Somerset v Sussex
County Championship 1969
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 23rd, 25th, 26th August 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 2 (Batting 2); Sussex 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5)
UmpiresWE Alley, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 64/0 (Greenidge 27*, Cooper 12*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 16/0 (Virgin 12*, Clarkson 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Greig19      
A Clarksonc Bates b Greig36      
GS Chappellrun out55      
MJ Kitchenc Parks b Bates16      
BC Rosec MA Buss b Lewis10      
GI Burgessc Bates b Greig4      
RTA Windsorb Greig0      
PJ Robinsonc A Buss b Lewis38      
*BA Langfordc Lewis b Greig16      
R Palmerc Griffith b Lewis1      
+CEP Carternot out0      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)10
Total(all out, 81.4 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-107, 3-129, 4-137, 5-143, 6-143, 7-163, 8-202, 9-204, 10-205 (81.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Buss14   2420--
Spencer7   1120--
Greig25   7715--
MA Buss8   1280--
Bates12   3181--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Bussrun out131      
GA Greenidgerun out141      
GC Cooperc Robinson b Palmer17      
+JM Parkslbw b Chappell44      
AW Greigc Virgin b Chappell5      
PJ Gravesc Burgess b Kitchen1      
*MG Griffithnot out18      
A Busslbw b Robinson6      
EJ Lewisc Langford b Robinson8      
DL Batesb Robinson1      
J Spencernot out0      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 6 nb)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 129.2 overs)387
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-248, 3-327, 4-343, 5-346, 6-361, 7-376, 8-384, 9-386
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer14   3591--
Burgess23   5850--
Chappell16   2542--
Robinson26   6693--
Clarkson5   1170--
Kitchen2   041--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc and b MA Buss50      
A Clarksonb Lewis39      
GS Chappellc Greig b Spencer37      
MJ Kitchenc Cooper b Spencer22      
BC Rosenot out43      
GI Burgessnot out22      
RTA Windsordid not bat      
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
*BA Langforddid not bat      
R Palmerdid not bat      
+CEP Carterdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 5 nb)7
Total(4 wickets, 76 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-82, 2-94, 3-140, 4-155
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Buss14   2520--
Spencer11   1442--
Greig17   4440--
MA Buss12   5281--
Lewis16   5371--
Bates5   370--
Griffith1   010--

--> RTA Windsor made his debut in County Championship matches
--> RTA Windsor made his debut in first-class matches
--> MA Buss (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 88
--> MA Buss (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> GA Greenidge (1) passed his previous highest score of 91 in County Championship matches
--> GA Greenidge (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 11
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 36
--> A Clarkson (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> GI Burgess (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> RTA Windsor made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RTA Windsor made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> AW Greig reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> MA Buss retired hurt in the Sussex first innings having scored 24 (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 79/1





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