells20   5561--
Barclay27   5582--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GD Mendisc +sub (MA Garnham) b Taylor4     
AM Greenb DeFreitas9     
NJ Lenhamc Clift b Willey77     
CM Wellsb Clift1     
AP Wellslbw b Willey21     
+IJ Gouldc Whitaker b Clift101     
GS le Rouxc and b Clift34     
IA Greigc +sub (MA Garnham) b Clift2     
*JRT Barclaynot out8     
DA Reevenot out5     
AN Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 20 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)27
Total(8 wickets, 67.3 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-31, 3-36, 4-65, 5-162, 6-268, 7-271, 8-273
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor13   2511--
Clift22   3604--
Willey15   4652--
Balderstone3   0290--

--> DI Gower (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 56
--> P Whitticase (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in first-class matches
--> P Whitticase (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in County Championship matches
--> NJ Lenham (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 73
--> GS le Roux reached 650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> AN Jones reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> LB Taylor reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Sussex first innings

P Whitticase was injured when batting so IP Butcher kept wicket on Day 1 and MA Garnham was permitted to keep on Days 2 and 3
P Moores was permitted to keep wicket in the Leicestershire second innings as Gould was injured





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