Leicestershire v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 3rd, 4th, 5th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 3 (Batting 3); Essex 1 (Bowling 1)
UmpiresHD Bird, R Julian
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 158/2 (Balderstone 22*, Davison 16*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 51/1 (Denness 19*, McEwan 6*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc East b Acfield75     
JF Steelelbw b Turner25     
JC Balderstoneb Turner23     
BF Davisonc McEwan b Lever60     
DI Gowernot out36     
+RW Tolchardnot out5     
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 14 nb)26
Total(4 wickets, declared, 88.3 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-102, 2-123, 3-159, 4-237
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever28   6741--
Turner28   9612--
Pont10   1250--
East2   0120--
Gooch2   040--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessnot out19     
GA Goochb Clift19     
KS McEwannot out6     
*KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
KR Pontdid not bat      
BR Hardiedid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(1 wicket, 23 overs)51
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Gooch)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs6   280--
Booth9   3170--
Clift6   3111--
Birkenshaw2   080--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> B Dudleston (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 21
--> BF Davison (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 57
--> S Turner reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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