Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th May 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 9 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 7 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresJW Holder, KE Palmer
ScorerGA York (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 199/6 (Haynes 16*, Rhodes 37*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 42/5 (Macmillan 5*, Nixon 5*)
Close of play day 3Leicestershire (2) 141/4 (Johnson 87*, Macmillan 0*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TS Curtislbw b Millns4      
WPC Westonc Millns b Mullally11      
GA Hicklbw b Millns9      
KR Spiringc Maddy b Johnson55      
*TM Moodyc Nixon b Johnson8      
VS Solankic Brimson b Mullally24      
GR Haynesnot out47      
+SJ Rhodesc Nixon b Johnson39      
PJ Newportb Mullally4      
RJ Chapmanc Dakin b Mullally3      
A Sheriyarc Dakin b Millns13      
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 20 nb, 6 w)40
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-22, 3-36, 4-60, 5-109, 6-131, 7-207, 8-232, 9-236, 10-257 (88.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mullally28   3864--
Brimson8   4200--
Johnson21   4613--
Wells6   3100--
Dakin6   180--
Maddy1   050--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Maddyc Hick b Sheriyar20      
IJ Sutcliffelbw b Newport6      
A Habibc Hick b Newport3      
*VJ Wellsc Rhodes b Newport0      
NC Johnsonlbw b Newport1      
GI Macmillanb Sheriyar18      
+PA Nixonc Spiring b Newport7      
JM Dakinlbw b Sheriyar0      
DJ Millnslbw b Newport1      
AD Mullallynot out7      
MT Brimsonc Moody b Newport0      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 34.2 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-21, 3-21, 4-27, 5-33, 6-44, 7-45, 8-46, 9-68, 10-69 (34.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sheriyar17   5263--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Maddyc Rhodes b Chapman36      
IJ Sutcliffec Hick b Newport3      
A Habibc Rhodes b Haynes5      
*VJ Wellsc Rhodes b Haynes0      
NC Johnsonnot out87      
GI Macmillannot out0      
+PA Nixondid not bat      
DJ Millnsdid not bat      
JM Dakindid not bat      
AD Mullallydid not bat      
MT Brimsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)10
Total(4 wickets, 40.4 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-14, 3-14, 4-132
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Newport11   6201--
Sheriyar9   1300--
Haynes11   1432--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> KR Spiring (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 40
--> NC Johnson made his debut in County Championship matches
--> AD Mullally (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> DL Maddy (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> NC Johnson (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> NC Johnson made his debut for Leicestershire in first-class matches
--> RJ Chapman made his debut for Worcestershire in County Championship matches
--> NC Johnson made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> PJ Newport reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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