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Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1968
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultLeicestershire won by an innings and 53 runs
PointsSomerset 1 (Bowling 1); Leicestershire 20 (Batting 5, Bowling 5)
UmpiresH Mellows, H Yarnold
ScorersWH Ashdown (Leicestershire), T Tout (Somerset)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 131/1 (Hallam 54*, Booth 23*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 118/1 (Clarkson 70*, Kerslake 2*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b Cotton5     
A Clarksonb Spencer2     
PJ Robinsonb Spencer1     
MJ Kitchenb Cotton35     
WE Alleyc Marner b Pember21     
KE Palmerb Pember11     
*RC Kerslakec Tolchard b Pember17     
GI Burgessc Tolchard b Pember7     
BA Langfordc Hallam b Birkenshaw19     
+CEP Carterc Tolchard b Pember1     
FE Rumseynot out0     
Extras(7 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(all out, 49.2 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-8, 3-8, 4-47, 5-76, 6-92, 7-99, 8-129, 9-131, 10-131 (49.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cotton15   1382--
Spencer10   1202--
Pember16.22455--
Birkenshaw7   3121--
Knight1   040--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamc Carter b Langford81     
MEJC Normanrun out41     
BJ Boothc Kerslake b Robinson62     
CC Inmanb Burgess61     
PT Marnerc Langford b Burgess48     
BR Knightc Carter b Rumsey11     
J Birkenshawc Clarkson b Robinson18     
+RW Tolchardnot out46     
JDD Pemberb Robinson0     
J Cottonc Rumsey b Burgess8     
CT Spencernot out29     
Extras(6 b, 7 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 124 overs)424
Fall of wickets:
1-87, 2-190, 3-208, 4-298, 5-320, 6-322, 7-357, 8-362, 9-373
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey25   2781--
Burgess23   3563--
Palmer14   3590--
Robinson28   61153--
Langford29   11721--
Alley5   0250--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Marner b Birkenshaw43     
A Clarksonb Birkenshaw70     
*RC Kerslakec Booth b Birkenshaw23     
PJ Robinsonc Marner b Cotton10     
MJ Kitchenc Inman b Birkenshaw18     
WE Alleyc Spencer b Knight43     
KE Palmerlbw b Pember13     
GI Burgessc Knight b Pember1     
BA Langfordc Marner b Cotton8     
+CEP Carterc Cotton b Booth0     
FE Rumseynot out5     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 69.3 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-106, 2-119, 3-143, 4-161, 5-170, 6-226, 7-226, 8-235, 9-235, 10-240 (69.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cotton16   3572--
Spencer9   0450--
Pember10   1452--
Birkenshaw27   10604--
Knight6   3221--
Booth1.3151--

Notes
--> MJ Kitchen (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> KE Palmer (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> CEP Carter made his debut in first-class matches
--> CEP Carter made his debut in County Championship matches
--> MR Hallam (1) passed 21000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 78
--> MR Hallam (1) passed 23500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> J Birkenshaw (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> WE Alley (2) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> BA Langford (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> JDD Pember achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset first innings (previous best was 2-39)
--> JDD Pember achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset first innings (previous best was 2-39)
--> GI Burgess reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> GI Burgess reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings

 

 

 

 

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