Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1970
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 8th, 10th, 11th August 1970 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 10 wickets
PointsSomerset 5 (Bowling 5); Kent 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWL Budd, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 10/0 (Denness 9*, Luckhurst 1*; 5 overs)
Close of play day 2Kent (1) 255/6 (Johnson 4*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Cowdrey b Woolmer54      
A Clarksonc Luckhurst b Woolmer28      
PJ Robinsonc Johnson b Woolmer12      
MJ Kitchenc Woolmer b Shepherd8      
M Hillc Ealham b Woolmer16      
GI Burgessc Denness b Woolmer29      
TW Cartwrightc Shepherd b Woolmer12      
+DJS Taylorb Shepherd0      
R Palmerc Ealham b Shepherd0      
*BA Langfordb Graham28      
AA Jonesnot out11      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(all out, 107.2 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-85, 3-104, 4-104, 5-136, 6-160, 7-161, 8-161, 9-169, 10-211 (107.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shepherd44   16803--
Underwood9   5190--
Asif Iqbal13   4200--
Woolmer32   14536--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Palmer b Jones122      
BW Luckhurstc and b Robinson28      
+APE Knottc Palmer b Langford18      
Asif Iqbalc and b Langford25      
*MC Cowdreyc Taylor b Langford30      
AGE Ealhamc Taylor b Cartwright19      
GW Johnsonrun out10      
JN Shepherdc Palmer b Langford0      
RA Woolmerc Burgess b Langford1      
DL Underwoodnot out0      
JN Grahamc Kitchen b Langford0      
Extras(9 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-92, 2-150, 3-194, 4-202, 5-227, 6-255, 7-259, 8-263, 9-263, 10-263 (84.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones15   2381--
Palmer14   2520--
Burgess11   2350--
Cartwright22   8431--
Robinson6   3271--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Luckhurst b Underwood50      
A Clarksonc Ealham b Underwood30      
PJ Robinsonc Luckhurst b Johnson0      
MJ Kitchenc and b Underwood5      
M Hillb Underwood14      
GI Burgessc Luckhurst b Underwood0      
TW Cartwrightc Denness b Johnson7      
*BA Langfordc Shepherd b Johnson6      
R Palmerc Ealham b Johnson9      
AA Jonesnot out0      
+DJS Taylorabsent hurt
Total(all out, 55.2 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-79, 3-81, 4-88, 5-88, 6-97, 7-108, 8-115, 9-121 (55.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham6   1260--
Shepherd6   0190--
Underwood22   10405--
Asif Iqbal3   050--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessnot out23      
BW Luckhurstnot out47      
+APE Knottdid not bat      
Asif Iqbaldid not bat      
*MC Cowdreydid not bat      
AGE Ealhamdid not bat      
GW Johnsondid not bat      
JN Shepherddid not bat      
RA Woolmerdid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 15.4 overs)70
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones2   0250--
Palmer1   070--
Robinson6   1110--

--> MH Denness (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 95
--> MH Denness (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> Asif Iqbal (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 12
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 12000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 44
--> GW Johnson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 4-36)
--> DL Underwood reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> GW Johnson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 4-36)





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