Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 24th, 25th, 26th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Warwickshire 4 (Batting 3, Bowling 1)
UmpiresR Aspinall, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 102/4 (Kallicharran 57*, Humpage 14*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 205/1 (Steele 89*, Balderstone 53*; 67 overs)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Amissc Higgs b Booth5     
KD Smithc Higgs b Ward7     
*J Whitehousec Tolchard b Higgs0     
AI Kallicharranb Clift129     
RN Abberleylbw b Higgs11     
+GW Humpagec Davison b Clift110     
SJ Rouselbw b Birkenshaw0     
EE Hemmingsnot out6     
DC Hopkinsb Clift0     
RW Flowerdid not bat      
SP Perrymandid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 95.3 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-10, 3-23, 4-82, 5-255, 6-260, 7-278, 8-278 (95.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward4   181--
Higgs16   4362--
Booth16   1571--
Illingworth9   690--
Balderstone11   1320--
Birkenshaw15   1501--
Steele8   2160--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Flower56     
JF Steelec Perryman b Hemmings99     
JC Balderstoneb Hemmings101     
BF Davisonlbw b Hemmings40     
+RW Tolchardnot out36     
J Birkenshawnot out26     
*R Illingworthdid not bat      
PB Cliftdid not bat      
P Boothdid not bat      
A Warddid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)10
Total(4 wickets, innings closed, 104 overs)368
Fall of wickets:
1-112, 2-243, 3-290, 4-319
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rouse16   1540--
Hopkins7   1160--
Perryman23   2980--
Flower27   4981--
Hemmings31   5923--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Amisslbw b Illingworth40     
KD Smithnot out102     
*J Whitehousenot out13     
AI Kallicharrandid not bat      
RN Abberleydid not bat      
+GW Humpagedid not bat      
SJ Rousedid not bat      
EE Hemmingsdid not bat      
DC Hopkinsdid not bat      
RW Flowerdid not bat      
SP Perrymandid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(1 wicket, 78 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-91 (Amiss)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs4   140--
Clift12   4240--
Booth2   0100--
Illingworth17   4331--
Balderstone13   4140--
Birkenshaw20   4510--
Steele10   3190--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> A Ward made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> A Ward made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> DL Amiss (2) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> KD Smith (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 100
--> PB Clift reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Warwickshire first innings





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