Somerset v Sussex
John Player League 1976
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 2nd May 1976 (40-over match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 8 wickets
PointsSomerset 0; Sussex 4
UmpiresWE Alley, DGL Evans

Somerset inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
+DJS Taylorb Spencer2      
BC Roseb Spencer20      
PW Denningnot out45      
*DB Closelbw b Greig1      
PA Slocomberun out13      
MJ Kitchenrun out1      
GI Burgessc Graves b Greig5      
IT Bothamrun out11      
TW Cartwrightretired hurt2      
HR Moseleyb Snow9      
RJ Clappnot out1      
Extras(12 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 39 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-35, 3-43, 4-65, 5-70, 6-83, 7-97, 8-114
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Snow7   2151--   42.002.14
Spencer8   2172--   24.002.12
Buss8   1310--   -3.88
Greig8   0262--   24.003.25
Phillipson7   0200--   -2.86
Barclay1   010--   -1.00

Sussex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDotsS-Rate
MA Bussc and b Botham38      
MJJ Faberc Close b Clapp9      
RDV Knightnot out35      
*AW Greignot out28      
PJ Gravesdid not bat      
JJ Groomedid not bat      
JRT Barclaydid not bat      
+A Longdid not bat      
JA Snowdid not bat      
J Spencerdid not bat      
CP Phillipsondid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)17
Total(2 wickets, 32.5 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-72
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Moseley8   0250--   -3.12
Clapp4   2101--   24.002.50
Burgess8   1180--   -2.25
Botham8   1221--   48.002.75
Rose4   0290--   -7.25
Kitchen0.5060--   -7.20

--> The match was reduced to 39 overs per side
--> IT Botham reached 50 wickets in ListA matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex innings
--> TW Cartwright retired hurt in the Somerset innings having scored 2 (team had lost 7 wickets)





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