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Natal v Leicestershire
Leicestershire in South Africa 1996/97
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 25th, 26th, 27th March 1997 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by an innings and 1 run
UmpiresRB Shah, BA Williams
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 40/1 (Watson 21*, Stewart 4*; 17 overs)
Close of play day 2Natal (1) 430/4 (Watson 161*, Johnson 9*; 121 overs)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Maddyc Forde b Botha501201567- 
IJ Sutcliffec Stewart b Johnson11321-- 
BF Smithc Forde b Benkenstein2740606- 
*JJ Whitakerc Forde b Botha1026421- 
VJ Wellsc Johnson b Storey61647152 
+PA Nixonc Forde b Storey1538612- 
JM Dakinc Sugden b Johnson1224412- 
DJ Millnsc Bruyns b Johnson12324-- 
GJ Parsonsb Benkenstein1657722- 
ARK Piersonc Sugden b Storey27921072- 
MT Brimsonnot out1226382- 
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 12 nb)20
Total(all out, 85 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Sutcliffe), 2-62 (Smith), 3-97 (Whitaker), 4-119 (Maddy), 5-166 (Wells), 6-185 (Nixon), 7-195 (Dakin), 8-196 (Millns), 9-231 (Parsons), 10-252 (Pierson)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gilder12   1330--
Johnson17   6523--
Benkenstein13   2332--
Storey15   1493--
Botha14   4352--
Crookes14   5420--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Watsonnot out200375501161 
ML Bruynslbw b Wells1426393- 
ELR Stewartc Nixon b Dakin3668774- 
*DM Benkensteinc Dakin b Brimson89142180111 
DN Crookesc Whitaker b Brimson110137141103 
NC Johnsonc Parsons b Pierson18302711 
CB Sugdennot out2322322- 
+KA Fordedid not bat      
AG Bothadid not bat      
GM Gilderdid not bat      
KG Storeydid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 6 nb)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 132 overs)503
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Bruyns), 2-90 (Stewart), 3-260 (Benkenstein), 4-419 (Crookes), 5-448 (Johnson)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Millns18   3900--
Parsons22   5570--
Wells15   2541--
Pierson26   21211--
Brimson34   51042--
Dakin10   0391--
Maddy7   2310--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Maddyc Watson b Gilder278-- 
IJ Sutcliffec Sugden b Gilder0913-- 
BF Smithc Forde b Gilder58141- 
*JJ Whitakerlbw b Storey10516222716- 
VJ Wellsc Watson b Botha827401- 
+PA Nixonc Forde b Crookes518211761 
JM Dakinc Bruyns b Storey2381873- 
DJ Millnsc Bruyns b Crookes175270-- 
GJ Parsonsnot out1454592- 
ARK Piersonc and b Botha147-- 
MT Brimsonc Forde b Botha101082- 
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 3 nb, 4 w)14
Total(all out, 82 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Maddy), 2-3 (Sutcliffe), 3-7 (Smith), 4-45 (Wells), 5-160 (Nixon), 6-199 (Whitaker), 7-210 (Dakin), 8-229 (Millns), 9-234 (Pierson), 10-250 (Brimson)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gilder12   1303--
Johnson10   3410--
Botha16   2613--
Storey16   2432--
Crookes25   6512--
Benkenstein3   0170--

--> VJ Wells (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> DJ Watson (1) passed his previous highest score of 103 in first-class matches
--> DJ Watson (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 145
--> DJ Millns (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> NC Johnson reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed IJ Sutcliffe, his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings

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