Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1969
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 26th, 28th, 29th July 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Essex 9 (Batting 4, Bowling 5)
UmpiresJ Arnold, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 31/1 (Edmeades 15*, Lever 1*)
Close of play day 2No play

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b Boyce3     
A Clarksonc Boyce b Lever5     
GS Chappelllbw b Lever1     
MJ Kitchenc Taylor b Turner71     
PW Denningb Boyce69     
GI Burgessb Boyce6     
KE Palmerc Taylor b Boyce4     
*BA Langfordlbw b Turner0     
PJ Robinsonnot out7     
R Palmerc Taylor b Turner1     
+CEP Carterb Boyce0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 7 nb)12
Total(all out, 54.4 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-5, 3-14, 4-136, 5-163, 6-165, 7-168, 8-176, 9-177, 10-179 (54.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever18   2602--
Turner12   4293--
Acfield4   250--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Wardlbw b Burgess9     
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Burgess148     
JK Leverb R Palmer9     
HR Shermanc Carter b KE Palmer9     
BL Irvineb Langford41     
KD Boycelbw b Langford20     
S Turnernot out1     
*+B Taylordid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)13
Total(6 wickets, declared, 83 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-59, 3-91, 4-216, 5-244, 6-250 (83 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Palmer18   4611--
Burgess16   5422--
KE Palmer16   2471--
Chappell4   140--
Robinson2   1120--
Langford27   9712--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginnot out26     
A Clarksonnot out31     
GS Chappelldid not bat      
MJ Kitchendid not bat      
PW Denningdid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*BA Langforddid not bat      
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
R Palmerdid not bat      
+CEP Carterdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(no wicket, 30 overs)61
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce5   1160--
Acfield12   4230--
Hobbs8   490--
Irvine3   080--
Ward2   110--

--> MJ Kitchen (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 41
--> PW Denning (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in first-class matches
--> PW Denning (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed his previous highest score of 135 in first-class matches
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed his previous highest score of 135 in County Championship matches
--> GI Burgess reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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