Somerset v Hampshire
County Championship 1968
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 15th, 16th, 17th June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHampshire won by 9 wickets
PointsSomerset 2 (Bowling 2); Hampshire 17 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresRSM Lay, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Hampshire (1) 30/0 (Richards 21*, Reed 7*)
Close of play day 2Hampshire (1) 316 all out

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Richards b Shackleton10      
MJ Kitchenb Cottam17      
A Clarksonc and b Cottam57      
GS Chappellc Sainsbury b Shackleton1      
WE Alleyc Timms b Shackleton28      
GI Burgesslbw b Shackleton0      
*RC Kerslakerun out3      
PJ Robinsonnot out22      
BA Langfordb White13      
+RA Brooksb White0      
FE Rumseyb Cottam8      
Extras(13 b, 4 lb, 5 nb)22
Total(all out, 99.1 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-33, 3-34, 4-98, 5-98, 6-117, 7-134, 8-151, 9-151, 10-181 (99.1 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton35   16464--
White17   3542--
Sainsbury29   14380--

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Richardsc Brooks b Alley71      
BL Reedc Virgin b Alley25      
RV Lewisc Kerslake b Robinson51      
*RE Marshallc Kitchen b Robinson65      
PJ Sainsburylbw b Robinson4      
DA Livingstonenot out52      
RMC Gilliatc Kitchen b Langford25      
+BSV Timmslbw b Rumsey6      
D Shackletonrun out1      
DW Whiteb Rumsey4      
RMH Cottamc Robinson b Burgess4      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(all out, 99.2 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-103, 3-208, 4-215, 5-220, 6-260, 7-287, 8-297, 9-305, 10-316 (99.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey16   2572--
Alley20   10502--
Langford32   12931--
Robinson16   3743--
Chappell5   0180--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Gilliat b Cottam44      
MJ Kitchenc Timms b White10      
A Clarksonc Reed b Sainsbury4      
GS Chappellc Livingstone b Cottam6      
WE Alleyb Cottam17      
GI Burgesslbw b Shackleton1      
*RC Kerslakec Richards b Cottam30      
PJ Robinsonc Sainsbury b White10      
BA Langfordb Cottam10      
+RA Brooksnot out3      
FE Rumseyb White0      
Extras(6 b, 8 nb, 4 w)18
Total(all out, 62 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-45, 3-54, 4-86, 5-95, 6-95, 7-132, 8-137, 9-149, 10-153 (62 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton18   7311--
White14   4233--
Cottam23   8605--
Sainsbury7   3211--

Hampshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Richardslbw b Burgess6      
BL Reednot out11      
RV Lewisnot out5      
*RE Marshalldid not bat      
PJ Sainsburydid not bat      
DA Livingstonedid not bat      
RMC Gilliatdid not bat      
+BSV Timmsdid not bat      
D Shackletondid not bat      
DW Whitedid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 6.3 overs)22
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Richards)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burgess3   0131--
Langford3   050--

--> A Clarkson (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> RV Lewis made his debut in County Championship matches
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> RMH Cottam reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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