Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1966
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 31st August, 1st, 2nd September 1966 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultSomerset won by 101 runs
PointsSomerset 12; Essex 0
UmpiresJ Arnold, OW Herman
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 41/3 (Fletcher 5*, Edmeades 6*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 58/4 (Virgin 20*, Robinson 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Knight46     
RT Virginlbw b Bailey49     
MJ Kitchenrun out12     
GI Burgessc Edmeades b Hobbs0     
WE Alleyc Cass b Knight5     
*CRM Atkinsonb Edmeades88     
KE Palmerlbw b Knight1     
+G Claytonb Knight2     
PJ Robinsonb Knight4     
BA Langfordc Cass b Edmeades2     
FE Rumseynot out13     
Extras(1 lb, 1 w)2
Total(all out, 83.4 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-102, 3-102, 4-111, 5-130, 6-132, 7-134, 8-144, 9-151, 10-224 (83.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight24   3735--
Jorden6   0160--
Bailey12   1231--
Acfield10   4190--
Hobbs16   3481--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearlbw b Palmer18     
GJ Savilleb Palmer9     
*TE Baileyc Clayton b Rumsey1     
KWR Fletcherc Clayton b Alley10     
B Taylorb Rumsey0     
BR Knightb Alley52     
+GR Cassnot out39     
BEA Edmeadesc Clayton b Rumsey20     
AM Jordenc and b Robinson17     
RNS Hobbsc Robinson b Alley5     
DL Acfieldnot out3     
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(9 wickets, declared, 88 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-30, 3-30, 4-55, 5-55, 6-70, 7-135, 8-141, 9-167
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey17   9303--
Palmer29   7772--
Alley24   9353--
Langford14   6200--
Robinson4   2121--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonb Bailey3     
RT Virginb Knight42     
MJ Kitchenc Taylor b Knight6     
GI Burgessc Cass b Bailey1     
*CRM Atkinsonlbw b Edmeades24     
PJ Robinsonc Bailey b Acfield25     
WE Alleyb Edmeades56     
KE Palmerlbw b Acfield1     
+G Claytonst Cass b Acfield16     
BA Langfordc Acfield b Edmeades0     
FE Rumseynot out0     
Extras(9 b)9
Total(all out, 83.3 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-12, 3-13, 4-58, 5-105, 6-105, 7-115, 8-181, 9-181, 10-183 (83.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight19   7242--
Edmeades24   6413--
Bailey9   4142--
Hobbs7   0280--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Bearc Virgin b Robinson50     
GJ Savilleb Langford11     
BEA Edmeadesb Palmer0     
KWR Fletcherlbw b Palmer29     
BR Knightc Rumsey b Palmer4     
+GR Cassc Virgin b Langford0     
*TE Baileyb Langford1     
B Taylorb Palmer10     
AM Jordennot out5     
RNS Hobbsst Clayton b Langford6     
DL Acfieldb Rumsey4     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 42.3 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-53, 3-67, 4-97, 5-109, 6-110, 7-110, 8-116, 9-116, 10-125 (42.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer9   2204--
Alley3   0110--
Langford14   2464--
Robinson7   3181--

--> CRM Atkinson (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 86
--> CRM Atkinson (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> MJ Bear (2) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 27
--> WE Alley reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> WE Alley reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> FE Rumsey reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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