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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