Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 2nd, 3rd, 4th May 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Essex 13 (Batting 8, Bowling 5)
UmpiresWL Budd, DJ Constant
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 55/2 (Close 31*, Taylor 5*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 157 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadeslbw b Jones2      
BC Francisc Taylor b Moseley4      
KWR Fletcherc Taylor b Breakwell67      
RMO Cookerun out4      
KD Boycec and b Breakwell79      
S Turnerc Cartwright b Breakwell36      
RE Eastc Burgess b Cartwright67      
*+B Taylorc Taylor b Breakwell1      
RNS Hobbsb Cartwright39      
JK Levernot out22      
DL Acfieldc Taylor b Moseley0      
Extras(12 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(all out, 96 overs)336
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-10, 3-36, 4-111, 5-164, 6-234, 7-242, 8-285, 9-335, 10-336 (96 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones11   1451--
Moseley19   4512--
Cartwright30   8842--
Burgess8   0510--
Breakwell15   2444--
Close13   2460--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenb Boyce3      
PJ Robinsonc Boyce b Turner11      
*DB Closec Boyce b Turner47      
+DJS Taylorc Taylor b Boyce13      
JM Parkslbw b Lever1      
BC Rosec Taylor b Lever26      
GI Burgessc Turner b Boyce9      
TW Cartwrightc Lever b Turner9      
D Breakwellc Edmeades b Turner12      
HR Moseleynot out9      
AA Jonesc Hobbs b Boyce0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 12 nb)17
Total(all out, 61 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-43, 3-80, 4-80, 5-92, 6-118, 7-123, 8-143, 9-157, 10-157 (61 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce26   7734--
Lever20   6452--
Turner11   3204--
East4   220--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Edmeades b Lever1      
PJ Robinsonc Hobbs b Turner12      
*DB Closenot out114      
JM Parkslbw b East47      
BC Roselbw b Hobbs22      
GI Burgessc Lever b Hobbs0      
TW Cartwrightc Turner b Hobbs1      
D Breakwellb Hobbs2      
+DJS Taylorlbw b Hobbs14      
HR Moseleylbw b Boyce0      
AA Jonesnot out4      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 6 nb)12
Total(9 wickets, 99 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-21, 3-111, 4-176, 5-176, 6-180, 7-197, 8-213, 9-219
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce9   2191--
Lever3   301--
Turner20   7311--
East23   4661--
Hobbs18   3555--
Acfield26   11460--

--> RMO Cooke made his debut in County Championship matches
--> DB Close (2) passed 21000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 98
--> D Breakwell made his debut for Somerset in County Championship matches
--> D Breakwell made his debut for Somerset in first-class matches
--> RMO Cooke made his debut for Essex in first-class matches
--> JM Parks made his debut for Somerset in County Championship matches
--> JM Parks made his debut for Somerset in first-class matches
--> KD Boyce reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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