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Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1972
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 5th, 7th, 8th August 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 6 (Batting 1, Bowling 5); Leicestershire 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresA Jepson, R Julian
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 37/1 (Edmeades 31*, Fletcher 6*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 8/0 (Dudleston 2*, Steele 3*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Boyce0     
JF Steelec Boyce b East51     
MEJC Normanb Boyce13     
BF Davisonc Pont b Lever6     
+RW Tolchardb Turner61     
*R Illingworthc Boyce b East7     
PR Haywoodc East b Boyce12     
J Birkenshawc Fletcher b Boyce0     
GD McKenzieb Boyce0     
CT Spencerb East4     
K Higgsnot out9     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 10 nb)14
Total(all out, 74.2 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-47, 3-78, 4-78, 5-96, 6-127, 7-127, 8-127, 9-134, 10-177 (74.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   5515--
Lever23   7691--
Turner7.2361--
East21   9353--
Hobbs4   220--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Davison163     
GJ Savillelbw b Davison0     
KWR Fletcherc sub b Steele18     
B Wardc Steele b Birkenshaw1     
KD Boycec Steele b Birkenshaw14     
KR Pontc McKenzie b Birkenshaw6     
*+B Taylorlbw b Illingworth14     
S Turnerc Dudleston b McKenzie13     
RNS Hobbsb Illingworth8     
RE Eastnot out53     
JK Leverc Norman b Steele6     
Extras(18 b, 10 lb, 1 w)29
Total(all out, 132.3 overs)325
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-75, 3-89, 4-107, 5-123, 6-163, 7-195, 8-229, 9-310, 10-325 (132.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie22   2851--
Davison16   6252--
Steele22.35482--
Illingworth36   12572--
Birkenshaw36   14813--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Taylor b Boyce15     
JF Steelec Ward b Hobbs16     
MEJC Normanc Saville b East33     
BF Davisonb Hobbs17     
*R Illingworthlbw b Lever44     
+RW Tolchardc Saville b Hobbs25     
PR Haywoodc Pont b Boyce9     
J Birkenshawc Pont b Boyce0     
GD McKenzienot out36     
CT Spencerc Taylor b Boyce3     
K Higgsnot out1     
Extras(10 b, 5 lb, 8 nb)23
Total(9 wickets, 107 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-48, 3-93, 4-93, 5-157, 6-177, 7-177, 8-178, 9-193
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce24   6594--
Lever13   5281--
Turner5   140--
East29   16481--
Hobbs36   13603--

Notes
--> JF Steele (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 28
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed his previous highest score of 148 in County Championship matches
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed his previous highest score of 148 in first-class matches
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 56
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 106
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 143
--> RE East (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> GD McKenzie (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> GD McKenzie reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> RNS Hobbs reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings

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