Somerset v Essex
Schweppes County Championship 1983
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 4th, 6th, 7th June 1983 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 141 runs
PointsSomerset 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Essex 22 (Batting 3, Bowling 3)
UmpiresJ Birkenshaw, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 35/3 (Roebuck 18*, Gard 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 112/4 (Pont 12*, DE East 8*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Roebuck b Dredge60     
BR Hardiec Gard b Davis4     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Popplewell46     
KS McEwanc Lloyds b Marks54     
KR Pontc Popplewell b Dredge1     
DR Pringlerun out21     
N Phillipc sub b Dredge36     
+DE Eastc Gard b Dredge10     
RE Eastc Roebuck b Dredge5     
NA Fosterc sub b Marks4     
DL Acfieldnot out4     
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 87.5 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-123, 3-123, 4-124, 5-174, 6-219, 7-241, 8-250, 9-257, 10-262 (87.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham17   3610--
Davis17   2551--
Marks14   2362--
Popplewell11   3211--
Lloyds4   180--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Lloydsc DE East b Phillip0     
PM Roebuckb Acfield69     
PA Slocombec DE East b Phillip3     
PW Denningb Phillip7     
+T Gardb Acfield29     
IT Bothamst DE East b Acfield34     
NFM Popplewellnot out66     
VJ Marksc Foster b Acfield12     
MR Davisnot out16     
CH Dredgedid not bat      
*BC Rosedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 98.3 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-10, 3-19, 4-96, 5-132, 6-172, 7-200
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip14   5243--
Pringle4   290--
Acfield34   61064--
RE East27   7480--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochb Marks33     
BR Hardiec sub b Botham39     
KS McEwanlbw b Marks6     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Dredge12     
KR Pontc Lloyds b Marks22     
+DE Eastc Gard b Botham77     
N Phillipc Denning b Botham29     
RE Eastb Marks16     
NA Fosterc Dredge b Botham1     
DL Acfieldnot out1     
DR Pringledid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 w)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 87.5 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-63, 3-92, 4-98, 5-146, 6-219, 7-226, 8-240, 9-242 (87.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham18   6494--
Davis4   0200--
Dredge15   5351--
Lloyds11   2290--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Lloydsc and b Phillip0     
PM Roebucklbw b RE East41     
PA Slocombec Gooch b Foster10     
PW Denninglbw b Acfield20     
IT Bothamlbw b Acfield19     
NFM Popplewelllbw b Acfield8     
VJ Marksc Phillip b Acfield8     
+T Gardb Acfield0     
MR Davisb Acfield0     
CH Dredgenot out1     
*BC Roseabsent hurt
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(all out, 48.3 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-25, 3-75, 4-75, 5-103, 6-108, 7-108, 8-108, 9-113 (48.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip6   1141--
Foster7   1241--
RE East17   4351--

--> N Phillip (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> DE East (2) passed his previous highest score of 61 in County Championship matches
--> VJ Marks reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> N Phillip reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> DL Acfield reached 800 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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