Kent v Somerset
County Championship 1971
VenueMote Park, Maidstone on 14th, 15th, 16th July 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 6 wickets
PointsKent 17 (Batting 6, Bowling 1); Somerset 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, AE Fagg
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 4/0 (Luckhurst 0*, Nicholls 2*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 106/2 (Robinson 28*, Close 19*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Underwood53      
MJ Kitchenb Johnson35      
PJ Robinsonc Denness b Johnson7      
DB Closeb Julien54      
A Clarksonb Dye32      
GI Burgessb Underwood34      
TW Cartwrightc Knott b Julien5      
+DJS Taylorc Johnson b Julien0      
KJ O'Keeffeb Julien9      
*BA Langfordrun out6      
AA Jonesnot out1      
Extras(4 b, 12 lb, 13 nb)29
Total(all out, 116.4 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-114, 3-114, 4-200, 5-206, 6-227, 7-231, 8-255, 9-264, 10-265 (116.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye24   7481--
Shepherd9   1340--
Underwood34   10622--
Johnson24   11412--
Leary1   020--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Luckhurstc Robinson b Langford74      
D Nichollsc Langford b Cartwright16      
*MH Dennesslbw b O'Keeffe111      
AGE Ealhamlbw b Langford0      
+APE Knottst Taylor b Langford38      
JN Shepherdc Virgin b O'Keeffe12      
GW Johnsonc sub b Langford37      
SE Learynot out9      
BD Julienb O'Keeffe1      
DL Underwoodnot out3      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 6 nb)15
Total(8 wickets, declared, 85 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-214, 3-214, 4-214, 5-240, 6-269, 7-308, 8-313
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones10   3440--
Burgess12   1360--
Cartwright20   6361--
Langford23   3814--
O'Keeffe16   2703--
Robinson4   0340--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Knott b Julien34      
MJ Kitchenc Shepherd b Julien20      
PJ Robinsonc Nicholls b Johnson47      
DB Closeb Johnson55      
A Clarksonc and b Luckhurst43      
GI Burgessc Underwood b Luckhurst60      
TW Cartwrightb Luckhurst20      
*BA Langfordc Denness b Julien5      
KJ O'Keeffenot out4      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(8 wickets, declared, 87.5 overs)294
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-63, 3-146, 4-180, 5-236, 6-270, 7-283, 8-294 (87.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye13   2320--
Julien22   5683--
Shepherd21   2700--
Underwood7   2180--
Johnson18   6692--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Luckhurstc Close b Burgess41      
D Nichollsc Taylor b Jones16      
*MH Dennesslbw b Burgess74      
AGE Ealhamnot out46      
+APE Knottc Clarkson b O'Keeffe51      
JN Shepherdnot out5      
GW Johnsondid not bat      
SE Learydid not bat      
BD Juliendid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(4 wickets, 38.5 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-103, 3-136, 4-240
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones10   0671--
Burgess11   1612--
Cartwright5   0300--
Langford5   0280--

--> DB Close (1) passed 27000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> BW Luckhurst (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 25
--> MH Denness (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 59
--> PJ Robinson (2) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> GW Johnson reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> KJ O'Keeffe reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> KJ O'Keeffe reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings





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