Somerset v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 13th, 15th August 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by an innings and 111 runs
PointsSomerset 2 (Bowling 2); Essex 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, DJ Halfyard
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 248/5 (Pont 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Roselbw b Lever6     
PW Denningc Turner b Lever0     
IVA Richardsb Turner22     
MJ Kitchenlbw b Turner3     
PM Roebucklbw b Lever11     
VJ Marksc Fosh b Lever18     
GI Burgessc Fletcher b Pont2     
*+DJS Taylorc Turner b Pont5     
CH Dredgec Turner b Lever5     
KF Jenningsc Gooch b Lever14     
HR Moseleynot out1     
Extras(4 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 29 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-29, 3-32, 4-35, 5-63, 6-67, 7-67, 8-73, 9-83, 10-92 (29 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever15   2416--
Turner9   4302--
Pont5   0162--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Jennings b Roebuck122     
MK Foshc Taylor b Moseley22     
KS McEwanc Dredge b Marks31     
*KWR Fletcherc Denning b Marks42     
GA Goochb Roebuck19     
KR Pontrun out30     
S Turnerc Kitchen b Dredge49     
RE Eastlbw b Moseley2     
+N Smithc Dredge b Moseley2     
JK Leverb Moseley7     
DL Acfieldnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)14
Total(all out, 110.2 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-114, 3-198, 4-237, 5-248, 6-306, 7-319, 8-321, 9-340, 10-340 (110.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dredge12   2431--
Burgess19   5570--
Jennings7   1210--
Marks30   3782--
Richards3   1120--
Roebuck22   5652--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosest Smith b Acfield14     
PW Denninglbw b Lever19     
IVA Richardsc Pont b Lever0     
MJ Kitchenc Denness b East34     
PM Roebuckc Pont b East5     
VJ Marksb Acfield7     
GI Burgessrun out32     
*+DJS Taylorb Acfield1     
CH Dredgec Smith b Acfield2     
KF Jenningsc sub b East5     
HR Moseleynot out7     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)11
Total(all out, 58.1 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-30, 3-69, 4-77, 5-87, 6-89, 7-106, 8-125, 9-125, 10-137 (58.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   4392--
Pont3   0120--
Acfield26   14314--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> IVA Richards (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 5
--> MH Denness (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 5
--> S Turner (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> HR Moseley (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1
--> DL Acfield reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> DL Acfield reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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