Somerset v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1972
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 21st, 22nd, 23rd June 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 5 (Bowling 5); Northamptonshire 6 (Batting 1, Bowling 5)
UmpiresJ Arnold, HD Bird
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 155/6 (Crump 27*, Sharp 4*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 63/2 (Steele 21*, Mushtaq Mohammad 11*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Taitc Taylor b Jones5      
G Cooklbw b Burgess3      
DS Steelelbw b Burgess24      
Mushtaq Mohammadb Burgess16      
*PJ Wattsc Wilkinson b Cartwright5      
P Willeyb Cartwright71      
BS Crumplbw b Jones34      
+G Sharpnot out11      
RMH Cottamb Jones0      
BS Bedic Denning b Jones7      
JCJ Dyec Cartwright b Burgess0      
Total(all out, 63.3 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-16, 3-42, 4-47, 5-53, 6-147, 7-166, 8-166, 9-174, 10-176 (63.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones16   4634--
Cartwright17   9332--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RT Virginc Sharp b Cottam0      
MJ Kitchenc Sharp b Willey19      
SG Wilkinsonc Cook b Dye11      
PJ Robinsonc Watts b Cottam2      
GI Burgesslbw b Cottam14      
PW Denninglbw b Cottam10      
TW Cartwrightlbw b Willey4      
KJ O'Keeffelbw b Willey3      
+DJS Taylorc Sharp b Cottam4      
BA Langfordnot out25      
AA Jonesc Sharp b Cottam12      
Extras(3 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 49.3 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-18, 3-33, 4-33, 5-43, 6-58, 7-63, 8-67, 9-87, 10-109 (49.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye12   3281--
Willey17   6413--
Bedi1   100--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Taitrun out12      
G Cooklbw b Burgess15      
DS Steeleb Burgess38      
Mushtaq Mohammadrun out45      
*PJ Wattsc Denning b Cartwright40      
P Willeyb Langford11      
BS Crumpnot out6      
+G Sharpc Cartwright b Langford0      
RMH Cottamnot out6      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 15 lb, 1 nb)21
Total(7 wickets, declared, 70 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-40, 3-127, 4-131, 5-170, 6-184, 7-184
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burgess26   3622--
Jones18   4440--
Cartwright17   6451--
O'Keeffe4   0130--
Langford5   292--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RT Virginc Sharp b Cottam11      
MJ Kitchenc Cook b Cottam5      
SG Wilkinsonlbw b Cottam3      
PJ Robinsonc Steele b Bedi55      
GI Burgessc and b Cottam0      
PW Denningc Mushtaq Mohammad b Willey23      
TW Cartwrightc Willey b Cottam27      
KJ O'Keeffenot out29      
+DJS Taylorc Cottam b Bedi14      
BA Langfordnot out10      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(8 wickets, 68.5 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-16, 3-30, 4-30, 5-78, 6-124, 7-132, 8-164
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dye8   2160--
Willey7   2181--
Bedi15   8332--
Mushtaq Mohammad16   5560--

--> P Willey (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> RMH Cottam reached 750 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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