Leicestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1975
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 18th, 19th, 20th June 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultLeicestershire won by 116 runs
PointsLeicestershire 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Somerset 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)
UmpiresR Julian, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 66/1 (Rose 31*, Denning 29*; 24 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 203/5 (Tolchard 73*, Birkenshaw 16*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Rose b Botham126     
JF Steeleb Jones68     
JC Balderstoneb Botham8     
BF Davisonnot out81     
*R Illingworthc Taylor b Moseley14     
+RW Tolchardc Rose b Jennings6     
J Birkenshawnot out1     
GF Crossdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 6 nb)12
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-130, 2-160, 3-249, 4-291, 5-307
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones19   4471--
Moseley23   6621--
Botham21   2682--
Jennings14   3361--
Breakwell17   0710--
Close6   3200--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorc Illingworth b Higgs1     
BC Roseb McVicker59     
PW Denningrun out35     
PA Slocombec Tolchard b Higgs26     
*DB Closec Higgs b Balderstone32     
IT Bothamc Tolchard b Higgs0     
JM Parksb Higgs3     
KF Jenningslbw b Higgs0     
D Breakwellc Dudleston b Balderstone10     
HR Moseleyc Illingworth b Higgs20     
AA Jonesnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 74.1 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-77, 3-113, 4-154, 5-154, 6-166, 7-167, 8-167, 9-196, 10-197 (74.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie16   3480--
Illingworth6   420--
McVicker14   3411--
Cross6   3150--
Balderstone11   2182--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Jennings b Jones8     
JF Steelelbw b Jones7     
JC Balderstoneb Breakwell22     
BF Davisonc Taylor b Botham16     
*R Illingworthb Botham46     
+RW Tolchardc Slocombe b Breakwell76     
J Birkenshawc Close b Breakwell17     
GF Crossnot out15     
NM McVickernot out7     
GD McKenziedid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 8 nb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 75.4 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-22, 3-45, 4-65, 5-169, 6-205, 7-205
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones11   3382--
Moseley11   2250--
Botham27   7762--
Jennings4   1160--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorc Tolchard b McKenzie12     
BC Rosec Illingworth b Balderstone45     
PW Denningc Davison b McKenzie7     
PA Slocombeb Balderstone25     
*DB Closec Tolchard b Balderstone31     
IT Bothamc Tolchard b McVicker27     
KF Jenningsnot out14     
JM Parksc Tolchard b Birkenshaw45     
D Breakwellc Davison b McKenzie7     
HR Moseleylbw b Higgs0     
AA Jonesb Higgs5     
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(all out, 110 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-56, 3-74, 4-123, 5-138, 6-185, 7-208, 8-220, 9-221, 10-231 (110 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie18   5393--
Higgs21   4492--
Illingworth8   720--
McVicker13   4351--
Balderstone31   13583--
Birkenshaw11   7241--
Steele8   3110--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> KF Jennings made his debut in County Championship matches
--> KF Jennings made his debut in first-class matches
--> AA Jones (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1





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