Leicestershire v Worcestershire
County Championship 1975
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 7th, 9th, 10th June 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 4 (Batting 4); Worcestershire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresR Aspinall, RE Barnard
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 65/2 (Cass 31*, Yardley 16*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 214/2 (Balderstone 64*, Davison 94*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Tolchardb Inchmore14     
JF Steeleb Inchmore1     
JC Balderstonec Yardley b D'Oliveira103     
BF Davisonc Ormrod b Brain17     
*R Illingworthc Cass b D'Oliveira88     
+RW Tolchardb Inchmore36     
J Birkenshawc Brain b D'Oliveira17     
GF Crossb Inchmore26     
NM McVickernot out7     
GD McKenzienot out3     
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 6 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-31, 3-57, 4-230, 5-239, 6-276, 7-320, 8-325
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
D'Oliveira28   9713--
Inchmore14   0634--
Gifford31   8710--
Brain12   1511--
Cumbes12   1400--
Hemsley3   0160--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KW Wilkinsonc Birkenshaw b McKenzie2     
GR Cassnot out172     
EJO Hemsleyrun out11     
TJ Yardleynot out124     
JA Ormroddid not bat      
BL D'Oliveiradid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
+HG Wilcockdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
BM Braindid not bat      
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 8 w)13
Total(2 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-53
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie15   3441--
Higgs13   0510--
McVicker10   1510--
Birkenshaw24   6770--
Illingworth7   3180--
Steele8   4120--
Balderstone13   4270--
Cross10   2290--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Tolchardc Cass b Gifford10     
JF Steeleb Gifford25     
JC Balderstonest Wilcock b Gifford79     
BF Davisonretired hurt112     
*R Illingworthlbw b Inchmore10     
+RW Tolchardnot out52     
J Birkenshawnot out23     
GF Crossdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 13 lb, 15 nb)40
Total(4 wickets, declared, 86 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-45, 3-251, 4-299
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
D'Oliveira7   2200--
Inchmore13   2451--
Gifford34   41113--
Brain20   2850--
Cumbes12   1500--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KW Wilkinsonc Balderstone b Birkenshaw31     
JA Ormrodc Steele b Higgs4     
EJO Hemsleyc sub (DI Gower) b Higgs0     
TJ Yardleyc RW Tolchard b Birkenshaw42     
BL D'Oliveirac Illingworth b Balderstone51     
GR Cassc RW Tolchard b Birkenshaw14     
JD Inchmorelbw b Higgs18     
+HG Wilcockb Birkenshaw16     
*N Giffordnot out0     
BM Brainnot out0     
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 9 nb)13
Total(8 wickets, 88 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-74, 4-91, 5-153, 6-153, 7-189, 8-189
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie8   1250--
Higgs13   2393--
Birkenshaw29   16364--
Illingworth1   0100--
Steele9   3260--
Balderstone28   11401--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GR Cass (1) passed his previous highest score of 104 in first-class matches
--> GR Cass (1) passed his previous highest score of 104 in County Championship matches
--> GR Cass (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 140
--> TJ Yardley (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 37
--> BF Davison (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 104
--> TJ Yardley (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> BL D'Oliveira (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> JC Balderstone reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 700 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire second innings
--> BF Davison retired hurt in the Leicestershire second innings having scored 112 (team score 239/2)





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