Worcestershire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 27th, 29th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLeicestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 15 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresCG Pepper, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 187 all out

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyb Higgs3     
GM Turnerc RW Tolchard b McKenzie0     
JA Ormrodc RW Tolchard b McKenzie10     
JM Parkerb Higgs54     
BL D'Oliveirac Dudleston b McVicker25     
TJ Yardleylbw b McKenzie14     
+HG Wilcockc McKenzie b McVicker33     
*N Giffordc Dudleston b Higgs8     
VA Holderb Higgs13     
JD Inchmorec RW Tolchard b Higgs2     
BM Brainnot out6     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(all out, 48 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-13, 3-15, 4-65, 5-96, 6-140, 7-158, 8-161, 9-166, 10-181 (48 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie11   2423--
Higgs18   3555--
Spencer5   0180--
McVicker14   1532--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Wilcock b Brain17     
JF Steelec Gifford b Brain2     
J Birkenshawc Parker b Holder10     
BF Davisonc Gifford b Inchmore101     
JG Tolchardb Brain1     
+RW Tolchardb Inchmore13     
*R Illingworthlbw b Holder0     
NM McVickerc Ormrod b Inchmore5     
GD McKenziec Wilcock b Inchmore25     
K Higgsnot out2     
CT Spencerc Turner b D'Oliveira1     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 45.2 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-31, 3-35, 4-42, 5-72, 6-84, 7-99, 8-180, 9-186, 10-187 (45.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder15   1552--
Brain14   2543--
Inchmore12   0604--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyretired hurt3     
GM Turnerlbw b McVicker48     
JA Ormrodc Birkenshaw b McVicker5     
JM Parkerc Higgs b McVicker7     
BL D'Oliveirab Higgs20     
TJ Yardleynot out66     
+HG Wilcockb McKenzie7     
*N Giffordc RW Tolchard b McKenzie10     
VA Holderlbw b McKenzie0     
JD Inchmorec RW Tolchard b McKenzie7     
BM Brainc Higgs b McKenzie6     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 49.3 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-68, 3-71, 4-118, 5-127, 6-149, 7-149, 8-169, 9-189 (49.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs13   3601--
Spencer12   2400--
McVicker9   2323--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Wilcock b Holder8     
JF Steelec Parker b Holder13     
J Birkenshawc Yardley b Brain12     
BF Davisonc Wilcock b Brain67     
JG Tolchardc Turner b Gifford37     
+RW Tolchardb Inchmore16     
*R Illingworthnot out4     
NM McVickernot out3     
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 10 lb, 3 nb, 5 w)24
Total(6 wickets, 48.4 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-26, 3-54, 4-148, 5-175, 6-181
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder14   4392--
Brain15   1602--
Inchmore10   1371--
D'Oliveira3   160--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GM Turner (2) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> BF Davison (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> BM Brain reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> RGA Headley retired hurt in the Worcestershire second innings having scored 3 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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