Somerset v Sussex
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Sussex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJG Langridge, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 103/3 (Kitchen 16*, Botham 27*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 150/4 (Buss 6*, Spencer 4*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc Kitchen b Garner1     
*PJ Gravesc Close b Botham15     
RDV Knightc Kitchen b Dredge10     
Javed Miandadc Gurr b Dredge8     
MA Bussb Garner6     
PWG Parkerc Breakwell b Botham89     
GD Mendisc Close b Botham66     
JA Snowlbw b Botham0     
+A Longlbw b Botham2     
J Spencernot out6     
CE Wallerc Richards b Botham0     
Extras(1 b, 9 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 80.2 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-23, 3-35, 4-44, 5-44, 6-196, 7-196, 8-206, 9-215, 10-219 (80.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner21   7522--
Gurr11   1330--
Dredge8   1232--
Breakwell13   5290--
Richards2   080--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosec Javed Miandad b Spencer14     
PA Slocombelbw b Snow7     
IVA Richardsc Long b Knight38     
MJ Kitchenlbw b Spencer20     
IT Bothamc Waller b Snow39     
*DB Closec Long b Knight8     
+DJS Taylornot out43     
D Breakwellc Knight b Buss21     
CH Dredgelbw b Spencer2     
J Garnerc Graves b Spencer15     
DR Gurrc Graves b Snow4     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 78.3 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-21, 3-60, 4-122, 5-134, 6-134, 7-168, 8-173, 9-195, 10-225 (78.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer27   12524--
Buss13   3371--
Knight10   2462--
Waller6   190--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JRT Barclayc Taylor b Botham30     
*PJ Gravesb Gurr44     
RDV Knightc Botham b Breakwell3     
Javed Miandadc Gurr b Breakwell59     
MA Bussb Botham72     
J Spencerc Taylor b Garner16     
PWG Parkerc Taylor b Breakwell9     
GD Mendislbw b Gurr25     
JA Snowb Gurr4     
+A Longnot out35     
CE Wallernot out6     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(9 wickets, declared, 107 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-73, 3-113, 4-141, 5-175, 6-184, 7-231, 8-241, 9-289
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner31   8811--
Botham23   5782--
Gurr17   2643--
Dredge10   3150--
Breakwell20   8453--
Richards4   1160--
Slocombe2   140--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosest Long b Barclay26     
PA Slocombec Long b Snow2     
IVA Richardsb Waller89     
MJ Kitchenc Barclay b Waller21     
IT Bothamc Graves b Barclay14     
*DB Closenot out19     
+DJS Taylorb Barclay16     
D Breakwellc and b Javed Miandad15     
CH Dredgec Buss b Javed Miandad1     
J Garnernot out12     
DR Gurrdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 11 nb)15
Total(8 wickets, 77 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-104, 3-136, 4-138, 5-167, 6-188, 7-210, 8-213
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow5   1291--
Spencer6   2300--
Buss9   4200--
Waller22   5672--
Barclay24   12313--
Javed Miandad11   3382--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> RDV Knight (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> J Garner (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in County Championship matches
--> PJ Graves (2) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> DB Close (2) passed 34500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> IT Botham reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> JA Snow reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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