Somerset v Australians
Australia in England 1975
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 6th, 7th, 8th August 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 9 wickets
UmpiresH Horton, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 28/1 (Taylor 7*, Botham 8*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 242/5 (Close 39*, Marks 6*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Turnerlbw b Moseley19      
BM Lairdc Moseley b Jones15      
*GS Chappellc Taylor b Jones38      
R Edwardsc Close b Richards56      
KD Waltersb Moseley103      
GJ Gilmourb Breakwell20      
+RD Robinsonb Jones17      
DK Lilleenot out30      
AA Mallettnot out10      
AG Hurstdid not bat      
JD Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 9 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)23
Total(7 wickets, declared, 92 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-53, 3-102, 4-165, 5-194, 6-252, 7-315
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones20   2703--
Moseley17   4272--
Botham21   4660--
Marks8   0400--
Close5   0300--
Richards7   1261--
Breakwell14   4491--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorc Chappell b Lillee21      
BC Rosec Robinson b Gilmour10      
IT Bothamb Gilmour8      
PW Denningc Gilmour b Hurst17      
IVA Richardslbw b Lillee0      
*DB Closelbw b Hurst10      
PA Slocombenot out12      
VJ Marksc Robinson b Higgs3      
D Breakwellc Edwards b Higgs13      
HR Moseleyb Hurst0      
AA Jonesabsent ill
Extras(4 lb, 8 nb)12
Total(all out, 30.2 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-32, 3-51, 4-51, 5-71, 6-76, 7-85, 8-105, 9-106 (30.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee10   1312--
Gilmour12   2412--
Higgs3   2142--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
PA Slocomberun out49      
BC Rosec Mallett b Higgs68      
PW Denningc Chappell b Mallett44      
IVA Richardsst Robinson b Higgs12      
*DB Closec Robinson b Mallett52      
+DJS Taylorc Turner b Mallett4      
VJ Marksc Turner b Higgs12      
IT Bothamc Robinson b Higgs0      
D Breakwellc Walters b Higgs14      
HR Moseleynot out5      
AA Jonesc Chappell b Mallett0      
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 3 w)21
Total(all out, 92.4 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-122, 2-151, 3-173, 4-197, 5-215, 6-256, 7-256, 8-274, 9-281, 10-281 (92.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee6   1200--
Gilmour4   0300--
Hurst8   2240--
Higgs34   10965--
Walters6   2110--
Laird2   070--
Edwards2   020--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Turnerlbw b Jones033--  
BM Lairdnot out32147--  
GJ Gilmournot out51374472  
*GS Chappelldid not bat      
R Edwardsdid not bat      
KD Waltersdid not bat      
+RD Robinsondid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
AA Mallettdid not bat      
AG Hurstdid not bat      
JD Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(1 wicket, 10.1 overs)57
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Turner)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones4   1201--
Moseley5   1300--

--> AG Hurst reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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