Leicestershire v Lancashire
County Championship 1961
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 24th, 26th, 27th June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4 (Batting 2); Lancashire 0
UmpiresD Davies, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 39/1 (Booth 29*, Bolton 10*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 70/0 (Watson 43*, Hallam 21*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*W Watsonc and b Hilton158     
MR Hallamb Higgs8     
A Whartonb Barber135     
LR Gardnerlbw b Hilton14     
J van Gelovennot out32     
J Birkenshawc Howard b Hilton0     
RL Prattlbw b Higgs4     
+R Julianb Higgs0     
CT Spencernot out0     
JS Savagedid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 114 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-297, 3-316, 4-335, 5-337, 6-358, 7-358
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hilton19   2643--
Higgs25   5863--
Marner7   0230--
Howard31   13590--
Barber17   5641--
Booth7   1220--
Grieves8   1330--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RW Barberlbw b Spencer0     
BJ Boothc Hallam b Spencer49     
A Boltonb Boshier16     
PT Marnerc Watson b Savage40     
KJ Grievesb Pratt18     
JD Bondnot out54     
G Houltonb Savage2     
+G Claytonc Watson b Pratt12     
K Higgsc and b Savage0     
K Howardb Savage0     
C Hiltonc Julian b Boshier2     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb)8
Total(all out, 91.4 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-62, 3-78, 4-125, 5-131, 6-141, 7-172, 8-179, 9-191, 10-201 (91.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer17   6442--
Savage28   16324--
van Geloven5   0190--
Pratt23   3532--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*W Watsonc Grieves b Higgs47     
MR Hallamnot out69     
J van Gelovenb Higgs7     
LR Gardnerc Marner b Howard1     
J Birkenshawnot out9     
A Whartondid not bat      
RL Prattdid not bat      
+R Juliandid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
JS Savagedid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(3 wickets, declared, 43 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-86, 2-94, 3-107
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hilton7   0230--
Higgs20   2872--
Marner4   090--
Howard12   6141--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RW Barberb Pratt18     
BJ Boothc Julian b Boshier39     
PT Marnerb Boshier11     
KJ Grievesc and b Birkenshaw37     
JD Bondnot out41     
A Boltonnot out0     
G Houltondid not bat      
+G Claytondid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
K Howarddid not bat      
C Hiltondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb)10
Total(4 wickets, 63 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-67, 3-76, 4-148
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer13   3240--
Boshier10   1262--
Savage7   5130--
van Geloven7   2190--
Pratt18   2481--
Birkenshaw8   4161--

--> A Wharton (1) passed 19000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 130
--> K Higgs reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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