Leicestershire v Essex
County Championship 1975
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 12th, 14th, 15th July 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 130 runs
PointsLeicestershire 17 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Essex 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1)
UmpiresA Jepson, TW Spencer, RT Wilson
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 70/0 (Hardie 12*, Edmeades 52*; 12 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 156/2 (Balderstone 56*, Davison 1*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Lever134      
JG Tolchardc Lever b Hobbs55      
JC Balderstonec Hardie b Boyce12      
BF Davisonc Pont b Edmeades68      
*R Illingworthnot out34      
+RW Tolchardnot out1      
GF Crossdid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 9 lb, 17 nb, 1 w)35
Total(4 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-108, 2-150, 3-264, 4-336
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce20   2661--
Lever21   2721--
Turner15   2480--
East20   2370--
Hobbs20   1621--
Edmeades4   0191--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec Dudleston b Illingworth21      
BEA Edmeadesc Davison b Birkenshaw56      
RMO Cookec McKenzie b Illingworth13      
KS McEwanc Cross b Birkenshaw61      
KR Pontc Birkenshaw b Illingworth86      
S Turnernot out28      
RE Eastlbw b Illingworth11      
+N Smithlbw b Illingworth10      
*RNS Hobbsnot out24      
JK Leverdid not bat      
KD Boycedid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 6 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-96, 3-99, 4-237, 5-248, 6-271, 7-285
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie11   1580--
Higgs19   3610--
Birkenshaw31   10712--
Illingworth25   6775--
Balderstone8   2270--
McVicker6   2160--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Turner b Hobbs62      
GF Crossc Smith b Pont36      
JC Balderstonenot out117      
BF Davisonnot out70      
JG Tolcharddid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)16
Total(2 wickets, declared, 79.5 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-161
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever7   1270--
Turner18   2550--
East22   5770--
Edmeades4   0160--
Pont12   1371--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BR Hardiec RW Tolchard b McKenzie3      
BEA Edmeadesc Illingworth b Birkenshaw19      
RMO Cookelbw b Birkenshaw12      
KS McEwanb Balderstone20      
KR Pontb Balderstone14      
S Turnerc Dudleston b Illingworth13      
RE Eastlbw b Balderstone0      
+N Smithnot out62      
*RNS Hobbsc Higgs b Illingworth0      
JK Leverlbw b McKenzie35      
KD Boyceabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)13
Total(all out, 74.3 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-31, 3-44, 4-74, 5-79, 6-79, 7-95, 8-95, 9-191 (74.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs3   0110--
Birkenshaw21   11332--
Illingworth24   9582--
Balderstone21   11663--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JG Tolchard (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> R Illingworth (1) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 7
--> KS McEwan (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> RE East (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> RMO Cooke made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> J Birkenshaw reached 900 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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