Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 1st, 2nd, 3rd June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to field
ResultSomerset won by 7 wickets
PointsSomerset 12 (Bowling 2); Gloucestershire 10 (Batting 5, Bowling 5)
UmpiresJF Crapp, AE Fagg
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 9/1 (Virgin 3*, Robinson 3*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 3/0 (Nicholls 2*, Milton 0*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsb Burgess13     
*CA Miltonc Chappell b Robinson111     
DM Greenc Brooks b Rumsey22     
MJ Procterc Robinson b Langford94     
JB Mortimorec Kitchen b Rumsey20     
M Bissexrun out19     
DR Shepherdc Kerslake b Burgess10     
AS Brownc Robinson b Rumsey2     
DA Allenlbw b Rumsey0     
+BJ Meyerlbw b Burgess1     
DR Smithnot out4     
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 106.4 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-90, 3-245, 4-253, 5-279, 6-296, 7-304, 8-304, 9-304, 10-310 (106.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey24   10384--
Alley12   7230--
Langford22   8631--
Chappell1   0100--
Robinson15   1491--
Kerslake5   0420--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc and b Smith11     
MJ Kitchenc Bissex b Procter1     
PJ Robinsonc Brown b Procter24     
A Clarksonlbw b Brown4     
GS Chappellc Meyer b Smith11     
WE Alleyb Smith32     
GI Burgessc Shepherd b Brown17     
*RC Kerslakeb Procter29     
+RA Brooksc Meyer b Smith0     
BA Langfordb Procter29     
FE Rumseynot out0     
Extras(3 lb, 9 nb)12
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-29, 3-44, 4-44, 5-67, 6-106, 7-107, 8-107, 9-164, 10-170 (65.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   4494--
Brown15   2452--
Mortimore3   130--
Green1   0110--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsb Burgess11     
*CA Miltonc Brooks b Chappell10     
DM Greenc Robinson b Burgess11     
MJ Procterc Rumsey b Chappell19     
M Bissexc Chappell b Burgess0     
DR Shepherdb Chappell6     
AS Brownnot out31     
DA Allenc Brooks b Chappell9     
JB Mortimorenot out8     
+BJ Meyerdid not bat      
DR Smithdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(7 wickets, declared, 59 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-35, 3-41, 4-47, 5-58, 6-64, 7-87
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey19   8350--
Burgess22   8333--
Chappell18   9374--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Mortimore67     
MJ Kitchenb Brown97     
A Clarksonc Brown b Procter27     
GS Chappellnot out27     
WE Alleynot out27     
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
*RC Kerslakedid not bat      
+RA Brooksdid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)8
Total(3 wickets, 55.4 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-148, 2-193, 3-222
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter21   1671--
Smith13   1690--
Mortimore7   0431--

--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> GS Chappell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Gloucestershire second innings (previous best was 3-19)
--> GS Chappell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire second innings (previous best was 1-33)





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