Leicestershire v Derbyshire
County Championship 1976
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 19th, 20th, 21st May 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Derbyshire 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresR Julian, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 236/5 (Tolchard 13*, Birkenshaw 4*; 77 overs)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (1) 35/2 (Barlow 14*, Morris 7*; 12.5 overs)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Russell b Barlow8     
JF Steelelbw b Hendrick0     
JC Balderstonec Taylor b Ward83     
BF Davisonc Sharpe b Russell106     
*R Illingworthb Russell5     
+RW Tolchardnot out46     
J Birkenshawc Taylor b Hendrick13     
PB Cliftc Morris b Ward4     
NM McVickerc Taylor b Ward14     
P Boothnot out6     
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb, 10 nb)21
Total(8 wickets, declared, 98 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-14, 3-208, 4-212, 5-228, 6-247, 7-253, 8-288
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick25   2662--
Ward27   5823--
Barlow16   2491--
Russell18   5442--
Miller8   1320--
Swarbrook4   2120--

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJ Sharpec Higgs b Clift10     
A Hillb Higgs3     
EJ Barlowlbw b Steele39     
A Morrisc Higgs b Steele14     
AJ Borringtonc Steele b Birkenshaw3     
G Millerlbw b Balderstone50     
FW Swarbrooklbw b Clift19     
*+RW Taylorc and b Higgs30     
PE Russellb Clift2     
A Wardb Clift1     
M Hendricknot out2     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-24, 3-54, 4-69, 5-77, 6-135, 7-155, 8-179, 9-179, 10-182 (96.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth3   050--
Higgs12   5242--
Steele24   11492--
Birkenshaw13   7231--
Illingworth17   8170--
Balderstone10   3201--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Russell b Miller20     
JF Steelec Swarbrook b Miller19     
JC Balderstoneb Swarbrook5     
BF Davisonnot out6     
*R Illingworthnot out0     
+RW Tolcharddid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
NM McVickerdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 nb, 1 w)2
Total(3 wickets, 22 overs)52
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-46, 3-52
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick4   240--
Ward4   0150--
Miller7   3182--
Swarbrook7   3131--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> EJ Barlow (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in County Championship matches
--> G Miller (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 33
--> K Higgs reached 1350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Derbyshire first innings





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