Nottinghamshire v Somerset
County Championship 1968
VenueElm Avenue, Newark-on-Trent on 29th, 30th June, 1st July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNottinghamshire 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5); Somerset 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, CG Pepper
Close of play day 1Nottinghamshire (1) 137/3 (Smedley 7*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 106/0 (Virgin 40*, Kitchen 62*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Murray b Sobers3      
MJ Kitchenc Smedley b Taylor6      
GS Chappellc Forbes b Halfyard46      
GI Burgessc Moore b Taylor3      
WE Alleyc Murray b Halfyard25      
*RC Kerslakec and b Halfyard1      
LML Barnwellb Sobers4      
PJ Robinsonc Murray b Sobers13      
BA Langfordnot out13      
+RA Brooksc Murray b Taylor4      
FE Rumseyc Murray b Sobers0      
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 64.1 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-23, 3-33, 4-82, 5-84, 6-91, 7-104, 8-119, 9-126, 10-126 (64.1 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Forbes11   5170--
Taylor15   3273--
Halfyard16   3433--
White4   080--

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Bolusb Rumsey74      
G Frostc Alley b Rumsey29      
HI Moorec Alley b Burgess20      
MJ Smedleyc Brooks b Rumsey8      
JM Parkinc Kerslake b Alley18      
*GS Sobersc Brooks b Rumsey0      
+DL Murrayc Virgin b Burgess5      
RA Whitec Robinson b Alley11      
MNS Taylorc Brooks b Chappell26      
C Forbesc Kerslake b Burgess30      
DJ Halfyardnot out23      
Extras(7 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-107, 3-137, 4-138, 5-138, 6-147, 7-175, 8-178, 9-221, 10-256 (88.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey25   4724--
Langford12   4140--
Alley21   5532--
Chappell7   0261--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Forbes b Sobers57      
MJ Kitchenc and b White113      
GS Chappellc and b White17      
GI Burgessst Murray b White1      
WE Alleyc Forbes b White9      
*RC Kerslakeb Halfyard2      
LML Barnwellnot out45      
PJ Robinsonc Sobers b White0      
BA Langfordb Forbes6      
+RA Brookslbw b Forbes8      
FE Rumseyb Forbes17      
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 5 nb)20
Total(all out, 144.2 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-146, 2-177, 3-181, 4-203, 5-206, 6-208, 7-208, 8-232, 9-242, 10-295 (144.2 ov)
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers40   12941--
Taylor13   5330--
Halfyard28   11411--
White46   22725--

Nottinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Bolusc Robinson b Alley13      
G Frostb Burgess19      
HI Mooreb Burgess15      
MJ Smedleyb Burgess13      
JM Parkinc and b Alley6      
*GS Soberslbw b Alley4      
+DL Murrayc Robinson b Alley11      
C Forbesnot out5      
RA Whitenot out17      
MNS Taylordid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(7 wickets, 43 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-45, 3-54, 4-59, 5-75, 6-76, 7-89
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey6   2170--
Burgess15   3323--
Langford6   420--
Alley13   2374--
Chappell3   0150--

--> C Forbes (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 66
--> RC Kerslake (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> MNS Taylor reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> FE Rumsey reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Nottinghamshire first innings
--> RA White reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> GI Burgess reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Nottinghamshire second innings
--> GI Burgess reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Nottinghamshire second innings





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