Leicestershire v Middlesex
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 30th July, 1st, 2nd August 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 61 runs
PointsLeicestershire 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Middlesex 5 (Batting 3, Bowling 2)
UmpiresDGL Evans, D Sang Hue
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 68/1 (Ross 14*, Radley 14*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 127/4 (Balderstone 6*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersc Barlow b Emburey62     
JF Steelec Smith b Edmonds93     
JC Balderstonec Emburey b Edmonds0     
BF Davisonc Ross b Edmonds53     
DI Gowerc Radley b Emburey46     
+RW Tolchardnot out20     
J Birkenshawnot out5     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
K Shuttleworthdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 11 lb, 10 nb)27
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-162, 2-163, 3-178, 4-267, 5-287
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel9   0400--
Selvey10   3260--
Edmonds41   51043--
Gatting2   1110--
Emburey34   10862--
Featherstone4   0120--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Smithc and b Birkenshaw34     
NPD Rossst Tolchard b Illingworth16     
CT Radleyc and b Balderstone34     
GD Barlowc Davison b Illingworth4     
MW Gattingc Briers b Birkenshaw71     
NG Featherstoneb Birkenshaw61     
PH Edmondsb Birkenshaw0     
+IJ Gouldc Higgs b Balderstone8     
JE Embureyb Ward16     
MWW Selveyc Tolchard b Ward11     
WW Danielnot out1     
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)266
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-73, 3-89, 4-97, 5-210, 6-210, 7-239, 8-239, 9-262, 10-266 (96.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs4   1120--
Balderstone33   12792--
Birkenshaw24   6694--
Illingworth17   2482--
Steele10   4150--
Shuttleworth3   0130--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Briersst Gould b Edmonds16     
JF Steeleb Emburey44     
DI Gowerc Gould b Emburey0     
BF Davisonc and b Featherstone61     
JC Balderstoneb Featherstone36     
+RW Tolchardnot out43     
J Birkenshawb Edmonds42     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
K Shuttleworthdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 99.5 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-32, 3-109, 4-127, 5-184, 6-252 (99.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel3   140--
Selvey4   150--
Emburey42   91032--
Featherstone17   3502--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Smithc and b Steele21     
NPD Rossb Ward10     
CT Radleyc Briers b Balderstone84     
GD Barlowc Gower b Birkenshaw12     
MW Gattingb Birkenshaw24     
NG Featherstonec Birkenshaw b Balderstone15     
PH Edmondsc Illingworth b Birkenshaw14     
+IJ Gouldb Balderstone4     
JE Embureyc Higgs b Birkenshaw28     
MWW Selveyb Balderstone4     
WW Danielnot out4     
Extras(6 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 74 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-53, 3-106, 4-140, 5-166, 6-177, 7-185, 8-199, 9-211, 10-231 (74 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward4   0181--
Higgs4   0240--
Balderstone23   5534--
Birkenshaw24   3784--
Illingworth12   4330--
Steele7   3141--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> NPD Ross made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> NPD Ross made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JF Steele (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> JC Balderstone (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> NPD Ross (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> JE Emburey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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