Somerset v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 19th, 20th, 21st May 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSomerset won by 4 wickets
PointsSomerset 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Northamptonshire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresGH Pope, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 204 all out
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 42/1 (Prideaux 15*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxrun out95      
BL Reynoldslbw b Rumsey5      
DS Steeleb Palmer7      
HM Ackermanlbw b Palmer18      
Mushtaq Mohammadc Brooks b Palmer2      
P Willeyrun out42      
MK Kettlec Burgess b Robinson11      
ME Scottnot out5      
+LA Johnsonlbw b Rumsey7      
AJ Duroseb Rumsey0      
H Sullylbw b Langford7      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 76 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-49, 3-73, 4-75, 5-159, 6-184, 7-187, 8-197, 9-197, 10-204 (76 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey15   0583--
Palmer18   3533--
Alley19   8370--
Langford15   8161--
Chappell5   0280--
Robinson4   171--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Johnson b Durose5      
MJ Kitchennot out161      
GI Burgessb Kettle0      
TI Barwellc Johnson b Kettle4      
GS Chappellb Kettle0      
WE Alleyb Kettle0      
PJ Robinsonlbw b Mushtaq Mohammad29      
R Palmerlbw b Scott32      
*BA Langfordc Steele b Durose1      
+RA Brooksc Durose b Scott37      
FE Rumseyb Steele0      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 9 nb)18
Total(all out, 103.3 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-23, 3-31, 4-31, 5-31, 6-111, 7-170, 8-177, 9-285, 10-287 (103.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kettle24   3674--
Durose20   6602--
Willey6   360--
Mushtaq Mohammad21   4681--
Sully22   11480--
Scott9   4182--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxc Robinson b Langford79      
P Willeyc Brooks b Chappell26      
BL Reynoldsc and b Robinson24      
HM Ackermanc Brooks b Robinson67      
Mushtaq Mohammadnot out82      
DS Steelec and b Robinson0      
MK Kettlec Burgess b Robinson1      
ME Scottc Chappell b Langford4      
+LA Johnsonnot out4      
AJ Durosedid not bat      
H Sullydid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(7 wickets, declared, 101 overs)290
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-102, 3-154, 4-238, 5-246, 6-250, 7-260
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey6   2170--
Palmer11   5370--
Alley2   110--
Langford36   14842--
Chappell9   1331--
Robinson27   6794--
Burgess10   1360--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b Durose18      
MJ Kitchenc Durose b Sully46      
GI Burgessrun out49      
TI Barwellst Johnson b Steele32      
*BA Langfordb Steele0      
GS Chappellc Johnson b Durose7      
WE Alleynot out23      
R Palmernot out20      
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
+RA Brooksdid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)16
Total(6 wickets, 43 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-81, 3-128, 4-128, 5-164, 6-168
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kettle6   0290--
Durose11   2322--
Mushtaq Mohammad1   0160--
Sully8   2461--
Scott11   1320--
Steele6   0402--

--> HM Ackerman (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> MJ Kitchen (1) passed his previous highest score of 141 in County Championship matches
--> RM Prideaux (2) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 68
--> HM Ackerman (2) passed his previous highest score of 30 in County Championship matches
--> R Palmer reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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