Somerset v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1981
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 9th, 10th, 11th September 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Essex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresHD Bird, DJ Halfyard
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 408 all out
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 211 all out

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Gooch b Lever2     
JW Lloydsc McEwan b Lever1     
IVA Richardsc and b Turner128     
PM Roebuckc East b Phillip70     
PW Denningc McEwan b Lever10     
IT Bothamc Lilley b Lever88     
NFM Popplewellrun out26     
VJ Marksc Phillip b Lever27     
+DJS Taylorc Phillip b Lever20     
J Garnerc East b Phillip6     
HR Moseleynot out1     
Extras(4 b, 13 lb, 3 nb, 9 w)29
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)408
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-18, 3-197, 4-222, 5-227, 6-351, 7-355, 8-390, 9-402, 10-408 (97.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip23   21262--
Pringle18   5510--
Turner17   3561--
Acfield9   1490--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochlbw b Moseley17     
BR Hardiec Richards b Botham98     
AW Lilleyc Taylor b Popplewell30     
KS McEwanc Richards b Garner0     
KR Pontc Popplewell b Botham0     
N Phillipc Richards b Moseley11     
DR Pringleb Garner0     
S Turnerc Popplewell b Garner14     
+DE Eastc Moseley b Botham15     
JK Levernot out11     
DL Acfieldb Popplewell0     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 9 nb)15
Total(all out, 63.5 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-83, 3-83, 4-99, 5-116, 6-127, 7-145, 8-179, 9-204, 10-211 (63.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner18   11293--
Moseley14   2532--
Botham16   6533--
Marks4   0210--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*GA Goochc Taylor b Botham122     
BR Hardiec Rose b Moseley16     
AW Lilleyc Taylor b Moseley0     
KS McEwanc Roebuck b Botham20     
KR Pontc Lloyds b Moseley9     
N Phillipb Marks15     
DR Pringlenot out11     
S Turnernot out30     
+DE Eastdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 5 nb)17
Total(6 wickets, 68 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-46, 3-112, 4-142, 5-190, 6-200
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner14   2520--
Moseley16   0603--
Botham16   5462--
Popplewell7   1320--
Marks10   2171--
Richards5   0160--

--> PM Roebuck (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 58
--> NFM Popplewell (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> GA Gooch (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 73
--> BR Hardie (2) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4





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