Somerset v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1975
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 12th, 14th, 15th July 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 6 wickets
PointsSomerset 4 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Northamptonshire 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, DJ Constant
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 54/2 (Cook 18*, Mushtaq Mohammad 2*; 23 overs)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorc Sharp b Sarfraz Nawaz5     
BC Roseb Cottam37     
PW Denningb Cottam40     
IVA Richardslbw b Cottam6     
*DB Closeb Willey47     
PA Slocombec Steele b Bedi31     
IT Bothamc Cottam b Sarfraz Nawaz45     
PM Roebuckrun out38     
D Breakwellnot out14     
RJ Clappc Willey b Mushtaq Mohammad4     
AA Jonesb Dye0     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)11
Total(all out, 94.1 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-79, 3-88, 4-92, 5-143, 6-190, 7-248, 8-260, 9-265, 10-278 (94.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz20   3652--
Dye14   4271--
Cottam13   2373--
Bedi22   5491--
Willey4   0221--
Mushtaq Mohammad21.16671--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RT Virginlbw b Jones0     
G Cooknot out85     
DS Steelec Taylor b Breakwell32     
Mushtaq Mohammadc Jones b Botham42     
PJ Wattsnot out22     
P Willeylbw b Botham8     
+G Sharpdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)11
Total(4 wickets, declared, 69 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-49, 3-124, 4-149
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones20   3591--
Clapp7   1140--
Botham14   3412--
Breakwell12   2211--
Close3   210--
Richards5   0220--
Roebuck8   1310--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorc Steele b Mushtaq Mohammad36     
BC Rosec Steele b Willey40     
PW Denningc Cottam b Willey1     
IVA Richardsc Bedi b Willey0     
PA Slocombelbw b Mushtaq Mohammad1     
IT Bothamc Sarfraz Nawaz b Mushtaq Mohammad12     
PM Roebucknot out18     
*DB Closedid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
RJ Clappdid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, declared, 31 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-63, 3-63, 4-66, 5-82, 6-113 (31 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz3   0110--
Dye3   0140--
Willey12   1293--
Mushtaq Mohammad13   0543--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RT Virginc Taylor b Botham9     
G Cookc Richards b Botham53     
DS Steelerun out68     
Mushtaq Mohammadrun out30     
P Willeynot out18     
PJ Wattsnot out3     
+G Sharpdid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
JCJ Dyedid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)11
Total(4 wickets, 31.4 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-102, 3-169, 4-181
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clapp3   0170--
Botham11   1572--
Breakwell8   0470--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> DS Steele (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 25





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