Sussex v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 29th, 30th June, 1st July 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by an innings and 37 runs
PointsSussex 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Somerset 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresTF Brooks, WL Budd
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 55/0 (Rose 42*, Close 12*; 18 overs)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 35/3 (Graves 16*, Spencer 6*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayb Botham24     
PJ Gravesc Richards b Moseley39     
RDV Knightc Taylor b Botham10     
Javed Miandadb Dredge23     
*AW Greigc Dredge b Botham21     
MA Bussc Kitchen b Dredge77     
GD Mendisc Botham b Moseley0     
JA Snowc Kitchen b Clapp44     
+A Longc Rose b Botham2     
J Spencernot out7     
CE Wallerc Close b Clapp8     
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 5 w)15
Total(all out, 97.1 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-77, 3-80, 4-115, 5-133, 6-134, 7-220, 8-237, 9-260, 10-270 (97.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham32   51114--
Moseley27   6612--
Dredge18   5382--
Breakwell5   0100--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosec Greig b Snow42     
*DB Closec Buss b Spencer27     
IVA Richardsc Graves b Spencer204     
MJ Kitchenc Long b Waller51     
IT Bothamc Graves b Spencer62     
PA Slocombec Waller b Spencer14     
+DJS Taylorc and b Spencer12     
D Breakwellc Waller b Greig0     
CH Dredgenot out9     
HR Moseleynot out10     
RJ Clappdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 8 nb)17
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 102 overs)448
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-105, 3-225, 4-399, 5-408, 6-428, 7-429, 8-429
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow20   4681--
Spencer27   41165--
Greig20   2711--
Buss8   0290--
Knight5   0270--
Waller11   1471--
Javed Miandad11   1730--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc Richards b Botham0     
PJ Graveslbw b Moseley16     
RDV Knightlbw b Botham7     
Javed Miandadb Moseley5     
CE Wallerb Botham15     
*AW Greigc Close b Botham5     
MA Bussc Richards b Clapp45     
GD Mendisc Moseley b Clapp23     
JA Snowc Dredge b Botham9     
+A Longnot out2     
J Spencerc Dredge b Botham13     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 56.5 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-9, 3-22, 4-41, 5-46, 6-47, 7-115, 8-116, 9-124, 10-141 (56.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley16   3502--
Dredge13   4380--
Clapp4   222--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Day 2 Lunch: Somerset (1) ?/? (Richards 100*, [unknown] ?*)
--> RJ Clapp made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RJ Clapp made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> DB Close (1) passed 25000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> IVA Richards (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 39
--> IVA Richards (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 110
--> IT Botham (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 21
--> IT Botham reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Sussex first innings





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