Worcestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1968
VenueTipton Road, Dudley on 20th, 21st, 22nd July 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 3 (Bowling 3); Somerset 15 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresR Aspinall, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 57/3 (Virgin 39*, Burgess 3*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 276/8d

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Chappell b Alley26      
CD Fearnleyrun out16      
JA Ormrodc Brooks b Alley20      
GM Turnerb Langford25      
BL D'Oliveirast Brooks b Alley13      
EJO Hemsleyrun out27      
*+R Boothst Brooks b Robinson19      
N Giffordc Burgess b Robinson4      
BM Brainc Alley b Langford0      
LJ Coldwellnot out1      
RGM Carterb Langford4      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb, 4 w)10
Total(all out, 89.4 overs)165
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-49, 3-76, 4-95, 5-132, 6-138, 7-157, 8-160, 9-160, 10-165 (89.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey14   3320--
Burgess11   2350--
Alley27   11263--
Palmer12   3270--
Robinson14   6242--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Booth b Gifford82      
MJ Kitchenc Booth b Carter12      
GS Chappellb Carter0      
KE Palmerc Turner b Carter2      
GI Burgessb Carter9      
*RC Kerslakec Booth b Carter31      
WE Alleyc Hemsley b Brain74      
PJ Robinsonnot out43      
BA Langfordc Headley b Coldwell4      
+RA Brooksnot out14      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(8 wickets, declared, 104.1 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-34, 3-38, 4-69, 5-134, 6-144, 7-240, 8-245
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coldwell22   2691--
D'Oliveira19   6320--
Gifford14   5311--
Brain20   1621--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Brooks b Rumsey0      
CD Fearnleyc Brooks b Rumsey7      
JA Ormrodc Burgess b Langford12      
GM Turnerc Kerslake b Rumsey13      
BL D'Oliveirac Alley b Langford4      
EJO Hemsleyc Burgess b Kerslake51      
*+R Boothb Langford28      
N Giffordb Kerslake0      
BM Brainc Kerslake b Langford4      
LJ Coldwellc Brooks b Langford0      
RGM Carternot out0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 6 nb)11
Total(all out, 86.1 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-18, 3-28, 4-32, 5-69, 6-126, 7-126, 8-130, 9-130, 10-130 (86.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey11   4213--
Burgess8   560--
Palmer4   150--
Robinson21   9300--
Langford29   18275--
Chappell8   1290--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginnot out6      
MJ Kitchennot out13      
GS Chappelldid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
*RC Kerslakedid not bat      
WE Alleydid not bat      
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
+RA Brooksdid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(no wicket, 5.3 overs)20
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Carter3   0100--
Brain2   080--

--> EJO Hemsley (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> RT Virgin (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 17
--> RT Virgin (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 73
--> EJO Hemsley (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 27
--> N Gifford reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> N Gifford reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> FE Rumsey reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire second innings





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