Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1972
VenueGarrison A Cricket Ground, Colchester on 7th, 8th, 9th June 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsEssex 16 (Batting 4, Bowling 2); Somerset 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 231/9 (Taylor 2*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 42/1 (Virgin 14*, Taylor 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginlbw b Lever7     
MJ Kitchenc Taylor b Lever10     
SG Wilkinsonc Lever b East50     
*DB Closec Saville b Turner88     
GI Burgessc Fletcher b Hobbs23     
PW Denningb Lever26     
TW Cartwrightb Lever9     
KJ O'Keeffec Taylor b Lever8     
+DJS Taylornot out2     
BA Langfordc Fletcher b Turner2     
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)14
Total(9 wickets, declared, 108 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-28, 3-121, 4-160, 5-217, 6-217, 7-235, 8-236, 9-239 (108 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce19   6390--
Lever18   2425--
Turner22   4382--
Acfield18   5330--
Hobbs20   7361--
East11   3371--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc O'Keeffe b Jones54     
GJ Savilleretired hurt4     
KWR Fletcherb O'Keeffe38     
B Wardc Taylor b Jones21     
KD Boycec Jones b Burgess74     
*+B Taylorlbw b Langford3     
S Turnerb O'Keeffe9     
RNS Hobbsc Close b Cartwright37     
RE Eastc Jones b O'Keeffe0     
JK Levernot out5     
DL Acfieldc Virgin b Cartwright0     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 85 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-91, 2-97, 3-191, 4-196, 5-198, 6-209, 7-209, 8-250, 9-250 (85 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones19   5802--
Burgess9   3221--
Cartwright18   8582--
Close2   140--
O'Keeffe29   9643--
Langford8   2171--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Lever b Boyce24     
MJ Kitchenc Edmeades b Lever14     
+DJS Taylorc Taylor b Turner5     
SG Wilkinsonc and b Turner7     
*DB Closec Saville b Turner5     
GI Burgessc Taylor b Boyce0     
PW Denningc Fletcher b Lever38     
TW Cartwrightc Ward b Turner0     
KJ O'Keeffec Taylor b Boyce9     
BA Langfordlbw b Turner0     
AA Jonesnot out1     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 11 nb)13
Total(all out, 47.2 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-43, 3-50, 4-51, 5-63, 6-63, 7-81, 8-106, 9-109, 10-116 (47.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce17   3353--
Lever13   3292--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesnot out34     
*+B Taylorc Taylor b Jones0     
KWR Fletchernot out70     
GJ Savilledid not bat      
B Warddid not bat      
KD Boycedid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
RE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(1 wicket, 31.1 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cartwright15   5450--
O'Keeffe2   0100--
Langford3   1100--

--> DB Close (1) passed 20000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 68
--> DB Close (1) passed 28000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> KD Boyce (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> BEA Edmeades (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> S Turner achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 4-10)
--> S Turner achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 4-10)
--> GJ Saville retired hurt in the Essex first innings having scored 4 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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