Middlesex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 28th, 29th, 30th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 238 runs
PointsMiddlesex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJF Crapp, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 82/7 (Murray 15*, Edmonds 8*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 174/7 (Illingworth 14*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonst Murray b Titmus31     
JF Steelelbw b Titmus35     
JG Tolchardc Featherstone b Edmonds3     
BF Davisonc and b Featherstone109     
J Birkenshawc Edmonds b Titmus1     
MEJC Normanc Brearley b Edmonds4     
+RW Tolchardc and b Edmonds43     
*R Illingworthc Radley b Featherstone2     
NM McVickerb Edmonds19     
GD McKenzielbw b Titmus4     
TK Strettonnot out6     
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 100 overs)269
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-46, 3-140, 4-142, 5-153, 6-205, 7-209, 8-234, 9-253, 10-269 (100 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vernon6   1220--
Jones11   690--
Titmus34   8804--
Edmonds33   71024--
Gomes5   2150--
Featherstone11   1292--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithlbw b McKenzie4     
RO Butcherb Illingworth20     
*JM Brearleyc JG Tolchard b McKenzie0     
CT Radleyc RW Tolchard b McKenzie0     
NG Featherstonec Davison b Birkenshaw29     
HA Gomesc and b Birkenshaw0     
+JT Murrayc Dudleston b McKenzie47     
FJ Titmusc RW Tolchard b Birkenshaw0     
PH Edmondsc Stretton b Illingworth31     
KV Joneslbw b McKenzie43     
MJ Vernonnot out16     
Extras(9 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(all out, 82.5 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-13, 3-13, 4-54, 5-56, 6-56, 7-61, 8-135, 9-173, 10-204 (82.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stretton7   2180--
Birkenshaw21   4743--
Illingworth26   12362--
Steele14   4260--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonb Titmus16     
JF Steelec Radley b Edmonds13     
JG Tolchardlbw b Titmus42     
BF Davisonc and b Titmus12     
J Birkenshawc Radley b Vernon42     
MEJC Normanc Butcher b Edmonds8     
+RW Tolchardc Radley b Edmonds8     
*R Illingworthc Radley b Edmonds25     
NM McVickernot out14     
GD McKenziec Smith b Titmus7     
TK Strettonb Edmonds4     
Extras(15 b, 8 lb)23
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-33, 3-48, 4-121, 5-149, 6-149, 7-174, 8-193, 9-200, 10-214 (96.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vernon4   0131--
Jones3   260--
Titmus40   14744--
Featherstone6   2150--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc RW Tolchard b McVicker6     
RO Butcherc RW Tolchard b McVicker1     
*JM Brearleyc Birkenshaw b McVicker2     
CT Radleyc Birkenshaw b McKenzie0     
NG Featherstonec and b McVicker4     
HA Gomesb McVicker0     
FJ Titmusc Dudleston b McVicker5     
+JT Murrayc Dudleston b McKenzie1     
PH Edmondsc Dudleston b McKenzie3     
KV Jonesc RW Tolchard b McKenzie15     
MJ Vernonnot out4     
Total(all out, 19 overs)41
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-8, 3-9, 4-9, 5-9, 6-10, 7-17, 8-22, 9-26, 10-41 (19 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie10   1224--
McVicker9   1196--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JF Steele (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> BF Davison (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 108
--> KV Jones (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> TK Stretton made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> GD McKenzie reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings



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