Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 1st, 3rd, 4th June 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 5 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2)
UmpiresC Cook, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 65/1 (Dudleston 27*, Balderstone 28*; 25 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 129/5 (Procter 65*, Brown 12*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc McVicker b Birkenshaw88     
CA Miltonc Illingworth b Birkenshaw25     
RDV Knightc Davison b Illingworth17     
MJ Procterc and b Birkenshaw5     
Zaheer Abbasc Dudleston b Birkenshaw11     
DR Shepherdb Illingworth53     
*AS Brownc RW Tolchard b Balderstone9     
DA Graveneynot out50     
+R Swetmanb Balderstone4     
JB Mortimoreb Birkenshaw5     
J Daveynot out1     
Extras(9 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-63, 2-116, 3-127, 4-142, 5-165, 6-183, 7-245, 8-258, 9-275
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs11   2260--
McVicker8   2220--
Spencer7   0220--
Birkenshaw28   8665--
Illingworth22   5612--
Balderstone12   2372--
Steele12   2340--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Sadiq Mohammad b Graveney105     
JF Steelec Zaheer Abbas b Davey10     
JC Balderstoneb Mortimore28     
BF Davisonst Swetman b Graveney52     
JG Tolchardc Procter b Sadiq Mohammad13     
+RW Tolchardlbw b Graveney16     
J Birkenshawnot out39     
*R Illingworthnot out16     
NM McVickerdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)284
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-69, 3-166, 4-196, 5-229, 6-242
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter8   2260--
Davey7   2131--
Mortimore40   91001--
Graveney36   101073--
Sadiq Mohammad9   2331--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadlbw b Birkenshaw14     
CA Miltonb Illingworth14     
RDV Knightc Balderstone b Birkenshaw0     
MJ Procterb Illingworth102     
Zaheer Abbasc Davison b Illingworth15     
DR Shepherdc Dudleston b Birkenshaw1     
*AS Brownc Higgs b Balderstone34     
DA Graveneyb Birkenshaw5     
+R Swetmanlbw b Illingworth6     
JB Mortimorenot out18     
J Daveyb Illingworth0     
Extras(4 b, 11 lb)15
Total(all out, 92.5 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-28, 3-40, 4-86, 5-99, 6-188, 7-188, 8-199, 9-217, 10-224 (92.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs4   1100--
McVicker4   180--
Birkenshaw23   6644--
Balderstone12   4261--
Steele16   7380--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Milton b Graveney18     
JF Steelenot out74     
JC Balderstoneb Sadiq Mohammad54     
BF Davisonb Brown37     
J Birkenshawb Brown0     
*R Illingworthc Brown b Graveney8     
+RW Tolchardnot out7     
JG Tolcharddid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 8 lb)21
Total(5 wickets, 74.4 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-119, 3-175, 4-175, 5-204
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter8   1290--
Davey2   140--
Mortimore20   6500--
Sadiq Mohammad6   0221--
Brown12   2212--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> DA Graveney (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in County Championship matches
--> DA Graveney (1) passed his previous highest score of 49 in first-class matches
--> B Dudleston (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 21
--> J Birkenshaw reached 650 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings





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