Leicestershire v Somerset
Benson and Hedges Cup 1974 (Semi-Final)
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 26th, 27th June 1974 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 140 runs
UmpiresC Cook, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Somerset 20/2 (Kitchen 8*, Richards 3*; 6 overs)
Man of the MatchBF Davison

Leicestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
B Dudlestonc Botham b Burgess54     
JF Steeleb Jones91     
+RW Tolchardrun out1     
BF Davisonc Richards b Jones73     
JC Balderstoneb Moseley1     
MEJC Normanc Denning b Clapp26     
NM McVickerc Botham b Moseley0     
*R Illingworthlbw b Jones6     
J Birkenshawnot out1     
GD McKenzienot out5     
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 55 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-105, 2-106, 3-221, 4-231, 5-235, 6-238, 7-257, 8-264
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Jones11   1393--22.003.55
Burgess11   0411--66.003.73
Breakwell2   0150---7.50
Botham9   1600---6.67
Clapp11   0671--66.006.09
Moseley11   2362--33.003.27

Somerset inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MJ Kitchenc McVicker b Illingworth20     
GI Burgessrun out2     
PW Denningc Tolchard b Higgs2     
IVA Richardsc Dudleston b Illingworth42     
*DB Closec Steele b Birkenshaw3     
+JM Parksnot out19     
IT Bothamb Illingworth18     
D Breakwellrun out4     
HR Moseleylbw b Illingworth7     
AA Jonesb Illingworth0     
RJ Clappc Birkenshaw b McKenzie3     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 40.4 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-17, 3-51, 4-65, 5-80, 6-103, 7-110, 8-118, 9-118, 10-130 (40.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Higgs6   0191--36.003.17
Illingworth11   2205--13.201.82
Birkenshaw11   0511--66.004.64
McVicker3   070---2.33
Steele3   140---1.33

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.
--> B Dudleston passed 2000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 22
--> R Illingworth achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ListA matches in the Somerset innings (previous best was 5-29)
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in ListA matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset innings





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