Somerset v Essex
Gillette Cup 1978 (Semi-Final)
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 16th August 1978 (60-over match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by losing fewer wickets
UmpiresDGL Evans, A Jepson
Man of the MatchIVA Richards

Somerset inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
*BC Rosec East b Pont24     
PA Slocombelbw b Phillip0     
IVA Richardsc Denness b Gooch116     
PM Roebuckc Lever b Phillip57     
IT Bothamb East7     
VJ Marksnot out33     
GI Burgessb Lever5     
D Breakwellnot out17     
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
J Garnerdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 14 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)28
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 60 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-86, 3-189, 4-208, 5-247, 6-255
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Lever12   0611--72.005.08
Phillip11   1562--33.005.09
Turner8   0220---2.75
Pont6   1351--36.005.83
Gooch12   0421--72.003.50
East11   1431--66.003.91

Essex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MH Dennessc Marks b Dredge3     
GA Goochc Taylor b Garner61     
KS McEwanb Burgess37     
*KWR Fletcherc and b Botham67     
BR Hardierun out21     
KR Pontrun out39     
N Philliprun out1     
S Turnerb Botham12     
RE Eastb Dredge10     
+N Smithrun out6     
JK Levernot out5     
Extras(14 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)25
Total(all out, 60 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-70, 3-127, 4-166, 5-246, 6-248, 7-248, 8-266, 9-281, 10-287 (60 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Garner12   1461--72.003.83
Dredge12   0602--36.005.00
Botham12   1482--36.004.00
Burgess12   1431--72.003.58
Breakwell2   0110---5.50
Marks1   0130---13.00
Richards9   1410---4.56

--> PM Roebuck passed his previous highest score of 48 in ListA matches





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