Worcestershire v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 20th, 22nd, 23rd June 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWorcestershire 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Somerset 3 (Batting 2, Bowling 1)
UmpiresR Aspinall, DO Oslear
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 19/0 (Turner 12*, Scott 6*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 26/0 (Rose 22*, Olive 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Pridgeon18      
M Olivec Humphries b Cumbes18      
IVA Richardsb Alleyne63      
PA Slocombelbw b Alleyne13      
PW Denningc Humphries b Alleyne11      
NFM Popplewellc Turner b Pridgeon14      
VJ Marksc Scott b Gifford33      
D Breakwellc Scott b Gifford2      
+DJS Taylornot out32      
J Garnerc Gifford b Pridgeon20      
HR Moseleyc Patel b Cumbes9      
Extras(1 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 98.4 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-67, 3-91, 4-120, 5-127, 6-160, 7-171, 8-184, 9-220, 10-246 (98.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alleyne25   5753--
Pridgeon22   5693--
Gifford31   17372--
Patel3   280--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Turnerc Taylor b Moseley47      
MS Scottc Popplewell b Garner21      
PA Nealeb Garner101      
Younis Ahmedst Taylor b Richards87      
DN Patelnot out105      
+DJ Humphriesc and b Marks42      
HL Alleyneb Marks0      
EJO Hemsleynot out4      
N Gifforddid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
J Cumbesdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 10 nb)24
Total(6 wickets, declared, 123 overs)431
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-101, 3-264, 4-291, 5-396, 6-402
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner22   6662--
Moseley16   3731--
Breakwell28   7820--
Marks34   7912--
Popplewell10   3340--
Richards13   2611--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Turner b Patel107      
M Olivelbw b Alleyne8      
IVA Richardsc Humphries b Gifford118      
PA Slocombeb Gifford37      
PW Denningnot out14      
NFM Popplewellnot out39      
VJ Marksdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
J Garnerdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 4 w)8
Total(4 wickets, declared, 125 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-207, 3-277, 4-277
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alleyne14   4501--
Pridgeon12   1440--
Cumbes7   1330--
Gifford46   12932--
Patel38   12841--
Younis Ahmed4   0120--
Scott4   170--

--> Worcestershire score at 100 overs in the first innings was 331-4
--> Younis Ahmed (1) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> DN Patel (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 50
--> N Gifford reached 1650 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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