Northamptonshire v Somerset
County Championship 1970
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 23rd, 25th, 26th May 1970 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 2 (Bowling 2); Somerset 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5)
UmpiresA Jepson, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 14/1 (Ackerman 6*, Lightfoot 3*; 4 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 93/2 (Robinson 15*, Hill 2*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Lightfoot b Crump0     
A Clarksonc Johnson b Watts32     
PJ Robinsonc Johnson b Breakwell140     
M Hillc Lightfoot b Breakwell64     
MJ Kitchenc Ackerman b Sarfraz Nawaz3     
GI Burgessc Johnson b Breakwell23     
TW Cartwrightnot out21     
+DJS Taylorc Ackerman b Breakwell3     
R Palmerb Breakwell0     
*BA Langfordc Steele b Sarfraz Nawaz6     
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 112 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-72, 3-227, 4-232, 5-263, 6-272, 7-278, 8-278, 9-298 (112 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz20   6622--
Crump17   6491--
Willey10   4220--
Watts19   4361--
Breakwell37   16845--
Mushtaq Mohammad8   1310--
Steele1   080--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxc Robinson b Palmer4     
HM Ackermanc Jones b Cartwright22     
A Lightfootc Taylor b Burgess49     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Clarkson b Cartwright44     
DS Steelelbw b Burgess8     
PJ Wattsc Taylor b Burgess4     
P Willeyrun out9     
BS Crumpb Palmer9     
D Breakwelllbw b Cartwright7     
+LA Johnsonc and b Cartwright2     
Sarfraz Nawaznot out1     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 83 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-57, 3-89, 4-107, 5-135, 6-145, 7-149, 8-160, 9-166, 10-169 (83 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones13   3470--
Palmer15   3382--
Burgess18   6423--
Cartwright28   19274--
Robinson9   750--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Steele b Watts37     
A Clarksonc Lightfoot b Sarfraz Nawaz29     
PJ Robinsonb Sarfraz Nawaz39     
M Hillc Watts b Crump22     
MJ Kitchennot out18     
GI Burgessnot out1     
TW Cartwrightdid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
R Palmerdid not bat      
*BA Langforddid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 4 w)13
Total(4 wickets, declared, 59 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-65, 2-76, 3-127, 4-157
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz18   3532--
Crump24   8661--
Watts15   7271--
Breakwell2   200--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RM Prideauxb Burgess31     
HM Ackermanc Palmer b Langford34     
A Lightfootc Taylor b Burgess47     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Langford b Cartwright17     
DS Steelenot out65     
PJ Wattsc Cartwright b Langford0     
P Willeynot out12     
BS Crumpdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
+LA Johnsondid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(5 wickets, 89 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-112, 3-115, 4-155, 5-162
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones8   4250--
Palmer6   2180--
Burgess10   2352--
Cartwright27   14441--
Robinson10   3330--
Langford28   9512--

--> PJ Robinson (1) passed his previous highest score of 102 in first-class matches
--> PJ Robinson (1) passed his previous highest score of 102 in County Championship matches
--> PJ Robinson (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> PJ Robinson (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 33
--> GI Burgess reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings





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