Leicestershire v Worcestershire
County Championship 1973
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 4th, 6th, 7th August 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Worcestershire 14 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresJG Langridge, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 277/9 (Tolchard 111*, Higgs 8*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (1) 105/8 (Cass 8*, Gifford 1*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Brain21     
JF Steeleb Inchmore2     
JC Balderstonest Cass b Imran Khan61     
BF Davisonb Imran Khan3     
MEJC Normanlbw b Brain1     
*R Illingworthc Cass b D'Oliveira11     
+RW Tolchardnot out120     
J Birkenshawc Cass b Inchmore5     
P Boothrun out15     
GD McKenzielbw b Imran Khan18     
K Higgsc Ormrod b Brain18     
Extras(5 b, 16 lb, 6 nb, 3 w)30
Total(all out, 113 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-33, 3-40, 4-41, 5-63, 6-155, 7-175, 8-215, 9-257, 10-305 (113 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain34   9643--
Inchmore25   4752--
Imran Khan35   5993--
D'Oliveira10   4171--
Gifford9   2200--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Higgs b Illingworth28     
JM Parkerc Higgs b McKenzie0     
JA Ormrodc Balderstone b Steele9     
Imran Khanc Steele b Illingworth26     
BL D'Oliveirac Higgs b Balderstone25     
TJ Yardleylbw b Illingworth0     
IN Johnsonc Birkenshaw b Illingworth0     
+GR Cassnot out42     
*N Giffordb McKenzie26     
BM Brainnot out0     
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 8 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)15
Total(8 wickets, declared, 92 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-22, 3-64, 4-73, 5-73, 6-79, 7-99, 8-170
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie9   2202--
Higgs10   3190--
Steele16   5251--
Illingworth31   16444--
Birkenshaw19   6420--
Balderstone7   361--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Inchmore5     
JF Steelenot out32     
JC Balderstonerun out12     
BF Davisonb Gifford11     
MEJC Normannot out6     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, declared, 13 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-27, 3-51
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain5   0270--
Inchmore6   0251--
Gifford2   0141--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerb Illingworth110     
JM Parkerb Illingworth25     
JA Ormrodc Illingworth b Steele2     
Imran Khanc Davison b Illingworth23     
BL D'Oliveirac Dudleston b Illingworth21     
*N Giffordb Illingworth1     
TJ Yardleynot out5     
+GR Cassnot out3     
IN Johnsondid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 4 nb)12
Total(6 wickets, 55 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-84, 3-135, 4-174, 5-185, 6-194
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie9   2220--
Higgs5   1180--
Steele15   1481--
Illingworth13   0605--
Balderstone9   2340--
Booth4   180--

--> RW Tolchard (1) passed his previous highest score of 111 in County Championship matches
--> GM Turner (2) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> Imran Khan reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> GD McKenzie reached 1050 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings





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