Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1974
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 8th, 10th, 11th June 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 4 wickets
PointsSomerset 17 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Kent 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresC Cook, A Jepson
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 80/1 (Kitchen 34*, Taylor 1*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 189/3 (Luckhurst 80*, Woolmer 37*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BW Luckhurstc Burgess b Moseley49     
GW Johnsonb Moseley15     
MC Cowdreylbw b Moseley1     
Asif Iqballbw b Cartwright4     
RA Woolmerlbw b Burgess24     
AGE Ealhamb Cartwright0     
BD Julienc Taylor b Cartwright2     
+D Nichollsc Denning b Cartwright30     
JN Shepherdc Taylor b Moseley32     
RB Elmsnot out3     
JN Grahamb Moseley0     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-37, 3-52, 4-75, 5-76, 6-82, 7-121, 8-165, 9-169, 10-169 (88.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones18   7360--
Cartwright34   17514--
Burgess10   1161--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Nicholls b Graham48     
*DB Closec Luckhurst b Woolmer45     
+DJS Taylorlbw b Graham25     
PW Denninglbw b Woolmer14     
IVA Richardsb Woolmer85     
JM Parksb Woolmer8     
GI Burgessc Nicholls b Shepherd1     
BA Langfordb Elms5     
HR Moseleyc Nicholls b Graham19     
AA Jonesnot out0     
TW Cartwrightabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 4 lb)6
Total(all out, 83.2 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-73, 2-113, 3-134, 4-136, 5-160, 6-179, 7-188, 8-246, 9-256 (83.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Graham25   7453--
Elms12   2441--
Shepherd27   1941--
Johnson1   100--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BW Luckhurstc Taylor b Langford90     
GW Johnsonc Taylor b Moseley3     
MC Cowdreyc Close b Moseley8     
Asif Iqbalc Taylor b Burgess36     
RA Woolmernot out105     
AGE Ealhamc Moseley b Langford69     
BD Julienc Langford b Jones13     
+D Nichollsnot out2     
JN Shepherddid not bat      
RB Elmsdid not bat      
JN Grahamdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 16 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)30
Total(6 wickets, declared, 104 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-47, 3-97, 4-211, 5-333, 6-348
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones22   3721--
Moseley19   5492--
Burgess23   3921--
Langford28   9722--
Richards12   4410--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Ealham b Elms46     
BA Langfordnot out13     
+DJS Taylorc Asif Iqbal b Julien46     
PW Denningc Cowdrey b Johnson2     
IVA Richardsc Nicholls b Woolmer6     
JM Parksc Woolmer b Johnson25     
*DB Closenot out58     
GI Burgessb Woolmer67     
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
TW Cartwrightdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb)11
Total(6 wickets, 64.1 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-87, 3-98, 4-125, 5-131, 6-224
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elms7   0271--
Shepherd6   1300--
Woolmer9   1322--
Johnson19   4842--
Julien8   2311--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> D Nicholls (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> BW Luckhurst (2) passed 15000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 72
--> RA Woolmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 86 in first-class matches
--> RA Woolmer (2) made his first century in first-class matches
--> RA Woolmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 86 in County Championship matches
--> RA Woolmer (2) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> DJS Taylor (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> GI Burgess (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 7
--> BA Langford (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> BA Langford (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4





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