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Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 24th, 26th, 27th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 2 wickets
PointsEssex 12 (Batting 1, Bowling 1); Leicestershire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresH Horton, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 65/2 (McEwan 20*, Cooke 16*; 22 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 142/7 (Gooch 13*, East 9*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Edmeades25     
JF Steelenot out116     
JG Tolchardlbw b East7     
BF Davisonc East b Acfield96     
J Birkenshawc and b Acfield44     
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 15 lb, 4 nb)25
Total(4 wickets, declared, 99.1 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-83, 3-231, 4-313 (99.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce6   1100--
Turner18   2530--
Gooch18   5290--
Edmeades12   2261--
East18   4501--
Hobbs7   0390--
Acfield20.11812--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Illingworth b Booth15     
BR Hardieb McKenzie11     
KS McEwanc Birkenshaw b McVicker32     
RMO Cookec Birkenshaw b Illingworth34     
GA Goochrun out13     
S Turnerc JG Tolchard b Illingworth10     
KD Boycelbw b Steele14     
RE Eastlbw b Illingworth10     
+N Smithlbw b Birkenshaw7     
*RNS Hobbsnot out14     
DL Acfieldc McKenzie b Birkenshaw1     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 69.3 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-38, 3-86, 4-108, 5-109, 6-130, 7-142, 8-143, 9-159, 10-165 (69.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie15   4431--
Booth6   0191--
Spencer7   2190--
McVicker16   9221--
Birkenshaw2.3152--
Illingworth16   6283--
Steele7   1251--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Boyce27     
JF Steelelbw b Boyce3     
JG Tolchardlbw b Turner12     
BF Davisonc Hardie b Boyce25     
J Birkenshawnot out16     
+RW Tolchardc and b Turner1     
*R Illingworthnot out0     
P Boothdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(5 wickets, declared, 31 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-34, 3-54, 4-92, 5-93
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce16   4493--
Turner15   4352--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc RW Tolchard b McKenzie4     
BR Hardielbw b McKenzie10     
KS McEwanc and b Birkenshaw31     
RMO Cookeb Illingworth42     
GA Goochnot out114     
S Turnerc Booth b Illingworth5     
KD Boycec Davison b Birkenshaw11     
RE Eastb McKenzie11     
+N Smithc Dudleston b Illingworth4     
*RNS Hobbsnot out4     
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 1 w)6
Total(8 wickets, 66 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-16, 3-73, 4-118, 5-141, 6-156, 7-198, 8-234
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie11   0383--
Booth4   1120--
Spencer5   1130--
McVicker8   1310--
Birkenshaw11   0382--
Illingworth19   1603--
Steele8   0440--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> CT Spencer made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> CT Spencer made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> B Dudleston (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 15
--> BR Hardie (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> RMO Cooke (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 35
--> GA Gooch (2) passed his previous highest score of 94 in first-class matches
--> GA Gooch (2) made his first century in first-class matches
--> GA Gooch (2) passed his previous highest score of 94 in County Championship matches
--> GA Gooch (2) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> RE East (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> R Illingworth reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> S Turner reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> R Illingworth reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings

 

 

 

 

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