Somerset v Lancashire
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 8th, 9th, 10th May 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Lancashire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJG Langridge, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 41/0 (Wood 17*, D Lloyd 23*)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (1) 200/0 (Wood 81*, D Lloyd 117*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorb Lee61     
*DB Closelbw b Lever8     
PW Denningc Lever b Simmons54     
IVA Richardsc D Lloyd b Lee36     
JM Parksrun out1     
GI Burgessc Pilling b Hughes34     
IT Bothamc D Lloyd b Hughes13     
TW Cartwrightlbw b Hughes4     
D Breakwellnot out44     
HR Moseleylbw b Hughes0     
AA Jonesc Wood b Lever25     
Extras(4 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 96.5 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-111, 3-160, 4-161, 5-180, 6-208, 7-212, 8-219, 9-219, 10-285 (96.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lee36   41362--
Hughes31   17434--
Wood6   1240--
Simmons6   3181--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodc Richards b Jones101     
*D Lloydc Cartwright b Close186     
CH Lloydc Denning b Close15     
FC Hayesb Close7     
DP Hughesc Denning b Breakwell5     
J Simmonsc Botham b Breakwell23     
H Pillingnot out34     
J Abrahamsc Burgess b Close0     
P Leverc Parks b Close1     
+K Goodwinnot out6     
PG Leedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)3
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 103 overs)381
Fall of wickets:
1-265, 2-298, 3-308, 4-313, 5-317, 6-349, 7-351, 8-363
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones14   2501--
Moseley16   4550--
Cartwright26   12580--
Burgess8   1390--
Close19   1705--
Breakwell17   0912--
Botham3   0150--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylornot out59     
*DB Closec Wood b D Lloyd32     
PW Denningc Wood b Simmons5     
IVA Richardsnot out7     
JM Parksdid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
TW Cartwrightdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, 60 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-89
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever2   150--
Lee2   200--
Hughes13   5340--
Simmons28   14371--
D Lloyd15   6271--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> DJS Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 56 in County Championship matches
--> DJS Taylor (1) passed his previous highest score of 60 in first-class matches
--> IVA Richards made his debut in County Championship matches
--> GI Burgess (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> IT Botham made his debut in County Championship matches
--> IT Botham made his debut in first-class matches
--> AA Jones (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in County Championship matches
--> AA Jones (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in first-class matches
--> H Pilling (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> J Simmons reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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