Somerset v Gloucestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsSomerset 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Gloucestershire 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)
UmpiresWE Alley, R Julian
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 25/1 (Tait 2*, Zaheer Abbas 20*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 191/6 (Zaheer Abbas 135*, Stovold 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PA Slocombec Brassington b Procter108     
PW Denningc and b Partridge34     
IVA Richardsc Graveney b Davey67     
PM Roebucknot out80     
MJ Kitchenb Procter0     
IT Bothamb Partridge86     
*BC Rosenot out5     
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)387
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-155, 3-244, 4-244, 5-373
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter21   3782--
Brain15   2810--
Davey24   6591--
Partridge20   5772--
Graveney20   6850--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldrun out3     
A Taitrun out38     
Zaheer Abbasc Dredge b Botham20     
NHC Cooperc Richards b Botham12     
*MJ Procterc Botham b Dredge0     
DR Shepherdc Taylor b Botham0     
MD Partridgec Moseley b Botham26     
DA Graveneynot out27     
+AJ Brassingtonb Dredge1     
BM Brainc Slocombe b Botham9     
J Daveyb Moseley6     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 61.2 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-26, 3-49, 4-52, 5-55, 6-89, 7-106, 8-109, 9-134, 10-150 (61.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham22   3535--
Dredge23   5572--
Jennings6   2170--
Roebuck4   180--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Stovoldc Slocombe b Moseley28     
A Taitb Botham9     
Zaheer Abbasc Taylor b Botham140     
NHC Cooperb Jennings8     
*MJ Procterc Rose b Moseley35     
DR Shepherdc Taylor b Moseley1     
MD Partridgerun out0     
DA Graveneyc Roebuck b Moseley0     
+AJ Brassingtonc Jennings b Moseley3     
BM Brainb Moseley1     
J Daveynot out20     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 71.4 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-107, 3-157, 4-164, 5-177, 6-184, 7-204, 8-213, 9-215, 10-248 (71.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham26   41012--
Moseley18   8356--
Jennings5   1281--
Roebuck14   3490--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PA Slocombenot out6     
PW Denningnot out8     
IVA Richardsdid not bat      
PM Roebuckdid not bat      
MJ Kitchendid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
*BC Rosedid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 3.3 overs)14
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter2   130--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PA Slocombe (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 48
--> BM Brain (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> Zaheer Abbas (2) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> IT Botham reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> AW Stovold retired hurt in the Gloucestershire second innings having scored 0 (team score 0/0) - he returned when the score was 184/6





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