Essex v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1980
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 3rd, 5th, 6th May 1980 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4 (Bowling 4); Somerset 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresRS Herman, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 63/2 (Gooch 29*, Fletcher 10*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 14/0 (East 5*, Smith 9*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Rosec and b Pont41     
PA Slocombec McEvoy b Phillip13     
PM Roebucklbw b Turner29     
PW Denningc Smith b Turner20     
IT Bothamc sub b Phillip47     
VJ Marksb Lever12     
D Breakwell hit wkt b Lever26     
+DJS Taylorc Turner b Phillip10     
CH Dredgeb Phillip0     
KF Jenningsnot out16     
HR Moseleylbw b Turner0     
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 81.3 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-81, 3-104, 4-119, 5-152, 6-178, 7-204, 8-204, 9-219, 10-222 (81.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever27   8742--
Phillip16   1444--
Pont8   3171--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochretired ill29     
BR Hardiec Taylor b Moseley22     
KS McEwanlbw b Moseley0     
*KWR Fletcherc Breakwell b Moseley28     
MSA McEvoylbw b Botham5     
S Turnerc Taylor b Botham1     
RE Eastc Taylor b Botham12     
+N Smithnot out12     
JK Leverb Moseley0     
KR Pontabsent hurt
N Phillipabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 37.5 overs)118
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-45, 3-72, 4-84, 5-104, 6-105, 7-118 (37.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dredge4   0170--
Jennings9   2190--
Breakwell1   100--
Botham8   1343--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Lever63     
PW Denninglbw b Lever24     
PM Roebuckc Hardie b Turner27     
VJ Marksnot out65     
IT Bothamc Lever b Turner63     
D Breakwellb Turner11     
+DJS Taylornot out21     
PA Slocombedid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 13 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)23
Total(5 wickets, declared, 80 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-87, 2-96, 3-137, 4-220, 5-251
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever29   41062--
Turner28   3993--
East23   4690--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RE Eastc and b Botham7     
+N Smithc Taylor b Moseley29     
BR Hardiec Taylor b Botham95     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Moseley99     
MSA McEvoylbw b Botham13     
KR Pontnot out11     
GA Goochnot out16     
KS McEwandid not bat      
S Turnerdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
N Phillipdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 w)11
Total(5 wickets, 126 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-44, 3-237, 4-241, 5-265
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley20   5512--
Dredge10   7110--
Jennings3   130--
Breakwell22   14230--
Botham39   101293--
Marks32   13530--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BC Rose (1) passed 8000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 24
--> BC Rose (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 52
--> S Turner reached 650 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> IT Botham reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> GA Gooch retired ill in the Essex first innings having scored 29 (team score 63/2) (overnight)





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