Northamptonshire v Somerset
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 11th, 12th, 13th May 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 2 (Bowling 2); Somerset 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresOW Herman, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 6/2 (Milburn 1*, Ackerman 0*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 151/6 (Kettle 4*, Scott 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Johnson b Kettle49     
MJ Kitchenc Johnson b Kettle2     
KE Palmerlbw b Kettle28     
TI Barwellc Willey b Scott49     
GS Chappellc Prideaux b Sully56     
WE Alleyc Ackerman b Sully21     
*RC Kerslakec Ackerman b Sully21     
R Palmerb Durose10     
BA Langfordb Kettle18     
FE Rumseynot out2     
+RA Brooksdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 4 nb)18
Total(9 wickets, declared, 94.3 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-62, 3-96, 4-153, 5-192, 6-229, 7-240, 8-272, 9-274 (94.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Durose14   2441--
Willey13   3300--
Milburn6   1100--
Sully26   11483--
Mushtaq Mohammad4   0240--
Scott14   4371--
Steele5   2120--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxc Kerslake b Rumsey0     
C Milburnc Chappell b R Palmer54     
DS Steelelbw b Rumsey4     
HM Ackermanlbw b R Palmer12     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Chappell b Langford44     
P Willeyc Alley b R Palmer18     
MK Kettlenot out4     
ME Scottnot out0     
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
AJ Durosedid not bat      
H Sullydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 8 nb)15
Total(6 wickets, 53 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-6, 3-31, 4-122, 5-136, 6-151
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey12   5232--
R Palmer25   5743--
Chappell2   200--
Alley8   0310--
Langford6   481--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> RT Virgin (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> GS Chappell (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in County Championship matches
--> Mushtaq Mohammad (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 24





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