Kent v Somerset
County Championship 1968
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 15th, 16th, 17th May 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultKent won by 9 wickets
PointsKent 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Somerset 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresJ Arnold, GH Pope
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 383/6 (Cowdrey 127*, Leary 4*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 106/2 (Kitchen 41*, Barwell 8*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessb Alley64     
BW Luckhurstc Palmer b Langford61     
+APE Knottb Alley1     
AL Dixonb Langford38     
*MC Cowdreynot out127     
Asif Iqbalc Brooks b Palmer48     
JN Shepherdc Robinson b Chappell26     
SE Learynot out4     
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 4 w)14
Total(6 wickets, declared, 122 overs)383
Fall of wickets:
1-126, 2-133, 3-133, 4-185, 5-300, 6-366
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey11   2390--
Palmer16   3541--
Alley31   15602--
Langford41   16972--
Robinson8   2380--
Chappell7   2401--
Burgess8   1410--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Shepherd b Underwood12     
MJ Kitchenb Dixon13     
TI Barwellb Underwood0     
GS Chappellst Knott b Underwood61     
WE Alleyb Underwood9     
PJ Robinsonlbw b Underwood4     
GI Burgessst Knott b Underwood3     
R Palmerc Leary b Dixon8     
*BA Langfordc Leary b Underwood6     
+RA Brooksnot out6     
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb)12
Total(9 wickets, declared, 74.5 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-29, 4-90, 5-103, 6-109, 7-122, 8-122, 9-134 (74.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham13   5120--
Dye5   170--
Shepherd5   270--
Dixon24   13502--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Underwood10     
MJ Kitchenc Knott b Graham50     
PJ Robinsonrun out38     
TI Barwellb Graham12     
GS Chappelllbw b Dixon14     
WE Alleyc Denness b Underwood74     
GI Burgessc Denness b Leary57     
R Palmernot out21     
*BA Langfordb Underwood0     
+RA Brooksc and b Underwood2     
FE Rumseyb Graham4     
Extras(4 b, 13 lb)17
Total(all out, 138.3 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-95, 3-114, 4-123, 5-133, 6-259, 7-270, 8-274, 9-280, 10-299 (138.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye2   0140--
Shepherd2   140--
Dixon39   22741--
Underwood50   221004--
Leary18   10251--
Asif Iqbal5   0140--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JN Shepherdc Robinson b Rumsey9     
Asif Iqbalnot out34     
AL Dixonnot out5     
MH Dennessdid not bat      
BW Luckhurstdid not bat      
+APE Knottdid not bat      
*MC Cowdreydid not bat      
SE Learydid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(1 wicket, 8 overs)54
Fall of wickets:
1-34 (Shepherd)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey4   0141--
Palmer2   0180--
Alley2   0160--

--> Asif Iqbal (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in County Championship matches
--> GS Chappell (1) passed his previous highest score of 56 in County Championship matches
--> WE Alley (2) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 74
--> SE Leary reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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