Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1971
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 2nd, 3rd, 4th June 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsSomerset 17 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Essex 2 (Bowling 2)
UmpiresJ Arnold, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 279 all out
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 4/0 (Taylor 2*, Langford 2*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Saville b Acfield44      
MJ Kitchenb Lever0      
DB Closec Turner b East29      
M Hillb Hobbs7      
A Clarksonc Fletcher b Hobbs49      
TW Cartwrightb Hobbs62      
+DJS Taylornot out31      
KJ O'Keeffeb Turner13      
*BA Langfordlbw b Boyce1      
HR Moseleyb Boyce14      
AA Jonesc Fletcher b Hobbs12      
Extras(2 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)17
Total(all out, 115.5 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-56, 3-82, 4-93, 5-200, 6-201, 7-220, 8-228, 9-253, 10-279 (115.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce14   1412--
Lever15   2371--
Acfield24   8571--
East22   6431--
Turner10   3221--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisc Taylor b Langford21      
*+B Taylorc Kitchen b Cartwright20      
GJ Savillec Close b Langford25      
KWR Fletcherc Taylor b O'Keeffe13      
G Barkerc Jones b Langford8      
KD Boycest Taylor b O'Keeffe21      
S Turnerrun out1      
RNS Hobbsc Close b Langford3      
RE Eastb Langford10      
JK Levernot out0      
DL Acfieldst Taylor b Langford0      
Extras(2 b, 2 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 47.1 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-42, 3-70, 4-79, 5-106, 6-112, 7-116, 8-125, 9-127, 10-127 (47.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones5   1130--
Moseley5   1120--
Cartwright12   3321--
O'Keeffe7   3312--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Francisb Cartwright4      
*+B Taylorc Virgin b Cartwright13      
GJ Savillec Virgin b O'Keeffe27      
KWR Fletcherc Hill b Cartwright44      
G Barkerlbw b Cartwright3      
KD Boycec and b O'Keeffe12      
S Turnerb O'Keeffe0      
RNS Hobbslbw b Cartwright9      
RE Eastb O'Keeffe22      
JK Levernot out9      
DL Acfieldlbw b O'Keeffe3      
Extras(9 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 74 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-31, 3-57, 4-72, 5-98, 6-100, 7-115, 8-125, 9-149, 10-159 (74 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones2   110--
Moseley2   040--
Cartwright32   19435--
Langford11   2380--
O'Keeffe27   9605--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylornot out2      
*BA Langfordnot out6      
RT Virgindid not bat      
MJ Kitchendid not bat      
DB Closedid not bat      
M Hilldid not bat      
A Clarksondid not bat      
TW Cartwrightdid not bat      
KJ O'Keeffedid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 3.1 overs)8
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce2   120--

--> RT Virgin (1) passed 13000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 40
--> HR Moseley (1) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> RNS Hobbs reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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