Leicestershire v Yorkshire
County Championship 1974
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 29th June, 1st, 2nd July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 7 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Yorkshire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresTW Spencer, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 177/6 (Tolchard 11*, Birkenshaw 5*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 61/3 (Steele 21*, Norman 15*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottb Illingworth8     
PJ Sharpec Illingworth b Birkenshaw26     
B Leadbeaterc Davison b Illingworth27     
JH Hampshirec Norman b Birkenshaw10     
PJ Squiresc Steele b Birkenshaw6     
CM Oldc Davison b Illingworth0     
RA Huttonc McKenzie b Birkenshaw4     
+DL Bairstowc Steele b Birkenshaw5     
GA Copenot out15     
D Wilsonst Tolchard b Birkenshaw4     
AG Nicholsonc Higgs b Birkenshaw3     
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-53, 3-71, 4-71, 5-71, 6-79, 7-85, 8-86, 9-100, 10-108 (54.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie5   2110--
Higgs4   1120--
Illingworth23   10293--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Old4     
JF Steeleb Cope11     
JC Balderstoneb Cope83     
BF Davisonlbw b Nicholson36     
MEJC Normanc Boycott b Wilson13     
+RW Tolchardnot out29     
*R Illingworthb Old5     
J Birkenshawb Nicholson6     
NM McVickerb Old20     
GD McKenzieb Old4     
K Higgsc Sharpe b Wilson0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 78 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-30, 3-94, 4-117, 5-163, 6-170, 7-178, 8-211, 9-215, 10-220 (78 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old18   5374--
Nicholson14   5252--
Wilson24   7742--
Cope22   3752--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottretired hurt10     
PJ Sharpelbw b Higgs2     
B Leadbeaterc Norman b Balderstone39     
JH Hampshirec Dudleston b Illingworth36     
PJ Squiresc McKenzie b Illingworth15     
CM Oldc Higgs b Steele23     
RA Huttonlbw b Illingworth0     
+DL Bairstowc Davison b Balderstone27     
GA Copelbw b Balderstone6     
D Wilsonc McVicker b Balderstone4     
AG Nicholsonnot out8     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 93.4 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-68, 3-102, 4-109, 5-114, 6-126, 7-147, 8-159, 9-174 (93.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie9   3230--
Higgs8   1171--
Illingworth28   10583--
Birkenshaw10   4180--
McVicker3   0120--
Steele17   10171--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Old0     
JF Steelenot out23     
JC Balderstoneb Old12     
BF Davisonb Old7     
MEJC Normannot out15     
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, 21.2 overs)63
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-24, 3-32
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old11   3203--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PJ Sharpe (1) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> BF Davison (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> GA Cope reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> G Boycott retired hurt in the Yorkshire second innings having scored 10 (team had lost 1 wickets)





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