Gloucestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1972
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsGloucestershire 10 (Batting 5, Bowling 5); Somerset 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresHD Bird, A Jepson
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 21/1 (Close 12*, Burgess 5*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nichollsc Close b Jones1      
Sadiq Mohammadlbw b Cartwright11      
RDV Knightb Cartwright40      
MJ Procterc Kitchen b Burgess118      
DR Shepherdc and b Moseley71      
M Bissexlbw b Jones14      
*AS Brownnot out28      
+R Swetmanb Cartwright1      
DA Allennot out5      
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
J Daveydid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, declared, 85 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-14, 3-90, 4-241, 5-251, 6-272, 7-291
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones18   5462--
Moseley21   5651--
Cartwright28   8853--
Burgess9   2401--
O'Keeffe7   1340--
Langford2   0190--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Swetman b Davey0      
MJ Kitchenc Nicholls b Mortimore7      
*DB Closelbw b Davey18      
GI Burgessc Knight b Davey11      
PW Denningb Procter13      
TW Cartwrightc Swetman b Davey0      
KJ O'Keeffec and b Mortimore4      
+DJS Taylorlbw b Mortimore1      
HR Moseleyc Swetman b Davey0      
BA Langfordc Knight b Mortimore21      
AA Jonesnot out5      
Extras(3 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(all out, 49.1 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-35, 3-40, 4-40, 5-51, 6-58, 7-60, 8-61, 9-65, 10-87 (49.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter15   6191--
Davey18   8245--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Brown b Sadiq Mohammad59      
MJ Kitchenb Mortimore19      
*DB Closenot out32      
GI Burgessc and b Sadiq Mohammad4      
PW Denningc Knight b Mortimore4      
TW Cartwrightnot out16      
KJ O'Keeffedid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 nb, 1 w)12
Total(4 wickets, 63 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-103, 3-109, 4-115
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter6   1130--
Davey6   0240--
Mortimore18   11102--
Brown3   0150--
Allen11   7170--
Bissex7   1180--
Sadiq Mohammad12   2372--

--> RDV Knight (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> MJ Procter (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> RT Virgin (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> TW Cartwright (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> JB Mortimore reached 1650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> MJ Kitchen retired hurt in the Somerset first innings having scored 0 (team score 1/0) - he returned when the score was 40/4





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