Essex v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 12th, 13th, 14th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 200 runs
PointsEssex 19 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Somerset 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresR Aspinall, RT Wilson
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 270/8 (Turner 39*, Smith 0*; 98 overs)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 183/7 (Phillip 20*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Moseley b Botham78      
GA Goochc Richards b Dredge3      
KS McEwanc Taylor b Moseley11      
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Moseley2      
KR Pontc Taylor b Botham0      
BR Hardiec Taylor b Dredge52      
N Phillipc Dredge b Breakwell59      
S Turnernot out39      
RE Eastrun out7      
+N Smithnot out0      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 8 w)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 98 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-54, 3-75, 4-134, 5-136, 6-203, 7-239, 8-270
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham19   4302--
Moseley24   8552--
Dredge25   4602--
Burgess17   4710--
Breakwell13   2351--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Lever b Phillip3      
PW Denningc Turner b Lever2      
IVA Richardslbw b Lever14      
PA Slocombec Smith b Phillip7      
PM Roebuckb Turner37      
IT Bothamc Pont b East44      
D Breakwellc and b Turner4      
+DJS Taylorlbw b Turner5      
GI Burgessc Gooch b Turner14      
CH Dredgec Fletcher b East1      
HR Moseleynot out0      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 47.1 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-5, 3-27, 4-31, 5-103, 6-111, 7-117, 8-129, 9-134, 10-138 (47.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   1332--
Phillip9   0382--
East10   5132--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Taylor b Moseley9      
GA Goochc Denning b Breakwell42      
KS McEwanc Denning b Burgess6      
*KWR Fletcherc Denning b Moseley18      
KR Pontb Moseley33      
BR Hardieb Botham40      
N Phillipnot out33      
S Turnerc Burgess b Botham3      
RE Eastnot out0      
+N Smithdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 2 nb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 63 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-18, 3-80, 4-88, 5-147, 6-165, 7-183
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham13   1472--
Moseley19   6343--
Dredge7   1350--
Burgess9   4271--
Breakwell15   5411--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Lever22      
PW Denningc Pont b Lever0      
PA Slocombec Smith b Lever2      
PM Roebuckc Gooch b Phillip16      
IT Bothamc Smith b Lever4      
D Breakwellb Turner14      
+DJS Taylorc Smith b Lever0      
IVA Richardsc Turner b East33      
GI Burgessnot out13      
CH Dredgec McEwan b Lever1      
HR Moseleyc Turner b East18      
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 45.3 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-5, 3-34, 4-40, 5-57, 6-59, 7-95, 8-99, 9-101, 10-128 (45.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever19   4336--
Phillip9   1271--
Turner9   1431--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GI Burgess (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> JK Lever reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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