Middlesex County Cricket Club

Middlesex v Leicestershire
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1997
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th June 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMiddlesex 11 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 9 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Clarkson, VA Holder
ScorerGA York (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 267/7 (Whitaker 108*, Mullally 6*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 298/4 (Pooley 28*, Brown 5*)
Close of play day 3Leicestershire (2) 236/3 (Wells 76*, Pierson 9*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VJ Wellsc Ramprakash b Hewitt39     
DL Maddyb Fraser23     
BF Smithnot out23     
*JJ Whitakerb Fraser110     
NC Johnsonc Johnson b Fraser12     
A Habibc and b Weekes18     
+PA Nixonb Tufnell7     
GJ Parsonsb Fraser5     
ARK Piersonb Fraser13     
AD Mullallyb Fraser10     
MT Brimsonlbw b Hewitt0     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 6 nb, 6 w)20
Total(all out, 112.2 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-72, 3-153, 4-175, 5-194, 6-223, 7-255, 8-273, 9-274, 10-280 (112.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hewitt27   8632--
Johnson18   2840--
Weekes10   2161--
Tufnell26   13321--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PN Weekesb Pierson23     
JH Kallisc Nixon b Mullally23     
*MR Ramprakashc sub b Mullally97     
MW Gattingb Pierson94     
JC Pooleyc and b Brimson55     
+KR Brownlbw b Wells5     
SP Moffatlbw b Parsons36     
RL Johnsonb Parsons13     
JP Hewittb Parsons0     
ARC Frasernot out4     
PCR Tufnellc and b Parsons2     
Extras(11 b, 16 lb, 16 nb)43
Total(all out, 105.2 overs)395
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-55, 3-233, 4-287, 5-298, 6-343, 7-382, 8-382, 9-391, 10-395 (105.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mullally23   7752--
Johnson12   1480--
Pierson33   31152--
Wells8   0461--
Brimson16   1621--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VJ Wellsc Ramprakash b Tufnell224     
DL Maddyc Ramprakash b Tufnell103     
A Habibc Kallis b Tufnell13     
NC Johnsonlbw b Hewitt17     
ARK Piersonb Johnson9     
*JJ Whitakerc Brown b Gatting41     
+PA Nixonnot out19     
GJ Parsonsc Brown b Ramprakash0     
AD Mullallynot out0     
BF Smithdid not bat      
MT Brimsondid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 12 lb, 2 nb, 12 w)36
Total(7 wickets, 135.2 overs)462
Fall of wickets:
1-173, 2-191, 3-220, 4-236, 5-337, 6-462, 7-462
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser23   6600--
Hewitt17   2641--
Weekes24   0970--
Tufnell46   15923--
Johnson12   2511--
Gatting7   1461--

--> VJ Wells (2) passed his previous highest score of 204 in first-class matches
--> VJ Wells (2) passed his previous highest score of 204 in County Championship matches
--> VJ Wells (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 54
--> DL Maddy (2) equalled his previous highest score of 103 in County Championship matches
--> ARK Pierson reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> BF Smith retired hurt in the Leicestershire first innings having scored 23 (team score 104/2) - he returned when the score was 274/9



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