Somerset v Worcestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 23rd, 25th, 26th July 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1); Worcestershire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresBJ Meyer, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 76/0 (Turner 41*, Ormrod 23*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 43/2 (Richards 13*, Kitchen 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosest Humphries b D'Oliveira128      
PW Denningc Boyns b Cumbes18      
IVA Richardsc Boyns b Cumbes13      
MJ Kitchenc D'Oliveira b Gifford129      
IT Bothamc Cumbes b D'Oliveira7      
*DB Closeb D'Oliveira0      
GI Burgessnot out24      
+DJS Taylorlbw b Gifford21      
VJ Marksdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
DR Gurrdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)11
Total(7 wickets, declared, 99.5 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-48, 3-285, 4-300, 5-300, 6-301, 7-351 (99.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder18   1700--
Cumbes14   2622--
D'Oliveira28   5793--
Boyns15   2540--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Close b Gurr85      
JA Ormrodc and b Gurr57      
PA Nealec Taylor b Botham10      
EJO Hemsleyc Denning b Botham54      
BL D'Oliveiranot out74      
SP Hendersonnot out21      
CN Boynsdid not bat      
+DJ Humphriesdid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 10 nb, 15 w)36
Total(4 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-152, 2-168, 3-179, 4-283
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham22   4622--
Gurr14   6382--
Dredge15   4360--
Burgess22   7810--
Marks24   6750--
Richards3   090--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosec Boyns b Holder14      
PW Denningb Gifford11      
IVA Richardsb Holder27      
MJ Kitchenb D'Oliveira16      
IT Bothamc Ormrod b Holder10      
*DB Closenot out57      
GI Burgessb D'Oliveira2      
+DJS Taylorb D'Oliveira18      
VJ Marksb Gifford40      
CH Dredgeb Gifford1      
DR Gurrnot out3      
Extras(9 b, 3 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)22
Total(9 wickets, declared, 97.3 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-25, 3-80, 4-91, 5-93, 6-100, 7-118, 8-201, 9-211
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder22   9413--
Cumbes9   0430--
D'Oliveira31   14583--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Taylor b Burgess16      
JA Ormrodc Taylor b Burgess9      
PA Nealeb Botham86      
EJO Hemsleylbw b Botham40      
BL D'Oliveirab Dredge6      
CN Boynsc Rose b Marks3      
SP Hendersonrun out1      
VA Holderb Marks0      
+DJ Humphriesnot out0      
*N Giffordnot out4      
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 10 lb, 4 w)22
Total(8 wickets, 51.5 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-38, 3-146, 4-161, 5-171, 6-179, 7-179, 8-179
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham16   3422--
Gurr5   1190--
Dredge4   0201--
Burgess10   1412--
Marks13   4382--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BL D'Oliveira (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 71
--> PA Neale (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> DR Gurr reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire first innings





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