Worcestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1972
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 3rd, 4th, 5th May 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 7 (Batting 2, Bowling 5); Somerset 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresCS Elliott, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 66/0 (Headley 44*, Turner 17*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 108/3 (Close 39*, Denning 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Wilcock b Carter3     
MJ Kitchenc Headley b Holder45     
*DB Closeb D'Oliveira16     
GI Burgessc Gifford b Holder1     
PW Denningc Yardley b D'Oliveira31     
PJ Robinsonc Wilcock b Holder0     
TW Cartwrightc Ormrod b D'Oliveira4     
KJ O'Keefferun out0     
+DJS Taylornot out0     
HR Moseleyc Ormrod b D'Oliveira0     
AA Jonesc Griffith b D'Oliveira0     
Extras(7 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 39.5 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-41, 3-42, 4-103, 5-105, 6-109, 7-109, 8-109, 9-109, 10-109 (39.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder18   6423--
Carter6   0341--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGA Headleyc Virgin b Moseley64     
GM Turnernot out88     
PJ Stimpsonc Cartwright b Moseley0     
JA Ormrodlbw b Jones16     
BL D'Oliveirac Close b Cartwright5     
TJ Yardleyc Burgess b Cartwright12     
K Griffithc Burgess b O'Keeffe0     
+HG Wilcockb Cartwright0     
*N Giffordb O'Keeffe4     
VA Holderc Denning b O'Keeffe0     
RGM Carterrun out0     
Extras(5 b, 8 lb)13
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-110, 2-112, 3-149, 4-160, 5-180, 6-181, 7-181, 8-190, 9-194, 10-202 (86.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones8   3231--
Moseley19   4522--
O'Keeffe27   10613--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginb Holder0     
MJ Kitchenc Yardley b Holder55     
*DB Closenot out39     
GI Burgessc Ormrod b D'Oliveira1     
PW Denningnot out3     
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
TW Cartwrightdid not bat      
KJ O'Keeffedid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(3 wickets, 49 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-97, 3-100
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder14   4282--
Carter14   2350--
D'Oliveira14   6181--
Griffith5   0160--
Gifford2   110--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> RGA Headley (1) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> BL D'Oliveira reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> HR Moseley reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> TW Cartwright reached 1300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings





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