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Somerset v Leicestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 15th, 17th, 18th July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultSomerset won by 216 runs
PointsSomerset 18 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresWE Alley, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 136/5 (Tolchard 39*, Clift 28*; 48 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 268/8 (Dredge 3*, Jennings 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Steele b Taylor12     
PW Denningb Higgs7     
IVA Richardslbw b Higgs99     
PM Roebucklbw b Higgs2     
PA Slocombec Birkenshaw b Taylor4     
VJ Marksc Birkenshaw b Taylor0     
+DJS Taylorc Shuttleworth b Taylor0     
D Breakwellc Birkenshaw b Shuttleworth56     
CH Dredgec Tolchard b Shuttleworth23     
KF Jenningsnot out5     
HR Moseleylbw b Higgs5     
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 57 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-37, 4-42, 5-42, 6-44, 7-152, 8-202, 9-212, 10-219 (57 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs16   6384--
Taylor15   1594--
Clift13   1430--
Shuttleworth13   0732--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b Dredge0     
B Dudlestonb Dredge24     
JC Balderstonec Taylor b Dredge24     
BF Davisonb Jennings4     
+RW Tolchardc Taylor b Jennings50     
J Birkenshawb Dredge2     
PB Cliftc Slocombe b Dredge61     
*R Illingworthlbw b Jennings5     
K Shuttleworthc Taylor b Moseley11     
LB Taylorb Moseley2     
K Higgsnot out1     
Extras(4 b, 13 lb)17
Total(all out, 77.2 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-35, 3-42, 4-64, 5-70, 6-150, 7-164, 8-187, 9-190, 10-201 (77.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley19.25532--
Dredge30   10685--
Jennings25   8523--
Marks3   1110--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Taylor1     
PW Denningc Birkenshaw b Clift13     
IVA Richardsc sub b Birkenshaw110     
PM Roebuckrun out50     
PA Slocombec Tolchard b Shuttleworth28     
VJ Marksc sub b Birkenshaw5     
+DJS Taylorlbw b Clift26     
D Breakwellc and b Shuttleworth15     
CH Dredgenot out18     
KF Jenningsnot out31     
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(13 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)23
Total(8 wickets, declared, 100 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-43, 3-179, 4-185, 5-204, 6-232, 7-252, 8-266
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor20   5601--
Clift19   6562--
Shuttleworth20   4732--
Balderstone17   1520--
Birkenshaw21   4562--
Illingworth3   300--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steelelbw b Moseley10     
B Dudlestonb Dredge0     
JC Balderstonec Marks b Jennings12     
BF Davisonc Taylor b Dredge0     
+RW Tolchardlbw b Jennings11     
J Birkenshawlbw b Dredge17     
PB Cliftc Denning b Moseley18     
*R Illingworthlbw b Moseley23     
K Shuttleworthnot out27     
LB Taylorb Marks1     
K Higgsabsent hurt
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 45.4 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-17, 3-19, 4-25, 5-53, 6-53, 7-82, 8-115, 9-122 (45.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley15   2543--
Dredge17   5233--
Jennings10   2282--
Marks3.40141--

Notes
--> 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 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 64
--> IVA Richards (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 64
--> IVA Richards (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 57
--> D Breakwell (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> CH Dredge (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> KF Jennings reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings

 

 

 

 

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