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Middlesex v Leicestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 12th, 13th, 14th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 1 wicket
PointsMiddlesex 16 (Bowling 4); Leicestershire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresFR Goodall, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 62/5 (Radley 19*, Gatting 6*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 29/0 (Brearley 14*, Radley 15*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Gatting19     
JF Steelec Tomlins b Gatting23     
JC Balderstonenot out52     
BF Davisonb Gatting5     
DI Gowerc Radley b Selvey23     
+RW Tolchardb Selvey5     
J Birkenshawc Edmonds b Gatting5     
PB Cliftc Edmonds b Gatting5     
*R Illingworthb Selvey5     
P Boothc Gould b Edmonds8     
K Higgsc Gould b Daniel0     
Extras(3 b, 9 lb, 5 nb, 2 w)19
Total(all out, 70.5 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-54, 3-65, 4-101, 5-119, 6-124, 7-134, 8-147, 9-166, 10-169 (70.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel17.57191--
Selvey23   6563--
Gatting24   7595--
Edmonds6   2161--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Tolchard b Higgs9     
MJ Smithb Higgs16     
CT Radleyc Steele b Clift19     
GD Barlowc Steele b Higgs0     
KP Tomlinslbw b Higgs0     
+IJ Gouldb Higgs7     
MW Gattingb Higgs53     
PH Edmondsc and b Clift10     
JE Embureyc Steele b Clift20     
MWW Selveynot out8     
WW Danielb Higgs0     
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 72.4 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-31, 3-31, 4-31, 5-39, 6-62, 7-74, 8-131, 9-147, 10-148 (72.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs28.411447--
Booth6   0270--
Clift22   7423--
Illingworth8   4100--
Balderstone8   1190--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonc Barlow b Edmonds27     
JF Steelec sub b Emburey23     
JC Balderstonec Radley b Edmonds4     
BF Davisonrun out1     
DI Gowerc Gould b Emburey3     
+RW Tolchardnot out17     
J Birkenshawc Emburey b Edmonds13     
PB Cliftc Gould b Edmonds7     
*R Illingworthc Tomlins b Edmonds0     
P Boothst Gould b Edmonds0     
K Higgsb Edmonds0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 59.2 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-51, 3-52, 4-59, 5-62, 6-80, 7-94, 8-94, 9-98, 10-98 (59.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daniel7   3120--
Selvey4   2100--
Gatting7   1100--
Edmonds18.26347--
Emburey23   10292--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Higgs b Balderstone23     
MJ Smithb Balderstone0     
CT Radleylbw b Steele34     
GD Barlowc and b Steele9     
KP Tomlinslbw b Steele1     
+IJ Gouldb Balderstone2     
MW Gattingst Tolchard b Balderstone11     
PH Edmondslbw b Balderstone23     
JE Embureylbw b Higgs0     
MWW Selveynot out12     
WW Danielnot out2     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(9 wickets, 49 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-65, 3-66, 4-66, 5-68, 6-73, 7-103, 8-106, 9-106
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs7   2211--
Booth2   070--
Illingworth8   0310--
Balderstone14   3355--
Steele18   8233--

Notes
--> 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 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> PH Edmonds (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> MW Gatting achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 3-13)
--> MW Gatting achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Leicestershire first innings
--> MWW Selvey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> MW Gatting achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 3-13)
--> MW Gatting achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JF Steele reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings

 

 

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