Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1973
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 23rd, 25th, 26th June 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 3 (Bowling 3); Somerset 6 (Batting 1, Bowling 5)
UmpiresDJ Constant, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 68/3 (Robinson 35*, Taylor 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 143/0 (Edmeades 50*, Francis 84*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Taylor b Burgess24     
BC Francislbw b Cartwright44     
GJ Savillec Close b Cartwright0     
RMO Cookec Parks b Burgess1     
KR Pontc Denning b Cartwright2     
S Turnerc Close b Burgess9     
RE Eastb Burgess25     
*RNS Hobbsrun out17     
+N Smithb Burgess34     
JK Leverc Taylor b Moseley1     
DL Acfieldnot out5     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 71 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-60, 3-71, 4-74, 5-80, 6-87, 7-113, 8-140, 9-153, 10-168 (71 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burgess25   6575--
Moseley12   3551--
Cartwright29   13403--
Breakwell3   070--
Langford2   030--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Pont b Turner12     
PJ Robinsonlbw b Acfield51     
*DB Closeb Turner11     
JM Parkslbw b Turner1     
+DJS Taylorc Smith b Lever15     
GI Burgessb Acfield16     
PW Denningnot out78     
TW Cartwrightc Francis b East19     
D Breakwellc Edmeades b Lever3     
HR Moseleyb Turner10     
BA Langfordc Lever b Hobbs2     
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 5 nb)17
Total(all out, 104 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-57, 3-65, 4-102, 5-102, 6-137, 7-166, 8-203, 9-228, 10-235 (104 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever30   5682--
Edmeades9   5220--
Turner29   10554--
Acfield24   14302--
East4   0191--
Hobbs8   0241--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Moseley b Langford79     
BC Francisc Denning b Breakwell121     
GJ Savillelbw b Breakwell1     
RMO Cookec Robinson b Langford14     
KR Pontb Moseley18     
S Turnerb Moseley23     
RE Eastlbw b Moseley14     
*RNS Hobbsnot out9     
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 15 lb)19
Total(7 wickets, declared, 98.5 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-194, 2-207, 3-217, 4-235, 5-268, 6-275, 7-298 (98.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burgess15   2560--
Cartwright27   13530--
Breakwell20   5662--
Langford20   5482--
Close7   0200--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Acfield b Lever12     
PJ Robinsonb Hobbs33     
*DB Closelbw b Turner10     
JM Parksb East11     
GI Burgessnot out32     
PW Denningb Hobbs20     
TW Cartwrightc East b Hobbs6     
D Breakwellb Hobbs1     
+DJS Taylorlbw b Hobbs0     
HR Moseleynot out2     
BA Langforddid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(8 wickets, 64 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-37, 3-64, 4-68, 5-94, 6-110, 7-116, 8-118
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Turner10   1281--
Lever9   4141--
Acfield9   3190--
East17   5321--
Hobbs18   9345--
Cooke1   100--

--> PW Denning (1) passed his previous highest score of 75 in County Championship matches
--> BC Francis (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 74
--> BA Langford reached 1300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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