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Middlesex v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 18th, 20th, 21st August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMiddlesex 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Somerset 4 (Batting 4)
UmpiresR Aspinall, WL Budd
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 77/2 (Richards 5*, Roebuck 1*; 34 overs)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 139/0 (Smith 88*, Gatting 45*; 59 overs)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Emburey b Merry42     
PA Slocombelbw b Gatting21     
IVA Richardsb Featherstone156     
PM Roebuckc and b Emburey9     
PW Denningc Barlow b Emburey38     
VJ Marksc Butcher b Daniel10     
NFM Popplewellc and b Emburey10     
D Breakwellc Daniel b Emburey7     
+DJS Taylornot out6     
KF Jenningsc and b Featherstone0     
J Garnerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)16
Total(9 wickets, declared, 92.2 overs)315
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-68, 3-106, 4-217, 5-230, 6-258, 7-272, 8-315, 9-315 (92.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey19   5580--
Daniel15   2631--
Merry20   5671--
Gatting5   391--
Emburey27   4744--
Featherstone6.20282--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithc Denning b Jennings105     
MW Gattingnot out93     
*CT Radleynot out9     
GD Barlowdid not bat      
RO Butcherdid not bat      
NG Featherstonedid not bat      
+IJ Goulddid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
WG Merrydid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 9 lb)11
Total(1 wicket, declared, 82 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-174 (Smith)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner7   2140--
Popplewell5   2120--
Breakwell33   8750--
Marks24   8590--
Richards6   0280--
Jennings7   1191--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Selvey6     
PA Slocombec Butcher b Featherstone0     
IVA Richardslbw b Selvey0     
PM Roebuckb Emburey57     
PW Denningc Radley b Featherstone29     
VJ Marksb Featherstone11     
D Breakwellnot out4     
NFM Popplewellnot out5     
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
J Garnerdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 w)4
Total(6 wickets, declared, 46.2 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-26, 4-82, 5-100, 6-110
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Selvey3   0202--
Daniel2   130--
Emburey21   3351--
Featherstone20.26543--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Smithb Garner5     
MW Gattingc Denning b Breakwell32     
*CT Radleyst Taylor b Breakwell20     
GD Barlownot out28     
RO Butcherst Taylor b Breakwell4     
NG Featherstonenot out1     
+IJ Goulddid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
MWW Selveydid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
WG Merrydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb)4
Total(4 wickets, 36 overs)94
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-51, 3-68, 4-88
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Garner7   2101--
Popplewell2   080--
Breakwell15   2383--
Marks10   2300--
Richards2   140--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> Day 2 Lunch: Somerset (1) ?/? (Richards 105*, [unknown] ?*)
--> BC Rose (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 2
--> IVA Richards (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 155
--> MJ Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 83
--> MJ Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 83
--> JE Emburey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset first innings

 

 

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