Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1976
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 21st, 23rd, 24th August 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsSomerset 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Kent 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresWE Alley, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 82/0 (Rose 37*, Denning 36*; 30 overs)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 163/2 (Woolmer 91*, Denness 13*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Johnsonlbw b Gurr36     
RA Woolmerst Taylor b Burgess7     
Asif Iqbalretired hurt8     
*MH Dennessb Moseley29     
AGE Ealhamb Gurr26     
JN Shepherdrun out1     
CJ Tavaréc Taylor b Close27     
+D Nichollsc Taylor b Moseley29     
CJC Rowenot out75     
RW Hillsc Taylor b Breakwell14     
DL Underwoodlbw b Breakwell1     
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 9 nb, 2 w)25
Total(all out, 91.2 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-52, 3-114, 4-116, 5-117, 6-166, 7-231, 8-267, 9-278 (91.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr17   3472--
Botham8   3260--
Moseley16   1562--
Burgess17   4381--
Close9   3291--
Marks4   180--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Roseb Shepherd122     
PW Denningc Johnson b Shepherd69     
VJ Marksb Underwood19     
*DB Closec Shepherd b Woolmer18     
IT Bothamretired hurt12     
MJ Kitchenc Underwood b Shepherd0     
GI Burgessnot out79     
+DJS Taylorc Nicholls b Shepherd1     
D Breakwelllbw b Shepherd0     
DR Gurrc Denness b Hills19     
HR Moseleynot out21     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)19
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 108 overs)379
Fall of wickets:
1-156, 2-199, 3-245, 4-245, 5-246, 6-277, 7-277, 8-314
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shepherd36   51135--
Woolmer14   4381--
Underwood25   7731--
Hills10   1751--
Johnson17   6420--
Rowe6   0190--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Johnsonc Kitchen b Moseley20     
RA Woolmerb Gurr96     
CJC Rowec Denning b Breakwell32     
*MH Dennessc Burgess b Gurr13     
AGE Ealhamnot out22     
JN Shepherdb Moseley5     
+D Nichollslbw b Moseley0     
RW Hillsb Moseley4     
CJ Tavaréb Burgess0     
DL Underwoodlbw b Burgess0     
Asif Iqbalabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 8 nb)11
Total(all out, 60.3 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-128, 3-163, 4-170, 5-176, 6-176, 7-198, 8-203, 9-203 (60.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr12   3302--
Moseley16   3494--
Breakwell15   3431--
Close2   0170--
Marks6   2190--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosenot out40     
PW Denningnot out59     
VJ Marksdid not bat      
*DB Closedid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
MJ Kitchendid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
DR Gurrdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)4
Total(no wicket, 20.3 overs)103
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shepherd8   0330--
Woolmer2   0180--
Underwood3   1130--
Hills2   120--
Johnson1   040--
Rowe2   0130--
Denness1   080--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GW Johnson (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 29
--> AGE Ealham (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 4
--> BC Rose (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 49
--> GI Burgess (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 53
--> RA Woolmer (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 9
--> PW Denning (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 54
--> HR Moseley reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> IT Botham retired hurt in the Somerset first innings having scored 12 (team had lost 5 wickets)





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