Somerset v Gloucestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 27th, 29th, 30th August 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 5 wickets
PointsSomerset 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresR Julian, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 109/3 (Denning 25*, Kitchen 5*; 24 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 217/6 (Shepherd 18*, Graveney 1*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadst Taylor b Burgess88     
+AW Stovoldb Dredge6     
Zaheer Abbasc Taylor b Dredge7     
AJ Hignellb Burgess15     
*MJ Procterc Burgess b Dredge25     
DR Shepherdc Taylor b Burgess4     
P Bainbridgelbw b Robinson39     
DA Graveneyc Kitchen b Marks11     
JH Shackletonnot out18     
BM Brainb Robinson0     
JH Childsc Jennings b Marks6     
Extras(12 lb, 5 nb)17
Total(all out, 98.2 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-29, 3-88, 4-144, 5-149, 6-163, 7-167, 8-214, 9-214, 10-236 (98.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burgess31   10673--
Dredge24   5633--
Jennings16   7310--
Breakwell13   7280--
Robinson3   072--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PW Denningb Graveney122     
GI Burgessc Stovold b Procter4     
IVA Richardsc Stovold b Childs70     
CH Dredgec Shackleton b Childs1     
MJ Kitchenb Brain32     
*DB Closeb Shackleton23     
VJ Marksb Procter19     
+DJS Taylorc Shackleton b Procter40     
D Breakwellc Zaheer Abbas b Procter16     
KF Jenningsc Hignell b Graveney0     
PJ Robinsonnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 10 nb)22
Total(all out, 77.1 overs)349
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-101, 3-103, 4-146, 5-149, 6-240, 7-315, 8-336, 9-349, 10-349 (77.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain21   4831--
Shackleton10   1511--
Childs12   4382--
Graveney13   2552--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc Denning b Richards88     
+AW Stovoldst Taylor b Jennings40     
Zaheer Abbaslbw b Burgess0     
AJ Hignellc Close b Breakwell18     
*MJ Procterc Robinson b Burgess46     
P Bainbridgelbw b Burgess0     
DR Shepherdnot out142     
DA Graveneyc Jennings b Robinson28     
JH Shackletonnot out10     
BM Braindid not bat      
JH Childsdid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 121.2 overs)384
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-52, 3-108, 4-179, 5-183, 6-215, 7-366
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burgess29   7873--
Dredge16   1710--
Jennings16   2641--
Breakwell18   8391--
Marks26   8680--
Robinson10   3251--
Richards6   1101--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PW Denningb Childs107     
GI Burgessc Stovold b Brain9     
MJ Kitchenc Stovold b Graveney36     
*DB Closec Zaheer Abbas b Brain87     
IVA Richardsb Childs3     
VJ Marksnot out11     
+DJS Taylornot out3     
CH Dredgedid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
PJ Robinsondid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)16
Total(5 wickets, 59.1 overs)272
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-106, 3-250, 4-253, 5-255
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brain15   0792--
Childs12   1452--
Graveney15   5491--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PJ Robinson made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> PJ Robinson made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> PW Denning (1) passed his previous highest score of 109 in first-class matches
--> PW Denning (1) passed his previous highest score of 109 in County Championship matches
--> PW Denning (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 109
--> JH Shackleton (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> PW Denning (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 72
--> GI Burgess reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> DA Graveney reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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