Somerset v Yorkshire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 24th, 26th, 27th June 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 6 (Batting 3, Bowling 3); Yorkshire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresB Satyaji Rao, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 6/0 (Rose 3*, Slocombe 0*)
Close of play day 2Yorkshire (2) 74/1 (Boycott 30*, Athey 27*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottb Jennings48     
RG Lumblbw b Botham51     
CWJ Atheyc Taylor b Moseley131     
JH Hampshireb Jennings17     
K Sharplbw b Jennings13     
+DL Bairstowlbw b Botham56     
CM Oldnot out6     
P Carrickc Breakwell b Moseley11     
GA Copenot out3     
HP Cooperdid not bat      
S Oldhamdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)345
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-126, 3-156, 4-182, 5-313, 6-327, 7-339
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham23   2922--
Moseley15   2652--
Jennings20   4623--
Burgess18   8430--
Breakwell23   5710--
Roebuck1   030--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Hampshire b Cooper30     
PA Slocombelbw b Old33     
IVA Richardsb Carrick61     
MJ Kitchenc Hampshire b Old6     
PM Roebuckb Oldham10     
IT Bothamc Bairstow b Old27     
GI Burgesslbw b Oldham13     
D Breakwellc and b Cooper48     
+DJS Taylorlbw b Old15     
KF Jenningsnot out0     
HR Moseleyabsent hurt
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-115, 3-129, 4-137, 5-166, 6-182, 7-219, 8-253, 9-253 (86.5 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Oldham20   4662--
Cooper16   2552--
Carrick19   5771--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottrun out38     
RG Lumblbw b Botham16     
CWJ Atheyc sub b Botham54     
JH Hampshirenot out65     
+DL Bairstownot out39     
K Sharpdid not bat      
CM Olddid not bat      
P Carrickdid not bat      
GA Copedid not bat      
HP Cooperdid not bat      
S Oldhamdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(3 wickets, declared, 69 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-86, 3-135
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham22   4522--
Jennings24   7720--
Burgess14   2510--
Breakwell9   1370--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Old21     
PA Slocombec Hampshire b Oldham4     
IVA Richardsc Hampshire b Cooper41     
MJ Kitchenc Bairstow b Old11     
PM Roebucklbw b Oldham30     
IT Bothamc sub b Cooper5     
GI Burgessc Bairstow b Old3     
D Breakwelllbw b Old20     
+DJS Taylornot out5     
KF Jenningsnot out10     
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)7
Total(8 wickets, 63.5 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-35, 3-67, 4-81, 5-102, 6-110, 7-138, 8-146
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old26   10504--
Cooper12   1242--
Carrick3   040--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> CWJ Athey (1) equalled his previous highest score of 131 in first-class matches
--> CWJ Athey (1) equalled his previous highest score of 131 in County Championship matches
--> CWJ Athey (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 86
--> DL Bairstow (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> DL Bairstow (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 51
--> IVA Richards (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 1





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