Somerset v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1981
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 23rd, 24th, 25th May 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRS Herman, BJ Meyer
ScorersD Beckett (Somerset), DK Sherwood (Australians)
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 114/3 (Hughes 14*, Wellham 14*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 25/0 (Rose 11*, Lloyds 11*; 9 overs)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Dysonc Richards b Breakwell46     
GM Woodc Taylor b Botham0     
TM Chappellc Taylor b Botham47     
*KJ Hughesc Breakwell b Marks33     
DM Wellhamc Botham b Marks22     
GN Yallopnot out49     
GR Beardc Lloyds b Garner4     
+SJ Rixonc Roebuck b Breakwell18     
RM Hoggrun out5     
TM Aldermandid not bat      
RJ Brightdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 3 w)8
Total(8 wickets, declared, 115.4 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-83, 3-109, 4-151, 5-159, 6-175, 7-222, 8-232 (115.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner22   9371--
Botham22   9362--
Dredge17   6340--
Breakwell17   3372--
Richards2   070--
Lloyds5   1140--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosenot out11     
JW Lloydsnot out11     
IVA Richardsdid not bat      
PW Denningdid not bat      
PM Roebuckdid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
VJ Marksdid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
J Garnerdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
Extras(2 nb, 1 w)3
Total(no wicket, 9 overs)25
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg4   0170--
Alderman4   400--
Beard1   050--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> SJ Rixon made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> GR Beard made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> TM Chappell made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> DM Wellham made his debut in England in first-class matches





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