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Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1968
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 12th, 13th, 14th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5); Essex 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresCS Elliott, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 113/5 (Virgin 50*, Kerslake 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 142/4 (Fletcher 22*, Lever 2*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardlbw b Rumsey27      
MJ Bearc Robinson b Rumsey15      
BL Irvinec Barwell b Rumsey7      
KWR Fletcherc Burgess b Chappell37      
*+B Taylorc Barwell b Chappell2      
KD Boycec Robinson b Langford4      
HR Shermanlbw b Langford0      
S Turnerc Virgin b Rumsey0      
RNS Hobbsb Palmer15      
RE Eastb Chappell2      
JK Levernot out2      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 4 w)14
Total(all out, 52 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-57, 3-60, 4-66, 5-79, 6-79, 7-84, 8-113, 9-123, 10-125 (52 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey17   6324--
Palmer6   0231--
Alley3   1120--
Burgess8   3150--
Chappell9   3163--
Langford9   5132--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Fletcher b Hobbs74      
MJ Kitchenb Lever13      
GI Burgessb Boyce7      
GS Chappelllbw b Boyce12      
WE Alleylbw b East17      
+TI Barwellc and b East6      
*RC Kerslakec Sherman b Boyce55      
PJ Robinsonlbw b Hobbs4      
R Palmernot out31      
BA Langfordb Hobbs1      
FE Rumseyc and b Hobbs31      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb, 3 w)9
Total(all out, 93.2 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-45, 3-72, 4-99, 5-107, 6-156, 7-166, 8-208, 9-218, 10-260 (93.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce27   6853--
Lever19   4411--
Hobbs22.25724--
East15   7202--
Turner10   0330--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardlbw b Rumsey2      
MJ Bearb Rumsey33      
BL Irvineb Chappell13      
KWR Fletchernot out131      
*+B Taylorc Robinson b Palmer59      
JK Leverb Langford2      
HR Shermanb Chappell8      
KD Boycec Barwell b Langford52      
S Turnerc Kerslake b Langford0      
RNS Hobbsc Kitchen b Langford4      
RE Eastnot out5      
Extras(13 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 5 w)26
Total(9 wickets, declared, 133 overs)335
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-39, 3-57, 4-140, 5-143, 6-178, 7-281, 8-285, 9-289
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey24   5542--
Palmer13   5341--
Alley2   130--
Burgess10   4160--
Chappell29   9722--
Langford41   11924--
Robinson14   5380--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc and b East48      
MJ Kitchenc Irvine b Lever37      
GI Burgessst Taylor b Hobbs5      
GS Chappellc Turner b East11      
WE Alleynot out9      
+TI Barwellb Hobbs0      
R Palmernot out3      
*RC Kerslakedid not bat      
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb)8
Total(5 wickets, 32 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-63, 2-91, 3-105, 4-110, 5-116
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce2   0110--
Lever7   0381--
Hobbs8   2202--
East7   2142--
Turner8   1300--

Notes
--> RC Kerslake (1) passed his previous highest score of 44 in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed his previous highest score of 118 in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed his previous highest score of 125 in first-class matches
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 116

 

 

 

 

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