Worcestershire v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1978
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 6th, 7th, 8th September 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 3 (Batting 3); Somerset 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, TG Wilson
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 204/6 (Ormrod 85*, Boyns 11*; 53 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 11/0 (Jones 5*, Humphries 5*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BJR Jonesc Jennings b Gurr4      
JA Ormrodc Gard b Botham116      
PA Nealelbw b Botham9      
EJO Hemsleyc Denning b Jennings81      
DN Patelb Botham0      
SP Hendersonc Botham b Jennings0      
+DJ Humphrieslbw b Botham0      
CN Boynslbw b Botham11      
GG Watsonc Moseley b Botham15      
*N Giffordnot out4      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 77.4 overs)259
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-51, 3-179, 4-181, 5-182, 6-183, 7-204, 8-236, 9-259 (77.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr16   2521--
Moseley12   5310--
Jennings11   1492--
Marks5   1220--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Hemsley b Patel111      
PW Denningb Watson19      
PA Slocombenot out106      
MJ Kitchennot out8      
VJ Marksdid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
+T Garddid not bat      
DR Gurrdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(2 wickets, declared, 64.3 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-230
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Watson12   1471--
Pridgeon12   1470--
Boyns17   1710--
Gifford8   2230--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BJR Joneslbw b Gurr7      
+DJ Humphriesc Gurr b Breakwell80      
PA Nealenot out103      
DN Patelrun out26      
SP Hendersonnot out32      
JA Ormroddid not bat      
EJO Hemsleydid not bat      
CN Boynsdid not bat      
GG Watsondid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, declared, 68.2 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-133, 3-184
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr6   1151--
Marks28   31210--
Breakwell31   51031--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Boyns b Pridgeon46      
PA Slocombeb Watson98      
IT Bothamb Gifford40      
MJ Kitchenc Ormrod b Gifford12      
VJ Marksnot out27      
D Breakwellb Watson14      
PW Denningrun out0      
KF Jenningsnot out5      
+T Garddid not bat      
DR Gurrdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 3 nb, 3 w)9
Total(6 wickets, 47.5 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-169, 3-193, 4-214, 5-230, 6-235
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pridgeon14   1651--
Boyns6   0420--
Gifford9   0482--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> JA Ormrod (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> BC Rose (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 66
--> PA Slocombe (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 32
--> PA Slocombe (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 106
--> CN Boyns made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> VJ Marks (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 15
--> IT Botham reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Worcestershire first innings





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