Lancashire v Somerset
County Championship 1968
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLancashire 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5); Somerset 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresTW Spencer, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 136/3 (Lloyd 42*, Bond 1*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 24/1 (Kitchen 13*, Chappell 9*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Wood42     
MJ Kitchenc Engineer b Statham8     
GS Chappellb Higgs1     
LML Barnwellb Wood12     
WE Alleyb Wood2     
KE Palmerlbw b Statham10     
*RC Kerslakec Higgs b Wood6     
GI Burgessc Sullivan b Wood5     
BA Langfordc Statham b Wood5     
+RA Brooksnot out15     
FE Rumseyb Higgs1     
Extras(2 b, 10 lb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 62.3 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-30, 3-56, 4-60, 5-80, 6-80, 7-95, 8-98, 9-101, 10-120 (62.3 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham17   9202--
Savage6   370--
Wood21   9306--
Hughes2   120--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Lloydb Palmer63     
+FM Engineerb Langford70     
H Pillingc Brooks b Alley2     
B Woodb Rumsey3     
*JD Bondc Burgess b Alley23     
KL Snellgrovec Kerslake b Burgess82     
J Sullivanlbw b Burgess26     
DP Hughesb Burgess8     
K Higgsnot out6     
JS Savagenot out5     
JB Stathamdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 20 lb, 5 nb, 2 w)31
Total(8 wickets, declared, 106 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-127, 2-130, 3-134, 4-180, 5-196, 6-287, 7-296, 8-314
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey19   2621--
Burgess11   4283--
Palmer25   6651--
Alley31   7702--
Langford17   6451--
Chappell3   1180--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Wood b Statham1     
MJ Kitchennot out102     
GS Chappellnot out22     
LML Barnwelldid not bat      
WE Alleydid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*RC Kerslakedid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
+RA Brooksdid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(1 wicket, 70 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Virgin)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham12   3401--
Higgs12   4260--
Savage18   11160--
Wood6   510--
Hughes14   8280--
Lloyd8   1140--

--> D Lloyd (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> FM Engineer (1) passed his previous highest score of 65 in County Championship matches
--> B Wood (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 33
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 99
--> JB Statham reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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