Lancashire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1976
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 28th, 29th, 30th April 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 116 runs
PointsLancashire 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Northamptonshire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresCG Pepper, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 79/2 (Pilling 23*, Hayes 21*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 152/7 (Sharp 8*, Sarfraz Nawaz 4*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Good35     
G Cooklbw b Ratcliffe11     
DS Steelenot out93     
*Mushtaq Mohammadc Engineer b Good0     
W Larkinsb Good10     
TJ Yardleyb Good4     
P Willeyc Simmons b Good14     
+G Sharplbw b Lee32     
Sarfraz Nawazc Simmons b Lee2     
RMH Cottamb Lee5     
JCJ Dyec Simmons b Lee1     
Extras(2 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(all out, 86.3 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-55, 3-55, 4-67, 5-75, 6-117, 7-173, 8-175, 9-191, 10-216 (86.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Good17   3625--
Ratcliffe28   12521--
Wood4   1160--
Hughes7   2120--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodc Sharp b Cottam14     
A Kennedyc Yardley b Dye15     
H Pillingnot out59     
FC Hayesc Sharp b Cottam21     
*D Lloyd hit wkt b Cottam2     
+FM Engineerb Cottam23     
DP Hughesc Sharp b Cottam1     
J Simmonsc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz5     
RM Ratcliffeb Dye3     
AJ Goodlbw b Cottam0     
PG Leec Sharp b Dye0     
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-42, 3-79, 4-83, 5-111, 6-121, 7-126, 8-142, 9-150, 10-150 (60.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz22   6311--
Cottam21   2656--
Mushtaq Mohammad2   0160--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Engineer b Lee36     
G Cookc Engineer b Ratcliffe18     
*Mushtaq Mohammadlbw b Wood23     
W Larkinsc Engineer b Ratcliffe10     
DS Steelec Kennedy b Good18     
TJ Yardleyc Simmons b Ratcliffe0     
P Willeyc Simmons b Good27     
+G Sharpc Simmons b Lee10     
Sarfraz Nawaznot out17     
RMH Cottamc Hayes b Ratcliffe4     
JCJ Dyeb Lee0     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 9 nb)12
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-70, 3-82, 4-106, 5-108, 6-114, 7-144, 8-165, 9-170, 10-175 (86.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Good19   5522--
Ratcliffe29   9524--
Wood5   1111--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Kennedyc Cook b Cottam29     
B Woodlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz16     
H Pillingb Cottam27     
FC Hayesc Virgin b Cottam2     
+FM Engineerc Cook b Dye26     
DP Hughesc Cook b Cottam0     
J Simmonsnot out12     
RM Ratcliffec Sharp b Cottam6     
AJ Goodc Cook b Cottam0     
PG Leec Virgin b Cottam1     
*D Lloydabsent hurt
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(all out, 45.1 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-56, 3-62, 4-100, 5-100, 6-104, 7-119, 8-119, 9-125 (45.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz15   6341--
Dye13   0461--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> FM Engineer (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> AJ Good achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 1-37)
--> AJ Good achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 1-37)
--> RM Ratcliffe reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings

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