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Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1976
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 8th, 9th, 10th September 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSomerset won by 89 runs
PointsSomerset 17 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Leicestershire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresWE Alley, DGL Evans
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 78/1 (Steele 25*, Balderstone 8*; 21 overs)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 332/8 innings closed

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosec and b Birkenshaw177     
PW Denningb Higgs11     
PA Slocombelbw b Higgs0     
IT Bothamc McVicker b Clift88     
GI Burgessb Illingworth4     
VJ Marksc Birkenshaw b Illingworth0     
+DJS Taylorc Higgs b Illingworth35     
*DB Closenot out69     
D Breakwellnot out21     
DR Gurrdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)408
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-24, 3-169, 4-181, 5-181, 6-239, 7-371
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth5   0250--
Higgs26   2952--
McVicker6   1400--
Clift18   1731--
Steele13   3350--
Illingworth18   5503--
Birkenshaw14   0871--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DI Gowerc Burgess b Botham33     
JF Steeleb Burgess38     
JC Balderstonerun out100     
BF Davisonc Taylor b Moseley43     
*R Illingworthb Breakwell10     
+RW Tolchardb Close24     
J Birkenshawnot out46     
NM McVickerb Gurr1     
PB Cliftc Breakwell b Moseley7     
P Boothnot out3     
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 12 lb, 12 nb, 2 w)27
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)332
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-113, 3-193, 4-222, 5-250, 6-299, 7-315, 8-322
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr23   5851--
Moseley22   2662--
Burgess18   6391--
Botham14   2431--
Breakwell13   4331--
Close7   1301--
Marks3   090--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Roseb Higgs2     
PW Denningb Steele14     
VJ Marksc Tolchard b Higgs57     
IT Bothamc Birkenshaw b Steele0     
PA Slocombec Gower b Illingworth1     
GI Burgessc Clift b Booth47     
+DJS Taylornot out28     
D Breakwellst Tolchard b Birkenshaw36     
*DB Closedid not bat      
DR Gurrdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(7 wickets, declared, 57 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-27, 3-27, 4-52, 5-89, 6-141, 7-186 (57 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booth4   0231--
Higgs14   2372--
McVicker1   030--
Clift3   0110--
Steele11   2322--
Illingworth17   5381--
Birkenshaw2   0201--
Balderstone5   0210--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DI Gowerb Breakwell20     
BF Davisonst Taylor b Breakwell44     
+RW Tolchardc Slocombe b Breakwell38     
J Birkenshawc Botham b Marks46     
NM McVickerc Taylor b Breakwell7     
PB Cliftc Rose b Marks6     
JC Balderstonest Taylor b Breakwell3     
*R Illingworthc Denning b Marks1     
JF Steelenot out4     
P Boothlbw b Marks0     
K Higgsc Burgess b Marks0     
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 33.2 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-77, 3-124, 4-137, 5-146, 6-152, 7-167, 8-169, 9-173, 10-173 (33.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr2   0170--
Moseley2   0190--
Breakwell15   1715--
Marks14.20625--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BC Rose (1) passed his previous highest score of 125 in County Championship matches
--> BC Rose (1) passed his previous highest score of 125 in first-class matches
--> BC Rose (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> IT Botham (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 66
--> IT Botham (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 91
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> J Birkenshaw (2) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> NM McVicker made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> NM McVicker made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> R Illingworth reached 1450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> K Higgs reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> VJ Marks achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 4-55)
--> VJ Marks achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Leicestershire second innings
--> VJ Marks achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire second innings (previous best was 3-58)
--> VJ Marks achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire second innings
--> JC Balderstone retired hurt in the Leicestershire first innings and later returned

 

 

 

 

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