Somerset v Surrey
Schweppes County Championship 1979
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 16th, 17th, 18th May 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3); Surrey 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresDJ Constant, DJ Dennis
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 299/8 (Smith 69*, Pocock 0*; 99 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 72/3 (Denning 30*, Marks 4*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Butcherc Jennings b Botham48     
GS Clintonb Botham4     
GP Howarthc Slocombe b Botham95     
*RDV Knightc Taylor b Botham7     
GRJ Roopec Rose b Botham2     
DM Smithnot out69     
+CJ Richardsc Roebuck b Botham0     
RD Jackmanc Rose b Breakwell36     
ST Clarkeb Breakwell16     
PI Pococknot out0     
PHL Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(16 lb, 8 nb)24
Total(8 wickets, declared, 99.3 overs)301
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-132, 3-156, 4-158, 5-182, 6-184, 7-273, 8-299
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gurr21   2750--
Jennings29   9700--
Marks6   1240--
Breakwell14   5272--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec Clinton b Clarke6     
PA Slocomberetired hurt1     
PW Denningc Knight b Clarke74     
PM Roebuckc Clinton b Clarke0     
IVA Richardsc Richards b Jackman26     
VJ Marksc Richards b Jackman6     
IT Bothamc Clarke b Jackman31     
D Breakwellc Smith b Clarke0     
+DJS Taylornot out15     
KF Jenningsnot out2     
DR Gurrdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(7 wickets, 62 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-16, 3-64, 4-78, 5-112, 6-112, 7-165
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke25   11684--
Jackman17   2653--
Pocock13   6170--
Wilson7   2110--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> GP Howarth (1) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 51
--> PW Denning (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> ST Clarke achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset first innings (previous best was 2-2)
--> PA Slocombe retired hurt in the Somerset first innings having scored 1 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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