Somerset v Worcestershire
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 27th, 28th, 29th June 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 208 runs
PointsSomerset 20 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Worcestershire 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresWL Budd, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 32/2 (Turner 13*, Neale 1*; 17 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 228/3 (Roebuck 55*, Denning 40*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec and b Gifford93      
PA Slocombec Gifford b Watson6      
IVA Richardsc Neale b Cumbes31      
PM Roebucklbw b Cumbes78      
PW Denningc Gifford b Cumbes35      
IT Bothamc Neale b Cumbes70      
VJ Marksc Humphries b Cumbes7      
D Breakwellc Neale b Cumbes27      
J Garnernot out23      
CH Dredgenot out1      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 14 lb, 2 nb)21
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 100 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-80, 3-170, 4-247, 5-264, 6-288, 7-360, 8-379
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Inchmore17   1680--
Watson19   2871--
Cumbes26   21036--
Gifford29   6841--
Younis Ahmed9   3290--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Botham b Garner18      
JA Ormrodlbw b Botham11      
J Cumbesb Botham3      
PA Nealec Richards b Garner72      
EJO Hemsley hit wkt b Garner0      
Younis Ahmedc Botham b Marks85      
BJR Jonesc Richards b Garner9      
+DJ Humphriesc Botham b Garner6      
JD Inchmorelbw b Botham1      
GG Watsonb Botham0      
*N Giffordnot out0      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)12
Total(all out, 75.1 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-31, 3-41, 4-41, 5-196, 6-197, 7-210, 8-217, 9-217, 10-217 (75.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham28   10734--
Dredge8   0480--
Richards6   0210--
Marks9   2231--
Breakwell1   100--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Turner b Younis Ahmed44      
PA Slocombec Hemsley b Inchmore24      
IVA Richardsb Cumbes48      
PM Roebucknot out55      
PW Denningnot out40      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
VJ Marksdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
J Garnerdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)17
Total(3 wickets, declared, 58 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-107, 3-129
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Inchmore11   0441--
Watson14   1680--
Cumbes15   1441--
Gifford6   1160--
Younis Ahmed12   1391--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Taylor b Garner4      
JA Ormrodc Dredge b Marks24      
PA Nealec Taylor b Botham19      
EJO Hemsleyc and b Breakwell20      
Younis Ahmedc Garner b Marks27      
BJR Jonesc Rose b Breakwell19      
+DJ Humphriesc Breakwell b Marks20      
JD Inchmorest Taylor b Marks0      
GG Watsonc Denning b Marks12      
*N Giffordst Taylor b Breakwell35      
J Cumbesnot out6      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 80.1 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-43, 3-70, 4-78, 5-103, 6-140, 7-142, 8-142, 9-180, 10-195 (80.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham11   2381--
Garner16   5231--
Dredge8   3110--
Marks24   8635--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BC Rose (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 35
--> BC Rose (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> J Garner reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Worcestershire first innings





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