Leicestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 4th, 5th, 6th July 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Somerset 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresWE Phillipson, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 9/0 (Dudleston 6*, Steele 1*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 41/1 (Kitchen 20*, Close 16*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenb McKenzie8     
PJ Robinsonb Higgs21     
*DB Closeb Matthews12     
JM Parksrun out55     
BC Rosec and b Balderstone9     
PW Denningc and b Birkenshaw36     
GI Burgessc Haywood b Steele13     
D Breakwellc RW Tolchard b McKenzie29     
+DJS Taylorb Matthews7     
HR Moseleynot out6     
AA Jonesb Matthews0     
Extras(4 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 105.4 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-30, 3-69, 4-88, 5-123, 6-158, 7-171, 8-203, 9-209, 10-209 (105.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie22   6452--
Higgs22   10391--
Birkenshaw18   5391--
Balderstone15   5221--
Steele17   6221--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Jones18     
JF Steelec Taylor b Burgess51     
JC Balderstonec Kitchen b Jones18     
JG Tolchardc Parks b Burgess11     
BF Davisonlbw b Breakwell79     
*+RW Tolchardnot out33     
PR Haywoodnot out19     
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
RB Matthewsdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 4 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)19
Total(5 wickets, declared, 92 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-98, 3-98, 4-132, 5-212
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones18   3442--
Moseley8   2100--
Burgess29   10642--
Breakwell23   6481--
Close11   2530--
Taylor3   1100--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchennot out20     
PJ Robinsonlbw b Higgs2     
*DB Closenot out16     
JM Parksdid not bat      
BC Rosedid not bat      
PW Denningdid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(3 nb)3
Total(1 wicket, 11 overs)41
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Robinson)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie4   2210--
Higgs5   1131--
Matthews2   140--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> PW Denning (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8





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