Leicestershire v Surrey
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th May 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 10 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Surrey 9 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresGI Burgess, BJ Meyer
ScorerGA York (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 235/8 (MP Bicknell 5*, Pearson 0*)
Close of play day 3Leicestershire (1) 305/6 (Nixon 53*, Millns 9*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Bicknelllbw b Millns18      
MA Butcherlbw b Millns59      
JD Ratcliffec Maddy b Johnson36      
N Shahidc Habib b Pierson31      
AD Brownb Pierson21      
*CC Lewisc Habib b Pierson22      
+JA Knottlbw b Pierson14      
MP Bicknellnot out34      
AJ Tudorrun out1      
RM Pearsonlbw b Millns1      
JE Benjaminc Wells b Millns5      
Extras(3 b, 15 lb, 12 nb, 6 w)36
Total(all out, 108 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-96, 3-151, 4-173, 5-190, 6-220, 7-227, 8-234, 9-236, 10-278 (108 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Millns26   7644--
Mullally19   3750--
Parsons22   9380--
Wells4   0170--
Pierson30   14474--
Johnson7   1191--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VJ Wellsc Butcher b Pearson56      
DL Maddyc Brown b MP Bicknell103      
*JJ Whitakerc Butcher b Pearson1      
NC Johnsonb Tudor24      
BF Smithlbw b Lewis4      
A Habibc Butcher b Tudor1      
+PA Nixonnot out64      
DJ Millnslbw b Tudor9      
GJ Parsonsc MP Bicknell b Lewis6      
ARK Piersonb Lewis16      
AD Mullallyc Pearson b Lewis0      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 40 nb, 8 w)56
Total(all out, 106 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-131, 2-147, 3-188, 4-197, 5-204, 6-271, 7-305, 8-314, 9-336, 10-340 (106 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
MP Bicknell19   2581--
Lewis20   4644--
Tudor18   4623--
Benjamin16   4350--
Pearson26   4902--
DJ Bicknell5   1130--
Butcher2   0100--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Bicknellc Habib b Pierson24      
MA Butcherlbw b Millns0      
JD Ratcliffeb Mullally19      
N Shahidlbw b Parsons14      
AD Brownb Parsons40      
*CC Lewisnot out47      
+JA Knottnot out6      
RM Pearsondid not bat      
MP Bicknelldid not bat      
JE Benjamindid not bat      
AJ Tudordid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)16
Total(5 wickets, 63 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-47, 3-53, 4-92, 5-154
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Millns7   0171--
Parsons14   6272--
Mullally14   2481--
Pierson27   5621--
Wells1   100--

--> JA Knott made his debut in County Championship matches
--> DL Maddy (1) passed his previous highest score of 101 in County Championship matches
--> DJ Bicknell (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 11
--> JD Ratcliffe (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> RM Pearson made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RM Pearson made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RM Pearson reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> GJ Parsons reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Surrey second innings





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