Somerset v Leicestershire
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1985
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 6th, 8th, 9th July 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3); Leicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4)
UmpiresAA Jones, B Leadbeater
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 22/0 (Balderstone 12*, Butcher 10*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 43/0 (Popplewell 29*, Roebuck 13*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewelllbw b Clift24     
PM Roebuckc Butcher b Taylor21     
NA Feltonc Balderstone b Taylor112     
IVA Richardsc Garnham b Taylor47     
RE Haywardlbw b Cook28     
*IT Bothamst Garnham b Cook48     
VJ Marksb Taylor20     
+T Gardc Garnham b Agnew15     
CH Dredgec Balderstone b Taylor0     
SC Boothnot out17     
MS Turnerst Garnham b Cook18     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 7 nb)17
Total(all out, 99.5 overs)367
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-61, 3-134, 4-193, 5-261, 6-311, 7-318, 8-318, 9-339, 10-367 (99.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew19   3851--
Taylor28   4775--
Clift23   3861--
Willey10   1320--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IP Butcherlbw b Dredge38     
JC Balderstonec Popplewell b Marks27     
*DI Gowerc and b Marks4     
P Willeyc Gard b Marks43     
JJ Whitakerc Popplewell b Marks105     
NE Briersc Richards b Booth34     
+MA Garnhamlbw b Marks1     
PB Cliftnot out40     
NGB Cooklbw b Marks8     
JP Agnewc and b Marks17     
LB Taylornot out20     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 110 overs)343
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-66, 3-76, 4-152, 5-241, 6-242, 7-269, 8-283, 9-321
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham3   120--
Turner10   2370--
Marks49   111437--
Booth27   9891--
Dredge15   1501--
Richards6   0170--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewellc Taylor b Cook53     
PM Roebuckb Clift49     
NA Feltonst Garnham b Clift58     
RE Haywardlbw b Willey8     
*IT Bothamnot out50     
VJ Marksc Cook b Clift8     
MS Turnernot out15     
IVA Richardsdid not bat      
+T Garddid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
SC Boothdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(5 wickets, declared, 76 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-74, 2-152, 3-175, 4-175, 5-209
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agnew13   3490--
Taylor7   2130--
Clift10   1473--
Willey23   6601--
Cook23   7731--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IP Butcherlbw b Booth3     
JC Balderstoneb Marks36     
*DI Gowerc Felton b Marks3     
P Willeyc Gard b Booth80     
JJ Whitakerc Dredge b Botham19     
NE Briersrun out17     
LB Taylorb Marks8     
PB Cliftc Booth b Marks0     
+MA Garnhamnot out8     
NGB Cooknot out8     
JP Agnewdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(8 wickets, 63 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-29, 3-88, 4-127, 5-167, 6-175, 7-176, 8-178
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham12   5321--
Turner3   180--
Marks27   8654--
Booth17   3632--
Dredge3   0120--
Roebuck1   040--

--> Leicestershire score at 100 overs in the first innings was 285-8
--> T Gard (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> JC Balderstone (1) passed 18000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> P Willey (1) passed 17500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> NGB Cook reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> VJ Marks reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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