Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1970
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 12th, 13th August 1970 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by an innings and 57 runs
PointsEssex 2 (Bowling 2); Somerset 16 (Batting 1, Bowling 5)
UmpiresOW Herman, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 8/0 (Edmeades 0*, East 8*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginst Taylor b Hobbs95      
A Clarksonlbw b Boyce0      
PJ Robinsonc Boyce b Acfield67      
MJ Kitchenc Dinsdale b Hobbs4      
M Hillc Hobbs b East46      
GI Burgessc Boyce b Hobbs0      
BC Roseb Hobbs3      
TW Cartwrightc Taylor b Boyce39      
+DJS Taylorc Hobbs b Turner24      
*BA Langfordb Turner2      
AA Jonesnot out6      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 117.4 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-161, 3-168, 4-193, 5-193, 6-225, 7-231, 8-272, 9-287, 10-298 (117.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce16   2572--
Acfield31   9691--
East40   14821--
Edmeades2   080--
Hobbs20   4414--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Cartwright8      
RE Eastc Clarkson b Cartwright40      
B Wardc Clarkson b Langford25      
GJ Savilleb Cartwright5      
G Barkerc and b Cartwright0      
SC Dinsdalelbw b Cartwright16      
KD Boyceb Cartwright1      
*+B Taylornot out16      
S Turnerc Clarkson b Cartwright0      
RNS Hobbsrun out6      
DL Acfieldb Jones15      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 66 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-63, 3-73, 4-81, 5-91, 6-96, 7-101, 8-101, 9-108, 10-137 (66 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cartwright31   13567--
Burgess10   1210--
Jones4   1111--
Langford19   8361--
Robinson2   180--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Taylor b Jones0      
B Wardb Jones2      
GJ Savillenot out40      
G Barkerlbw b Jones7      
SC Dinsdaleb Cartwright12      
KD Boycec Clarkson b Cartwright13      
*+B Taylorc Kitchen b Cartwright1      
S Turnerlbw b Langford12      
RNS Hobbsb Cartwright4      
RE Eastb Cartwright0      
DL Acfieldst Taylor b Langford10      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 41.4 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-7, 3-25, 4-47, 5-61, 6-63, 7-76, 8-81, 9-93, 10-104 (41.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cartwright14   3385--
Burgess5   0200--
Jones7   1153--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> DJS Taylor (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> GJ Saville (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15





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